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Victory over the Carpet Monster
SSGToms
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 03:00 AM UTC
I know most of you old timers already know this, but I just had to retrieve a part so I thought I'd post this.
If you lose a part to the Carpet Monster and simply can't find it, here's what to do. Source a piece of stocking or panty hose from your SO. Rubber band it over the end of the vacuum hose. Sweep the vacuum everywhere, and you'll find the part stuck to the stocking on the end of the hose.
Robbd01
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
Works unless you happen to have a pair of perpetual shedding Siberian Huskies. Because you will find dog hair where you least expect it. Maybe the lost part will be there while you are pulling off all the hair from the tip of the hose

Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 03:13 AM UTC
Carpet Monster: ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅
Matthew: ✅
😄
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 04:18 PM UTC
You could always attach the bottom of an apron to the edge of your bench. Simply slip it on, when beginning another build session.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 12:15 AM UTC
Reason why I put down vinyl tile in the "crafts" room.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Never hurts to poke around the trash after vacuuming. I just found a very small part after it was MIA for at least a month! 😄

Carpet Monster: ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅
Me: ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 03:46 PM UTC
No carpet....No Monster...

Cheers,
fhvn4d
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 04:55 PM UTC
FANTASTIC idea.... and if she wont give you a pair willingly, theres always the torn ones .... Hehe
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
I use to put under the bench one of those big plastic trays that originally are designed for the trunk of your car.
It will collect all the things that drop from the bench and as a positive side effect to keep your "bare" feet not in direct touch with the cold floor (i'm living in the North of Italy).
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
I have an old t-shirt stapled to the edge of my workbench and I lay the loose end on my lap. Works great to ketch these small pieces.
kunjuro
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 06:27 PM UTC
The carpet monster giveth - the carpet monster taketh away.

I have a few kits that stalled because of prominent parts that went missing. Glad to hear you found yours
Robbd01
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:46 PM UTC
I solved my problem with my carpet monster though it was unplanned. My carpet monster was severely injured when the water heater broke unexpectedly and flooded the room. So I replaced the carpet with wood flooring

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=10508&p=albums&album=38962

Cheers

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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
It is just the carpet pile that parts can hide in. No the worst part is the way that even the lightest part can defy the laws of physics. You drop the smallest part, it falls less than a metre to the floor below. You search the surrounding area but the part has disappeared - this isnít because it has embedded itself in the pile but because against all laws of physics it has managed to propel itself 5m to the other side of the room - how on earth do they do that?

Cheers,

Nigel

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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Works great to ketch these small pieces.



As opposed to trawling?