On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 01:41:43 +0000 (UTC), James Gagney
Is that a wooden post the guiderail is attached to? You might have
better luck drilling that.
Use a sharp bit. Or use a $20 Harbor freight magnet.
[not to be a nanny-- but is that *your* hardware you're trying to
drill a hole in?]
Thinking the same thing. If the objective is to use fasteners then
driving a couple screws with washers into the post from the inside of
the can is a quick way to do it without drilling someones guard rail.
On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:23 -0700, Smitty Two wrote:
That's a good point. It actually had a plastic bag that I use to empty
the trash - but the can blew over and the plastic bag blew over the cliff.
So, I plan on leaving the plastic bag in the garbage can so that I don't
have to remove the can.
I could, I guess, put a bolt with a thumb screw on it though -- which
would allow me to remove the can should the bag break open.
The problem is how to keep the can there in the wind.
Pull the trash bag out, and put another bag in?
How will Mr. Gagney keep the lid on, since it's a windy place? Bungee cords?
Christopher A. Young
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How do you plan to empty this can, once it's bolted down?
HD has self drilling hex head screws, in the screws and bolts aisle. That,
and some fender washers. Socket tip for your cordless drill (set to low
speed, high torque setting).
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:24:42 -0400, George wrote:
That's a GREAT idea!
I didn't think of anything except a bolt ... but a lag screw should work
On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:08:17 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
Nothing fishy. I figure he lives on a road with a ditch and a
guardrail to keep cars from going in tthe ditch. a guardrail right
next to the driveable shoulder. And he has to take the garbage to the
foot of the long driveway to have it picked up, and the wind, maybe
wind from passing semis, blows the can over and/or into the ditch if
it's not secured in some way.
Although it's not his property , unless a hole is going to get a lot
bigger becasue the tin layer has been breeched, I don't have a probem
with him drilling one hole. OTOH, he could use two 1-inch C-clamps
to hold each end of a bungee cord and hold a garbage can of any shape
and size in place. I myself would put them on the bottom of the
rail so they ddid't look bad from the road, although I'm sure the view
from the road is not perfection anyhow. .
Close. Very close.
The road cuts along the edge of my property - so it's my property - but
it's well within the right of way of the easement so the town maintains
However, there's a cliff (not a ditch ... but close ... a really really
really deep ditch) on the other side of the guardrail.
The garbage can is there because lovers park there all the time, and I'd
say about 1/5th of them (or so) are filthy litterers. The rest are fine
and cause no problem.
So the trash can is there to encourage the filthy litterers to use it.
I empty it about once every week. Sometimes once every two weeks in the
rainy season. The wind is ferocious at times up here. Then, when it blows
over the garbage can, I have to pick up EVEN MORE garbage. You can
actually see trash someone left to the right of the garbage can in the
(Some) people are just filthy with other people's property. It is what it
is. I figure 1/5th can't ever be trained. And maybe 1/5th can be taught
to use the gargage can. The other 3/5ths were brought up well.
It is what it is. And I'm trying to do what I can.
> No one has asked yet, so I will.
> Why a garbage can attached to a guardrail?
Isn't it obvious???
It's a social commentary... an artistic expression of life in the 21st
It speaks to a simple man's struggle to live in the garbage of the
society we've created while dealing with the rapid pace of change and
ever present danger that creates, as symbolized by the highway
I'm thinking it could sell for over $100,000 at auction on the right day
to the right collector.
On Sun, 02 Sep 2012 14:42:25 -0400, willshak wrote:
People litter like crazy at that spot.
The guardrail is on the edge of a cliff.
The 'loop' end of the guard rail fits the garbage can perfectly.
The only problem is that the wind blows the garbage can over, at the open
end of the loop.
So I want to bolt or screw the garbage can down - to keep it from blowing
over the cliff in the wind.
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