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May 24, 2022 - 10:18:23 AM
11147 posts since 8/22/2006

How often do you read the directions on assembly of a product?

Are you
A: going boldly where man has never gone before
B: throughly reading instructions before lifting a tool
C: crossing that bridge when you get there.

Me I tend to be a combination of B&C

clarifing C if it causes confusion:

put the product together while jumping around the instructions. Basic skipping over steps that seem obvious. 

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 05/24/2022 10:20:50

May 24, 2022 - 10:27:37 AM
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ChunoTheDog

Canada

1494 posts since 8/9/2019

If anything in said gizmo being assembled requires very high pressures, or involves acids/solvents/stuff that blows up, I'll read the directions.

Otherwise, don't tell me how to live my life!

May 24, 2022 - 10:33:52 AM
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11147 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by ChunoTheDog

If anything in said gizmo being assembled requires very high pressures, or involves acids/solvents/stuff that blows up, I'll read the directions.

Otherwise, don't tell me how to live my life!


Ha! that there is funny.sick but funny!


In the words of Mr. Rodgers 

want you be my neighbor?

May 24, 2022 - 10:50:03 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26051 posts since 6/25/2005

I read the instructions as I go, but read them I do.

May 24, 2022 - 11:24:48 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27367 posts since 8/3/2003

Dave used to read instructions before he took on some type of building project. And, usually, he ended up cussing the instructions and doing it his way. I think it's a "guy thing".

Me, I have to read instructions, maybe a couple of times, before I even start a building type project. I'm not mechanically minded, so if it has to do with a car or vacuum cleaner or anything electric, I call the appropriate repair person.

Now, if it has to do with handwork, I can pretty much scan instructions and then do my own thing.

Guess it comes down to what you're familiar/good at and what's foreign to you.

May 24, 2022 - 12:54:56 PM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

12237 posts since 2/22/2007

I have put together more RTA furniture than most people alive at this point, and I always give the instructions/diagrams a look-over before plunging in, as those RTA designers are a bit tricky about how stuff goes together, and in what order. And sometimes that does not always show up until close to the end when you realize that you skipped a vital step and now need a re-do, which is no fun at all.

May 24, 2022 - 1:06:09 PM
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11147 posts since 8/22/2006

Sometimes I have run into instructions Like Bill posted. Once I found the instructions for the item was completely different from the product I was assembling. A good web search and I was able to find a PDF on the product. One more thing thanks to YouTube. Sometimes more often than not there is a how to video. 

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 05/24/2022 13:09:30

May 24, 2022 - 1:15:45 PM
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Owen

Canada

11228 posts since 6/5/2011

Red Green is my hero.   wink

Edited by - Owen on 05/24/2022 13:28:57

May 24, 2022 - 3:25:36 PM

4120 posts since 4/29/2012

If there are no bits left over I'm good.

May 24, 2022 - 5:23:49 PM

STUD

USA

35843 posts since 3/5/2008

Liz reads'em....
I just swear.......

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May 24, 2022 - 6:55:03 PM
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Owen

Canada

11228 posts since 6/5/2011

^^ Tongue-in-cheek, Fig.... at something?  ... or somebody? ... or just on general principle?   cheeky

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