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QUARTER MILE OF WIRE

September 23, 2008
by: jovial_cynic




I started to run low on wire hangers (which I use for material and filler metal for my welded figurines), so I called some local dry-cleaners to see if they had any for sale. After pricing around for a bit, it turned out that it would be cheaper to just buy a whole box of them from a distributor. After shipping costs, I ended up with 500 basic hangers for $61. That's just a hair over $.12 per hanger.

It turns out that these hangers each have 34.5 inches of usable straight wire (it's a pain to untangle the neck portion, although it *can* be done). At 500 hangers, that's a whopping 17,250 inches. Or 1,437 feet. Or just over a quarter of a mile.


The obvious next step is to order three more boxes and weld up a line of hangers a mile long.
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COMMENTS for QUARTER MILE OF WIRE


Jeanne Montgomery said:
Or you could put out a request on craigslist for all those folks who have tons of the stupid things laying around their houses. You can have mine, altho I don't have that many.
Pick them up this weekend at Darren and Erika's wedding open house reception on Sunday from 6 p.m. to whenever the last person leaves. Call for directions if you need 'em. And we'd LOVE TO SEE YOU!

October 02, 2008


jovial_cynic said:
Well, I've got 500 now, so I don't think I'll need more for a while. :)

I'll see what I can do regarding visiting DJ. What town is it in?

October 03, 2008


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