2009 In Review: 5 Most Dangerous Home Building Videoscomments (4) December 10th, 2009 in Blogs
Every now and then Fine Homebuiding editors and readers come across a video on the Web demonstrating a dangerous or crazy technique that sends shivers down our spine. And in some cases, we've shared those videos with you in the blogs for two reasons: they make great entertainment and they make great examples of what NOT to do.
As we take a look back at the year in review, we assembled our top five list of the worst home building videos we've come across in 2009. This is by no means an endorsement of techniques. Watch these at your own risk. And, if you've seen a dangerous video that should top our list, post a link in the comments section.
|1. Craziest Shingle Tear-Off Method Ever?
This video of a crane operator using a excavator bucket to remove the cedar shingles from a roof with some fancy steering is a real nail biter but got a lot of people talking.
|2. How do You Handle Customers Who Don't Pay?
One UK builder's approach: knock down the finished work with a sledgehammer. Watch the unfortunate demo set to music and read the original news article to prevent this worst-case scenario from happening to you.
|3. SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk
Tired of the hot dog demo? The inventor of this safety-centric tablesaw puts his finger to the blade to demonstrate how the blade break works.
|4. That Can't Be Safe! A Visit to the Shingle Mill
Luckily this wasn't followed up by "A visit to the Emergency Room" though the gigantic exposed blade used for cutting shingles might just be the most frightening tool we've seen.
5. Man Coughs up Nail after 30 years
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Why is it that we all love to gawk at other people's stupidity and idiocracy? Because it's fun, that's why.
Caution: Hard Hat Area is a blog from FineHomebuilding.com that highlights dangerous and ill-conceived acts of home building.