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Why I dislike DIY.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hugo15, 22 Jul 2007.

  1. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Just been trying to put up a new picture. Thought I was getting a bit of resistance when drilling the hole.......... gave it a bit of a push....... then wooossssshhhhhhhhhhhh..... out spurts the water :biggrin:

    Sat waiting for the emergency plumber to come now. Why do things like this happen at great times? Sunday evenings, bank holiday weekends?
     
  2. Gunner Rodgers

    Gunner Rodgers New Member

    Hugo, thank God you are up here in Cleveland, I fear a linching party may have been on the way round had you done this in Gloucestershire!!!!!

    At least it hasn't been too bad a day here today, and tomorrow morning is supposed to be dry, a 40 miler first thing I think..
     
  3. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

    Murphy's Law. :biggrin:

    And the art of great comedy is all in the timing...
     
  4. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Plumber has just been and jointed the pipes :biggrin:. At least we can have a cuppa now.

    The builders couldn't have got the pipes any closer to dead centre in the middle of the wall. They must know that people will want to hang picture in the hall. B******S.

    As we were trying to catch the water in the wok, I did think about the poor people whose homes are under feet of water. Put this little incident in to perspective.

    Gunner - nice to see you on these shores! Was nice when I was out this morning. Went over to Hutton Rudby, Carlton, Ingleby Greenhow and back home through Great Ayton. Only 32 miles but a nice ride.
     
  5. Gasman

    Gasman Old enough to know better, too old to care!

    Murphy's Law states that if something can go wrong, however unlikely the circumstances, then it will, eventually.

    This is more like Sod's Law which I would define as:

    When something goes wrong it will do so at a time and in such a manner as to cause the maximum possible damage, expense and/or inconvenience.
     
  6. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Was this the picture you was putting up? :biggrin:
     
  7. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    LOL :biggrin:.
     
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    You've scared me now, from now on I'm putting all my pictures up with blu-tack.
     
  9. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Wish I had gone for this option. At least I know where the pipes are now :biggrin:
     
  10. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
  11. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    While you've got the Wok out, you might as well do a stir-fry.

    seriously though, bad luck, what a gutter.
     
  12. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    Time to buy a pipe/stud detector methinks !
     
  13. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Perhaps that's why in old houses some have picture rails to hang them on, not stupid these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  15. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    I did that once::biggrin: Put a nail into a floor board straight through a central heating pipe.. Nightmare:ohmy::ohmy:, fortunately I was able to fix it myself by sticking a new section of pipe in. I keep the old section with embedded nail as a reminder to be careful.