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Old 12-12-11, 09:02 PM
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I am looking for about 12 large plastic milk crates. I don't really want to get them from behind a store, like some one had told me to do. I would rather not spend Christmas in jail. Does any one know where I could buy them for a reasonable price.
 
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Maybe contact the milk distributor?
 
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Found "authentic" crates on line at $10 a pop. Just Google "milk crates".

Can also find a wide array on ebay - plastic, wood, and metal - from $10-80, the high end being antique and collectibles.
 
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Also if locally you have a container store try them.
 
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Not sure if you want the old fashioned wire type or the newer plastic ones, but I just picked up 6 of the square stackable plastic ones from Menards for about $36. They were in the storage container/toolbox section.
 
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Are those the heavy duty type that you can stand on or lighter weight? I was guessing Edward was looking the sturdy ones.
 
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Dunno, they are pretty heavy duty, when I head to work I will try and stand on them. Never thought about that. I doubt they are OSHA rated as ladders... LOL... but I can picture building a small staircase out of them now!
 
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LOL... but I can picture building a small staircase out of them now!
Or a scaffold.

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Dunno, they are pretty heavy duty, when I head to work I will try and stand on them. Never thought about that. I doubt they are OSHA rated as ladders... LOL... but I can picture building a small staircase out of them now!
Last week I hung a LED tv on the wall for my daughter. I ran new video cable up from the basement. She gave me a plastic milk crate to stand on since she didn't have a stepstool. It lasted about 5 minutes. My foot broke through and it was like one of those chinese handcuff things when I tried to get my foot back out.
 
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it was like one of those chinese handcuff things when I tried to get my foot back out.
ROFL, thanks! there's not much that makes me laugh, but that one did. Hope ur ankle is okay.

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Or a scaffold.

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They probably would be safer with a plank on top, eh, Wayne? heh heh
 
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I have tried to google milk crates, but my browser doesn't work like it use to. Every since imesh got mixed in there, it gives you off the wall results, and I can seem to get it.

I am looking for the long heavy one. And I won't stand on them very long, they tend to sage in the middle. The square ones seem to be all for standing. I have stacked them as high as 5, to change lights. Lot faster then a step latter, just not as safe.
 
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Back when I was doing home repairs I had those heavy duty steel saw horses and carried 2X10s to use as a work bench top. When I needed to get higher then my six foot step ladder I would put the ladder on the top of the 2X10s. I'm sure that would have given an OSHA inspector a hand cramp writing tickets. LOL
 
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When I needed to get higher then my six foot step ladder I would put the ladder on the top of the 2X10s
Ya, when I built my barn/shop, all I had was a 5' step ladder and the manure bucket on my tractor. It's amazing what you can do with saw horses, planks and ingenuity of course it also helps to be young and maybe a little dumb. No way would I attempt any of that today
 
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My first real job out of high school was working in a place that built wooden fishing boats for the Alaskan salmon fishery. We used some wooden staging and held it together with C-clamps and Jorgensen hand screws. After set up we would always step back and say, "Looks dangerous enough." Sometimes it was a bit too dangerous but luckily no one was ever seriously injured.
 
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How to Purchase Milk Crates | eHow.com

Check amazon too.

Beware of shipping costs.
 
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Not sure on the cost but I've seen these at the local Target store.
 
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Not sure on the cost but I've seen these at the local Target store.
I have seen them at local big box stores, but they aren't as heavy, as the ones, I have seen behind the stores. And most of the ones in the store, fold up, I am looking for ridge age ones.
 
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The ones at Target were rigid, they did not fold.

That said, they were not as heavy duty as the two I stole from the dairy distributor in 1988.
 
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So that was Mitch's picture I saw at the post office
 
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The stuff they sell in Target is definitely flimsy compared to real milk crates. And I think even the newer milk crates are not as heavy duty as the ones from the 80's. Cost cutting measures.
 
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