20110108 1509 – attic ladder installation – life saving $5 screwdriver purchased – GEDC2083

20110108 1509 – attic ladder installation – life saving screwdriver purchased – GEDC2083
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Since we were at Home Depot a lot that week, we noticed this tri-grip ratcheting screwdriver set was on sale for . We bought a couple of extras for other people. It turned out to be a lifesaver, because screwing in the anchor and reenforcing brackets was too hard to do manually, and absolutely imposible to do with a power drill. The ratcheting screwdriver’s large tri-gip handle adds a lot of torque to your screwing ability! We also soaped our wood screws — this made them go into the wood much easier.

We also got a bunch of small LED flashlights since they are on sale too — like 25 @ /each.

installing attic ladder.
LED flashlights, ratcheting screwdriver.
close-up.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

January 8, 2011.

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BACKSTORY: Too much raccoon noise in the attic! Time to install a built-in ladder, so that we can get up into the attic in 60 seconds to scare away any animals before they decide to move in again. Project cost exceeded 0 and involved 5+ Home Depot trips.

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