A W….HOLE SAW?

On a recent walkabout in Kempner Texas, I had the strangest encounter! Zinger Hardware had the request of a customer to install a 2500 gallon Rain Harvest tank on their ranch and the over flow fitting required a 4.5″ hole saw bit.  Naturally, we brought the wrong size and needed to find one in the…

The Palmer known only as Parmer!

That’s right! Parmer Lane was originally named Palmer Lane… may it be the local accent, a bad misprint on a form, or an idiosyncrasy of keep Austin weird, the name is now officially a misfire landmark! And on my recent walk about down Parmer Lane I had the pleasure of visiting a great hideaway in the…

Downtown Awesome!

Downtown Austin is AWESOME! The use of sustainable materials and clever design makes Austin spark with Architectural relevance! Every time we take a walk about on delivery, we will post some of the highlights. On the East Side this condo, shown here, has crisp clean lines with accents of metal and galvanized guttering.  The large gutters…

Texas rainchains

When it Rains it Pours 21,000 gallons!

And I do not mean Morton Salt!  Central Texas has had approximately 35″ of rain fall this year! The average home in Central Texas is approximately 2000 sq ft offering the potential harvesting of rain to be 21,000 gallons of rain water! So for those of you who love to sit back and listen to that 21,000…

By Hell and High water

By Hell or High Water

Some individuals claim that the name for the Grand Cayman Isle of “Hell” is derived from the fact that if a pebble is thrown into the limestone formation, it echoes among the limestone peaks and valleys and sounds as if the pebble is falling all the way down to “Hell.” In a far away island…

Tiny Girl Big Dreams

Tiny Girl, Big Dreams-Austin

Tiny Girl, Big Dreams is a very special organization that was started by a wonderful young lady by the name of Acacia.  Through Zinger Hardware’s relationship with Canadian Royal Plastics we are proud to present the friendship bench kits to the Austin area.  Let me turn the pen over to Acacia’s mom and let her…

Your First Flush …CAN BE A DOOZY!

WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE A FIRST FLUSH SYSTEM? When harvesting rain, it is a good practice to allow the first gallons of rain water flush the roof, gutters, and collection pipe free of dirt and debris.  Here at Zinger Hardware we have compiled a few step by step pictures to help…