The Henrietta, NY Home Depot, I won't even go in there. The
parking lot requires three or four "crank the wheel all the
way" to get around the parking lot medians and dividers. The
Victor NY store isn't so bad.
Try it sometime.... Jefferson Road, just east of E.
Henrietta Road. If my memory is working, as to where the
store is. Might be between the Henrietta Roads. It's a
miserable PIA to get in and out of the lot. The one on West
Ridge is MUCH easier to get in and out.
I have tried it. It's a non-event.
How far out of your way would you be willing to drive, in order to avoid
having to turn your steering wheel in certain ways because of the way a
parking lot was designed?
My long wheelbase panel van, it's an event. I live closer to
the Victor store, anyhow. It's only a couple miles to
To answer your question, though. Five or so miles. I try to
plan trips ahead of time, and thier miserable parking lot is
a real nonplusser. Same with Goodwill ABVI in Victor. Too
many tight turns.
You are right -- they are not tapered. Heh, you just may grasp climb
cutting sooner than I predicted!
The root diameter on a 1/4" lag is almost exactly 3/16.
A 1/8" pilot would cause about 1/32" (.032) compression, "on the radius" --
which, if too much, is a whole lot better than *no pilot*, which is what
proly 95% of people do.
Proly the pilot size would depend on the wood and on the grain orientation,
But as I think about it, and look at a lag bolt, mebbe a pilot closer to
3/16 than 1/8 IS appropriate, esp. for long lag bolts. Mebbe 11/64.
Bah, it was I who needed more coffee. What I meant to say was that 1/8" is
actually too *large* for a 1/4" (size 14) screw.
Of course, that is for a wood screw, which I do realize now uses a slightly
smaller hole than does a lag screw.
Okay, then it's not just me that has that problem with lag bolts from
Home Depot. I've become anal about drilling pilot holes that are long
enough and large enough diameter to deal with these crappy lag bolts.
Where can you buy good quality lag bolts though?
Now they have some thing where the the commercial mocks the WTF? blanket
about how the feet are not covered. This "better" one is closed at the
bottom. So basically this mutated WTF blanket is a kids indoor sleeping bag
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