Contest - 'Fails'

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Contest - 'Fails'

Post by alisonb » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:27 am

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.

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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 am

This should be fun!
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:01 pm

How many times can I enter?
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:03 pm

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Nesikep » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:19 pm

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by slick4591 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 am

Not my fail, although I've probably done worse. How not to install a bilge pump.


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Post by callmefence » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:31 pm

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by slick4591 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:28 pm

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by M-5 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:12 pm

just to be sure that I enter the right picture. is this equipment fails? or Life fails?
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by slick4591 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:07 pm

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Nesikep » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 pm

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'

Post by greybeard » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Took this picture a few decades ago.
Not a good day.


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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Nesikep » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:28 pm

What is it? Gigantic connecting rod? doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it except it's not connecting anything
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by greybeard » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:02 am

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.
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Re: Contest - 'Fails'

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:03 am

I've watched many runaway diesel videos on youtube.. the Detroits are the most spectacular, especially for the sound!
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