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The joy of small hardware stores - oldbloke's mutterings
November 24th, 2010
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The joy of small hardware stores
There's a plastic cap you can get, intended for resealing opened beer bottles (why? why not just drink it?).
Only place I'd seen them was online at 89p for 10, but with prohibitive p&p.
But, I recently found out our local hardware store in our local market stocks a few homebrew items, so dropped in. Hadn't seen them there before so thought I might have to get them to go through their wholesaler's catalogue, but on checking the shelves, lo and behold - 4.95 per hundred. And no p&p.
They probably still sell nails by weight, too.

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Date:November 25th, 2010 09:56 am (UTC)
Some of us fall asleep instantly after a whole bottle of beer...
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Date:November 25th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Small ironmongers' shops can indeed be marvellous places for the useful traditional things which the DIY barns can't be bothered with. When we were in Swanage several years ago, visiting the steam railway, we had a couple of hours to wander around the town, and found a little shop which still had a couple of those spring-loaded foot-operated devices which hold doors open. We'd been trying to get some for some years before then; they're much more convenient than rubber or plastic door wedges.
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Date:November 25th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
Proper hardware shops are a bit of a rarity. I'm very lucky - there's one in Treorchy. I've concluded that if I can't get what I want there, it probably isn't available anywhere.
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