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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:01 am

You can't get anything for yourself, you gotta ask and then they cant understand you

It's like when you order fast food in an area heavily populated with people who speak spanish as a first launguage, you order a burger and get a breakfast burrito. For some reason they never mess up my burrito order though, strange....
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:10 am

Killjoy wrote:
You can't get anything for yourself, you gotta ask and then they cant understand you

It's like when you order fast food in an area heavily populated with people who speak spanish as a first launguage, you order a burger and get a breakfast burrito. For some reason they never mess up my burrito order though, strange....

LMAO that reminded me of this show I was watching this couple asked the restaurant to take care of there dog while they were eating and they cooked the dog. (they were in china by the way)
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:35 am

Poor dog lol. Actually the strangest thing ever was when they messed up my order at taco bell. To this day I have yet to understand how 2 tacos sounds like large mountain dew
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Unread postAuthor: battlemonkey » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:00 am

In NZ there is only bunnings. They leave u alone but for a 2in 90 degree angle it's about 15 bucks (chough ripoff chough)
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:17 am

they have bunnings, home hardware and other stores over here.

I mainly do my buying at bunnings, pressure fittings and pipe always in stock up to 2"(except sometimes there out of 3/4" pipe but close enough)
they have pretty good prices there, most of the people leave me alone but if theres young guys like 17 or 18 there they kinda figure im making spud guns and there like OHH have you tried doing blahblah and stuff like that there alright. even the older guys asked me what i was doing with a sprinkler valve and 2" pipe i said 'air cannon' and hes like oh really that sounds fun.

Home hardware have a little bit better range of brass fittings, but there prices are WAY jacked up. i buy a fitting from bunnings for $2 and its $4 at home hardware.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:55 am

I was in a town that is about 700km south of here a while ago and there fittings were at leats half the price of anything I could find in Bunnings around me.The store was a Mitre 10 and even the propane torch was $20 cheaper then were I live.

The old Bunnings building near me which was BBC Hardware closed a while back but I remember when I used to go and buy parts for my cannons in there they used to always know what was going on.They were kinda old guys,and a younger one which was in the army reserves and he helped a lot with the building of my guns.Hell they even had holes in there roofs and walls and roller doors were they had been shooting concrete slugs around...But it closed down and I don't know were those guys are now.


Bunnings is horrible,Reece all the way if your an Aussie.
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Unread postAuthor: veginator » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:28 am

Home hardware have a little bit better range of brass fittings, but there prices are WAY jacked up. i buy a fitting from bunnings for $2 and its $4 at home hardware.

Man, thats expensive usually anything over here below 3 inch is at or under a dollar.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:36 am

yeah, is that in america?

its different prices because of currency differences. it cost me like $5.80 for a 2" PN18 tee. $2.50 for a 3/4" 45 degree elbow
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Unread postAuthor: veginator » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:42 am

That still sucks for you, see. Sorry :( Or is that bad for me?
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:30 am

Although the Aussie Dollar is relatively strong against the Greenback it not to blame for the price.Only the suppliers,manufactures are in control of that.

Fittings down under are a horrible price and pipe as well,you could probably build the same equivalent cannon as one I was to build to maybe 1/3 the price or even less.

Pipe fittings are not the only cheap thing you get,also your petroleum products are cheap compared to ours in Australia and possibly NZ as well.

I do however get about a 20% off at Reece plumbing stores for having a Trade account. . . .Ahh the wonders of cheaper parts,but with no cash to spend it's kind of useless. . .
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Unread postAuthor: st.croixsurfer » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:51 pm

hahahahahahahhaa
my hd is pretty retarded to and im always hesitant to tell themwhat im making because they always look at me like im retarded an say wheres your mother dosent she know thats dangerous i mean im 13 but i look like im 16 and im waysmarter than most people there and i speak more than one languge not just spanish i hate miami no offense to anyone
anyway i like lowes better
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:28 pm

st.croixsurfer wrote:hahahahahahahhaa
my hd is pretty retarded to and im always hesitant to tell themwhat im making because they always look at me like im retarded an say wheres your mother dosent she know thats dangerous i mean im 13 but i look like im 16 and im waysmarter than most people there and i speak more than one languge not just spanish i hate miami no offense to anyone
anyway i like lowes better


yet, you didn't add one period? If English isn't your first language then I guess at least your spelling can be excused.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:49 pm

I just look for the stuff I need, and if they don't have it, I move on to another store. Once I overheard a man telling another employee to watch me while in the plumbing department at Menards, so I just don't buy plumbing stuff there anymore. Other than that, if they don't have it someplace, I just go somewhere else.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:56 pm

I go to this local store called McClendon's and the guy usually there is great, but when I told him I was making an airsoft gun, he had no idea what an airsoft gun even was! It was soooo pathetic.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:03 pm

i use B&Q because i'm in the uk and it's alright, although they don't sell much high pressure rated pipe and what they do sell is worse and more expensive than the online supplyer i use, and they only sell copper in bundles :x which is annoying.
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