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Old 12-25-2013, 07:10 PM
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PaulMys gave me an idea from another thread. He mentioned ashtray bearings as a joke. It got me to thinking. In the restaurant industry we have a few of these BS items. What have you guys heard?

Here are some from the restaurant:
  • Bacon Stretcher
  • Keg Clamp
  • Prop Wash
  • Bucket of steam - With a tightly closed lid!
  • Plate Wax
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HA! Cool idea, Dave.

A few that come to mind in the marina business:

* Port/starboard bumpers
* High tide GPS settings
* Low tide propellers (You wouldn't of hit bottom if you had low tide props)

Strangely, "prop wash" is a real term in my business. It is the "wash" of turbulent water created by the propeller. This effect will prevent a full-keeled sailboat from turning to port or starboard when backing the boat. You have to "play the prop wash" by taking it in & out of gear so the rudder can take over. Quite the undertaking when the wind is howling!

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HA! Cool idea, Dave.

A few that come to mind in the marina business:

* Port/starboard bumpers
* High tide GPS settings
* Low tide propellers (You wouldn't of hit bottom if you had low tide props)

Strangely, "prop wash" is a real term in my business.
When I first started it was meant as the wash of air from a propeller blade. Prop wash for short. So when people finally caught on the felt doubly stupid. Just like a bucket of steam.
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I worked for a ballistic glass company and we would send the new guys on a hunt to the manager for a "glass stretcher" specifically the "blue one because the red one doesn't work as well, it's old" they'd go ask the boss for one and we would all get a laugh. I got pranked with that one when I was new.

that boss then told me about when he was in the marines they'd send the new guys on a search for BA 1100 N part number. they'd say "write and down and go show "the boss" we need this for the humvee"

he'd write down "balloon"
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Quite common in the oil/gas industry to send guys looking for the following:

a long weight (stores makes the wait around until they get frustrated and leave)
set of push slaps (some drilling pushes would actually slap the guys)
set of cuddles (push or medic will awkwardly cuddle a fully grown man)
sky hook to anchor off to
bulk breathing air samples (catching air in plastic bags)
fetch the metric crescent wrench
left handed pipe wrench
pipe stretch, it's next to the pipe bender
key to the V-door
we do the bucket of steam as well

Now, those said, a drilling rid DOES have the following:

the fu_ck stick
a horse cock
an easy rider
a pill pusher
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Default I call BS thread.

how bout a circle square? we had a guy lookin for one for like 10 mins straight one day. lol.

wire stretcher for those wires that are just a little too short.

can of A.I.R.

im sure i can think of some more later. its been a LONG day.

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LOL Kurtis, yeah, I'm familiar with the 10 ton sky hook! Actually got a little in trouble with BP when a couple guys actually "fabricated" one and it found its way to the drill deck man the safety guy almost lost it but we all knew he was secretly amused, but who could forget the 1D 10 T form lol and yeah, really had a greenhorn fall for it!

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When I worked on an oil field, the one the guys there were fond of was (oddly enough) "pipe docker", "a "Peter Choke", and a "pocket fisher"...
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