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rselectric1 03-03-2012 05:41 PM

DIY Interesting Combined Purchases
 
First of all, yes I know it is none of my business what other people buy from the big box stores. However I do actually get a lot of supplies at the box stores, especially on weekends.

I was checking out today and saw a disaster in the making. A guy with a 500 foot spool of lamp cord and several ten packs of receptacles, switches, etc. :laughing:

Upon further thought I can recall many instances of seeing DIY'ers with combinations of things that you know are going to be hack work. Usually I only notice when standing in line to check out.

I recall a guy with a couple cases of silicone caulk and some boxes of floor tile.

What other funny combinations have you noticed?

480sparky 03-03-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rselectric1 (Post 1442668)
..............What other funny combinations have you noticed?


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rselectric1 03-03-2012 05:49 PM

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:clap: Coax!!!!!:eek:

Terrorron 03-03-2012 06:13 PM

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OM F:censored:ing G....

Bell wire and coax?

That is all.

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 06:16 PM

like when you see them with garden hose, Hose clamps, and PVC?

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 06:28 PM

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ever just wonder wtf?

480sparky 03-03-2012 06:34 PM

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ever just wonder wtf?

Yep.

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griz 03-03-2012 07:09 PM

3" closet flange in hand looking to reduce it to 2".:whistling

Guy buying LED inserts for a 6" can, lamp cord & lamp holders. Said he didn't have room in the ceiling to mount any cans...was just going to wire the lamp holders & call it good....:laughing:

Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

rselectric1 03-03-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by griz (Post 1442770)

Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

:laughing: I am actually trying to think of and invent some funny combinations, but the DIY'ers seem to be the most clever at this.

Let's see what you guys can come up with. Might be fun.:thumbsup:

woodworkbykirk 03-03-2012 07:44 PM

a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

summithomeinc 03-03-2012 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1442819)
a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

sounds like it was goin into a mobile home..

I Mester 03-03-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1442819)
a pnuematic crown stapler, boxes of staples. sheets of drywall to be hung with the stapler and white dap to fill the seams.......

was the dap the kind that goes on pink and turns white when its dry? lol

GRB 03-03-2012 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by griz (Post 1442770)
Then the guy buying an attic ladder to use as his deck stairs...:clap:

Wasn't aware attic ladders came in PT. :whistling

WarnerConstInc. 03-03-2012 10:47 PM

I have often wondered what the 5 studs, one sheet of osb and 2 pieces of drywall were for.

Cole82 03-04-2012 12:37 AM

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I Mester 03-04-2012 07:23 AM

if you can't fix it. duct it!

joeh20 03-04-2012 08:07 AM

Re: DIY Interesting Combined Purchases
 
To the guy with the lamp cord, I re-wired a whole kitchen in Petersburg years ago, stripped it to the studs and every recept was on lamp cord, some clear, some brown, they didn't even have a roll, they just cut it off lamps. Had 2 stack electric wall heaters running on 16 gauge orange extension cords. They had gas for the stove or they would had to tie a couple together. And I went into a rental house trailer and they had the water heater hooked up with automotive heater hoses for hot and cold. Guy had a leak in the old grey crap, that PB stuff, he wanted a bid to fix the leak, I sent him a bid for $2K hoping he wouldn't call back, he didn't.

falcon1 03-04-2012 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 480sparky

What's wrong with that? He's just trying to boost the cable signal.

falcon1 03-04-2012 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ISM37
if you can't fix it. duct it!

Noting wrong with duct tape. McGiver builds all kinds of stuff with it. Amazing.

FGCC 03-04-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by falcon1 (Post 1443364)
What's wrong with that? He's just trying to boost the cable signal.

Or is expecting his mother-in-law to ring the door bell!


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