Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

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Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Baines » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:18 pm

I drive a 93' Lumina, and anybody who has owned one of these cars with the pillar door handles may be familiar with their tendency to break. Several months ago my passenger side door handle broke clean off when my wife was attempting to open the door with little force at all. My driver side door handle did the same to me a day or two ago, so I've had to use a screw driver to open the door.

This has worked up until recently when the what's left of the handle failed to remain steady enough for me to pry the door open. On the brink of despair while I was at work, I reached into my pocket and found my Czech tool, managed to use the poker to hold the handle steady, and pry my door open as before!

Czech Tool! Never leave home without it, especially if you don't have any door handles!
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Post by Jonno » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:32 pm

... Wow. 8O

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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Jonno wrote:... Wow. 8O
Wow here, too. It's all in knowing your resources. Good job MacGyver.
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Post by Hovannes » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:54 am

I'm impressed!

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Post by DepartedLight » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:02 am

Ok we need to take up a free will offering so Baines can get a car that doesn't force him to MacGyver his way out of it.
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Post by ChefErick » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:11 am

DepartedLight wrote:Ok we need to take up a free will offering so Baines can get a car that doesn't force him to MacGyver his way out of it.
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Post by Baines » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:25 pm

UPDATE: I replaced both handles over the weekend, and they work great. But I will always have my Czech tool with me just in case!
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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:38 pm

Duct tape would have been much classier.
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Post by SlowToke » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:40 pm

JimVH wrote:Duct tape would have been much classier.
And maybe a little bailing wire.
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Post by Baines » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:42 pm

Well, there is electrical tape over the passenger side lock...one of the casualties of my repair job was that I broke the locking mechanism on the passenger side door. It fell apart.
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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Goose55 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 pm

I find the tamper on the "Czech Tool" excellent for tamping down the edges which helps keep the ember small and in the middle, away from the walls. It's "L" shape is perfect for tamping the edges. I highly recommend it to control the burn. Especially for those that like to smoke hot for flavor.

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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Del » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 pm
I find the tamper on the "Czech Tool" excellent for tamping down the edges which helps keep the ember small and in the middle, away from the walls. It's "L" shape is perfect for tamping the edges. I highly recommend it to control the burn. Especially for those that like to smoke hot for flavor.

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Smoke hot for nicotine.

Smoke cool for flavor.

And a Czech Tool is great for those MacGyver-survival situations, but a pipe nail does just fine for all of my obsessive pipe-tamping needs.
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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Rusty » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:46 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 pm
I find the tamper on the "Czech Tool" excellent for tamping down the edges which helps keep the ember small and in the middle, away from the walls. It's "L" shape is perfect for tamping the edges. I highly recommend it to control the burn. Especially for those that like to smoke hot for flavor.

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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Goose55 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Rusty wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Do you have a fear of burning out pipes? Between statements like this and your eBay auction warnings people suspect that you clean them in naphtha.
So what is behind this worry? Lie down and tell us about your fears.
Thank you, Dr. Rusty. But you haven't asked me if I've had any dreams lately.

And I've yet to have a pipe order from Canada, so why haven't you bought one of my pipes?

I've since changed the eBay verbiage from a warning to suggestions

I smoke mostly estate pipes and they can be quite dry, depending on what climate they come from, and can be more prone to burn out.
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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Rusty » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Rusty wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Do you have a fear of burning out pipes? Between statements like this and your eBay auction warnings people suspect that you clean them in naphtha.
So what is behind this worry? Lie down and tell us about your fears.
Thank you, Dr. Rusty. But you haven't asked me if I've had any dreams lately.

And I've yet to have a pipe order from Canada, so why haven't you bought one of my pipes?

I've since changed the eBay verbiage from a warning to suggestions

I smoke mostly estate pipes and they can be quite dry, depending on what climate they come from, and can be more prone to burn out.7
I doubt that they're prone to burnout. Smoking injects more moisture & other stuff into them. Anti-burn-out booster.
But you insist on removing that. Why not join the dirty pipe club and stop worrying? C'mon. In the meantime what is behind the worry - have you burned out a pipe? Just lie back and tell us.

I note that your auctions discourage Canadians - "May not ship to Canada". No orders from Canada are not really surprising. You could change that.

IMO the best years for pipes on eBay were the early years. From say '97 until roughly 2005 or 6 it was really good. There was some amazing stuff for very little. Now the shipping has gotten too expensive for those of us outside the US buying from an American seller. At the time the cost to ship to canucks was pretty close to the same as the cost to ship to the lower 48. Shipping cost wasn't really a consideration. USPS & CPC really boosted their shipping costs and now there is more eBay overhead too I understand. I'm not following it but it is really expensive. By 2006 we (Canadians) could get eBay auction pipes from England at lower shipping cost than pipes from the US. When Royal Mail is less costly than USPS something is wrong.
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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 pm

I'm a little bit surprised that nobody called Goose out for raising a zombie thread just to completely hijack it.
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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Pepik » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:33 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:27 pm
I find the tamper on the "Czech Tool" excellent for tamping down the edges which helps keep the ember small and in the middle, away from the walls. It's "L" shape is perfect for tamping the edges. I highly recommend it to control the burn. Especially for those that like to smoke hot for flavor.


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Re: Czech Tool Great for Roadside assistance

Post by Rusty » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:27 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 pm
I'm a little bit surprised that nobody called Goose out for raising a zombie thread just to completely hijack it.
He had help. Takes two to tango the hijack. Count your blessings that he didn't reply with a dam video.
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