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Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:27 am
by alisonb
We have had a couple of requests in the past to hold a 'Fails' contest, so here we go. Show us the things you broke, wrecked, projects that didn't work out, photograph fails etc.

Closing date for entries - 22 July 24h00. The voting poll will be held from 23 - 31 July. All entries to be submitted via personal message to myself, alisonb. The winner will be announced on 1 Aug. Pic dimensions should be 640x480 pix(or close to that). Please read the rules before entering.

Have fun!

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 am
by Nesikep
This should be fun!

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:01 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
How many times can I enter?

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:03 pm
by Caustic Burno
I have paid a lot of stupid taxes through the years.
The all time best around here the Mrs caught the kitchen sink on fire.
I dare anyone to top that one.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:19 pm
by Nesikep
Caustic Burno wrote:I have paid a lot of stupid taxes through the years.
The all time best around here the Mrs caught the kitchen sink on fire.
I dare anyone to top that one.

Pics or it didn't happen! My mother tends to use the smoke detector as the kitchen timer too.. heats up a pan of oil.. I'll just get some basil from the garden.. Oh, I better water this or that.. meanwhile....

I think I know what I'll enter since it's recent and I have a picture of it.. Never did take a picture of when I flipped the Allis HD6 onto its roof in the creekbed.. hard to top that one.. sure was fun getting it back upright too.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 am
by slick4591
Not my fail, although I've probably done worse. How not to install a bilge pump.


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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:31 pm
by callmefence
slick4591 wrote:Not my fail, although I've probably done worse. How not to install a bilge pump.


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It wasn't quite that bad. But I did drill a hole in the bottom of my brand new Triton bass boat once.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:28 pm
by slick4591
I was installing a wrap around bug shield on my brand spanking new 1999 Chevy 1500 when one screw was to short. Grabbed one just a tad longer I thought and proceeded to run it clean thru the hood. The wife and I had just started dating and I was in her driveway. The neighbors got a language introduction to me that day.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:12 pm
by M-5
just to be sure that I enter the right picture. is this equipment fails? or Life fails?

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:07 pm
by slick4591
M-5 wrote:just to be sure that I enter the right picture. is this equipment fails? or Life fails?


lol Thought about posting a pic of my first ex.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 pm
by Nesikep
this happened to my trusty horse yesterday... cam chain tensioner and gear got into a fight, both lost.. Had spares so it's fixed back up now

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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:02 pm
by greybeard
Took this picture a few decades ago.
Not a good day.


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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:28 pm
by Nesikep
What is it? Gigantic connecting rod? doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it except it's not connecting anything

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:02 am
by greybeard
Nesikep wrote:What is it? Gigantic connecting rod? doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it except it's not connecting anything


Yep con rod. You're right. Nothing wrong with it, (much)..except it came flying out of a 800hp oilfield triplex pump one night when a big Caterpillar engine ran away about 30 seconds after the governor decided it wanted to become a grenade..
I thought the whole world had blown up.

Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:03 am
by Nesikep
I've watched many runaway diesel videos on youtube.. the Detroits are the most spectacular, especially for the sound!