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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rdn2blazer, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    my buddy who is a welder and forman for a big air conditioning company had 5, 10ft 2x2 1/4 wall tubes left over from a job that he said he was going to throw away if i didnt want it. ofcourse i was all over it. it has only surface rust. im going to use it for the stand to convert my tube bender to hydrolic, and what ever else i can find to make with it. the i was at another bud house a few nights ago, he was complaining about how he cant work on his 46' dodge truck cause he had no room from all the clutter. he handed me a electric chainsaw cause he has a cordless, a brand new coffee maker that they got from last christmas, they bought one a month before christmas so they didnt need it. he also gave me a rock crawler toy for my son. i told him i wouldnt take anything unless he let me give him some money. my bud being the nuckle head he is said "if you dont take this stuff i will just throw it away out of spite". so i said "alright dont cry about it i will take it". oh and two adult dvd movies he bought that he never opened. my boss gave me enuff brand new tumbling media for mt parts tumbler for free too. i dig free stuff. :D
     
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    tubing score was good.:wink1: i just went and got price for 1 24' run of 2.5x2.5 1/4" wall tube and was told by supply house 115.00 bucks. hell no i said. got friend to hook me up from his work, same supplyer and same tube 85 bucks.:p:
     
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    I just looked at the pictures.... I was like, those pyramids look SO FAMILIAR, wtf are they? Read the word tumbler and it came tumbling back :D
     
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    Did I miss the pics of the new dvd's?
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    no you didnt, would like to show them, but dont think i shuold. :D
     
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    Probably some fudge packing porn:haha:
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yea, with your mama! :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  8. diesel4me

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    I like "freebies" too....to a degree...

    I've gotten a lot of neat stuff given to me--like you said,they say "take it or its going in the trash!"..I dont know how some people can afford to toss good stuff away--just because THEY don't need it does not mean someone else would not like to have it!--many folks make NO effort whatsoever to donate such things to charity or try to fix them before they throw the stuff away..I've seen people deliberately destroy things,rather than see someone else enjoy them..I guess they feel if they had to work to pay for it,so should everyone else... :confused:

    The downside to "freebies" is sometimes you get a lot of true "junk" instead of good useable items--many times I've done a 'cleanout" of someones cellar or garage,and had to take EVERYTHING,or nothing!--and for some reason the junk stuff never seems to get thrown out--and it makes YOUR cellar or garage a mess!..But I have gotten a lot of useful stuff over the years for zip,or close too it.--

    My most recent "score" was a good friend of mine was moving into an apartment,and he had closed his bussiness a year ago,and he had to move out all the garage equipment from his old place,since the new apartment has no garage or storage--in exchange for helping him move the stuff with my pickup,he gave me a dorm size refridgerator,and a set of oxyacetelyne torches and tanks! :laugh: :waytogo: :thumb: --now I can have COLD BEER in my shop!--and finally be able to have REAL torches instead of those "jeweler's torches" in the plastic kangarro pouch I've suffered with for 15 years!--looks like that 73 K10 frame out in the yard wont be cluttering up the place much longer! :weld: :saweet: ... :crazy:

    Like they say--"IF IT'S FREE--IT'S FOR ME!! :D
     
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    If it ain't broke, why chuck it away?

    I like free stuff too. I consider taking someones throw-away to be a form of recycling. I got a brilliant microwave oven a few years ago and its still going strong, nothing wrong with it, they just got a new one. It would have gone to scrap heap. that would have been a waste.
     
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    Me too!

    Yes,I saved a microwave from an early grave too--it still works great on "microwave",my mom was throwing it out because the "convection" part of it went out!--so who uses a microwave on the "convection" oven setting(besides my mother,who is a bit senile and odd anyhow :rolleyes: )...it has cooked many a snack or meal in my shop over the past 3 years,and it sure beats firing up the woodstove just to boil water for coffee,tea,or soup on a hot summers day!..

    One thing that irritates me is our local landfills now use roll off dumpsters you back your truck up too...it used to be just tossed into a heap--so now if you see anything you'd like to bring home with you(and who hasn't!) it is usually damaged from the drop into the dumpster,and you have to crawl in to get it--(they discourage any "scavengers" like myself,thats one of the main reasons they did this..they cant stand seeing someone get something for nothing! :mad: )

    You used to be able to scour the metal pile for anything you wanted like lawnmowers,bicycles,etc,they even had a "take it or leave it" shed for articles "too good" to be scrapped,that were often junked only because someone moved and did not or could not bring the stuff with them,etc...now that is gone too,and you just about have to bribe the attendant if you spy something in the metal pile you need--its like its gold now or something!...I think its contradictory to the entire "re-cycling" process to deny anyone from having it,if they have a use for it--but no,they would rather see it get scrapped!.. :doah: :screwy:

    I've gotten several used mowers,chainsaws,outboard motors,garden tools,snowblowers,lawn tractors,and many obsolete parts to fix them at the dump for free!.(many needed only minor work to restore them to good operating condition--quite a few only needed a new spark plug and fresh gas,or the carb cleaned out!)--.I did sell some,but I did not make a huge amount of cash--I did it mostly because I like "old stuff" better than the new die cast crap from china...and I feel its a part of american history!--

    Nothing is better than seeing a 1940's lawnmower your grandfather might have had running just as good in 2005 as it did then--and in many cases the "old stuff" works BETTER than the newer stuff,and its already proved it will outlive it!..but in the name of "progress",trash is big bussiness now,and you have to PAY to throw away many things you could toss for free in years past..--and if you try to take any of it home,your treated like a crook!... :mad:
     

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