Take a look at the two stud finders below:
Let me explain. The basic Zircon stud finder is OK for locating studs, but the Zircon Multiscanner can also identify metal pipes and electrical wires. Guess which one I used recently. That’s right, I used the basic version. It beeped to tell me I found a stud. I drilled a hole, but instead of making a 1/8″ hole in a stick of lumber, I punctured a hot water pipe. Did you know a million gallons of water can shoot out from an itty bitty hole? Even after I turned off the main water valve, water was still gushing out for over ten minutes.
There’s nothing like calling a plumber after hours for an emergency. For only an hour of work, he charged me an arm, a leg, and my left testicle. Ouch! I think I’m in the wrong business. Even in a recession, people still need plumbers (especially if you don’t know how to weld). BTW, did you know that some companies are still charging an energy surcharge fee even though gas prices has dropped by half since last year? It’s true, I see a $19 energy surcharge fee at the bottom of my $340 repair bill.
Wait, there’s more. Our digital converter remote has mysteriously disappeared. It was sitting on the window sill right next to the broken pipe. At first, we thought one of our kids took it, but they said they didn’t. We looked for the remote everywhere and it still has not shown up after several days. The repairman was nice so I don’t think he stole it. Plus, why would anyone want to steal a remote? I don’t have proof of this, but my male intuition is telling me the plumber probably knocked off the remote when he opened the windows during the welding phase. Then either the remote fell into his tool box or he accidentally put it in his tool box when he was getting ready to leave. Either way, I’m out $340, a remote, and my manliness.