Re: [gardeners] Wheelbarrow

George Shirley (
Mon, 08 Mar 1999 18:10:16 -0600

penny x stamm wrote:

> I have a simple 4 wheel - wheelbarrow.  I bought it from Sears
> 13 yrs ago. There is nothing fancy about it.  The bed is NOT deep,
> nor are the wheels very thick.  But I don't leave it outside, and I
> have no rust problem. The front drops down for unloading.
> The only problem I have with it is periodically, I lose the screws that
> hold the handle to the frame, so the frame comes loose.  I just LOVE
> having 4 wheels.  For an unbalanced load, it never tips.  We've used it
> for everything.  We built the entire brick patio with it.  All those tons
> of
> gravel and sand were moved from the driveway to the patio in that
> one wheelbarrow!
> DJ Stamm, St.Louis
> Can't complain.
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Penny: Try coating the threads of the screws with fingernail polish next time
you replace them. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and it should keep the
screws from vibrating out but won't prevent you removing them with a
screwdriver. You could use Loctite but nail polish works just as well.