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wannabe
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I hate rusted 2", rusty, slotted screws!!! Why use slotted screws to fasten shutters???!!!! slotted screws suck!

I don't care for combo head gray coat either...Torx for me!

BUSHES....HTF can I do anything with taxis/yew bushes 4' high, 8' long, and 18" from the house? I had to pull siding around a window to fix a leak today...

I spent more time today fussing with screws and wrestling a Fing hedge row, than I did actually working!!.....

I did learn a trick today though...if you're struggling with a ladder and bushes. use the bushes as support for your ladder, opposite from the norm. If I had a sheet of plywood I would have used the bushes as staging!

I also don't like the roofers next door with their gas powered compressor running all day...such a simple job turned into a major PITA!!!
 

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wannabe
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Wait 'till you see the pics I'm posting tomorrow!.....

Fing stuff in the way!! I have to support 1st floor from the basement.....45'...in a early 1900's that hasn't been clean since the day it was built! :cry:
 

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i hate when screws are in studs, and those stupid plastic things fall off, so when you try to take the screw out of the wall it just spins all day.
 

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:devil: Toggle bolts are Satan's way of saying: :censored: Screw You! :furious:
 

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wannabe
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use bushes to support ladder?hah hah! be very careful. jimmy
believe it or not, those bushes were pretty hardy!....not to mention there was a window well centered directly where I was working!

The only ladder I had was my 'Little Giant'...
 

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wannabe
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:devil: Toggle bolts are Satan's way of saying: :censored: Screw You! :furious:
Earlier this week I was helping with demo...all the light fixtures had 2" slotted bolts into the boxes....someone never returned my ratcheting screw driver....

I wish slotted screw would be outlawed!...it just doesn't have to be that way!
 

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I like when they not only use a slotted screw, but one that is 2 inches longer than necessary. I take down a lot of flourescent fixtures that are screwed into the box with 2 1/2 slotted screws. Nothin like holding it up with the other hand as you turn that 2nd screw for what seems like an eternity.
 

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Whatever you do, dont buy that "screw out" or whatever it is called. I was dumb enough to buy one and it's totally useless.
 

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KemoSabe
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What about the guy who uses a mixed bag of fasteners to get the job done. One slotted, a couple phillips, maybe a hex head or a Torx.:censored::furious:
 

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What about the guy who uses a mixed bag of fasteners to get the job done. One slotted, a couple phillips, maybe a hex head or a Torx.:censored::furious:
Just what I was going to mention. And invariably, the screw heads are buried way deep where you can't actually see them, plus they get filled with junk, so you have to pick at each one just to figure out which screwdriver to use. Even better, they add a couple nails just for good measure. And of course, since you can't actually see the head, and all the rest were screws, you spend a bit of time on each nail trying to get a screwdriver to grab it.



Or they caulked the molding that you have to remove in with a tube of silicone for every foot of molding.
 

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rusty slot head bolts (too long) w/ square nuts:w00t:. Cant get a driver for either end:furious:
 

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What about the guy who uses a mixed bag of fasteners to get the job done. One slotted, a couple phillips, maybe a hex head or a Torx.:censored::furious:

I know that guy.
For one job he'll buy 5# torx,
5#phillips, and 5# of combos.
 

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KemoSabe
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Just me and my Yankee! :thumbsup:
Yeah, and a hole through your workpiece from a misguided attempt at perfecting your stroke. Those things were one of my favorite tools to swipe from my pops toolbox to play with when I was about 9 or so. I didn't know WTF it was for, but I pondered how it knew if it was in forward or reverse.:blink:
 

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KemoSabe
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i remember having to put in those slotted screws,it was all the
hardware stores had,big bright shinny ones
we used to bang em in with a hammer;)
Yup, on the fine finish work, we would put a rag over the head so as not to damage the fine finish of the fastener.:w00t:
 
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