Tool Tuesday – Ratchet Strap [Video]


 

By Dad, How Do I?

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Tool Tuesday – Ratchet Strap
Introducing “Uncle” Rick

 

Transcript provided by YouTube:

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hey kids so it’s tool tuesday
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and today i’m gonna show you how to use
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a ratchet strap
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uh it’s great for tying down loads um
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and actually i’m gonna actually have my
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brother rick show you how to do it i had
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mentioned that i was gonna start
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including
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including him in some future videos and
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uh yeah that’s going to open up all
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kinds of possibilities for us because
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rick
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uh rick was a he’s retired now but he
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was a journeyman um
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cabinet maker so he knows how to use all
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kinds of
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kinds of tools so that’ll help us build
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content for this channel so
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um but before i do that i have a dad
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joke for you so
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i was going to tell you a joke about
00:36
time travel but you guys didn’t like it
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so um also i want to um
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bring up rick so i tell you a little bit
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of history there i mentioned in my
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previous
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video but in case you hadn’t watched
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that so um when i was 14 you know i come
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from a fractured home you’ve probably
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heard a little bit of the story but i uh
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when i was 14
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um i was either going to go live in a in
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a foster home or
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i was going to have to live with one of
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my siblings and rick stepped up rick was
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newly married at the time
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um to karen and he was 23 and she was 24
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and they lived in a small
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trailer uh i shouldn’t say a small
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trailer but it was a trailer and i’ve
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always called it a mobile home but
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really it was a it was a glorified
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trailer
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and you know they took me on and i’m
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forever grateful um
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for that they’re my heroes um and rick
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has helped me
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um in so many different ways uh even
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you know becoming a man rick helped me
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uh not only with learning how to do
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things around the house but uh
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just a lot of things i’ve learned a lot
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from rick um
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and um another thing about him is
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he uh he’s a cancer survivor so he had
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leukemia
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about uh about 10 years ago he he got it
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and then
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it was touch and go for a while you know
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it was a little scary and there was
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uh times yeah that i just wasn’t sure if
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we were gonna if he was gonna be around
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but
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thankfully my brother dawn uh donated
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his stem cells and then
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rick has since made a full recovery and
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just recently i think it was about a
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month ago maybe a little bit longer ago
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but
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um he got the official word that he had
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beaten this thing so he’s a cancer
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survivor and so
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anyway very cool i’m really proud of him
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and uh
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yeah without further ado here’s rick uh
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hi i’m
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rob’s brother rick and he asked me if i
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would uh demonstrate how to use a
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ratchet strap
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and i have to kind of figure these
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things out each time
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anyway and i’m sure you can too
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there once you get the the hang of them
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they’re
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they’re pretty easy and they’re really
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secure so they’re good to use
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here we go you’re going to have a long
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strap
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all right and then you’re also going to
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have your short strap although some of
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these come
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with a longer lead it’s kind of nice if
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it was a little bit longer lead and i’ll
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show you why a little bit later
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but anyways what we’re going to do right
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now is uh
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hook it to that and tighten it down but
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to start with
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what you want to do is kind of whoops
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i kind of went too far work work this
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thing
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uh this little notch around until it’s
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kind of in the middle
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facing sideways like that because it’s
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easier to put the strap through it
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than if it was the other way and you’ll
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see what i mean by that
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so i’ll put the strap through
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and then bring it back right just going
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through that hole then coming back
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and then in this case we’ll we’re
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hooking these two hooks
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against each other okay so now you got
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like that and you want to pull all the
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strap
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or all the slack out okay
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and then you start cranking because if
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you don’t pull the strap
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all the slack out of that it’ll be up
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you’ve taken in all the slack and it’s
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going to make a big
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balled up mess right in there and it’s
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going to make it harder to take apart
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later on
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so get it to where it’s tight nice and
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tight then just fold that back down
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you got a lot of extra strapping there
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just kind of do you can do a series of
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of half hitches
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like that that kind of uh help to kind
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of secure it
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you know so you don’t have something
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flapping all over but anyway you want to
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take care of that so that isn’t flapping
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down
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the road with you and then to undo it
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just pull on that left push up on that
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lever again
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right there and then you pull it all the
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way down
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and you just kind of push it where
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you’re breaking its back
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where you’re pushing it straight and
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then that releases all the tension on it
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and you just pull it out from there
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okay to make it easier to slide this
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strap through here you want to take that
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ratchet and
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if you slid through there now then you
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gotta kind of fish it around through
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there
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so if you just kind of work that around
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to where it’s
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sideways oops i went too far
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there you go sideways then you can come
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come in the side
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and it comes right out and you’re
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doubled over just like that
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hey it’s been my privilege to to show
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this to you
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thanks for watching um i hope this helps
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and god bless you guys
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so i hope you enjoyed that and i hope
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you enjoyed learning from him as much as
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i have
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over the years he’s a great guy and it
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just expands what we’re able to cover
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on this channel because he’s a wealth of
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information when it comes to
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things that i don’t necessarily know
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about so um
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anyway thanks for watching and god bless
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you

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