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Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before they're empty.

Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take it back for
credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just trying to mooch a freebie
after I used it up?
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Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a
plywood fixture that's going to get wet. Well, all went
well for the first two coats, but halfway through the
third, with about a quarter of the can used, the damned
thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried
pulling up on the nozzle and that just made it start
shooting out the top after the nozzle came off. So I
sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I would
really rather have swept them first but putting something
on them has been on the to-do list for a while so it
wasn't a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before
they're empty.

Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take
it back for credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just
trying to mooch a freebie after I used it up?


You'll never know if you don't try. It's entirely possible yours won't be
the first complaint about it, eiother. Those things usually run in batches.


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"J. Clarke" wrote

Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

That is real funny, as long as it did not happen to me. I have to admit
that spraying the basement steps was quick thinking. Perhaps next time you
do this, you will sweep the steps, just in case history repeats itself.

I just need to know. How did you get out of the basement after spraying the
steps? Did you have to hibernate while the poly dried. This would be a
good thing to put into a slapstick type of comedy. Again, it is only funny
if it happens to the other guy.



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On 7/10/11 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:


That was awesome!
Thank you... I needed a good laugh.


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"J. Clarke" wrote

Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

That is real funny, as long as it did not happen to me. I have to admit
that spraying the basement steps was quick thinking. Perhaps next time you
do this, you will sweep the steps, just in case history repeats itself.

I just need to know. How did you get out of the basement after spraying the
steps? Did you have to hibernate while the poly dried. This would be a
good thing to put into a slapstick type of comedy. Again, it is only funny
if it happens to the other guy.


One set of steps goes into the house, the other goes up to a hatch. The
ones I sprayed were the ones under the hatch.






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J. Clarke wrote:
Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used,
the damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried
pulling up on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the
top after the nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until
it was empty (I would really rather have swept them first but putting
something on them has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't
a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before they're empty.


Had that happen to me with a can of Great Stuff I was using to caulk behind
a circuit breaker box.

"**** this!" I cried and tossed the mess over the fence (to a power company
right-of-way).

Many months later, as I wal looking for a place to bury a pet, I found the
aforementioned can. It was attached to a hardened spherical wad of Great
Stuff about as big as a soccer ball.

I cut the ball loose and am saving it for a carving project.


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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before they're empty.

Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take it back for
credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just trying to mooch a freebie
after I used it up?


You are just chicken! Return the damn thing with conviction.
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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before they're empty.

Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take it back for
credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just trying to mooch a freebie
after I used it up?


Surely the problem, since it exits, is not unheard of. I think you're on
really safe ground. As Leon suggested, it can't hurt to develop a bit
of attitude before you go in...think of the 2 hours you spent cleaning
up the mess...

Bill
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On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:24:01 -0500, Leon lcb11211@swbelldotnet
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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

--snip--

You are just chicken! Return the damn thing with conviction.


PDFTFT.

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make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we
fail to take risks or seize opportunities.
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On 7/11/11 5:03 AM, Bill wrote:

On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

Got a rattle can of Helmsan polyurethane to coat a plywood fixture
that's going to get wet. Well, all went well for the first two coats,
but halfway through the third, with about a quarter of the can used, the
damned thing stuck open and wouldn't stop spraying. I tried pulling up
on the nozzle and that just made it start shooting out the top after the
nozzle came off. So I sprayed the basement steps until it was empty (I
would really rather have swept them first but putting something on them
has been on the to-do list for a while so it wasn't a total waste).

Never had that happen before, usually they clog before they're empty.

Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take it back for
credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just trying to mooch a freebie
after I used it up?


Surely the problem, since it exits, is not unheard of. I think you're on
really safe ground. As Leon suggested, it can't hurt to develop a bit of
attitude before you go in...think of the 2 hours you spent cleaning up
the mess...

Bill


No attitude needed.
I thought this group was full of old people. Aren't old people always
complaining about how nobody's friendly anymore? Either way, you're
getting a refund. You can be a dick about it and get a refund or you can
be nice about it and maybe lighten someone's day in the process.


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On Jul 11, 12:25*pm, -MIKE- wrote:
You can be a dick about it and get a refund or you can
be nice about it and maybe lighten someone's day in the process.



Like the old saying that it is easier to catch butterflies with sugar
than it is to catch them with vinegar.
My hunch is that 'being nice' is a tall order for some.... not
mentioning any names.
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On 7/11/11 1:06 PM, Robatoy wrote:
On Jul 11, 12:25 pm, wrote:
You can be a dick about it and get a refund or you can
be nice about it and maybe lighten someone's day in the process.



Like the old saying that it is easier to catch butterflies with sugar
than it is to catch them with vinegar.
My hunch is that 'being nice' is a tall order for some.... not
mentioning any names.


To be fair, I was looking in the mirror when writing that. :-)


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Robatoy wrote:
On Jul 11, 12:25 pm, wrote:
You can be a dick about it and get a refund or you can
be nice about it and maybe lighten someone's day in the process.



Like the old saying that it is easier to catch butterflies with sugar
than it is to catch them with vinegar.
My hunch is that 'being nice' is a tall order for some.... not
mentioning any names.



Visit rec.crafts.metalworking these days and it will make you realize
what a good thing we have going here.

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On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:25:32 -0400, Bill wrote:

Robatoy wrote:
On Jul 11, 12:25 pm, wrote:
You can be a dick about it and get a refund or you can
be nice about it and maybe lighten someone's day in the process.



Like the old saying that it is easier to catch butterflies with sugar
than it is to catch them with vinegar.
My hunch is that 'being nice' is a tall order for some.... not
mentioning any names.



Visit rec.crafts.metalworking these days and it will make you realize
what a good thing we have going here.

Bill

Man, ain't that the truth!!!

Political vitriol makes up over half the posts


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"Bill" wrote
Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take it back for
credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just trying to mooch a freebie
after I used it up?


Surely the problem, since it exits, is not unheard of. I think you're on
really safe ground. As Leon suggested, it can't hurt to develop a bit of
attitude before you go in...think of the 2 hours you spent cleaning up the
mess...

Bill



No attitude needed. I'd contact the manufacturer. Just tell them the
story. They may even want the can back for inspection to find out what the
problem was. I had a company do that with shaving gel that lost the
propellant before the product finished. They sent me a return mailer and
some coupons for free product.

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On 7/11/2011 8:26 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:
On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:24:01 -0500, Leonlcb11211@swbelldotnet
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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

--snip--

You are just chicken! Return the damn thing with conviction.


PDFTFT.

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Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we
make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we
fail to take risks or seize opportunities.
-- Susan Rice


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On 7/11/2011 8:26 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:
On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:24:01 -0500, Leonlcb11211@swbelldotnet
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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

--snip--

You are just chicken! Return the damn thing with conviction.


PDFTFT.

--
Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we
make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we
fail to take risks or seize opportunities.
-- Susan Rice


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On Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:10:26 -0500, Leon lcb11211@swbelldotnet
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On 7/11/2011 8:26 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:
On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:24:01 -0500, Leonlcb11211@swbelldotnet
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On 7/10/2011 12:13 PM, J. Clarke wrote:

--snip--

You are just chicken! Return the damn thing with conviction.


PDFTFT.


??


sigh How quickly they forget.

PDFTFT = Please Don't Feed the F*cking Trolls
and
PHAFH = Plonk him and forget him.

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Annoyign thing about this one is that I can't even take
it back for credit--who's gonna believe that I'm not just
trying to mooch a freebie after I used it up?


You'll never know if you don't try. It's entirely possible yours
won't be the first complaint about it, eiother. Those things usually
run in batches.


Agreed. this kind of thing happens every day. Just take it back.

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