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    My Midnight MacGyver Job

    Only a few friends and family have seen me do this.

    What it's supposed to look like. (Washing Machine Lid Hinge)
    My Midnight MacGyver Job-unbrokenhinge.jpg
    The problem.
    My Midnight MacGyver Job-theproblem.jpg
    Drilled out and ready for a wall anchor of the proper diameter.
    My Midnight MacGyver Job-brokenhingedrilledout.jpg
    Cross drilled for mounting screw.
    My Midnight MacGyver Job-anchorinholedrilledformountingscrew.jpg
    Ta Daa!
    My Midnight MacGyver Job-installed.jpg

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    Inf-uck-ing credible.

    Will you work on my Lear jet? One of the wing flappy things broke off.
    It's tremendously big, and tremendously wet.
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    Nice work! Now that the washer is working again, I will be over shortly to do a load of work towels.

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    jeebus. midnight mcgyvers are never fun but they do work out in the end. my last one:

    staying at my parents house some time ago as they were on a cruise. i woke at roughly midnight to hear water rushing. cr@p. check the inside of the house: nada. ok. next. outside spigots. front? fine. back? fine. hmm......oh there's a side spigot.....that is looking like a geyser!!!!

    next step: find the water shutoff at the street.....that's been buried in 1-2" of dirt but is supposedly near the fire hydrant. find it and turn off everything.

    next i go survey the damage- the spigot is where the pressure valve and water enter the house. all METAL pipes. guess what? the place where the pressure gauge goes? PVC....half-a$$ed threaded on. yeah. really nice. grr.

    so, i stumble up to the garage and find nothing that immediately fits...except some 1/2 inch brass studd and an adapter. i have to reduce 3/4 to 1/2 and then use a cap on the end...as i only had a 1/2 threaded metal cap.

    the best part is that 10 years later, the same fix is still holding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer View Post
    jeebus. midnight mcgyvers are never fun but they do work out in the end. my last one:

    staying at my parents house some time ago as they were on a cruise. i woke at roughly midnight to hear water rushing. cr@p. check the inside of the house: nada. ok. next. outside spigots. front? fine. back? fine. hmm......oh there's a side spigot.....that is looking like a geyser!!!!

    next step: find the water shutoff at the street.....that's been buried in 1-2" of dirt but is supposedly near the fire hydrant. find it and turn off everything.

    next i go survey the damage- the spigot is where the pressure valve and water enter the house. all METAL pipes. guess what? the place where the pressure gauge goes? PVC....half-a$$ed threaded on. yeah. really nice. grr.

    so, i stumble up to the garage and find nothing that immediately fits...except some 1/2 inch brass studd and an adapter. i have to reduce 3/4 to 1/2 and then use a cap on the end...as i only had a 1/2 threaded metal cap.

    the best part is that 10 years later, the same fix is still holding.
    Effing plumbers. Sometimes I just want to put a lit M-80 in their crack.
    It's tremendously big, and tremendously wet.
    DJ Trump on Hurricane Florence

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    Nice work Mark although this video that popped up after yours caught my interest more.

    146 mph in an 1/8 mile..yikes.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAHSsd5Dyg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Inf-uck-ing credible.

    Will you work on my Lear jet? One of the wing flappy things broke off.
    JB Weld will fix that.

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    How many times have we told you, you are not suppose to ride the washing machine while it is running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    How many times have we told you, you are not suppose to ride the washing machine while it is running.
    Imagine yourself...being repped right now.
    It's tremendously big, and tremendously wet.
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    I just tried a 9pm Macgyver job on one of my T.V's. It's didn't work and the TV still doesn't work. I guess I'll be ordering a new power supply and a SUS board. damn.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Inf-uck-ing credible.

    Will you work on my Lear jet? One of the wing flappy things broke off.
    As you well know, the FAA doesn't like a MacGyver job.
    It wasn't that long ago that I was asking a friend that flies private jets, why they didn't update the 3 inch floppy drive for the onboard map system.
    I was promptly told how much it would cost to get approval and all the testing to put in a modern DVD/CD drive.
    I was flabbergasted. I think he said something like $30,000.
    The question came up because he and other pilots are sometimes trying to scrounge old caches of floppy discs from friends and relatives, for their monthly updates to their outdated flight computers. LOL
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    Ericmopar, my wife has a list waiting for you. I'll be at the bar.

    Oh, and she looks like Chief Wiggum and has herpes and yells at me like the Sarge from Full Metal Jacket. When you finish the chores, come pick me up, and I'll get your first round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Ericmopar, my wife has a list waiting for you. I'll be at the bar.

    Oh, and she looks like Chief Wiggum and has herpes and yells at me like the Sarge from Full Metal Jacket. When you finish the chores, come pick me up, and I'll get your first round.
    Why has she been riding the washing machine again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Why has she been riding the washing machine again?
    Better it than me.

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