There must be a simple device that allows a lid to close slowly rather
than to slam of fingers. The lid(s) weigh maybe 10 pounds but can
really cause an injured finger. ( The lid is much too light for the
type of device found on cars.)
Now how in the world would the OP have found that?! I mean come on -
it says in the description " Prevents lids from accidentally slamming
shut on fingers." and there's no way he could have found that without
searching for something obscure like, "prevent lid slam fingers". ;)
Google is the enemy, and you should keep your enemies close.
For those of you that offered helpful suggestions, thanks very much.
For thoses of you who were critical of my request suggesting I could
have found thiese myself, get a life. Why waste bandwith with such
nonsense. Who do you think you're helping?
I've followed this group for maybe 10 years. Most of the time,
everyong is willing to offer a helpful suggestion or two but once in a
while, the jerks just must have their say. (And it is frequently the
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:48:40 -0700 (PDT), RicodJour
Thery are, in my humble opinion, jerks!
Why waste bandwidth with such suggestions? If one doesn't want to
help in a positive manor, or has nothing positive to add why not stay
silent? Who is helped by negative or non-helpful responses. Maybe
the sender gets satisfaction but I really don't think anyone else
finds such comments positive nor helpful to anyone.
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 14:04:43 -0400, "Mike Marlow"
I didn't find the response to be too awful negative. A gentle nudge towards
google is often a good way to be encouraging. Most people that first post
to a forum like this typically later re-post about the abundance of
information they found using google. All in all, a good thing. I still
have a problem with the response that calls people jerks for doing exactly
what you are doing - expressing an opinion.
I look at it as teaching a man to fish.
Myself, I'll often post a link directly to the search.
The OP can then reply with a "Has anyone used one of these?" or a
"Which of these three parts might work best?"
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On Jun 9, 2:14 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I've helped in a positive manor - a small manor, I think it was a two
As far as the bandwidth, that is no longer a concern for anyone as far
as I can tell. People's time, however, is always in short supply, and
what you've done is to ask a group of strangers to do a search for
you. If you searched and didn't find anything, well, hell, post away,
but otherwise it just comes across as laziness.
Don't worry about the jerk comment. I don't - I've been called far
worse by far better people! ;)
Give a man a fish and he'll try and figure out how to cook it and he'll
eat for a day. Next day he's at your dock lookin for another one off
Give him a fishing pole and simple instructions and he'll still probably
show up at your boat, but at least he'll know how to do it.
They gave you the pole. You thought it was the shaft.
On Jun 8, 6:32 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Try www.mcmaster.com and search for gas springs. There are several
pages of gas springs and mounting brackets. These are not too
expensive for the small, low force units. These are hold open devices
like on a car. Proper geometry will allow the lid to stay open and
closed with or without a latch.
Search for Shock Absorbers and then select Shock Absorbers &
Dampers, page 1175 at present, for simple slow closers like automotive
shocks without springs.
Well, whatever you call it, a "gas strut" is what is in use on cars, and
they come in an infinite variety of sizes (lengths) and strengths.
For instance, the one on the hood of my new KIA might support a ten (or
more) pound toybox lid as well as it supports the hood of the car.
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