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Old 07-28-2018, 03:59 PM   #11
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Wonder if the admin might not work on setting up a database by categories with hours, website , and phone contact info.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:38 PM   #12
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I get almost all my hardware from the McFadden-Dale store in Santa Ana CA. It's very rare that I cannot find exactly what I want there, very rare indeed. And the guys who work there know of what they speak, unlike most Home Despot staff who range between slightly helpful to completely clueless. I like stores staffed by cranky old farts who know their $hit. I also buy almost all my metals from Industrial Metal Supply in Irvine CA, any marine-ish items from West Marine in Newport Beach CA (I just got back from there to get some 2/0 tinned cable and lugs), I get all my hydraulic hoses made by Mesa Hose in Costa Mesa CA, and I had Ronco Plastics in Tustin CA make all four of my tanks. I've probably spent thousands at McFadden-Dale over the ten years I've been working on my bus, but that's just part of the cost of this hobby. It's still cheaper than flying, or owning a boat, or having race cars, or lots of other things that folk do to stay out of mischief (or stay in mischief?).

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Old 07-28-2018, 06:15 PM   #13
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I get almost all my hardware from the McFadden-Dale store in Santa Ana CA. It's very rare that I cannot find exactly what I want there, very rare indeed. And the guys who work there know of what they speak, unlike most Home Despot staff who range between slightly helpful to completely clueless. I like stores staffed by cranky old farts who know their $hit. I also buy almost all my metals from Industrial Metal Supply in Irvine CA, any marine-ish items from West Marine in Newport Beach CA (I just got back from there to get some 2/0 tinned cable and lugs), I get all my hydraulic hoses made by Mesa Hose in Costa Mesa CA, and I had Ronco Plastics in Tustin CA make all four of my tanks. I've probably spent thousands at McFadden-Dale over the ten years I've been working on my bus, but that's just part of the cost of this hobby. It's still cheaper than flying, or owning a boat, or having race cars, or lots of other things that folk do to stay out of mischief (or stay in mischief?).

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Hey John, does this mean I have to get rid of N33FK ??

I like Mr hose in Carson and my West marine is just over the bridge out of Seal Beach. There is a NAPA close to my shop and I have had great success for all kinds of fittings , hardware etc. with ZORO on line. Also love anything from good old Aircraft Spruce.
And my favorite welding supply is Advanced gas in Huntington Beach.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:25 PM   #14
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I like stores staffed by cranky old farts who know their $hit.


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Old 07-28-2018, 06:32 PM   #15
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These guys too they rock. Located in Garden Grove.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:36 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Iceni John;283158] . I had Ronco Plastics in Tustin CA make all four of my tanks.


Did those same guys make the "Amazing Veg-O- Matic" too ?
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:59 AM   #17
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Little hardware stores rule

Great idea! I don't support Amazon and avoid big box stores as often as possible. Any True Value. Hardware gets my vote. And yes the agri stores.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:31 PM   #18
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