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Scrounging Part Two
« on: February 08, 2009, 08:44:56 PM »
Some new items I came up with. 2.5 pallets of shelving, heavy duty stuff that I think will make great chicken fencing.





This is a 12x12 greenhouse sample that was sent to the comapny I used to work for. It sat on a shelf in the warehouse for a couple years.



This was also a sample. 12x24 "boat house". Makes a great tractor barn.



Last week I came across this deal. 981 bricks if I would haul them away.



31 12.5 gallon plastic bins. About the size of a recycle bin. They should make grat containers for gardening.




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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 10:57:01 PM »
Great idea for the fencing. Was it free?  You could also throw bricks on one and drag it behind the tractor to smooth out dirt or a gravel driveway.

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 11:02:24 PM »
Everything I got was free (excluding gas to haul it away). The company tried to sell what they could, but anything that didn't sell had to be removed from the building. I have a bunch more 11 gauge steel tubing in my garage. I can't take pictures of my garage because it's embarrasing.

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 03:25:56 AM »
And the quest continues!!!
NICE FIND!!!

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 11:05:30 AM »
Damn, you are the Scrounging King!

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 12:40:25 PM »
I cheated. The company I was employed at went under, so I was at ground zero for the ultimate scrounging opportunity. The downward economy is also helping. Freiends of friends losing their homes and having to downsize is also helping. When they need someone with a trailer, I hop on board with my 22' and slways get gas money and free stuff on the side.

Being unemployed also helps. I have free time.  ;D

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 12:42:59 PM »
Sorry to hear about the unemployment, but on the bright side you have time to clean your garage. ;D

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 12:47:20 PM »
Sorry to hear about the unemployment, but on the bright side you have time to clean your garage. ;D

We knew it was coming a year ago, the wife and I factored it in our plans. We now have four bills (truck, tractor, house, and land). We can survive on her salary. We decided the end was nigh and scaling back was the future. I clean house, take care of our daughter, make wine, store food, manage our groceries, stockpile food, etc. I'm learning canning, dehydrating, container gardening, welding, etc.

Now if I could just squeeze in cleaning my garage.  :(

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 12:53:10 PM »
So what your really saying is she brings home the bacon and you fry it up in the pan.lol

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 12:55:45 PM »
So what your really saying is she brings home the bacon and you fry it up in the pan.lol

I had a 70's flashback there. Thanks man.  ;D

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Re: Scrounging Part Two
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 10:45:02 AM »
So what your really saying is she brings home the bacon and you fry it up in the pan.lol
And he makes the wine to drink while eating the bacon..
Good plan Chris to have this all thought out so it was not too bad when your job less hit. +1 for seeing it coming, rolling with it, and making it into a positive learning experience.