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ARGH! Home Depot Hell!

I just got back from the zoo that is Home Depot. All I needed were a couple pressure treated 2x8s and a few small items. I spent 15 minutes culling through crap lumber and another 20 negotiating the crowds and waiting among the throng of people checking out.

I'd prefer my local lumber yard, expensive though they are, for their quality of lumber and less hassle. I hate convenience!

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I just got back from the zoo that is Home Depot. All I needed were a couple pressure treated 2x8s and a few small items. I spent 15 minutes culling through crap lumber and another 20 negotiating the crowds and waiting among the throng of people checking out.

I'd prefer my local lumber yard, expensive though they are, for their quality of lumber and less hassle. I hate convenience!
I attempted to purchase some 4x4 pressure treated wood for my trailer drop shims last year at Home Depot but was told they couldn't cut off any pieces from a board because sawing "pressure treated" lumber was toxic and they weren't allowed to do it. I asked how they managed to have about 15 metric tons of this toxic material available for sale to the public who were obviously going to cut it and received a blank stare in reply . . .
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How did you carry two 2x8's on your bike?
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I attempted to purchase some 4x4 pressure treated wood for my trailer drop shims last year at Home Depot but was told they couldn't cut off any pieces from a board because sawing "pressure treated" lumber was toxic and they weren't allowed to do it. I asked how they managed to have about 15 metric tons of this toxic material available for sale to the public who were obviously going to cut it and received a blank stare in reply . . .
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How did you carry two 2x8's on your bike?
Ha. I'm rebuilding my bike. Had the pickup this trip. And oh, how I wish I was on my bike.

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I never go to Home Despot or Lowes on the weekend. ALWAYS during the week, mid-afternoon. It's empty then.
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I...was told they couldn't cut off any pieces from a board because sawing "pressure treated" lumber was toxic and they weren't allowed to do it.
Hey, I thought that was the old PT lumber, which contained arsenic... don't they have the new PT lumber, which is supposed to be less toxic?
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Hey, I thought that was the old PT lumber, which contained arsenic... don't they have the new PT lumber, which is supposed to be less toxic?
I guess "less toxic" is relative. I just can't understand a statement of "We can't cut this wood because it's toxic, but you can cut it once it leaves the store . . ."
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Seems to me that if it was so toxic they would be wearing respirators in there. You know they have plenty of dust in those buildings.

It's amazing how stupid some people can be.
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In my area Lowes lumber is much better than the Depot
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I have a Lowes being built about 3/4 mile from our house and an existing HD about 4 miles away. Life is good for choices and convenience.
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I have a Lowes being built about 3/4 mile from our house and an existing HD about 4 miles away. Life is good for choices and convenience.
Everybody needs a slice of the consumer pie.

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How did you carry two 2x8's on your bike?
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I just got back from the zoo that is Home Depot. All I needed were a couple pressure treated 2x8s and a few small items. I spent 15 minutes culling through crap lumber and another 20 negotiating the crowds and waiting among the throng of people checking out.

I'd prefer my local lumber yard, expensive though they are, for their quality of lumber and less hassle. I hate convenience!
God I hate that place. I have actually switched to Lowes. They seem much better at helping and they seem to have more staff in the different departments that know what the hell they're doing. I was there today....found what I wanted in 5 minutes and was out the door.

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Lowes and Home Deport are the Roseanne Barr and Jenna Jameson of consumer construction, one I go to for a great selection of quality wood, the other when I need something, not sure what it is, but I know if I root around long enough Im apt to find it.

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Lowes and Home Deport are the Roseanne Barr and Jenna Jameson of consumer construction, one I go to for a great selection of quality wood, the other when I need something, not sure what it is, but I know if I root around long enough Im apt to find it.
Thanks SSG, thanks a bunch! Now that little statement will rattle around my head on subsequent trips to the home improvement giants!
I don't want to hear any more explanation, especially if it involves any visuals of Roseanne Barr!
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