Source of rubber feet for small tabletop appliances

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I've got a couple of little tabletop kitchen gadgets (ice crusher and citrus juicer) that once had little rubber feet on the bottom, which are now gone. Anyone know where to get replacements? They're round, with a smaller-diameter plug that fits into the hole.
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On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:35:42 -0700, David Nebenzahl

www.allelectronics.com Look at the rubber feet/bumpers category.
www.smallparts.com Search for bumpers. They have self adhesive and screw mount. either would probably work if you replaced all of them.
The name for what you have is "stem bumper" if you want to search for other sources.
HTH,
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Walmart. Housewares appliance displey aisle. Bring a small screwdriver or pick one up in hardware first.
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Al Bundy spake thus:

But to do that I'd have to renounce my lifelong pledge never to set foot in a Wal-Mart store.
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 00:48:12 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,

Read this and perhaps rethink your policy, David: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/09/liberalism_as_condescension.html It's a global economy, boys and girls. Get used to it. It'll be around as long as our civilization remains intact.
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Larry Jaques spake thus:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/09/liberalism_as_condescension.html
Nah, I don't think so; I've heard those arguments ("Wal-Mart helps the poor since so many of them shop there and save money") plenty times before, and they're mostly bullshit, like the Wikipedia entry on the company which could practically have been written by the store's own publicity department.
But here's something to put in *your* pipe and smoke, something that surprised me recently: an article about an environmental activist working on the inside, hired by the beastly conglomerate itself to see if they can become "greener":
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id 58
Apparently Wal-Mart really is interested in being a better corporate citizen in this regard. Too bad this doesn't extend to other aspects of their "business model", including paying their workers a decent wage, or curbing their predatory practices.
You know, just because there does exist this thing called a "global economy" (which sucks in so many ways) doesn't mean that one has to simply accept it, or that it can't be fought.
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David Nebenzahl spake thus:

Sorry, correction: wrong link. That's the paper's editorial comment on the article, which is here: http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id 53
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:15:50 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,

Boy, the printable version of this sure is easier to read. So, are you -against- the greening of Walmart?
If Wally World is so bad and pays their help so little, why did 25,000 of our American people apply for jobs at just ONE of their new store openings? <g>
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Larry Jaques wrote:

Because they are part of the twenty-something percent of Americans who don't graduate high school and even the Army doesn't want them?
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Larry Jaques spake thus:

No; as I said in the post you responded to, I think they're sincere in trying to become a better corporate citizen, *environmentally speaking*. Where they fall short is in their other business practices, like not paying their employees a living wage, union-busting with a vengeance, predatory practices in pricing and store location, etc., etc.

There's this expression--maybe you've heard it--that says something about having someone by the balls. Your statement says more about the miserable state of the US economy than about Wal-Mart's goodness.
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:13:11 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,

I wish I didn't have to constantly hear that "living wage" buzz word any more. Here is a fact of life: You go to school, grow up, and get a job. It's a minimum wage job, but before long, you make more and more money per hour as you learn more and progress through the rungs of business. Minimum wages are just a START.
Say you raise the minimum wage $3 an hour. To make up for it, businesses will have to charge more for their products and services. That makes people on fixed incomes even worse off than they are. So you traded your problem to other shoulders. The raise the min-wagers just got puts them into a higher tax bracket so their take-home is less and their cost of living just went way up. Who wins there, Joe?
Also, watch 50% of the small businesses who have employees fail in the first year after wages jump $3 an hour to pay your "living wage" because they couldn't raise their prices enough to compensate.

Yeah, we've had better times, haven't we? <sigh>
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:49:47 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,

I meant "Dave."
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Larry Jaques spake thus:

By the way, you did hear, didn't you, that Herr Gropenator, Ahnold, just signed the bill raising California's minimum wage? Vehemently opposed, natch, by the Chamber of Commerce/Nat'l Assoc. of Manufacturer's, etc., crowd.
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Larry Jaques wrote:

"Retired", no pension plan because they were self-employed small business owners put out of business by monopoly. They raised a couple of kids, sent them to college, and they came back to learn the business. Knew the products they sold and could give advice on everything. If I needed a water heater but had fallen on bad times, they would advance me the deal and let me finish paying later. My kids went Christmas shopping at their store, but were a dollar short buying gifts for parents. The dollar was forgiven. One son went out on his own remodeling kitchens. Heck of a carpenter. Couldn't compete with the box store AND make a living, besides he couldn't afford medical benefits for his family and an employee. He works for HD now because he has no other "skills". So, now, when I buy some cheap import and have a problem, I can call India for customer service. So much easier than going back down to the shop.
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On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:47:50 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm,

I, too, miss the real-live hometown hardware stores which were full of nice, friendly, actually helpful people. I even borrowed tools from Joe's Hardware in Vista, CA some 30 years back. Lead wool caulking tools for the cast iron stand pipe to the terlit.
Some of these stores still exist, but they're few and far between. I don't miss 4- or 8-track tapes or cassettes because CDs are better and easier. I'm still waiting for better hardware stores, but evolution will bring them some day.
Hey, there's your market niche, investors. Jump on it! Combine the pricing and selection of big-box stores with the friendliness and knowledge of old-time hardware stores.
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The "friendliness and knowledge" of old time hardware stores cost money. As long as there was no warehouse store, you didn't notice the premium you were paying, because you had nothing to compare it to. As soon as you DID notice it, you jumped ship, expecting the service and knowledge you were used to getting to just sit there on a shelf until you decided you wanted it for something.
When you and about 2000 other people are willing to pay a premium for it, you'll get it. Until then, you won't.
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David Nebenzahl wrote:

First, try email to the appliance mfg. Usually works, no cost or for cost of postage. If that doesn't work, put on a dab of silicone caulk, smoothe it with your finger, let it dry well. Just enough to get into the hole and take hold without filling up inside of applicance. There are also stick on pads at the hardware store, all sizes.
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On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:35:42 -0700, David Nebenzahl

Almost any hardware store. Possibly even sears. But I use cut-up mousepads.
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On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:44:42 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm,

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber838 Hollow punches which work well for cutting those. $5.99
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snipped-for-privacy@but.us.chickens says...

McMaster Carr -- www.mcmaster.com -- search for "stem bumpers", they have a full page of them.
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