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: Return of the mental defectives

02-03-2002, 02:04 PM
This should go under the thread-biggest blunders made while detailing, but...

We are just melting out from snow and ice. Finally the driveway is clear today. The car is covered with dirt and salt, driving me crazy. So, out I go. Got the bucket, lathered up a panel, went to go get hose...RATS its frozen!! Found a 5 gallon bucket, by the time I was done I carried 200 + gallons of water for rinsing. There is a moral to the story---Keep hoses in the garage!
Which reminds me of my $400 car wash a few winters ago when I forgot to unhook hose from faucet. That lead to a broken pipe and a 300 plumber bill and a 4X4' drywall repair in basement ceiling. Dumb, Dumb, and Dumber!

02-03-2002, 04:50 PM
I've been there though man!

This winter I had the 'skin of ice' on my car after attempting to wash it. Said screw it and drove to a wand wash.

Also had the pipe running to the faucet break, which is directly above the electrical panel, directly above my little office. Got lucky on that one though, only casualtys were a 3'x3' section of drywall and a BIG mess.

02-07-2002, 12:51 PM
I don't know if this is a detailing blunder....just a blunder. :)