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Posts Tagged ‘Home Depot’

My dogs ate my dryer vent.

In Adventures on July 19, 2009 at 12:23 am

Long story short, the whole expandable aluminum thingamajig that gets the hot dryer air out into the hot summer air was disintegrated into a spiral of disjointed puppy angst. So I had to buy a new one.

I walked in to the Depot (it’s the closest, and that’s got its appeal) bent on buying whatever they gave me. After all, you can’t dry without this vent. (Did I mention I had a load of towels in the washer?) Turns out that the single option in the appliance department was in fact stamped Made In The USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Total success and utter failure all rolled into one.

In Adventures on April 30, 2009 at 12:42 am

Well hell.

I just called the only Home Depot in the area that sells FSC certified lumber, in order to speak with Bob at the Pro Desk who I was told could order my FSC lumber. 

And he can. Read the rest of this entry »

This fence thing is getting to be ridiculous.

In Adventures on April 23, 2009 at 12:14 am

This post was almost called “_uck Home Depot” after a particularly difficult experience getting FSC certified information from the only Home Depot in the area that (I’ve been told) sells FSC certified lumber. Here’s how it went.

I called the only Home Depot in the area rumored to sell FSC certified lumber. I pressed 3 when prompted to go to the lumber department. They answered immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Depot _ucks.

In Adventures on April 9, 2009 at 12:46 am

While I’m generally hesitant to get my facts from any web site with the word “sucks” in the URL, this web site has some interesting “information” about Home Depot and wood. More than anything, it seems to have some interesting info about lumber and logging as a whole. Things like: Read the rest of this entry »

Home Depot Responds

In Adventures on April 5, 2009 at 12:03 am

Less than 12 hours after I sent my customer service inquiry re: lumber sourcing and FSC certification via the Home Depot and Lowe’s web sites, I have received a response. It is from Home Depot.

The note is a simple one: Read the rest of this entry »