While only a newbie (I have PE’d for a while now, but just got to officially join Thunder’s).Today I went to pet smart and Autozone to build my new homemade vacuum pump and I have to reflect on the mind of the PE-er. We walk into a lowe’s or walmart and the mind starts racing. This has caused me to break out laughing as the folks in the plumbing section of lowes could attest. I mean I have pumps.. But the idea of making your own only makes it that much better! I haven’t seen a thread that captures the “wacky” creativeness, but I am sure that it makes others chuckle too. Not the great ideas that I have seen over the years, but the truly mad scientist moments that we all have had.