Man oh Man builders west a lot of Lumber

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Omran, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hey friends,I am really frustrated from all the west of lumber on construction sites,see my proffision is excavating/Landscaping.Yesterdayy I had to clean up a site for one of my customers and I sewar by god that I filled up 3 Dumbstors with wested Lumber,most of it is perfect for chicken coops,I took as much as I can with me but the problem that I am afraid to turn my backyard into a Landfield,and by the end of the working day I was so tiered ,that I had to through a lot of the lumber I took away because there isjust no more place on my 25' trailer for my loader and the Lumber.I am posting this to reminde all of us: please check the dumbstors on construction sites bevore going to the Hardware store.
    Thank you.
    omran
     
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  2. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Quote:It's amazing how much wasted lumber can be found at construction sites. My profession is an official dumpster diver these days. It's good that you are able to help divert this lumber from the landfill as well.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Heck yes...call me a dumpster diver too. If I can recycle it on the property and it is in a dumpster...it is mine!
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I grew up around a landfill and a condo construction dump site. We had 4 floor
    tree forts with all the wood we would find. Plus, a local printer, would dump thousands
    of "adult content" magazines at the landfill. What more could a young boy want, a crazy
    tree fort and all the dirty mags he could read. [​IMG]
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    Quote:A couple of beers maybe?[​IMG]
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:It's amazing how much wasted lumber can be found at construction sites. My profession is an official dumpster diver these days. It's good that you are able to help divert this lumber from the landfill as well.

    I don't really care what you do for a living as long as you bathe at the end of the day
     
  7. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    I prefer showers to bathing.

    Then I like to hit the hot tub.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    In the 80's I had a paper route that covered 21 miles. You should have seen all the treasures I brought home because I was out there before the sun came up. The best of them were 3 antique milk cans, found on separate occassions , and I sold them each for 50-200 bucks. The other was my water faucet outside was leaking, and the plumber wanted 250 bucks to replace it because the parts were not made anymore. Luckily, someone that same week threw out some old plumbing stuff, including a few faucets, and what do ya know-they were the same ones I had.
     
  9. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Oh God, my mother is the WORST you have ever seen at finding "treasures" onthe curb and such. We all pick on her til she finds something WE need LOL!! Also, she had a yard sale here this week and made like $900 dollars, on stuff she FOUND IN THE TRASH!!!! I ain't a laughing no more, I'm holding the flashlight while she digs!!!!!!!!
     
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Quote:Subtle . . .


    I, for one, encourage y'all to waste all the lumber you want. Bottom dwellers like me love the little trinkets and useful buildings my SO can wrangle out of it [​IMG]
     

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