brick has a role
The guy at Lowe's found the right size cap for the axle. I bought it and brought it home. Exbf and I were going to do this together. He was going to hold the brick while I hammered the cap. I was given the wrong size cap. Sooo, I took the package and the axle back and the guy chose the next size for me, and said he thought the one he gave me was the correct one. He was right.
I cannot lean, hammer and hold at the same time. So, I turned the full garbage can on its side with the brick under the other side of the axle. I managed to hammer the axle cap on crooked but kept hitting it and it straightened out and went right onto the axle.
These came two to a package for $1.25 or so. I was grumbling about having to buy two. Someone commented that the whole package was a little over dollar. Still! The extra one will go into my stash of things that came with more in the package than I needed--O-rings, wing nuts, boxes of nails and such.
see the shiny cap on the rusty axle?
Now, I need to have someone sit the can upright. And, I have to rake the stuff up that fell out. It stinks because my friend who takes out the garbage can did not do so last week. If he is with his father on garbage night, he cannot take out my garbage which I understand.
Have you ever had to put an axle cap on anything to restore the item to a wheeled item? Would have tossed this trash can or fixed it for $1.25?