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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:36 am

I recently aquired a summer job as a contractors assistant, and i just have to say that if any of you can get a job like this it is great. The things you can find in the dumpster after the plumbers clean out their truck, is amazing. I obtained like 4 feet of 3" in perfectly good condition, another 4 feet to come soon, also found this amazing rubber stuff that is used for waterproofing under showers and tubs, that is great for a piston seal. Just wanted to say that if anyone can get a job like this or find a construction site with a large dumpster hanging around, ask if its ok if you take some of the things. If it isnt good plywood or 2x4s they will most likely let you have it because you save them dumpster space, its very expensive to change a full dumpster.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:16 pm

schweet!!!!!!!!!!

You are one lucky guy!
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:32 pm

today the plumbers left for a while until they come back to install a couple bath tubs and sinks, they gave me a few sections of 3 inch 2inch and 1.5inch that i can use for coupling. Also they dumped some tools and my boss let me have them ^^ i cant get the other 4 feet until they take the 600+ pound LSL DF beam off of it, they were using them to make it roll instead of try and manhaul it.
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:30 pm

thats really awsome.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:49 pm

Yea, i got 200+ metres of wiring from a dumpster, and a broken nailgun.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:23 pm

Errr... I worked construction last year. Yea theres a hell-a ton 2x4's, 2x6's, and 3/4" chipboard. Only time that I saw larger pipe then 2" on a construction site was on those adobe wanna-be houses for there drainage system. Of course these pipes and fittings were non-pressure rated. What in the hell are they doing with pressure rated 3" on your construction site?!?!

Nice find with the rubber. Ive always needed a good thing to do with 5 gallon plastic containers, theres like 20 some odd ones used for various things on the house.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:26 pm

Ya the rubber is good stuff, way better than a tuppaware lid. But they use it for the plumbing lines like anything else, they had 4 inch pipe for the roof boots. Also its not called chip board its called OSB or oriented strand board.

Heres a pic of what i got in plumbing goods so far, all the pipe on the left ranges from a small piece of 1.5" to 2" and 3", in the middle is a detachable handle to a drill that they tossed out, it fits almost perfectly around a 2" pipe i was gonna jus wrap a layer of tape or cut it to fit, and voila amazing handle. On the far right is the rubber, the piece is the size of an average bath tub. Its about 1/16-1/8 thick.


By the way if its FAR too much for my needs if someone wanted a little of it i could send them a piece in an envelope... hmmm but then i gotta pay for the stamp.


I could sell it for 50 cents per half square foot.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:02 pm

Mihlrad, if you worked construction you obviously now that most construction workers arent very advanced in there terminology. Hence why they call it chipboard, because it looks like a who bunch of chips. Selling a pipe by the square foot? lol
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:09 pm

no i mean the rubber not the pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:57 pm

are you SURE that is pressure rated
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Unread postAuthor: Danny.c » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:56 am

im after getting a extensoin on my house and well all the plumbing get takin in and out (?)

well anyway i got tons of pipe almost anuf for a hole gun!
AND my nextdoor neightbor in getting one too more pipe yay!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:21 am

depends on the extension. Whats being added?
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:30 am

pimpmann22 said
Only time that I saw larger pipe then 2" on a construction site was on those adobe wanna-be houses for there drainage system. Of course these pipes and fittings were non-pressure rated. What in the hell are they doing with pressure rated 3" on your construction site?!?!


we are remodeling our kitchen and we are using,by code here in michigan,sch 40 4 inch and sch 40 3 inch
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