I had a monster compressor in a basement. Put some planks on the stairs
& laid the compressor on them. Tied a rope to the compressor, went
around a change-of-direction pulley to a truck and "drove" the
compressor upstairs. No kids hanging around so I got to drink the beer!
Lew Hodgett wrote:
There have been no noticeable changes in the laws of nature, physics, or
human behavior since I became eligible, simutaniously, for the draft,
the franchise, and 3.2% bear in Kansas in 1982. You would be amazed at
what 18 year old guys will do for some _bad_ bear. On move in day at
the girls dorms at KU, the wise fathers would pack all sorts of heavy
stuff without fear, because they would also pack a cold six of Bud.
They never had to lift a finger.
I'll assume you meant beer. I doubt to many people would care for some bear.
The drinking age is, by federal law, 21 so giving some beer to some 18 year
olds in exchange for some help may prove expensive.
The trouble is that if they let slip that you gave them beer and their
mommies go ballistic you can end up in jail these days.
The politicians have gone totally nuts on drinking under 21. Personally
I'm of the opinion that anybody who is old enough to die for his country
is old enough to drink and smoke, but the politicians don't see it that
Exaclty. When SWMBO announced she was defecting to another team, I
dreaded the affect it would have on the workshop. Turns out a few
hundred dollars and a large number of moving guys later, I had my shop
in a semi-better location. Now, if I can just get an electrician to
put in a 20 amp circut, I don't care if I have to improve the
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