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Old 02-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #15
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For example: spent all your available funds for the best epoxy primer and 3-part poly top coat. Find out you are alergic to epoxy, but decide to keep on. Epoxy dries, needs sanding. Sanding causes more alergy problems, but not enough to completely kill you yet. Spray on poly. Poly runs badly. Then it begins to thunder and rain. But the wheels are off the rig and you can't move it. Tarping it won't help because the poly is wet. But you tarp it anyway as a last resort. Poly melts the tarp and begins to set up. Then your alergy really hits and you find the best you can do is dial 911. As the ambulance is arriving, you find yourself in a temporary insanity temper tantrum and toss a lighted match at the poor trailer. While you are recovering in the hospital, the local fire dept. sends you a fine because there was a burn ban at the time.

Is there anything worse that could go wrong? Boy, I'm having fun with this.
That's about right isn't it! Thanks for the laugh! I really needed it today.
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:07 PM   #16
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Gary, You don't need to be scared to death. But making a "reality check" to consider your resources, abilities, expectations is always a good idea going in to a project, rather than after you are buried by disapointment. So one other factor to consider is what engineers (and I suppose others) call a "worst case analysis".

For example: spent all your available funds for the best epoxy primer and 3-part poly top coat. Find out you are alergic to epoxy, but decide to keep on. Epoxy dries, needs sanding. Sanding causes more alergy problems, but not enough to completely kill you yet. Spray on poly. Poly runs badly. Then it begins to thunder and rain. But the wheels are off the rig and you can't move it. Tarping it won't help because the poly is wet. But you tarp it anyway as a last resort. Poly melts the tarp and begins to set up. Then your alergy really hits and you find the best you can do is dial 911. As the ambulance is arriving, you find yourself in a temporary insanity temper tantrum and toss a lighted match at the poor trailer. While you are recovering in the hospital, the local fire dept. sends you a fine because there was a burn ban at the time.

Is there anything worse that could go wrong? Boy, I'm having fun with this.

Then what you do is break out each potential problem that came up in your brainstorm and come up with a best course of action to follow at that point. What you'll find is that by going through each hazard in this way it pre-conditions your thought process to see problems before they develop and make corrections on-the-fly.

In this case you might have yourself checked for epoxy alergy. You would also check out breathing aparatus for 3-part poly. You may decide to cut back to a less hazardous poly. Etc., etc.. etc.
Very entertaining Loren.

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