help me find these

help me find these

am 14.07.2006 21:01:34 von RB

I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light duty
screw jack.

If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know. I
want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a fence
post.

Re: help me find these

am 14.07.2006 21:54:26 von Chas Hurst

"RB" <> wrote in message
news:TSRtg.1346$
> I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light
> duty screw jack.
>
> If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know. I
> want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a
> fence post.

Make one from a piece of pipe and a length of threaded rod. Weld a nut on an
end of the pipe.

Re: help me find these

am 15.07.2006 03:47:01 von Jim Ledford

Chas Hurst wrote:
>
> "RB" <> wrote in message
> news:TSRtg.1346$
> > I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light
> > duty screw jack.
> >
> > If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know. I
> > want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a
> > fence post.
>
> Make one from a piece of pipe and a length of threaded rod. Weld a nut on an
> end of the pipe.

home made stuff is great.

sad watching another spend to much money on what could be so
easily made out of a few scrap parts from the scrap parts pile.

did you know most neighborhoods have rules against having a
scrap parts pile? yep, upsets those who are unable to visualize
a future use for a piece of scraped out metal. they call'em
eye sores and that's their reasoning for not allowing neighborhood
dwellers with visionary expertise to retain and maintain a scrap
pile. all about, if 'I' can not do it then 'I' want to prohibit
you from being able to do it.

Re: help me find these

am 15.07.2006 04:02:51 von Srgnt Billko

"Jim Ledford" <> wrote in message
news:
> Chas Hurst wrote:
>>
>> "RB" <> wrote in message
>> news:TSRtg.1346$
>> > I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light
>> > duty screw jack.
>> >
>> > If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know.
>> > I
>> > want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a
>> > fence post.
>>
>> Make one from a piece of pipe and a length of threaded rod. Weld a nut on
>> an
>> end of the pipe.
>
> home made stuff is great.
>
> sad watching another spend to much money on what could be so
> easily made out of a few scrap parts from the scrap parts pile.
>
> did you know most neighborhoods have rules against having a
> scrap parts pile? yep, upsets those who are unable to visualize
> a future use for a piece of scraped out metal. they call'em
> eye sores and that's their reasoning for not allowing neighborhood
> dwellers with visionary expertise to retain and maintain a scrap
> pile. all about, if 'I' can not do it then 'I' want to prohibit
> you from being able to do it.

Same with "dump picking" - they stop us from recycleing stuff from there
also. Twenty years ago I built a nice 10 by 12 shed wuth lumber I "picked".

Re: help me find these

am 15.07.2006 04:47:10 von Jim Ledford

Srgnt Billko wrote:

> Jim Ledford wrote:
> > Chas Hurst wrote:
> >> RB wrote:
> >> > I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light
> >> > duty screw jack.
> >> >
> >> > If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know.
> >> > I
> >> > want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a
> >> > fence post.
> >>
> >> Make one from a piece of pipe and a length of threaded rod. Weld a nut on
> >> an
> >> end of the pipe.
> >
> > home made stuff is great.
> >
> > sad watching another spend to much money on what could be so
> > easily made out of a few scrap parts from the scrap parts pile.
> >
> > did you know most neighborhoods have rules against having a
> > scrap parts pile? yep, upsets those who are unable to visualize
> > a future use for a piece of scraped out metal. they call'em
> > eye sores and that's their reasoning for not allowing neighborhood
> > dwellers with visionary expertise to retain and maintain a scrap
> > pile. all about, if 'I' can not do it then 'I' want to prohibit
> > you from being able to do it.
>
> Same with "dump picking" - they stop us from recycleing stuff from there
> also. Twenty years ago I built a nice 10 by 12 shed wuth lumber I "picked".

at the county trash dump they got not one but two old men guarding
the stuff. ticks me off how the government had rather fill up a
landfill with that good stuff rather than allow me to take it home...

:(

Re: help me find these

am 22.07.2006 23:44:23 von Dave

RB wrote:
> I'm looking a simple, maybe 2' long retracted, 4' long extended, light duty
> screw jack.
>
> If anyone knows where I can find a gizmo like that, please let me know.

1. go to hardware store
2. buy piece of all-thread, and a 'rod joiner' sized to fit it. there's
the jack you describe. alternately, use a turnbuckle as an 'expander'
I
> want to put a swivel foot on each end and use it for a knee brace on a fence
> post.
>
>