View Full Version : Murphy's Law of DIY

G. Brad Schmidt
08-10-2010, 12:24 AM
Any project will require at least two journeys to the hardware store.

If you need more than one item (pair, four, etc) the probability that one will be damaged or the wrong color is directly proportional to the desire or need of the object.

You always need more paint.

You never have enough nails, screws or glue.

The likelihood that you will complete a weekend project before the end of the weekend decreases with when you actually start the project.
(Therefore: Any plumbing project started after 4pm on Sunday will require an emergency call to the plumber to get the water running again.)

To estimate the amount of time needed to complete a project:
Estimate the amount of time needed, multiply by two and use the next highest unit. (Hence: A one hour task will take at least two days to complete.)

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Bryan Rocker
08-10-2010, 12:39 AM
In my house its called the 30 min radio installation....It didn't take anything close to 30 mins to get that !@#!@ radio installed........

Ken Fitzgerald
08-10-2010, 12:43 AM
and if you buy 1 gallon of primer and 1 gallon of overcoat.....you will go back to buy more paint because they cover differently and won't come out even.

I know....I went back for more primer this afternoon.