kmealy

Another idiot that needs removed from the gene pool

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I remember Lowe's lost a suit a few years ago.   Now Home Depot and Menards are getting sued because a 4x4 is only 3.5" x 3.5"

 

 

 

http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/home-depot-menards-under-fire-over-lumber-sizes?utm_source=Real_Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=byhammerandhand@yahoo.com&utm_content=BREAKING NEWS&utm_campaign=Breaking%3A Home Depot%2C Menards face lawsuit over lumber

 

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I remember having a similar discussion with a friend who is now a retired Home Ec. and ESL teacher.

Her: "How thick is a 1x4x8?"

me:  "Three-fourth inches"

Her: "Hmmm.  How wide is it, then?
me  "Three and a half inches."

Her:  "Aaak! How long would it be, then?"
me"  "Ninety six inches."

Her  "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

 

I guess she was used to a cup of sugar being a cup and 3 yards of fabric being three yards.

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This lawsuit won't take long to throw out of court.

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44 minutes ago, LarryS said:

This lawsuit won't take long to throw out of court.

Don't count on it.

 

Apparently, the plaintiff can't read, too,

4 x 4 x 8' #2 Ground Contact AC2® Green Pressure Treated Timber
(Actual Size 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 8')

https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/lumber-boards/timbers-logs/4-x-4-2-ground-contact-ac2-reg-green-pressure-treated-timber/p-1444422036847-c-13131.htm?tid=6632034856058181729&ipos=1

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it was worth money the 1st time around...

let's milk the cash cow again...

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I hope the stores are marking actual dimensions of all the rest of their dimensional lumber to stave off the blood suckers.

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2 hours ago, Dadio said:

Next it will be the metric dimension thickness of plywood.

Herb

 

Or the difference between lumber measured on a warn humid day or a cold dry winter day.

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8 hours ago, Dadio said:

Next it will be the metric dimension thickness of plywood.

Herb

Not gonna sue over it but, that situation is infuriating. And, expensive.

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10 hours ago, Dadio said:

Next it will be the metric dimension thickness of plywood.

Herb

(Other than Baltic Birch) is it metric or just shaving off 1/32" here and there?

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53 minutes ago, kmealy said:

(Other than Baltic Birch) is it metric or just shaving off 1/32" here and there?

Guess it depends on your supplier. The lumber yard closest to me offers A/C plywood thicknesses in mm. CDX is still imperial. 

One place sells appleply and its imperial and 4x8 sheets.

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1 hour ago, hatuffej said:

This is yet another reason that lawsuits should be reviewed by an ABA board before they are allowed to proceed. If it is judged to be trivial, the plaintiff pays the cost of reviewing  the suit. We all suffer from this ludicrous practice.

hat

 

Around here, there are a few law firms that advertise heavily on the local news hours.   One of them, "Don't hire an ambulance-chasing law firm, contact us."   Yeah, and the difference would be ....?

 

 

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