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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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Few years ago, we drilled through a cable high up in the kitchen wall and blew the electrics.
When we reset the meter everything came back on so we shrugged and forgot about it.

Recently when I was decorating I first filled all the small holes in the walls, as you do, including that one. The filler blew out of the hole, tripping the electrics. I reset the meter and refilled the hole, thinking it was one I'd missed.

This happened another few times before I cottoned on. A hint was that when I turned away after slapping on the wallpaper, the hole blew out again, BANG! in my ear'ole.

This time I had a look at it. Blue sparks, fizzing sounds - hmmm. Called the electrician/b3tan nephew, who shot straight round and sucked his teeth at it.

He repaired the cable by mounting a socket over it so that I can have my radio on top of the cupboard. That's what I wanted all along, of course. Yeah.
(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 20:36, 4 replies)
It's not a problem
It's an opportunity.
(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 21:30, closed)

(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 22:30, closed)
I must admit,
I hate myself a little for using that phrase.
(, Sun 13 Mar 2011, 0:10, closed)
Try making little quotation marks in the air with your fingers when you say it
and it'll feel more authoritative.
(, Sun 13 Mar 2011, 10:46, closed)

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