You might find some rubber wheels at Harbor Freight that will
fit it. I can imagine the sound it makes because back in the
late 1980's I had a little 3 year old buddy next door who's
parents gave him soft drinks containing a lot of sugar and
caffeine. At five in the morning he would be on his Big Wheel
zipping up and down the sidewalk outside my window. It sounded
like a concrete mixer.
re: 3 YO and Hot Wheels
I'd like to know who signed off on using pavers/tile in supermarkets,
especially with the huge grout lines.
Don't you think they'd want a flat surface so that customers have a
nice relaxing experience and might want to hang out longer?
I can't wait to get out any areas with pavers (typically the produce
department and sometimes the bakery) to get away from the clunk clunk
clunk of the shopping cart wheels.
If they think that they make people slow down in those departments, it
doesn't work for me.
(You did it again, Stormin- the message you were replying to vanished
because of your top posting and sig delimeter, and the original never
made it to my server. Reply at bottom where it belongs.)
>Wear ear plugs, and walk up and down for an hour or so?
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I'd like to know who signed off on using >pavers/tile in supermarkets,
especially with the huge grout lines. Don't you think they'd want a flat
surface so that customers have a >nice relaxing experience and might
want to hang out longer? I can't wait to get out any areas with pavers
(typically the produce >department and sometimes the bakery) to get away
from the clunk clunk clunk of the shopping cart wheels. If they think
that they make >people slow down in those departments, it doesn't work
They use clay tile for three main reasons- style, easy upkeep, and
reduced slip'n'fall accidents. The 12" commercial vinyl? tile that most
stores had for last 40-some years, with normal commercial wax on top, is
very slippery when wet. In produce section, a single dropped grape can
put a customer on their ass. In wet/winter weather, low person on
employee totem pole spends pretty much their entire shift pushing the
mop bucket around. The clay tile has a matte surface, and only needs a
deep cleaning/sealing every few months. You can wet-mop all day, and it
is safe to walk on in seconds.
Thanks. It is partly for the benefit of the neighbors, but mainly for
my wife. I usually take them out about 6am when I get up. she is still
sleeping and the bedroom window is right above the driveway. I've
taken to taking them out the night before since the new driveway.
First, I'd need to find a 10" inner tube, then a way to keep it in
place. Maybe an 8" tube, so I'd really have to snap it in place.
Go to a tire dealer that sells big truck tires. See if they have some take
off inner tubes (damaged ones) Find one slightly smaller than what you need.
Cut for width. Use contact cement on wheels. Stretch cut tube to go on
wheel. I did this when our children were small and we had oak floors. Really
works. Still have some of those toys and grand kids have used them. These
were home made riding toys with wood wheels. WW
I think you are looking at this wrong. A tube from a car tire might
work, maybe a little smaller. Don't use the whole diameter of the tube.
Lay it flat like an "O" and cut it from the inside to the outside, you
could cut 30 or so rubber bands from one tube. And the local tire store
probably has a few old tubes free of charge.
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