The best place around me, and aire (who hasn't joined the new forum yet, because he busted his collar bone in two places and got some nasty road rash due to a fall off his bike, so his gun is on hold, and he'll be on the injured list for two months, sadly) has been McLendon hardware. There's only about 5 of them, and you hear "soandso McLendon" getting paiged on the intercom. They have tons of everything. It's a superhardware store. They have electronics and everything. It's the only place around here that has +2" pipe. They carry 2.5" and sdr21. It's a great place. The people there actually aren't stupid. The closest one is a bit further than home depot, which is RIGHT across the street from lowes, and home depot and lowes are right by costco, so my mom is more willing to let me go there, since she's already right next to them.