Nov 10, 2009Shopping at Lowes

Workbench Project – This morning we went to Lowes to get the stuff needed to build the workbench. Copyright © 2009 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Van-full – Yes 4′ x 8′ sheets do fit in. Copyright © 2009 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

This morning we went to Lowes to get the stuff needed to build the new workbench. Though of course, nothing is that simple. Before I’m finished I’ve got to fit two new receptacles (mains sockets) one half switched for the lighting over the bench and the other half for the garage door opener. This means I’ve had to learn from scratch how electrical work is done in the US. And it is completely different from the UK. Not a screw terminal in sight.

However, My biggest problem with shopping this time was finding screws. They just don’t have any sort of a selection at Lowes. I feel really stupid and very demoralized when such a simple a thing as buying fastenings takes over an hour and I come away with what I feel is substandard items.

At least the van proved that it can (just) take 4′ x 8′ sheets.

We went to another store and lo and behold, they had a stock of decent screws (German). So at least I now know they do exist.    

Copyright © 2009 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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