Way to stir up the Sh*! Pot!
I think some folks (myself incuded) are inclined to do whatever it takes in order to: 1) Get the damn thing home (or
off to the beach
) within reason, safety-wise speaking, 2) Do it themselves, as in not paying for something that might otherwise have been accomplished (albeit perhaps in an unorthodox manner) one's self without undue risk to one's or another's life and limb) 3) Take pride in having accomplished some type of (hopefully) clever and resourceful repair in a day and age when quite possibly the majority of folks would simply never dare to, or even have the slightest inkling of what it might take...
Interesting topic that I for one enjoyed. There is opportunity to learn new things in life every day. It is not all black and white. There is mostly gray and that is the most interesting area to explore.
Not sure what I'm trying to say here... guess I mean that obviously none of us here has the desire to do anything unduly foolish or dangerous, and surely no one wishes to cause harm to another. On the other hand, this doesn't mean that we cannot be handy and inventive when the situation calls for it. Crazy-risky is right out, obviously, but I didn't get that while reading these posts. Well, maybe one or two, in terms of crawling under an unsecured bus, but that limits the risk to self and not others, so that's a personal choice. Been there, done that.
Anyway, good stuff. You guys are absolutely hilarious too! Glad to have found this board.