There are many times that I wonder how certain procedures or inventions were discovered and this is certainly one of them.
The video below, part of Lowes for Pros' Pro Tip series, explains that using two common household products: butter and baking soda can help remove caulk from your hands. How would someone even think to try that combination you ask? There’s only 3 circumstances we can even begin to imagine:
1. Man uses caulk, man’s hands become dirty, man immediately begins making cookies, butter and baking soda first.
2. Man uses caulk, man goes to fridge for his usual mid-day stick of butter snack, man’s hands are now slippery from butter and the only thing in site is baking soda
3. Man uses caulk, goes to grocery store to buy soap to remove caulk from hands, slips on a banana peel at the grocery store, slides into a stack of butter while simultaneously kicking all of the baking soda off the shelf. Hilarity ensues.
But, no matter how this solution was discovered, Lowes swears it actually works. Enjoy the video.
What are some other uncommon items you have used to get your hands clean of construction materials? Tell us in the comments!
Demolitions by implosion seems like the easiest way to knock down a structure, but there is so much preparation that goes into it that even the slightest mistake can have a huge impact. When smokestacks are demolished correctly, it can be a thing of beauty, like when these two silos in Scotland hit each other midair or when this asbestos filled stack was precisely demolished to fall into a pool of water. Things didn’t go so smoothly for demolition crews in Denmark last week, however.
Sometimes irony just makes a story too hard not to share.
Getting the perfect view of a major building demolition can get you millions of hits, or even better, shared by us right here on Construction Junkie. Have your video get epic-ly photobombed and you’ll get even more views and definitely shared by us.
If you’ve ever wondered what the worst way to get rid of a puddle is, you’re about to find out.
Look, it’s been a long week.
Tool box safety talks are super important, but sometimes they can be pretty dry. In order to keep people engaged and committed to jobsite safety, sometimes you have to mix it up a little bit. A construction company in New Zealand has an aspiring rapper on their team and they decided to enlist his help for a safety talk and it’s pretty entertaining. This company isn’t the first company to use rap music to send a message, as Caterpillar also released a rap about their bulldozers.
This is a guest post by Bob Wells, a retired HVAC tech who now dedicates himself to sharing knowledge on his website hvactraining101.com.
No matter what our specialty, once we’ve been on a construction-related job a few years, we’ve got a few stories to tell. A lot of them start with “How the he**” did that get there, or “YUCK!”
Sometimes parked cars get in the way of construction, there’s no doubt about it. Those types of situations are handled on a case-to-case basis, it seems. There are the extreme reactions, such as smashing the cars with heavy machinery to get them out of the way, or using a skid steer to move – and damage – a legally parked car. There’s also the option to simply have it towed, reducing any liability that you or your company might have after causing so much damage. There’s apparently also a fourth option, which is to completely ignore the area around a parked car and let the internet laugh about it.
There’s no doubt that construction workers love a good prank and some of them get pretty creative. Our favorites in the past have included the seismic test prank, the fake bear on site prank, and the “staple in the finger” prank. Obviously, as far as messing around on the job site goes, the least dangerous as the prank is, the better.