Mowing lawn mishap

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by SacDAve, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Papa Joe

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    A guy that I worked with back in the 60s told me of a neighbor that while sitting on his front porch was killed by piece of wire thrown from a lawn mower..
     
  2. TwangToInfinity

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    if you are going to replace it yourself it is good to make sure the little drain holes at the bottom of the door didnt get obstructed by the glass debris,
    or anything like silt or whatever.

    you often see thats where premature rust starts
     
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    Exactly the same thing I was thinking!!
     
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    Thinking the same thing. Unfortunately the Toro Proline is sitting outside this winter I'd take a picture but about all you can see are the handles sticking up through the snow.
     
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    I took out the glass to an exterior door when I hit a Hot Wheel someone (not naming names) left in the yard.
     
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    I always get a bit irritated when I see people mowing close to the road with the discharged facing the cars going by.
     
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    When I was about 12, my father ran over the dog's chain with the mower and a piece of it shot out and hit me dead center on the spine. I thought I got shot with a bullet, knocked me right off my feet and I was down for a good while.
     
  8. 1293

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    You need to think. The lawn guy at work used to think I being ridiculous when I moved my car while he was there. I stop everything when snow blowing the end of the driveway if a car is going by.
     
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    Note to self: Always wear helmet and safety glasses when sitting on porch.
     
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    I've seen people do this, to retaliate against pickups coming through at 45 mph when the limit is 25.

    I had a right side discharge mower eject one of those Sweet Gum seed thingies to the left and hit a windshield. The driver and I went over the windshield to see if anything happened (it didn't) and I apologized and the driver waved and drove off.
     
  11. ArcticWhite

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    Check your homeowner's policy, by calling your agent.
    You might be covered.
     
  12. SacDAve

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    It's done pretty simple glass was about $80 with tax, vacuumed out all the glass, some of the door panel clips broke just plain old and brittle I ordered all new ones for both sides couple days out. Also going to replace the vapor barrier most of it just denigrated.
     
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    This
     
  14. boris bubbanov

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    This post upsets me.

    This is a tiny, theshold matter. I'm no friend of the insurance companies, but this is a waste of everyone's time. Just think of how low our insurance premiums could be, if we could apply our own toilet paper. Pardon my French.

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    People who do this stuff, would come into my office and complain "My Company let me go, or they Raised my Premium 35%" after doing something in this league. Insurance is for the big stuff, please. When you whole house is reduced to ashes. Or a combination of Processed Sewerage, Industrial Waste and Seawater marinade your house for a month, up to within 4 inches of the top of the door frame.
     
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    SacDAve --- why do you mow the rocks again? I'm missing something :)
     
  16. SacDAve

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    I'm never mowing the rocks again
     
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  17. SacDAve

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    In 95 we had a new Toyota 4runner some guy in a 1.5 ton work truck rear ended me not a lot of damages but the $$$ stacked up. I believe his insurance company phoned asking me questions finally I said he didn't hit me on purpose, I'm not hurt all I want is my vehicle fixed and a rental car I no intention of suing anyone, you can bet they seldom hear that.
     
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    Sorry man, didn't mean to bring you down.
    My point is that if you damage your own car while working on your house, the relevant relief might be homeowners insurance rather than auto. Most people don't realize that.
    A new car door window could run upward of a thousand dollars, and I don't know what the OP's financial situation is, or his DIY ability.
    Since he posted, I figured he was open to suggestions.
    That's it.
     
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