Thursday, June 22, 2017

Home Depot Being Sued Over "Two by Fours" That Don't Measure 2" by 4"

Just heard this on the radio....

Some dolt has brought a class action lawsuit against Home Depot for selling 2x4's that "only" measure out to be 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

And people wonder what good shop classes do when *everybody* should get a "College" education.....

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  1. Wow. WE're f**k'd.

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    1. Sounds like a shakedown.

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    2. I hope the court throws it out!

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  3. The fail is strong with this one, unless it's in the 9th Circuit.

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  4. I had houses in my youth where the 2x4 actually measured those dimensions. But those houses also had lath and plaster wall coverings which made up for the rough lumber. With the advent of plaster boards, they had to smooth out the rough 2x4s, so planed them down to, you guessed it, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. Had to explain the whole thing to my son in law. Ultimately, plaster board is cheaper than lath and plaster, so everyone is improved by the change. Ain't economics the bomb?

    Wade
    KG4KAH

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    1. Yep, in some older buildings, the lumber actually measured out to the size it's called. Unusual, but not unheard of.

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    2. Wade, congratulations on getting your general in February and good luck on the extra.

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  5. If the idiots that have done this are not required to pay for their stupidity, it would open the door to sue the liberal socialist democrat party and lame stream media spokes-holes for all their lies. Oh well, I can dream.

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  6. That happened at least thirty, probably closer to 40 years ago... The shrinking 2X4 that is...

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    1. I took wood shop class in 1967, so 50 years ago, and I'm pretty sure they told us about named and finished sizes.

      I'm surprised that anyone would take the suit seriously.

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    2. Yep. The "2x4" size is the unfinished size of the rough lumber. After they run it through the planer to make it "pretty", it comes out 1-1/2x3-1/2

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  7. Any time you work in retail sales with the public, you are in for some unique experiences.

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  8. Coming next: 2x6's and 4x4's 6x6's..........and don't forget the other chains, like Lowes and OSH

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Keep it civil, please....