DIY/Modeling Disasters

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Heinz57

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So its Easter Weekend.

For some of us it means two or three weeks off uni, college, school or whatever. For others it means a long weekend off work.

Its also a time for DIY or a bit of hard core modeling. So, what disasters have you encounterd? Share them here!

I'll get the ball rolling...

Sometime last year, we altered a single socket into a double one. It was on an interior wall. We mis-judged the depth and drilled straight through into the room on the other side, we also mis-judged the saw and cut straight through. Luckily the whole lot didn't come off the other side, we just had a three sides of the square cut in the wall and a lot of damage to the plaster.

Then last summer. In August we bought a new washer, my dad decided to connect it up (despite the fact my brother is a plumber) 'yeah I used to connect these for a living he said', anyway he connected it up wrong. And for a whole week it was leaking water without us knowing. It spread all through the floors downstairs. We didn't notice until a week later when they started bowing and water came through the gaps. We said 'Yeah dad, and this is exactly why you don't fit them anymore' - Well something along them lines anyway. It ruined all the floors and skirtings downstairs and the kitchen units. After this happening in August we finaly got full straight about a week before Christmas.

Over to you...
 
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Then last summer. In August we bought a new washer

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when i plumbed mines in i didn't read the instructions (i know, too manly), and therefore didn't know that 4 big screws held the drum in place. it was lucky the machine didn't destroy the entire kitchen as it bounced about like a jackhammer.
 

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when i plumbed mines in i didn't read the instructions (i know, too manly), and therefore didn't know that 4 big screws held the drum in place. it was lucky the machine didn't destroy the entire kitchen as it bounced about like a jackhammer.
Which reminds me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7OT_UspTMc&feature=related

Personally, my father bought a new hoover today and screwed the handle in backwards, so you had to walk backwards and hoover towards yourself, till I fixed it... and last year he painted some doors, where the paint flaked off in the middle and they had to be replaced a month or so afterwards!
 

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So its Easter Weekend.

Its also a time for DIY or a bit of hard core modeling. So, what disasters have you encounterd? Share them here!

I'll get the ball rolling...



Over to you...
I eagerly await some reports on "hard core modelling" :p
 
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