Re: What do YOU want to see in our 10 Uses column, readers?
Old fiberglass tent poles (which can be cut to length with a fine-tooth hacksaw)
- Plant stakes
- Garden tool rack: cut in short lengths; drive into angled holes in a 2x4; mount in garden shed to hang shovels, rakes, hoes, etc.
- Row markers for the vegetable garden
- Miniature greenhouse: arch the pole over a raised bed, lay clear polyethylene plastic over it
- Tape a rag on one end, use to dust hard-to-reach areas (like under the refrigerator)
- Temporary curtain rod
- Lay over paint can or tray to hold brushes
- Replace the elastic with string, use to fish wires through walls (or leave the elastic in place but tape the sections together with electrical tape)
- Garden flagpole
Now, I haven't proven that all these ideas work, but I have used some of them. You shouldn't use them around live, exposed electrical wires since some poles may contain conductive materials, such as carbon fiber.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.