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Wheelbarrow repair conclusion

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Don't forget to drill pilot holes through the wheelbarrow frame and the new 2x2 handle.

I placed another section of 2x2 on the other side with a pilot hole only half drilled to give the new screws something to bite onto without splitting anyone's grain.

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Looks like you have a 6 cubic foot wheel barrow there. If the handle doesn't last as long ass you would like, you are able to get new ones at most chain hardwares and at Graingers. As it happens I work at the factory that makes the wheel barrows and on occasion there are spare handles available. Not often but if I see some available I grab you a set or three. They don't often put in any changes so there shouldn't be a problem with bolt hole alignment. As long as the tray is in good shape the handles are what normally wears out because they are left out in the weather, and handles being organic, they try to revert to dirt. If this is too much trouble just go to the hardware and get some 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 square steel tube and copy the bolt holes from the original handles (they are identical - not mirror). Many heavy duty barrows are now sold with steel handles. I'm not an expert on the subject, but after working in the factory for 15 years, I've learned a bit.
Comment by vester Sat May 1 20:37:47 2010

mark, is that the wheelbarrow i had you put onto the 1st load of tools for the swap????

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Comment by roseanell Sat May 1 23:58:57 2010

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