Epic Fail of ExtraOrdinary Magnitude

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bauchjw, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Couple hours, beers, tears and curse words later.
     
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  2. Sure got her cleaned up nice, My wife said she sure felt sorry for you

    Gary
     
  3. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Could've been worse. Could've had a nasty fire on your hands.

    Count your blessings and get back on the saddle!!
     
  4. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    It's like a bad car wreck.... You just can't look away. I've never seen anything like that.
     
  5. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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  6. Can we get a link for the backstory on that, sounds like a winner.

     Bauchjw, thanks for the heads up, tho it was expensive at your end. I can easily see myself or other newbie doing just that. It never would have occured to me.
     
  7. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you. I do hope it helps someone. Call it the altruistic gene. Painfully expensive, but not permenant, and if you can't laugh then what's the point?
     
  8. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Sorry Bear, it was Mr Ts tutorial. Definitely one of those days that needs to end....
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am not gonna lie like all these other folks, yes I do feel sorry for your lose, I am sorry you had to clean it up, but I snarfed my drink and got the first smile on my face today (its 11PM now). I have spent 12 hours straight today with Microsoft, they screwed up more than they fixed, AND they are going to start over again in the morning.  Again, I am sorry, but you made my day!

    MY baby Sis brought me some cheese this weekend, been hoping for some cool weather too. It'll be my first crack at cheese also, and you probably saved me because I just wade right in and do stuff without too too much thought. 

    That picture needs to be turned into a post card , or take it on facebook, I bet with all the cooking and smoking sites it'd go viral!

    One more time, I am sorry for your lose, but thank you so much for posting it.
     
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My sympathies go out to you.  My temp setting on the Gen1 only goes down to 100°F and it remembers the last setting. It's the Timer that turns on the coil. So whatever your last temp was, that what it goes to, unless changed, when you start the timer. Judging from that mess, the BT works the same way. Learning curves can be painful...JJ
     
  11. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Foam, with all the wisdom you've offered to me, I'm glad I've been able to give you something in return. I hoped others would at least would get a laugh out of it to make the experience a little less painful. It's therapy. Good luck with Microsoft, maybe I'll take your advice and replace my profile pic. Only one place to go from rock bottom!
     
  12. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you JJ. Yes, painful, but I have learned a lot. Timer definitely turns on coil!
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOW! We've seen melted cheese on here before & I have had a few start to droop a little, but as you say this was epic. It did bring a smile to my face, and I thank you for that. Also thanks for sharing your failures as well as your triumphs. You may have saved someone else from making the same mistake.

    Al
     
  14. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Oh no! I think if that happened to me, I'd throw that smoker out and buy a new one, rather than clean that! Lol
     
  15. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ouch!...Man, I am so sorry for your loss...I think I would have to drink heavily after that disaster!

    John
     
  16. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    In my string of profanity that idea did come out along with an axe. But, my wife was quick to remind me how expensive it really is!
     
  17. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

     
  18. bilgeslime

    bilgeslime Fire Starter

    How long did that take to clean up? Someone should have warned you about setting the time turns on the heating element.
     
  19. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My wife said she would make me cry for a week if that happened to me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2016
  20. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

    You get pain points for this one my friend!  Tough lesson learned.  

    Back on that horse now.... [​IMG]
     

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