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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:37 pm

Another good location for dumpster diving is home subdivision construction sites. You'll find lots of pipe, teflon tape, gloves, hearing protection, wiring, and all sorts of other goodies!

Also, ALWAYS take advantage of uncontained trash days. It's a treasure-trove of great stuff!

EDIT: even more!
even has the same topic name!!!
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/dumpste ... 10823.html

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/constru ... t2787.html
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/free-pvc-t2242.html
http://www.spudfiles.com/spudtech_archi ... =6&t=12398
http://www.spudfiles.com/spudtech_archi ... =1&t=11449
http://www.spudfiles.com/spudtech_archi ... =1&t=11447
http://www.spudfiles.com/spudtech_archi ... f=6&t=6434

Just goes to show you, when you look for treasure you will find it!
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:57 pm

I feel dumb now
I made a post that has been made a lot of times already
I searched to make sure there wasnt a post like this already but i guess i didnt look hard enough :(

Edit:Cool I have now 1250 posts and two blue stars
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:19 pm

My favorite was dumpster diving for porn behind Hastings way back in the day. Definitely DDing out at construction sites can yeild some very interesting things. I like finding ducting which makes very good cosmetic coverings for different things, i made a dash board for my buddies old nova out of ducting riveted together. Also finding 4"+ diameter pvc is always good.
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Yea, that's definitely going to get you at least a tazer.

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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:25 pm

Dumpster diving for porn :roll: god you need to get a life(dont take that as an insult, Im just joking)
Anyways Im going to go hit a couple construction sites this weekend, see what i can find.
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:28 pm

hey i said way back in the day, ie before i was 18 it was something to do on a thursday night
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:30 pm

Im just joking
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:33 pm

is all good

best DDing find ever, out at the Boise Cascade paper mill near my house i was doing some work out there pumping concrete and they had a big metal only dumpster, i found a 6 foot piece of sch 40 1" stainless steel hell yeah
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Thu May 01, 2008 10:53 am

I've ruined a $50 pair of jeans while dumpster diving. BBQ sauce stains it to this day. But it was entirely worth it. My school had gotten rid of a lot of old 1970's era electronic equipment. If your an electronics enthusiast you'll know that electronic during those days were much more reliable and had higher tolerances. A capacitor the size of a soda can is a small price to pay for that kind of performance. I found maybe $300 of electronic components inside that equipment. (in today's currency value)
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Thu May 01, 2008 5:34 pm

biggrib:nice find with the stainless stell pipe

rcman:sucks that you ruined the jeans but $300 worth of stuff is quite a haul.
I only got somewhere around 100-150bucks worth of stuff, but I didnt ruin a pair of jeans :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu May 01, 2008 5:52 pm

about dumpster diving: i am going to dive deep in my grand fathers pipe store and get that 12" stainless pipe :P

it i get a long piece of that pipe i can use the 20foot hybrid barrel for golf balls.
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