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Old 01-15-2017, 09:24 AM   #81
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The tips never fall out of that handle?
Nah, they're held in by a strong magnet, and you can take them out to put in your impact too. I've had mine since 2013 and still have all the original tips.

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Thanks 99. Things aren't too bad here Is it still all doom and gloom in AB?
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:28 AM   #82
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Thanks 99. Things aren't too bad here Is it still all doom and gloom in AB?
It sucks. I could be bailing too. I have opportunities both east and west. Haven't decided.
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It sucks. I could be bailing too. I have opportunities both east and west. Haven't decided.
Word. I had to get out before losing my sanity. Still waiting for an opportunity to sell my house in Calgary though.
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I know cheap fixtures have been mentioned, but expensive fixtures aren't much better. I get these one-off, custom chandeliers where nothing lines up, things are warped, threads are ****ed, etc, and that have 100's of individual crystals.....I would much rather install cheap Hampton Bay stuff all day.
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The tips never fall out of that handle?
They stay in so tight you have to push them through with another bit.
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I know cheap fixtures have been mentioned, but expensive fixtures aren't much better. I get these one-off, custom chandeliers where nothing lines up, things are warped, threads are ****ed, etc, and that have 100's of individual crystals.....I would much rather install cheap Hampton Bay stuff all day.
I have a Desperation Hardware surcharge.
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Word. I had to get out before losing my sanity. Still waiting for an opportunity to sell my house in Calgary though.
Market's not good.
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I have a Desperation Hardware surcharge.
RH is the absolute worst, hands down! In my eyes, they're con artists. I hope they go bankrupt.

I charge extra for having to deal with that crap, but its rather annoying, and can really throw a wrench into the day.
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RH is the absolute worst, hands down! In my eyes, they're con artists. I hope they go bankrupt.

I charge extra for having to deal with that crap, but its rather annoying, and can really throw a wrench into the day.
I tell every client there will be a surcharge for Desperation Hardware and that's what I call it. It may as well be in my terms and conditions.
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Nah, they're held in by a strong magnet, and you can take them out to put in your impact too. I've had mine since 2013 and still have all the original tips.
I just got the Klein handle that takes the hex bits that snap in impact type chucks, I like it so far.
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I tell every client there will be a surcharge for Desperation Hardware and that's what I call it. It may as well be in my terms and conditions.
I've had problems with everything that company makes, not just light fixtures. I also charge accordingly.
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I personally like QO panels and breakers in general, but finding one that pops off the busbar just by breathing near it is disturbing.
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I personally like QO panels and breakers in general, but finding one that pops off the busbar just by breathing near it is disturbing.
What are you eating for lunch?
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Every screw should be square head. I don't even know why flat head screws are still made. If someone is caught making a flat head screw they should be shipped to Guantanamo.
Some were but they were released. They're now generals.
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Corded pendant lights with the plastic set screw.

Flexable track lights.

IDEA fixtures.

Progress 5" old work recess cans. P185-TG. Never again.

LED strip lights that require splices in box above, when old fixture was wired inside the fluorescent fixture.

Customer supplied second hand crap.
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