Why do I always get hungry at this hour? Now I have to decide what to make for a snack.
I have a tendency to run for cheesesticks at Sheetz at 3am.
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman
Torque wrenches are wonderful things, Bamboo. I bought a pair of them (smaller one for in-lb, bigger one for ft-lb) a few years ago and, while I don't use them all the time, they've come in very handy many times. It's so very reassuring to know you torque a nut or bolt down properly and KNOW it's not going to work itself loose or be a bear to get off again.
If only the monkeys at tire shops learned how to use them...
I've had a cheap 1/2" drive clicker for lug nuts and the like for a while laying around, I'll admit it doesn't get much use. The big impact wrench set at a hundred-some psi, steel wheels, I just hammer those suckers home til I feel confident the wheel isn't falling off.
Guilty as charged, but I follow a bolt pattern and go at increments, at least.
Good news is the wheels haven't fallen off yet.
But since I'm doing engine work I'm bringing in the finesse and I've gotten a better tool. Almost got the Snap-on 3/8" 10-100 ft/lb clicker but I'm not using it enough to really justify it...despite some internal mumblings about resale value. Went with a Gearwrench micrometer unit Danaher made in USA supposedly.
I got a beam style wrench for the in/lb stuff which has done me well with past gaskets.
Virgin Atlantic's lounge at Heathrow = the holy grail of airport lounges.
private cabanas, fireplaces w/cashmere blankets, complimentary Bumble & Bumble salon appointments + a 10-person hot tub with a butler. this place is one of the many reasons i adore Sir Richard Branson...(in-flight pajama parties at the bar is another, but those are my humble contribution.)
I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. ~ Catherine the Great