Why no MDO at HD?

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Went to the local Home Depot today to see about some MDO. They had 2x4 sheets but no 4x8. I asked the *ahem* lumber specialist, why this was and he said he wasnt quite sure what I meant. I said "You have MDO in 2x4 sheets but (I dont see any in 4x8. He quickly replies, "Sir the only kind of 4x8's we carry here are treated and dont come in sheets, they're actually posts used for like decks and things" .......I silently walked away before I did something I would later regret!
How DO these people get thier jobs anyway.......
Jim
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too expensive and does not move very fast...at least that is what I think....I can buy it at a plywood dist. around here....about $40 a sheet for 1/2 inch.....I am going to get three sheets and cut out reindeer for Christmas and sell them....I get 10 deer from 3 sheets......Brian
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Every time I get three sheets my wife calls me a drunk and winds up stepping on my hands as I am crawling home. 8>{

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I make one but I see 10 with 3 sheets..........hehe Brian
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James D Kountz wrote:

In my local HD (Bowie, Maryland) the 4x8 MDO is in another area from 4x8 plywood, siding, particle board, etc. For reasons known only to them, the 4x8 MDO sheets are over with the pre-cut MDO shelves.
-- Mark
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you're thinking of MDF, not MDO. I've never seen MDO (medium density overlay plywood) sold in "pre-cut shelves".
My local Borgs don't carry MDO at all. I have to get it from a builder supply at something like $48/sheet for 3/4".
Mike

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Mike in Mystic wrote:

You're right, I got acronymofobiaized.
-- Mark
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On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 04:21:45 GMT, "Mark Jerde"
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hey man! if you got some wasting disease like that,,,move a bit furthur down the bench...maybe Jums and Groggy'll let ya sit next to them. and for God's sake, don't cough on people!
*G*
Traves
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Try working for a phone company. <G>
We've got SLiC, SLiM, XDSL, ADSL, HDSL, IDSL, WFA/DI, WFA/DO. WFA/C, SLEN, LEN, DEN, REN, NNX,, NXX, POP, POS, ILEC, CLEC, NM, MACS, MACX, BERD, BERT, CART, DTB8, SCC, SOCC, NOC, INOC, DSC, DCS, SONET, PSC, PSOC, ISDN, POTS, LSN, LST, CST, B8ZS, AMI, ESF... I could really go all day.
There is actually a 1000+ page dictionary for the industry!
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And for all you "Office Space" fans out there, I actually get a "TPS Report". <G>
It's a really bad dream.
Barry
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B a r r y B u r k e J r . wrote:

;-) I've been in computers for 20+ years (PC, VB, DB, DBMS, OLAP, VPN, ... ) including 7.5 years in the Army (BT, OCS, JMOC, ..., ETS!) & 2 years with the gvmt (INS, VEWP, SEWP, ...). I'm also heavily involved with biometric standards efforts (AP, CBEFF, CC, NIAP, ...). Acronyms!!!
Of course, we all know PMS stands for Pedestal Mounted Stinger or Preventative Maintenance Service... <g>
-- Mark
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The most straightforward, logical name for our suborganization was the Positive Identification Systems Section. The boss vetoed the name. ;-)
-- Mark
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Thank you Barry, I enjoyed that. Dean
Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.
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Did you get the memo about the new cover sheet? I'll get you a copy of it so you'll have one.

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So what is MDO used for?
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On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 04:13:51 GMT, "Mike in Mystic"
The Berlin and Wallingford stores have a panel with samples of MDO, along with every kind of hardwood ply you can imagine. They are special order items.
Anything I need to special order comes from Middletown Builders Supply, Harris, etc... I can't imagine how a BORG could not manhandle a special order. <G>
Barry
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thank goodness for someone who finally caught that error...and we say the JD person doesnt know anything
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Actually I AM talking about MDO which is of course different from MDF. The local HD here has MDO in small sheets but not 4x8. Thus the original post.
Jim

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I'm the one who messed up the MD[O/F]. ;-) *You* knew what you were talking about...
-- Mark
James D Kountz wrote:

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Don't feel bad, it ain't just you who's noticed this.
I tried to get a job at Radio Shack years ago. I had 4 years of HS electronics, was attending college for same, built a number of Heathkit projects, and was working every other semester through NASA's coop program. I was looking for a job in my off semesters. I knew the store better than the manager since I had bought most everything there frequently, and more importantly, I knew what the components were for. I was told I wasn't qualified as I had no sales experience. I was also told, NO electronic experience was required. Say what? Twenty years later, still working in the aerospace industry, I ran a radio repair shop on the side for several years, and I'm still not qualified to work for Radio Shack. When I walk in and they ask, "can I help you", I usually reply "not likely, but thanks anyway".
I suspect HD and others are no different. Stupid people need jobs too. ;-)
So apparently, the sales realm has decided it would be better to talk to a slick know-nothing rather than a geek who's passion is what he's selling. Something seriously wrong with this picture.
Robert

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4x8's
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program.
Ah Heathkits! Brings back fond memories. My "favorite" Heathkit experience was with an early project. I screwed it up and it never worked. I put it on a shelf and forgot about it. About a year later, I pulled it down and noticed the batteries had leaked. Eveready had a "no leak" warrantee so I packed the project up and sent it off to them. Not only did they clean up the leakage - the darned thing actually worked when it came back! :)
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