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 Post subject: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 5:30 pm 
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As the title says, this is dumb, but it works. I've had a problem with the sparyer hose on the kitchen sink getting caught on the handles of the supply water valves. When this happens I only have limited hose extension, and I would have to reach under the sink and free the hose. Not a big deal, but irritating. I made this little guard that, so far, has completely soved the problem.
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As you can see I took a piece of scrap acrylic, drilled two holes somewhat centered and fed an appropriately sized rubber band through them. I then hooked the loops of the rubber band around the valve handles. If anyone else is experiencing this problem this is a quick and dirty way to solve it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 6:25 pm 
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What's dumb about it. It's a simple but perfect solution. My only change would be to change out the rubber bands, that will rot and break, fir something that will last longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 7:05 pm 
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My only change would be to change out the rubber bands, that will rot and break, fir something that will last longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Nothing wrong with that solution-- not dumb, but crafty IMO. In a hidden location like that it's just fine and very easy to remove when needed. Perhaps that elastic banding that's used in sewing fabrics might last longer than a rubberband. I'm sure Wally-world carries it in crafts/fabrics section.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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Not dumb at all. I've had customers that lived with that problem and never knew they had more than a foot of hose.


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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nice, simple and effective, the Government would pay about $1800 for those, "cord entanglement prevention plate"

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 9:24 pm 
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nice, simple and effective, the Government would pay about $1800 for those, "cord entanglement prevention plate"


Ok, I almost had soda shoot out my nose, thanks for the laugh!


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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As Radar O'Reilley would say, "That looks kind of break-down-able."


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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Now that is simple-stupid cool. I've been screwing with mine for years. A royal pain. For the longest time, Ive been meaning to get under there and do something to stop it from catching. Now I know what to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Great idea! I'll remember it in case that issue comes up. Thanks. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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glue_ru wrote:
nice, simple and effective, the Government would pay about $1800 for those, "cord entanglement prevention plate"


Actually it would be "plate, cord entanglement prevention"

and they would go with the lowest bidder


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Wed 14, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Well if it works, it ain't stupid.



Tube Radio wrote:
glue_ru wrote:
nice, simple and effective, the Government would pay about $1800 for those, "cord entanglement prevention plate"


Actually it would be "plate, cord entanglement prevention"

and they would go with the lowest bidder


Plate, Cord, Entanglement Prevention Type II Style VII


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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excellent. i love to see innovative ideas come together. I've done a few myself.

my grandfather and great uncle use to call this (used as a verb): Kunger or Kungering

in my own words:

kunger (v): to use whatever you have to make something work better or to fix it, usually with an innovative/inventive thought process.

"We will have to kunger a way to fix this sink."

"That's a lot of kungering you did to make that work, grandpa."

i have NO idea where that word came from, who started saying it in the "great" family members, or even if it has an etymology.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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Ted wrote:
Plate, Cord, Entanglement Prevention Type II Style VII


Exactly and there would be instructions in a T.0. on how to install it.


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
excellent. i love to see innovative ideas come together. I've done a few myself.

my grandfather and great uncle use to call this (used as a verb): Kunger or Kungering

in my own words:

kunger (v): to use whatever you have to make something work better or to fix it, usually with an innovative/inventive thought process.

"We will have to kunger a way to fix this sink."

"That's a lot of kungering you did to make that work, grandpa."

i have NO idea where that word came from, who started saying it in the "great" family members, or even if it has an etymology.

steve


Prob someone named Kunger would make things work by rigging things. Such as the way duct tape and wd-40 is used today.
My father always has to have the precise wire strippers and screw driver.
Me I can cut and strip wire with nail clippers and use a butter knife as a screwdriver if I have the need too.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 3:40 am 
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
kunger (v): to use whatever you have to make something work better or to fix it, usually with an innovative/inventive thought process.


kunger synonym: kludge

Definition of kludge - an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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wiscojim wrote:
Dutch Rabbit wrote:
kunger (v): to use whatever you have to make something work better or to fix it, usually with an innovative/inventive thought process.


kunger synonym: kludge

Definition of kludge - an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose.

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excellent

thank you,

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb, but it works.
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
excellent

thank you,

steve
Well, that was a joke on my part, trying to find a word with a similar definition. I more realistically think that your "kunger" is more likely just a bad spelling of "conjure".

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