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Old 07-01-2020, 04:30 PM   #3901
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Good thing I watched so much Walking Dead to prepare for just such a situation.
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It's even better for putting on your sammich!
And in a pinch you can use spackle in place of Mayo.
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And in a pinch you can use spackle in place of Mayo.

Back in college I once used soaking wet toilet paper in place of spackle (but not in place of mayo) on some manner of dorm or apartment holes in the walls. However, I think the toilet paper strategy is not viable or wise in the COVID era...


I am on a job in a gated "country club" community. And thus found one of the hoarders. Two 60ish people with enough TP and disinfectant wipes in the garage to last them 10 years. Or more.
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Had a HO last year who started to give me this long explanation of how her sister recommended toothpaste for filling holes. It was almost like she wanted me to use it too. Finally I said her sister could come over and fill all the holes with Crest if she wanted to. “Oh no, she lives clear down in California!” That was pretty much the end of it. Some people.
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Had a HO last year who started to give me this long explanation of how her sister recommended toothpaste for filling holes. It was almost like she wanted me to use it too. Finally I said her sister could come over and fill all the holes with Crest if she wanted to. “Oh no, she lives clear down in California!” That was pretty much the end of it. Some people.
The cavity protection of extra whitening?
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Just had a customer who's job I finished up on Friday drop of a 24 of beer as a tip. It's over 30C here today and I'm about to mow my lawn. Decisions to be made... Or just go with both options at the same time.
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I think Humus would actually work for both.
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I'm a little bit hunkered down for TS Isaias and the boards are slow...

And I do keep having these random thoughts. In a world that's been obsessed with efficiency / capacity utilization for so long, why are [most] paint cans still round and made of metal? (I've seen the occasional plastic rectangle, but they're rare - at least where I am). When storage and shipping spaces are measured - probably by now - down the to cubic millimeter (it's all about the cube!), round wastes a lot of space for warehousing and shipping.

The same goes for 5 gal buckets. So much wasted space. I don't care about that so much. But across so many industries people live by this stuff.

And...5 gal buckets went plastic a long time ago (if they were ever even anything else?). Kitty litter buckets are rectangles - and that shape would make it so much easier to scrape excess mud off of a knife, and/or a better roller set up!.

I think I get it as far as metals being round - metals aren't as "plastic" (subject to molding) as plastics, and I'd imagine that the most efficient production strategy in metals is just to bend the thing round rather than making 4 corners.

But since so many metal-made things (think about cars or coffee cans - or anything else) have long since succumbed to the petroleum industry's dominance (i.e. have been shifted to plastic), how and why has the round, metal paint can survived? And do we even want it to?

Round metal paint cans make a lot of sense if you're a painter. But in today's world of industry I can't make sense out of them.
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I'm a little bit hunkered down for TS Isaias and the boards are slow...

And I do keep having these random thoughts. In a world that's been obsessed with efficiency / capacity utilization for so long, why are [most] paint cans still round and made of metal? (I've seen the occasional plastic rectangle, but they're rare - at least where I am). When storage and shipping spaces are measured - probably by now - down the to cubic millimeter (it's all about the cube!), round wastes a lot of space for warehousing and shipping.

The same goes for 5 gal buckets. So much wasted space. I don't care about that so much. But across so many industries people live by this stuff.

And...5 gal buckets went plastic a long time ago (if they were ever even anything else?). Kitty litter buckets are rectangles - and that shape would make it so much easier to scrape excess mud off of a knife, and/or a better roller set up!.

I think I get it as far as metals being round - metals aren't as "plastic" (subject to molding) as plastics, and I'd imagine that the most efficient production strategy in metals is just to bend the thing round rather than making 4 corners.

But since so many metal-made things (think about cars or coffee cans - or anything else) have long since succumbed to the petroleum industry's dominance (i.e. have been shifted to plastic), how and why has the round, metal paint can survived? And do we even want it to?

Round metal paint cans make a lot of sense if you're a painter. But in today's world of industry I can't make sense out of them.
I think the round shaped container lends itself to a stronger structure because of its even load displacement.
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I'm a little bit hunkered down for TS Isaias and the boards are slow...

And I do keep having these random thoughts. In a world that's been obsessed with efficiency / capacity utilization for so long, why are [most] paint cans still round and made of metal? (I've seen the occasional plastic rectangle, but they're rare - at least where I am). When storage and shipping spaces are measured - probably by now - down the to cubic millimeter (it's all about the cube!), round wastes a lot of space for warehousing and shipping.

The same goes for 5 gal buckets. So much wasted space. I don't care about that so much. But across so many industries people live by this stuff.

And...5 gal buckets went plastic a long time ago (if they were ever even anything else?). Kitty litter buckets are rectangles - and that shape would make it so much easier to scrape excess mud off of a knife, and/or a better roller set up!.

I think I get it as far as metals being round - metals aren't as "plastic" (subject to molding) as plastics, and I'd imagine that the most efficient production strategy in metals is just to bend the thing round rather than making 4 corners.

But since so many metal-made things (think about cars or coffee cans - or anything else) have long since succumbed to the petroleum industry's dominance (i.e. have been shifted to plastic), how and why has the round, metal paint can survived? And do we even want it to?

Round metal paint cans make a lot of sense if you're a painter. But in today's world of industry I can't make sense out of them.
This is exactly the type of post this thread was built for, thanks for sharing your totally random thoughts. I'll get back to you when I have had time to sort this out. It's a lot to think about for sure........
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I'm a little bit hunkered down for TS Isaias and the boards are slow...

And I do keep having these random thoughts. In a world that's been obsessed with efficiency / capacity utilization for so long, why are [most] paint cans still round and made of metal? (I've seen the occasional plastic rectangle, but they're rare - at least where I am). When storage and shipping spaces are measured - probably by now - down the to cubic millimeter (it's all about the cube!), round wastes a lot of space for warehousing and shipping.

The same goes for 5 gal buckets. So much wasted space. I don't care about that so much. But across so many industries people live by this stuff.

And...5 gal buckets went plastic a long time ago (if they were ever even anything else?). Kitty litter buckets are rectangles - and that shape would make it so much easier to scrape excess mud off of a knife, and/or a better roller set up!.

I think I get it as far as metals being round - metals aren't as "plastic" (subject to molding) as plastics, and I'd imagine that the most efficient production strategy in metals is just to bend the thing round rather than making 4 corners.

But since so many metal-made things (think about cars or coffee cans - or anything else) have long since succumbed to the petroleum industry's dominance (i.e. have been shifted to plastic), how and why has the round, metal paint can survived? And do we even want it to?

Round metal paint cans make a lot of sense if you're a painter. But in today's world of industry I can't make sense out of them.
Along these lines, why haven’t chickens gone over to laying square eggs?
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I'm a little bit hunkered down for TS Isaias and the boards are slow...

And I do keep having these random thoughts. In a world that's been obsessed with efficiency / capacity utilization for so long, why are [most] paint cans still round and made of metal? (I've seen the occasional plastic rectangle, but they're rare - at least where I am). When storage and shipping spaces are measured - probably by now - down the to cubic millimeter (it's all about the cube!), round wastes a lot of space for warehousing and shipping.

The same goes for 5 gal buckets. So much wasted space. I don't care about that so much. But across so many industries people live by this stuff.

And...5 gal buckets went plastic a long time ago (if they were ever even anything else?). Kitty litter buckets are rectangles - and that shape would make it so much easier to scrape excess mud off of a knife, and/or a better roller set up!.

I think I get it as far as metals being round - metals aren't as "plastic" (subject to molding) as plastics, and I'd imagine that the most efficient production strategy in metals is just to bend the thing round rather than making 4 corners.

But since so many metal-made things (think about cars or coffee cans - or anything else) have long since succumbed to the petroleum industry's dominance (i.e. have been shifted to plastic), how and why has the round, metal paint can survived? And do we even want it to?

Round metal paint cans make a lot of sense if you're a painter. But in today's world of industry I can't make sense out of them.
All oil-based paints are in metal 5's most likely because they would hold up to high temps more than plastic, at least that's my HO.
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Too much wear and tear on the old egg chute.


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I think the round shaped container lends itself to a stronger structure because of its even load displacement.
I could buy that, I guess. But I'm pretty sure that kitty litter (the clumping stuff in the square plastic buckets) outweighs paint by volume. I somehow ended up with 5 cats at my house (anyone want one...or more?) I carry a lot of litter in addition to 5gal paint cans. My perception could be off because I'd much rather be on my way to paint than unloading the next [email protected]#$ bunch of kitty litter.

And my horizons must just be narrow, but I've never had occasion to get into - or even see - a 5 gal of oil.

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