- Jan 31, 2017
I suck at this stuff. Give me a car!
I ran a nut attached to string and tipped my PVC at an angle to let the string go all the way to the other end. Then I taped my wires to the string and pulled thru the PVC. Worked pretty good. Looks like you did alright too...This is like shoving wet spaghetti up a wildcats arse. Wanted to put two cables they it but that ain't happening. Bought 1 inch PVC for 10/2--220 cable. Whole bunch easier to work with. Sun popped out so taking break till this evening. Have to dig trench. My back hates shovel work.
We are in complete agreement. Covid shut me down as for dealing with strangers. As for selling tools...you can probably make as much selling most for scrap. You paid $220 and guys offer $30. I'll eventually sell some this summer. Not so much as financial windfall but more to align with your thoughts. I don't need them. IF I ever get organized, thought about cruising thru a bunch of shops around lunch time and see if i can sell some that way. It would be a GREAT opportunity for a young tech to get set-up pretty darned cheap if they could buy the toolbox with all tools. The big box was only $599 new I think? It's about 4 years old. I have a bunch more old Craftsmen boxes too.Here's hoping the lady who passed away managed to fulfill her promise to you re: living quarters.
Just curious, but why such large tool boxes if you are retired? Looks to me like you could reduce some of your tool inventory and utilize space to a better purpose than hanging onto tools and over sized boxes when your purpose is to enjoy life and not be working on, over and/or under mechanical conveyances.
I had three tool boxes, not the size of the yours but one base unit and top section plus a second large work bench sized box, all filled with everything I could think was needed to perform any job encountered.
When we sold our house in Raleigh and relocated to Florida, we took only what would fit in an 8 x 12 enclosed trailer. Of course, my tool boxes came with us but it now seems as if all they do is take up space and the few tools I use from them would fit in a fishing tackle box and even those are rarely used. I have a hobby space or man cave, call it what you will, it is actually an enclosed lanai or Florida room. Still, those damn tool boxes are like new, always treated with love and affection and also, after multiple rearrangements to utilize limited space, came to the realization these tool boxes are in fact my albatross and will soon be gone. It took me a long time to realize their functionality at this stage of my life was 99% non-existent.
Just the ramblings of an older man who has endured the reluctance to let go of one more thing that, along with my pickup truck and pecker, constitute my manhood.
Here's hoping the lady who passed away managed to fulfill her promise to you re: living quarters.