Autozone has a free tool rental program that has really come in handy a couple
of times. Basically you pay retail price for one of their tools (helps to have a credit card)
and you keep it for as long as you need it. Then when you return it (in the same condition
that you received it & with receipt) you get a full refund incl. tax.
Great when I've needed a large torque wrench but didn't want to buy one.
Re: the Home Despot's rent-a-pickup; yeah, they have those around here too.
We have tool rental shops locally as well as sections of Home Depot and Lowe's renting tools too.
Went to Ikea's today for breakfast, good value for $1.99 but you have to arrive before 11:00am.
While there a stainless steel toilet seat lid caught my eye, one among oherr of wood and plastic. All had D-shaped holes with the flat toward the rear.
Deduction: Swedes have different anatomy than the rest of mankind.
Not at the moment but will return shortly.
Do you have a Swedish butt?
I wonder how many people really bring back broken Craftsman tools.
I do. I LOVE breaking craftsman tools. :-)
Jan 7 2007 11:57pm from triLcat @uncnsrd (Uncensored)
nope. nice plump butt, not flat and definitely not Swedish.
Does using salt (sodium chloride) on ice that is on concrete steps (at our front door) really going to damage the concrete in some way in the long run or is that hype ??
Anyway, the real problem isn't that the salt itself will break down the steps.
The problem is that if you have tiny cracks in the concrete, the melted snow will seep into them. Then you have subsequent freezing/thawing cycles that cause the ice to expand inside the steps, forcing them to split open, crumble from the inside, etc. etc. etc.
Yup. I understand about that process. The city of Seattle, within the city limits, has real problems with potholes because of that freeze/thaw issue. We get lots of wet here, and then it does the job during the Winter. Unfortunately, the City of Seattle government has their heads up their asses when it comes to street maintenance. :-(
Whereas outside the city limits, where we live, is Unincorporated King County, and the County Council is right on top of street maintenance, and the roads are repaired all the time. That's just one of the many reasons that I do not want the City of Seattle to annex our neighborhood.