Post by RDPipes on Jul 8, 2019 16:24:41 GMT -5
Well, let me tell ya what I've been putting up with as of late.
First, after further calculation I found that I screwed up calculating the square footage of my shop forgetting to figure in square footage of the peaked ceiling.
Figure out that the 6000 BTU A/C unit I installed is half the size I need, so I ordered a 12,000 BTU unit. Upon arrival I find it was damaged shifting the compressor at an angle. Not wanting any problems I had it shipped back for replacement. When the replacement showed up today I find that is also damaged (ground prong broken off of plug.) Specialized plug with a breaker built in, not going to even try and replace it and void warranty, shipped it back. The before return they just refunded me $50 as a discount and shipped another. This time they told me they have to refund all my money, then recharge my card the original cost and refund me $100. Gees! Can they possibly make it anymore difficult, confusing and STUPID? Okay, it's on it's way so we'll see if 3 times a charm.
No! not done yet. Thursday I went out and picked up some plywood, pegboard and 2 x 4's for my bench work etc. at Lowe's which is the closest to me, 30 miles away. The next day I start cutting up some 2 x 4's for the frame work of the bench, cut two lengths 2 foot long off an 8 footer, should have 4 feet left right?
Nope! Got less then 4 foot by about 6 inches or more. No! I didn't screw up measuring, after checking all 2 x 4's they were ALL under length, even the 10 footers.
When picking the lumber up I asked one of the workers in the lumber area "where are the 8 and 10 foot 2 x 4's interior grade" and he pointed to them right next to where he was standing. Forgetting my tape I didn't check them like usual and just loaded them up (you know where this is going). Yep, got those cockamamie short cut ones, reckon they use them for building metric homes or something. What ever there used for its B.S. Well, I ended up driving all the way back and exchanging them and he gave me a dollar off per board for the trouble. Remember to take a tape, well at least me, cause I haven't a clue what the hell 92-5/8" or 104-5/8" means without one.
And hey! the months not even over yet, can't wait to see what is in store me just around the bend.