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What is this called and where/do I buy more?

DrezDrez Registered User regular
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I’ve been referring to it as a “cackwhingle” but the local hardware store tells me that’s not a real name for anything and hung up on me.

It’s from my Christmas tree stand. I have one of three needed.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks 😉Registered User regular
    I would assume you could call a hardware store and ask them if they have bolts for a christmas tree stand and they'll know exactly what you're talking about.

    Then take that one with you when you go in so they'll know what size you need for the other two.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Hmm. Good idea. Thanks

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    The technical name is an "eye bolt", which in this case is used as a tightening screw. You'll find it in a hardware store, although you might need to specify diameter and pitch.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    the term you're looking for is 'eye bolt'

    any hardware store, lowe's, home depot etc should have them

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Perfect, thanks everyone!

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    The question's been answered, but I want you to know that I love "cackwhingle", and will be referring to all eye bolts as such in the future.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Enjoy it!

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Oh by the way, my second cackwhingle was stuck in my tree. Once I pulled it out and shook it, it fell out and dropped to the ground and I was able to grab it and I think 2 cackwhingles are enough.

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    Out of curiosity, I googled cackwhingle and this thread was the only result. So now you can brag to your friends you invented a word!

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  • AlanF5AlanF5 Registered User regular
    3 should be much more stable than two. I, personally, would want to mitigate the risk of a toppling tree, especially one with glass or emotionally significant ornaments.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    AlanF5 wrote: »
    3 should be much more stable than two. I, personally, would want to mitigate the risk of a toppling tree, especially one with glass or emotionally significant ornaments.

    Actually I was going to post this morning that I found my third cackwingle last night. So I’m totally good now. And you’re right - it is more stable.

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    more cackwhingles = more stable
    better buy 10 more to be sure

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