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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:24 pm

well I could say how I found two 10' 6" pieces of rated pvc pipe

I saw a long piece of 1.5" copper pipe, I really wanted to take it
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Unread postAuthor: to_live » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:37 pm

oh i "find" peices of PVC all the time... i live in a new estate and when the houses are finished the builders just throw all the unused PVC/copper/electricle cable/timber/fittings away, and i ride my bike around and take what i like at night, its awesome as. the best find ive found from hardgarbage is a 50cc motorbike which only needed new sparkplugs :P
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:43 pm

I dont see why you needed to say "find" with the quotes, that implies take, and dumpster diving is perfectly legal.

Nice find on the dirt bile though, those are quite fun!
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:41 am

yeah like when I saw the 1.5" copper pipe I badly wanted to "find" it :lol:

I also remember the direct acting metal solenoid valve i found and the fire extinguishers,
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Unread postAuthor: to_live » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:22 am

what is dumpster diving?i just walk onto building sites and find PVC all the time?
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:35 am

That is dumpster diving in one of its many beautiful forms! I also live around building sites that have loads of PVC up for grabs. Yay for being a hoebo! :D
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:18 am

I got to dumpster diving (literally) for my retainer in 4th grade because I accidentally threw it away.....
I found a 20' stick of 8" Sch 40, rated to 160 psi @ 73 degrees F about a year ago that I'm trying to get rid of. If anyone wants some I'll sell it for like $5 (probably less, but I can't think of a nice number) a foot, but there's no way in hell I'll pay the shipping.

Oh, I don't know if you guys know, but soccer balls fit perfectly in it.
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Unread postAuthor: mark0491 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:32 am

my greatest find was in the back of my mall i found a bag of 100-200 pc ps2 gamboy ect games e they ha scratches or whatever but i used a game docter and some acahol and sold them all also in the bin over witch was the arcades they dont shred their tickets so i walked in with 20,000 tickets and got a scooter lol
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Unread postAuthor: OwThatsMyEye » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:50 am

iknowmy3tables wrote:Today I was walking to the bus when I saw a propane grill left for the garbage men I got permition from the owner and its being held at my friends house so I can latter take the fixed propane regulator 8), I already got the igniter it has a great spark, just thought I might share this


Yea dude where i live they have an anual junck day where you can put everything you want to throw away out on the curb and the city pays to throw it all away. Thats how I've goten every grill ignighter i've ever had. It really would amaze you what ppl throw away
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Unread postAuthor: schismatized » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:21 pm

actually dumpster diving is illegal. its someones property until it makes it to the dump, then its theirs. it sucks, all the builders where i live have cameras on the job sites because of "dumpster divers." haha no more free stuff for me... :x
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:27 pm

Yeah, our building sites have guards with fat batons :cry:
LOL, one person distracts the guard, whilst the other "borrows-on-a-non-return-basis" :D
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:43 pm

building sites I don't know, I think that implies that their going to use the stuff they lay out, I've gone with the abandon site, and a middle school thats a practically next to my house has a spot where they throw out all their stuff its usually not useful to me most of it is damaged chairs and tables but at least i get wood pieces and dowels from the abandon tech ed projects

well I got my regulator and now I have to get rid of the grill cause I doubt my friends parents like being stuck with a trash grill because of me
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:06 pm

scrap the grill for aluminum. You get like, at least $.50 a pound. Then just bend the steel frame up and throw it in the trash. Hell, I used to just wheel the entire cart to the curb and let the trash people take it, or whoever picks it up for scrap steel. That was before the days of the automated pickup though.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:04 am

53" long 6" diameter sch 40 steel pipe. New +400 dollars, paid 20 bucks. And i found this 2" long piece of 10" diameter sch 160 steel pipe over at caltech's supply depot, guy said if i paid shipping hed give it to me for 20 bucks, woot!
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:18 am

OwThatsMyEye wrote:Yea dude where i live they have an anual junck day where you can put everything you want to throw away out on the curb and the city pays to throw it all away. Thats how I've goten every grill ignighter i've ever had. It really would amaze you what ppl throw away


We have one of those in our neighborhood too, I found a thick walled safe and some cool furniture. Both of which I used to test explosives, the safe actually surviving.

I buried the safe in my yard and decide to randomly blow stuff up in it. That is until I found out that I buried it right next to the gas line...
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