I was recently pressed into service to hang up some curtain rods. The
hardware came with some funny screws that I've never seen before.
They looked pretty much like normal #6 pan-head wood (sheet metal?)
screws except that the diameter of the head was significantly smaller
than on a normal #6 pan-head.
This seems like a trivial point except that I needed to get longer
screws and the way the stupid thing was designed, a normal head was
too big to fit where it had to fit. After much time wasted searching
the fastener isle at the borg, head scratching (and not a small amount
of colorful language), I ended up taking some stock screws and
grinding the heads down to fit.
So, my question is, is there a standard name for this "smaller
diameter than a normal pan-head" screw?
It's called a froo froo screw 'cuzin they're only used to attach froo froo
for wimminz. Also known as a SWMBO screw.
(No, really, I have no clue. I sure hate putting that crap up though. "Oh,
oh, let's go buy some new WINDOW TREATMENTS!" "Um. Are you going to pay
for the window treatments THIS time?" "Oh, sure, wink wink, wiggle wiggle,
I'll make it worth your while." Hours pass. She flirts with me the whole
time I'm putting up her damn curtains. Then the moment of truth arrives,
and "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz." Sigh.)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
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