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  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
    electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a hole
    drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole. They
    are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing wires) in
    the tool section are called "installer bits".
    Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!

    I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department of Home
    Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
    actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably thought that
    was what they were.
     
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Yah they hide them in a piece of pvc pipe at the end of the electrical isle.

    The only problem with them is the flutes get clogged because of the way the
    drill is welded to the rod, make sure you "unload" the hole of saw dust
    frequently. Another tip....use a regular drill bit to get you started, then
    use the D'versibit. That way you'll have a nice straight guide hole AND save
    some life of the Dversibit. Oh, yeah...don't keep the drill running when
    you're moving through an insulated wall or you could wrap the fiberglass
    insulation around the drill.



    |I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
    | electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a hole
    | drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole. They
    | are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing wires)
    in
    | the tool section are called "installer bits".
    | Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!
    |
    | I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department of
    Home
    | Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
    | actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably thought
    that
    | was what they were.
    |
    |
     
  3. Robertm

    Robertm Guest

    The discouraging thing about Home Depot is that the employees don't know
    what they have in the store so you're pretty much on your own. That's why I
    like the electrical supply houses. You walk up to the counter and tell them
    what you want. A knowledgeable person gets it and you're all set without
    wasting half the day looking for it. If you're after price alone and you can
    live with the frustration of not being able to find what you want, standing
    in long lines, inept customer service, and rude cashiers, then HD is the
    place to be.

    Bob
     
  4. joe

    joe Guest


    and stop drilling as soon as you bust through the bottom or top plate to
    keep from drilling through pipes or roof or etc. under the floor or in the
    attic. use the bit as a feeler before drilling through floor or ceiling.
    feel around with end of bit to make sure you are on solid wood and not a
    wire.
     
  5. joe

    joe Guest

    I know what they have better than they do and if I don't I look for what I
    need. Usually a waste of time to ask for help. Then use the self check
    out. If you don't expect service then you won't be frustrated.
     
  6. joe

    joe Guest

    found a cable caster by Greenlee there yesterday while getting parts for a
    job. A dart gun with a fishing reel on it to cast wires into hard to reach
    areas. looks like a cool toy. should pay for itself if I use it once. now
    just have to find a place to use it. :)
     
  7. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    I have one of those. Not only are t hey fun but they can be a real time
    saver. I'll shoot from one side of a house (in frame stage) tie on a heavier
    pull line and pull 5-10 openings at a time. And it's really cool to shoot an
    employee with.

    My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if I toss
    too long I'm crippled the next day :)



    | found a cable caster by Greenlee there yesterday while getting parts for a
    | job. A dart gun with a fishing reel on it to cast wires into hard to
    reach
    | areas. looks like a cool toy. should pay for itself if I use it once.
    now
    | just have to find a place to use it. :)
    |
    | | > Yah they hide them in a piece of pvc pipe at the end of the electrical
    | > isle.
    | >
    | > The only problem with them is the flutes get clogged because of the way
    | > the
    | > drill is welded to the rod, make sure you "unload" the hole of saw dust
    | > frequently. Another tip....use a regular drill bit to get you started,
    | > then
    | > use the D'versibit. That way you'll have a nice straight guide hole AND
    | > save
    | > some life of the Dversibit. Oh, yeah...don't keep the drill running when
    | > you're moving through an insulated wall or you could wrap the fiberglass
    | > insulation around the drill.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > | > |I found those 5 ft. long drill bits at Home Depot. They were in the
    | > | electrical department, not in the tools section. And the bit has a
    hole
    | > | drilled in it so you can use it to fish wires after drilling a hole.
    | > They
    | > | are called D'versibit. Others with holes in the bits (for fishing
    wires)
    | > in
    | > | the tool section are called "installer bits".
    | > | Exactly what I was looking for - Thanks!
    | > |
    | > | I don't know how many times I have been in the electrical department
    of
    | > Home
    | > | Depot and yet never noticed these. They look like long rods (They are
    | > | actually a long rod with a drill bit on the end), so I probably
    thought
    | > that
    | > | was what they were.
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
  8. The discouraging thing about Home Depot is that
    It seems to vary from store to store. There was one in Manchester, CT that
    was excellent. They hired retired electricians, plumbers, etc., to work the
    aisles. Most were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Another store in a
    nearby town was more like what you described.
    They're generally useful for contractors who know what they need. DIYers
    can often get better help from HD.
    On that we disagree. In the years since they've been around I think I've
    met two rude HD employees. All the rest have been polite and at least tried
    to be helpful. Once when I was preparing to install a new transformer for
    the lighting system in my church I stopped in HD to get some odds and ends
    from the electrical dept. Chatting with the salesman I mentioned what the
    project was. He told me he was a retired electrician and that he happened
    to have some used transformers he'd removed during upgrades stored in his
    garage. He gave us a 440/208 WYE model for the church's use, saving us
    several hundred dollars.

    Another experience I had at HD made me believe the company's customer
    service policy is beyond excellent. I bought a 5-horsepower snow thrower
    there one year. It worked OK at first but needed service (I forget what the
    problem was) before the first season was out. It was fixed under warranty.
    The following year I had to bring it in twice more. Just before the start
    of the third winter (more than two years after buying it) I was at HD
    getting something else and I mentioned the problems to customer service.
    They called the manager over and he said to bring the unit in so he could
    look it over. The next day I brought the machine in. He asked me a few
    questions and said, "OK, this is a lemon. We'll replace it."

    We then went into the department to look for a new 5-horse model but those
    were all sold out. He selected a much bigger, more costly 8-horse unit and
    asked if this would fit in my 4-Runner. I said yes but asked how much extra
    it would cost me. They didn't charge me one cent for the upgrade. Needless
    to say, I invariably shop HD when I need any major appliance, lawn mower (I
    stopped doing that when I moved to FL), etc. You may well have had bad luck
    with them but I've had almost entirely good experience with the company.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    2291 Pine View Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34231
    941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  9. Doug L

    Doug L Guest

    An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.

    Doug L
     
  10. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the world?


    | An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.
    |
    | Doug L
    |
    | --
    |
    | |
    | > My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if I
    toss
    | > too long I'm crippled the next day :)
    |
    |
     
  11. Bob Worthy

    Bob Worthy Guest

    I didn't see anything terribly wrong, unless Doug was refering to "Dwarf
    tossing", a sick club sport that was publized some years ago.
     
  12. Robertm

    Robertm Guest

    Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged. I don't
    think people are handicapped anymore, either, unless they're physically fit
    and parking in a handicapped space. Basically, people get tired of a word
    after it's been in use and then they find a new word that means the same
    thing. The old word is derogatory and the new word isn't, at least for a few
    years.

    Bob
     
  13. R.H.Campbell

    R.H.Campbell Guest

    Yeah, I know what you mean. The other evening, I was with my wife and kids
    and happened to use the word "queer" to describe a homosexual. Well you
    would think I swore on a public platform by the response I got from my kids.
    I was told in no uncertain terms that the politically correct word is "gay"
    now, with everything else being derogatory.....

    Times, they are a changin'.....

    RHC
     
  14. My guys still prefer tossers though, not me
    Spent some time in England, have you? :^)
     
  15. What do you mean? Did I use a term that's
    That wasn't the word he was referring to. The term, "tosser" is UK slang
    for one who ...errr, pleasures himself. It has been used here and in
    another newsgroup by several posters to describe Olson and Sabodish at
    various times.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    2291 Pine View Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34231
    941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  16. mikey

    mikey Guest

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    almost missed that one, thanks Doug!
     
  17. mikey

    mikey Guest

    DEATH BY HUMBA-BUMBA !!!

     
  18. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    screw it...if I'm referring to my self I can be degrading if I want.

    |
    | | > What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the
    | > world?
    | >
    | >
    |
    | Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged. I don't
    | think people are handicapped anymore, either, unless they're physically
    fit
    | and parking in a handicapped space. Basically, people get tired of a word
    | after it's been in use and then they find a new word that means the same
    | thing. The old word is derogatory and the new word isn't, at least for a
    few
    | years.
    |
    | Bob
    |
    |
    |
     
  19. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    ah...din't know that I was referring to a wad of big steel washers held
    together with a threaded eye bolt that we use to toss wires over trusses.


    | >> What do you mean? Did I use a term that's
    | >> derogatory somewhere in the world?
    | >
    | > Yep, no one is crippled anymore, they are physically challenged...
    |
    | That wasn't the word he was referring to. The term, "tosser" is UK slang
    | for one who ...errr, pleasures himself. It has been used here and in
    | another newsgroup by several posters to describe Olson and Sabodish at
    | various times.
    |
    | --
    |
    | Regards,
    | Robert L Bass
    |
    | =============================>
    | Bass Home Electronics
    | 2291 Pine View Circle
    | Sarasota · Florida · 34231
    | 941-925-9747 Sales & Tech Support
    | http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    | =============================>
    |
    |
    |
     
  20. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    HA !! Welp in my neck of the woods it translates as: my elbow hurts from
    throwing a 3 lb bundle of steel washers held together with eyebolt (the
    infamous "tosser") that we attach wires to and throw over the trusses so we
    don't have to climb ladders every 10 feet. But, your translation is far more
    colorful !!...but definitely not what I meant.


    |A rough translation would be
    |
    | your guys prefer wankers and your elbow hurts if you jerk off too much
    |
    | Doug L
    |
    | --
    |
    | | > What do you mean? Did I use a term that's derogatory somewhere in the
    | > world?
    | >
    | >
    | > | > | An unfortunate phrase/term to use in some parts of the world crash.
    | > |
    | > | Doug L
    | > |
    | > | --
    | > |
    | > | | > |
    | > | > My guys still prefer tossers though, not me with my tennis elbow if
    I
    | > toss
    | > | > too long I'm crippled the next day :)
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    |
     
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