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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)17:06 UTC+1 No.669527 Report

That feeling when I have to overcome my ocd and use the wrong pieces for a job because it needs to be done "now", and I don't have the right parts to do it.

In this thread post things you built knowing full well you would feel bad about it afterwards.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)17:34 UTC+1 No.669540 Report

I was fitting a new counter top at home and dropped a heavy tool on the main water valve.
It started to leak
It was terminated to a lead pipe that was concreted into the floor.

I covered it in layers of toilet tissue saturated in super glue until it was a solid leak free mass. A few months later I froze the copper pipe downstream and fitted a ball valve so the water could be turned off, but I know it's still sitting their, mummified in it's tomb, waiting to return.
Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)17:19 UTC+1 No.669937 Report

>refurbing old glovebox for handling sensitive materials in R&D lab
>box is designed to use a blower to exhaust air
>box has to inert gas inlets
>hook up plant N2 to pressure-controlled inlet
>slap a needle valve on the other inlet and use it as an exhaust
>supervisor wants to flush it at 15 lpm
>wants desiccant filter inline to N2 inlet
>our desiccant filters are only efficient up to 5 lpm
>ziptie flowmeter to the front
>ziptie desiccant filter to the back

wtf ever. Thing has been humming along at <3 ppm for the last month. Fuck it, I'm not a maintenance man and all the other engineers are pussies who don't know how to use hose cutters
Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)17:21 UTC+1 No.669938 Report

cable tv fixed
Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)17:26 UTC+1 No.669942 Report

Good to see Time Warner already rushing to exploit limited infrastructure in the emerging markets in the war-torn middle east.
Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)17:45 UTC+1 No.669952 Report

>Fuck it, I'm not a maintenance man and all the other engineers are pussies who don't know how to use hose cutters

This. I'm a building engineer (read as boiler operator/maintenance guy) and have had to deal with actual engineer before. Every time I need to do a repair and don't have everything on hand I need or the repair require proprietary shit all I hear from them is, oh that's not right, or you should do something needless and complicated, or they try to use math using theoretical values. Fuckers piss me off and I often ask if they want to do the repair, they always say they're not allowed to. A couple of the older guys are alright, but I had to prove myself to them.
Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)18:12 UTC+1 No.669955 Report

well other than engineer faggotry, they do have a fiduciary responsibility as far as their PE/PEng goes
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