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.......
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
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.
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".
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
There is actually a 1000+ page dictionary for the industry!
<(Amazon.com product link shortened)65698703/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-3863855-6685463>
And for all you "Office Space" fans out there, I actually get a "TPS
It's a really bad dream.
;-) 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>
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>
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
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.
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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