[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 13:45:22 CDT 2007

The best part is a standard 8 foot 2x4 in the states is 7 foot, 9 inches long.

(put a 2x4 on each end when making a wall and it comes out to 8 feet).


On 10/6/07, Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >> From: Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>
> >> If not for the greed of the storage industry ...
> >
> > Is that like the greed of the lumber industry for not making 2x4's actually 2 inches by 4 inches?
> If I recall correctly, in the UK, it is illegal to sell dimensional
> lumber that is more than 1/8" below stated dimensions -- and you only
> get away with being that much under if it's been planed after cutting.
> If it's unfinished as-sawn lumber, and you advertise it as 2"x4" lumber,
> it better by god be 2"x4".  The nonsense that's SOP in the US, selling
> 1.5"x3.5" lumber and calling it 2"x4", so would not fly.  The Weights
> and Measures Inspectorate would come down on them like a ton of bricks
> for violation of the Trade Descriptions Act.
> And Madison Avenue?  Oy.  There'd be blood ankle-deep in the streets.
> You have to be very careful what you claim in advertising in the UK,
> because at any time, a man from Weights and Measures may walk into your
> office with an example of your product purchased off the shelf, hand it
> to you, and say, "Your packaging/latest ad campaign makes this claim.
> Prove it."  And you'd better be able to prove it, right now, with the
> product package he just handed you.
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