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Bill

Jan 1, 1970
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I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a hole
drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole. They
are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing wires) in
the tool section are called "installer bits".
Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!

I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department of Home
Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably thought that
was what they were.
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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Yah they hide them in a piece of pvc pipe at the end of the electrical isle.

The only problem with them is the flutes get clogged because of the way the
drill is welded to the rod, make sure you "unload" the hole of saw dust
frequently. Another tip....use a regular drill bit to get you started, then
use the D'versibit. That way you'll have a nice straight guide hole AND save
some life of the Dversibit. Oh, yeah...don't keep the drill running when
you're moving through an insulated wall or you could wrap the fiberglass
insulation around the drill.



|I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
| electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a hole
| drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole. They
| are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing wires)
in
| the tool section are called "installer bits".
| Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!
|
| I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department of
Home
| Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
| actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably thought
that
| was what they were.
|
|
 
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Robertm

Jan 1, 1970
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The discouraging thing about Home Depot is that the employees don't know
what they have in the store so you're pretty much on your own. That's why I
like the electrical supply houses. You walk up to the counter and tell them
what you want. A knowledgeable person gets it and you're all set without
wasting half the day looking for it. If you're after price alone and you can
live with the frustration of not being able to find what you want, standing
in long lines, inept customer service, and rude cashiers, then HD is the
place to be.

Bob
 
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joe

Jan 1, 1970
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Crash Gordon said:
Yah they hide them in a piece of pvc pipe at the end of the electrical
isle.

The only problem with them is the flutes get clogged because of the way
the
drill is welded to the rod, make sure you "unload" the hole of saw dust
frequently. Another tip....use a regular drill bit to get you started,
then
use the D'versibit. That way you'll have a nice straight guide hole AND
save
some life of the Dversibit. Oh, yeah...don't keep the drill running when
you're moving through an insulated wall or you could wrap the fiberglass
insulation around the drill.


and stop drilling as soon as you bust through the bottom or top plate to
keep from drilling through pipes or roof or etc. under the floor or in the
attic. use the bit as a feeler before drilling through floor or ceiling.
feel around with end of bit to make sure you are on solid wood and not a
wire.
 
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joe

Jan 1, 1970
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Robertm said:
The discouraging thing about Home Depot is that the employees don't know
what they have in the store so you're pretty much on your own. That's why
I like the electrical supply houses. You walk up to the counter and tell
them what you want. A knowledgeable person gets it and you're all set
without wasting half the day looking for it. If you're after price alone
and you can live with the frustration of not being able to find what you
want, standing in long lines, inept customer service, and rude cashiers,
then HD is the place to be.

I know what they have better than they do and if I don't I look for what I
need. Usually a waste of time to ask for help. Then use the self check
out. If you don't expect service then you won't be frustrated.
 
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joe

Jan 1, 1970
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found a cable caster by Greenlee there yesterday while getting parts for a
job. A dart gun with a fishing reel on it to cast wires into hard to reach
areas. looks like a cool toy. should pay for itself if I use it once. now
just have to find a place to use it. :)
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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I have one of those. Not only are t hey fun but they can be a real time
saver. I'll shoot from one side of a house (in frame stage) tie on a heavier
pull line and pull 5-10 openings at a time. And it's really cool to shoot an
employee with.

My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if I toss
too long I'm crippled the next day :)



| found a cable caster by Greenlee there yesterday while getting parts for a
| job. A dart gun with a fishing reel on it to cast wires into hard to
reach
| areas. looks like a cool toy. should pay for itself if I use it once.
now
| just have to find a place to use it. :)
|
| | > Yah they hide them in a piece of pvc pipe at the end of the electrical
| > isle.
| >
| > The only problem with them is the flutes get clogged because of the way
| > the
| > drill is welded to the rod, make sure you "unload" the hole of saw dust
| > frequently. Another tip....use a regular drill bit to get you started,
| > then
| > use the D'versibit. That way you'll have a nice straight guide hole AND
| > save
| > some life of the Dversibit. Oh, yeah...don't keep the drill running when
| > you're moving through an insulated wall or you could wrap the fiberglass
| > insulation around the drill.
| >
| >
| >
| > | > |I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
| > | electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a
hole
| > | drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole.
| > They
| > | are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing
wires)
| > in
| > | the tool section are called "installer bits".
| > | Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!
| > |
| > | I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department
of
| > Home
| > | Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
| > | actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably
thought
| > that
| > | was what they were.
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
 
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Robert L Bass

Jan 1, 1970
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The discouraging thing about Home Depot is that
the employees don't know what they have in the
store so you're pretty much on your own...

It seems to vary from store to store. There was one in Manchester, CT that
was excellent. They hired retired electricians, plumbers, etc., to work the
aisles. Most were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Another store in a
nearby town was more like what you described.
That's why I like the electrical supply houses. You
walk up to the counter and tell them what you want.

They're generally useful for contractors who know what they need. DIYers
can often get better help from HD.
If you're after price alone and you can live with
the frustration of not being able to find what you
want, standing in long lines, inept customer
service, and rude cashiers, then HD is the place
to be.

On that we disagree. In the years since they've been around I think I've
met two rude HD employees. All the rest have been polite and at least tried
to be helpful. Once when I was preparing to install a new transformer for
the lighting system in my church I stopped in HD to get some odds and ends
from the electrical dept. Chatting with the salesman I mentioned what the
project was. He told me he was a retired electrician and that he happened
to have some used transformers he'd removed during upgrades stored in his
garage. He gave us a 440/208 WYE model for the church's use, saving us
several hundred dollars.

Another experience I had at HD made me believe the company's customer
service policy is beyond excellent. I bought a 5-horsepower snow thrower
there one year. It worked OK at first but needed service (I forget what the
problem was) before the first season was out. It was fixed under warranty.
The following year I had to bring it in twice more. Just before the start
of the third winter (more than two years after buying it) I was at HD
getting something else and I mentioned the problems to customer service.
They called the manager over and he said to bring the unit in so he could
look it over. The next day I brought the machine in. He asked me a few
questions and said, "OK, this is a lemon. We'll replace it."

We then went into the department to look for a new 5-horse model but those
were all sold out. He selected a much bigger, more costly 8-horse unit and
asked if this would fit in my 4-Runner. I said yes but asked how much extra
it would cost me. They didn't charge me one cent for the upgrade. Needless
to say, I invariably shop HD when I need any major appliance, lawn mower (I
stopped doing that when I moved to FL), etc. You may well have had bad luck
with them but I've had almost entirely good experience with the company.

--

Regards,
Robert L Bass

=============================>
Bass Home Electronics
2291 Pine View Circle
Sarasota · Florida · 34231
941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
=============================>
 
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Doug L

Jan 1, 1970
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An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.

Doug L
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the world?


| An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.
|
| Doug L
|
| --
|
| |
| > My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if I
toss
| > too long I'm crippled the next day :)
|
|
 
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Bob Worthy

Jan 1, 1970
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I didn't see anything terribly wrong, unless Doug was refering to "Dwarf
tossing", a sick club sport that was publized some years ago.
 
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Robertm

Jan 1, 1970
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Crash Gordon said:
What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the
world?

Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged. I don't
think people are handicapped anymore, either, unless they're physically fit
and parking in a handicapped space. Basically, people get tired of a word
after it's been in use and then they find a new word that means the same
thing. The old word is derogatory and the new word isn't, at least for a few
years.

Bob
 
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R.H.Campbell

Jan 1, 1970
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Yeah, I know what you mean. The other evening, I was with my wife and kids
and happened to use the word "queer" to describe a homosexual. Well you
would think I swore on a public platform by the response I got from my kids.
I was told in no uncertain terms that the politically correct word is "gay"
now, with everything else being derogatory.....

Times, they are a changin'.....

RHC
 
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Robert L Bass

Jan 1, 1970
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My guys still prefer tossers though, not me
with my tennis elbow if I toss too long I'm
crippled the next day :)

Spent some time in England, have you? :^)
 
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Robert L Bass

Jan 1, 1970
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What do you mean? Did I use a term that's
Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged...

That wasn't the word he was referring to. The term, "tosser" is UK slang
for one who ...errr, pleasures himself. It has been used here and in
another newsgroup by several posters to describe Olson and Sabodish at
various times.

--

Regards,
Robert L Bass

=============================>
Bass Home Electronics
2291 Pine View Circle
Sarasota · Florida · 34231
941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
=============================>
 
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mikey

Jan 1, 1970
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
almost missed that one, thanks Doug!
 
M

mikey

Jan 1, 1970
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DEATH BY HUMBA-BUMBA !!!

Doug L said:
A rough translation would be

your guys prefer wankers and your elbow hurts if you jerk off too much

Doug L
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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screw it...if I'm referring to my self I can be degrading if I want.

|
| | > What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the
| > world?
| >
| >
|
| Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged. I don't
| think people are handicapped anymore, either, unless they're physically
fit
| and parking in a handicapped space. Basically, people get tired of a word
| after it's been in use and then they find a new word that means the same
| thing. The old word is derogatory and the new word isn't, at least for a
few
| years.
|
| Bob
|
|
|
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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ah...din't know that I was referring to a wad of big steel washers held
together with a threaded eye bolt that we use to toss wires over trusses.


| >> What do you mean? Did I use a term that's
| >> derogatory somewhere in the world?
| >
| > Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged...
|
| That wasn't the word he was referring to. The term, "tosser" is UK slang
| for one who ...errr, pleasures himself. It has been used here and in
| another newsgroup by several posters to describe Olson and Sabodish at
| various times.
|
| --
|
| Regards,
| Robert L Bass
|
| =============================>
| Bass Home Electronics
| 2291 Pine View Circle
| Sarasota · Florida · 34231
| 941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
| http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
| =============================>
|
|
|
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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HA !! Welp in my neck of the woods it translates as: my elbow hurts from
throwing a 3 lb bundle of steel washers held together with eyebolt (the
infamous "tosser") that we attach wires to and throw over the trusses so we
don't have to climb ladders every 10 feet. But, your translation is far more
colorful !!...but definitely not what I meant.


|A rough translation would be
|
| your guys prefer wankers and your elbow hurts if you jerk off too much
|
| Doug L
|
| --
|
| | > What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the
| > world?
| >
| >
| > | > | An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.
| > |
| > | Doug L
| > |
| > | --
| > |
| > | | > |
| > | > My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if
I
| > toss
| > | > too long I'm crippled the next day :)
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
|
 
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