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#65838 - 05/13/06 03:23 PM Professional....Amateur
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Anyone have a know author & date for a quote something like this?...

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional....try hiring an amateur".


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#65839 - 05/13/06 03:38 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
According to this site Red Adair the Oil well fireman.

“If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#65840 - 05/13/06 04:26 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
My uncle Ted swallowed mallets in a circus!

Really? Was he a professional?

No, he was an 'Ammerchewer!

Wood work but can't!

#65841 - 05/13/06 05:00 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
briselec Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Alan, did you just make that up?

#65842 - 05/13/06 05:35 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Alan... You're a punny guy...
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#65843 - 05/14/06 06:22 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 684
Loc: Richmond, VA
It's also on my website , and was on the older version , too.

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 05-14-2006).]
Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

#65844 - 05/14/06 07:12 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
Jps1006 Offline

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
Who is Red Adair?

#65845 - 05/14/06 07:38 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
the original john wayne.

do a search on him. pretty incredible man.

#65846 - 05/14/06 07:40 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Red Adair invented the process of putting out oil well fires. He is the guy who put those fires out in Kuwiat. It was supposed to take years, he did it in a couple months.
Greg Fretwell

#65847 - 05/14/06 08:26 PM Re: Professional....Amateur
The Watt Doctor Offline

Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 443
Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
As a kid I had always heard about Red Adair because I'm from Houston. My dad had a boat at the same marina that Mr. Adair had his boat. The man is a legend. One day I'm heading home after twisting wires all day. I was running about 70 down IH-10, and a red Lincoln rolls past me. I look to the left, and it was Red Adair. I sped up, and caught him running about 85. I felt like it was an honor just to be on the same freeway as he. I stayed with him, and just glanced at him from time to time. He looked over and I waved at him, and he waved back. Anyhow, that was my only Red Adair story. Go rent the movie "Hellfighters".
The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX

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