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What's in your emergency repair kit, besides tools?

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SUswdVT   4/6/2012 5:03:37 PM
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A note from Epstein's mom is in my kit. It never seems to fix anything but it get's me an E for effort. Perhaps having Sheldon Cooper's phone number would be a useful tool. He seems to be able to comment on any situation and therefore he may have a fix. Yeah, I watch waaaaay too much TV.

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BigTech0   3/23/2012 5:37:06 PM
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My goodness, no mention yet of vise-grip pliers! Perfect for forming small parts, getting a grip on stuck fasteners, adding leverage, gripping hot or sharp pieces, replacing lost screws and bolts (if duct tape won't do...) Just be sure to get a quality, brand-name model. Cheap ones fail when you need them most. Wire, rope, epoxy, a multi-tool, ... and of course, duct tape.

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SherpaDoug   2/22/2012 4:30:21 PM
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I like waxed lacing cord. It can fill in for cable ties, shoe laces, sometimes for missing screws or tape.

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SherpaDoug   2/22/2012 4:21:12 PM
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I worked in a building that had miserable HVAC. One day I stuck my head above the ceiling tiles to run some wires and saw the air ducts were all falling apart. They had been assembled with tape.

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tomkawal1   2/17/2012 8:57:57 AM
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some rude Belfast boys I work with call it: r*pe-tape

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Sawdust123   2/16/2012 2:09:40 PM
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I have different tool kits for plumbing work, electrical work and car work. These days the most valuable tool in the car bag is the fancy OBD-II reader that can translate the codes to English, monitor certain parameters and clear out errant codes. I also found that a flex shaft on a ratchet wrench is invaluable for tightly packed engines. I need it just to replace a battery.

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capt-phil   2/16/2012 12:38:55 PM
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Don't forget to bring some crimp on connectors, a crimper and wire cutters.

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masher   2/15/2012 7:16:39 PM
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Sterno, Dark Beer, wine, cheese and a blonde. For the times when it looks like you may not be rescued for a long time and she likes wine and I like dark beer. Mike

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Bob G   2/15/2012 3:46:29 PM
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All you need in your emergency tool kit is duct tape & WD40! If it moves and is not supposed to, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and is supposed to, use WD40.

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Haldor   2/14/2012 6:28:43 PM
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I always carry a Leatherman Squirt ES4 electrician multit-tool. Wonderful keychain sized pocket tool for anyone involved in electronics/electricity. Never cut your thumb stripping wire again. http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Squirt-Es4-Tool/dp/B004QDD1U8 An LED Flashlight is also very important. I am fond of my Streamlight Microstream. Lots of output, runs for hours off a single AAA battery, small enough for every day pocket carry. http://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-MicroStream-LED-Pen-Light/dp/B005G4GBXA

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