I Am Cast Iron Man

Heavy Metal

I spent my lunch pulling these out of the wall of my basement. The previous owners installed a fireplace and built a nice wall to enclose the fireplace.

They cut off these Rads from the water supply because they were leaking and somewhat redundant after the fireplace was installed. However, their contractors simply left these in place, giving access via a particleboard sheet screwed into the wall and painted to match the rest of the room.

I want to use these areas as storage space, so I decided to pull them out…




They were heavy. Check out the pipe I had to cut. I’m all ready for prison breaks now.
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It was tricky because when the contractors had cut off the water supply, they didn’t think about removing them. The pipes were sticking out on each side wider than the opening would allow, so straight extraction wasn’t an option.

It was not bad for the first, but the second one required a hacksaw to “help out” the situation.

And that, ladies and gentleman, is my workout for the day.


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7 Responses

  1. OMG, your hands came off!

    The price was too high! THE PRICE WAS TOO HIGH!

  2. Yeah. It was difficult to type this entry. Luckily I’m a good two-finger-style typist.

    Except I used my tongue and my shlong instead of fingers.

    Good times.

    And no, I didn’t “cross the streams”, in case anyone wants to go there.

    Also, Dave, why has WordPress assigned you a Sauwastika as your avatar photo?

  3. Mike Holmes and Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor would be so proud of you 🙂

  4. OMG. Why *did* WordPress assign Dave a swastika as his avatar photo? That is f’d up!

  5. I liked it better when your workout had some connection to ancient unlearnable martial arts.

  6. So did I.

    But in truth, my martial arts skills are best summed up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPfgBaRJuSQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbarkingspace.com%2F%3Fs%3Djean%2Bclaude&feature=player_embedded

    Not really unlearnable.

  7. I lie mostly in the grave. I could use one of these. It’s cold down here!

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