Posted by Jim.UT on August 09, 2006 at 12:34:02 [URL] :
In Reply to: Most Dangerous Thing In Your Shop posted by Dan 2N on August 05, 2006 at 17:25:38:
I like to use an old sprinkler box as a step stool. I'm talking about the green units that go under ground and have a removeable lid so you can access your sprinkling system valves.
Many years ago, when I was installing a sprinkling system, I cut the holes in the wrong places for the pipes. I had to go buy a new box, but instead of tossing the ruined one, I kept it and it has turned out to be very handy. The sides taper out so it's wider at the base than at the top. It won't tip over and holds plenty of weight. It was built strong enough so you could drive over it with a riding lawnmower and not collapse. It's also lightweight so it can easily be carried wherever you need it.
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