Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum

Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum (https://www.contractortalk.com/forum.php)
-   Off Topic (Non Trade) (https://www.contractortalk.com/f22/)
-   -   DIY Interesting Combined Purchases (https://www.contractortalk.com/f22/diy-interesting-combined-purchases-114261/)

rselectric1 03-03-2012 05:41 PM

DIY Interesting Combined Purchases
 
First of all, yes I know it is none of my business what other people buy from the big box stores. However I do actually get a lot of supplies at the box stores, especially on weekends.

I was checking out today and saw a disaster in the making. A guy with a 500 foot spool of lamp cord and several ten packs of receptacles, switches, etc. :laughing:

Upon further thought I can recall many instances of seeing DIY'ers with combinations of things that you know are going to be hack work. Usually I only notice when standing in line to check out.

I recall a guy with a couple cases of silicone caulk and some boxes of floor tile.

What other funny combinations have you noticed?

480sparky 03-03-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rselectric1 (Post 1442668)
..............What other funny combinations have you noticed?


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...90308-1211.jpg

rselectric1 03-03-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky (Post 1442673)

:clap: Coax!!!!!:eek:

Terrorron 03-03-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky (Post 1442673)

OM F:censored:ing G....

Bell wire and coax?

That is all.

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 06:16 PM

like when you see them with garden hose, Hose clamps, and PVC?

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 06:28 PM

1 Attachment(s)
ever just wonder wtf?

480sparky 03-03-2012 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summithomeinc (Post 1442729)
ever just wonder wtf?

Yep.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...tos/mess32.jpg

griz 03-03-2012 07:09 PM

3" closet flange in hand looking to reduce it to 2".:whistling

Guy buying LED inserts for a 6" can, lamp cord & lamp holders. Said he didn't have room in the ceiling to mount any cans...was just going to wire the lamp holders & call it good....:laughing:

Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

rselectric1 03-03-2012 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by griz (Post 1442770)

Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

:laughing: I am actually trying to think of and invent some funny combinations, but the DIY'ers seem to be the most clever at this.

Let's see what you guys can come up with. Might be fun.:thumbsup:

woodworkbykirk 03-03-2012 07:44 PM

a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1442819)
a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

sounds like it was goin into a mobile home..

I Mester 03-03-2012 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1442819)
a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

was the dap the kind that goes on pink and turns white when its dry? lol

GRB 03-03-2012 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by griz (Post 1442770)
Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

Wasn't aware attic ladders came in PT. :whistling

WarnerConstInc. 03-03-2012 10:47 PM

I have often wondered what the 5 studs, one sheet of osb and 2 pieces of drywall were for.

Cole82 03-04-2012 12:37 AM

http://www.paragoninspections.com/wp...07/bathtub.jpg

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...1494111306.jpg

http://www.thishomeinspector.com/sys...94.preview.JPG

I Mester 03-04-2012 07:23 AM

if you can't fix it. duct it!

joeh20 03-04-2012 08:07 AM

Re: DIY Interesting Combined Purchases
 
To the guy with the lamp cord, I re-wired a whole kitchen in Petersburg years ago, stripped it to the studs and every recept was on lamp cord, some clear, some brown, they didn't even have a roll, they just cut it off lamps. Had 2 stack electric wall heaters running on 16 gauge orange extension cords. They had gas for the stove or they would had to tie a couple together. And I went into a rental house trailer and they had the water heater hooked up with automotive heater hoses for hot and cold. Guy had a leak in the old grey crap, that PB stuff, he wanted a bid to fix the leak, I sent him a bid for $2K hoping he wouldn't call back, he didn't.

falcon1 03-04-2012 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky

What's wrong with that? He's just trying to boost the cable signal.

falcon1 03-04-2012 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ISM37
if you can't fix it. duct it!

Noting wrong with duct tape. McGiver builds all kinds of stuff with it. Amazing.

FGCC 03-04-2012 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by falcon1 (Post 1443364)
What's wrong with that? He's just trying to boost the cable signal.

Or is expecting his mother-in-law to ring the door bell!

DavidC 03-04-2012 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky (Post 1442738)

Here's the problem. You guys think that is plumbing, it's not.

It's art.

That guy will be very famous after he's dead.

Good Luck
Dave

Brutus 03-04-2012 11:58 AM

http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress...-good-grip.jpg

GRB 03-04-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutus (Post 1443447)

Soon to be the recipient of a Darwin Award no doubt...

jhark123 03-04-2012 12:26 PM

My favorite is decking and untreated lumber.

Bro, they are just trying to screw you with that overpriced treated lumber:rolleyes:

slowsol 03-04-2012 12:32 PM

Every once in while I'll buy a giant sized box of "large" male contraceptives, two bottles of extra strength Tylenol, and some rope. :001_unsure:

Love to see the other shoppers' expressions.

GRB 03-04-2012 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slowsol (Post 1443487)
Every once in while I'll buy a giant sized box of "large" male contraceptives, two bottles of extra strength Tylenol, and some rope. :001_unsure:

Love to see the other shoppers' expressions.

Man, you must have a great Homey Dopey near you. The only thing on that list I can get at ours is the rope. :blink:

slowsol 03-04-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRB (Post 1443497)
Man, you must have a great Homey Dopey near you. The only thing on that list I can get at ours is the rope. :blink:

I shop at Menards.

RAbraker 03-04-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutus (Post 1443447)

Holy ****. So that's what employers mean when they say they want a "whatever it takes" mentality:thumbup:

480sparky 03-04-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutus (Post 1443447)

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...st_Workers.jpg

Cole82 03-04-2012 12:57 PM

Now this is sky surfing!

http://www.funnyphotos.net.au/userim...1169899382.jpg

480sparky 03-04-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cole82 (Post 1443524)
Now this is sky surfing!
.......

.


Pffffft. Rookie!


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...LooksSafe2.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...LooksSafe1.jpg

carpentershane 03-04-2012 01:10 PM

Sure beats taking the stairs...

svronthmve 03-04-2012 01:18 PM

Man, the ladders some guys climb in other countries are absolutely frightful!

Put me in a bucket truck, no problem.

On a ladder more than 2 stories - no way!

That's why I'm no roofer or sky scraper builder :laughing:!

480sparky 03-04-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svronthmve (Post 1443551)
.............Put me in a bucket truck, no problem.

On a ladder more than 2 stories - no way...........

How about both?

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...r-stacking.jpg

Cole82 03-04-2012 02:24 PM

Looks great, so glad we didn't pay some over priced CONtractor to do it for us.

http://badrepairs.com/media/uploads/9e6116333b.jpg

Resta 03-04-2012 03:37 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Not purchases, but combined....And I like that:thumbsup:

svronthmve 03-04-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky

How about both?

Yeoowwww!

TNTRenovate 03-04-2012 05:43 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Here's a few I found online:

Attachment 67209

Attachment 67210

Attachment 67211

Hand Drive 03-04-2012 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cole82 (Post 1443524)


maybe the setup wasn't quite tall enough, looks like the bottom of the ladders are setting atop the work bench :thumbup:

falcon1 03-04-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FGCC (Post 1443415)
Or is expecting his mother-in-law to ring the door bell!


Could be too.

falcon1 03-04-2012 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 480sparky (Post 1443533)


I almost threw up just looking at that.

Morning Wood 03-04-2012 06:28 PM

I like the ones that need extension cords or adapters with two male ends for their Xmas lights

480sparky 03-04-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hand Drive (Post 1443821)
maybe the setup wasn't quite tall enough, looks like the bottom of the ladders are setting atop the work bench :thumbup:


Naah. Workbench is perpendicular to that side of house.... headed towards the truck. It looks like one sawhorse even straddles the silt fence.

Hand Drive 03-04-2012 10:05 PM

^ yup, you are right. would have been funny (crazy) though. I've put the ladder in the back of the truck a few times to gain a few feet. lol

ECSOWNER 03-04-2012 10:58 PM

Some of those photos are unbelievable.

Ive seen some strange combinations. What scares me is when your leaving and seeing a homeowner load their vehicle. One guy was putting a steel cart full of 20x20 tile in the trunk of his car. Ive seen people put a water heater in their trunk, 16' trim hanging on the side of the car. My favorite laugh is when you see people put plywood on the roof, and the driver and passenger have their hands out the window holding it while driving.

480sparky 03-04-2012 11:03 PM

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...etransport.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...s/hang_on2.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...rible_idea.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...unk_Holder.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c.../Wide_Load.jpg



http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...r_Delivery.jpg

mbobbish734 03-04-2012 11:04 PM

Wow^

svronthmve 03-04-2012 11:53 PM

Kind of can guess where the car with the ladder thru the window & passing the tow truck is headed!

jmiller 03-05-2012 07:31 AM

PVC + Romex + 2x8's in the cart is a pretty good indicator that something's going to get hacked together.

aptpupil 03-05-2012 11:51 AM

1 Attachment(s)
my all-time favorite:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.