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Old 12-15-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Storm drain

Yep, just dropped a set of truck keys down a storm drain. No #%^^#}{ing joke.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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That sucks, maybe a dealer can make another set?
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #3
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It's not my only set fortunately. Just need to see if I can get the grate up.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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A long hook won't work? The big box stores (HD or Lo..) have electricians fishing rods. They're made from fiberglass and can be threaded together to make a rod 10' long. They come with a hook, but it wouldn't take much to add a magnet. See attached pix of my set.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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That would have worked.

I under estimated the effort that it would take to lift the storm grate. I also was incredibly wrong in thinking that it was hinged on one side. I've now dropped the cover down into the hole (and it's way heavier than I'm prepared to give to lift it back out, if I even could). I got my keys, but I had to call the PoPo and they're sending utilities folks out to recover it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #6
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chain to you truck and attach to the lid, then hit it......
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chain to you truck and attach to the lid, then hit it......
And make sure somebody's filming the whole thing - should be a classic
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Thats why manholes are round. They won't fall in!
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I'm starting to wonder if the utilities people will be out today.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:15 AM   #10
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One set of keys? Is that a cost cutting measure on Ram's behalf? Thinking a second set is in order soon!
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