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  1. #1
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    Easiest way to find the lost tool is buy a new one

    Oops I did it again. Couldn't find my amprobe. Finally broke down and got a new one. This one has infra red temp display. When the better half asked how much it cost, I said at least one steak dinner uptown.
    Found the old one of course.

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Neil View Post
    Oops I did it again. Couldn't find my amprobe. Finally broke down and got a new one. This one has infra red temp display. When the better half asked how much it cost, I said at least one steak dinner uptown.
    Found the old one of course.
    dont feel to bad bud i left my fluke temp meter in a -10 frz for over 2 weeks bought the same meter now i got 2 these things aint cheap lol
    the best one is gauges they alway stay behind hanging on the sorit valves
    Mastic its whats for dinner!

  3. #3
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    Waterloo N.Y.
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    Buying a replacement works every time for me!
    There's TREACHERY AFOOT!!!

  4. #4
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    Nothing works for me

    Everything is always lost when I need it.

    When we were moving out of my last house my son kept finding things; tools around the house. Finally I put a moving-box by the front door - "just put everything you find in there".

    Before we were moving I re sheet rocked the kitchen ceiling. Searched and searched and could not find a utility knife. Finally gave up and went to Sears for a new one.

    Eric and I were both mystified because we had had three or four when we replaced the roof a year before. Whatever - Sears sold me a new one for the ceiling.

    When we got to the new house I told Eric to put the box of 'house tools' on the workbench. He decided to put them away instead. After a while he came to ask me:

    How many utility knives do you think were in that box?

    No kidding; you found the ones from the roof job?

    Yeah; and more.

    More?

    Yep; twenty three utility knives.

    And that was just my house; not the garage, the trucks, the shop, or the sheds - just the house. So buying another one does nothing for me. <g>
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

  5. #5
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    Phoenix, AZ
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    !!

    Quote Originally Posted by K_Neil View Post
    Oops I did it again. Couldn't find my amprobe. Finally broke down and got a new one. This one has infra red temp display. When the better half asked how much it cost, I said at least one steak dinner uptown.
    Found the old one of course.
    A good idea is to not tell the "old lady" how much it costs, especially when buying those cool gadgets with all the bells and whistles!!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
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    What woman is interested in tools ?

    Or how much they cost.

    I can't remember Ever having the subject come up:

    "How much was that tool?"

    Why are they asking you guys?
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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