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Old 03-20-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Do you get stuff out of the trash?

I get stuff out all the time. Usually big things like grills, mowers, appliances, etc.

I got this out yesterday from large item pickup. It needed the fuel system cleaned, now it runs like a top. I'm not sure what I'll use it for but I could easily sell it for $50



I got this from my neighbor last fall and fixed it this evening. Again a dirty fuel system was its only major offense



I pick up all kinds of stuff. It helps that I run an apartment complex so I see a lot of stuff tossed or left for no apparent reason.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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i love to recycle so if i see a can on the highway i will stop and get it. I think it is cool wut u do because in a way its recycling.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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I like getting stuff for free.

"One man's junk, is another man's treasure."

I got all the stuff for my grill block (foam and coroplast) out of the trash.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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Not exactly out of the trash, but I've nabbed a free couch, two 32" TVs, and two Honda Nighthawks (parts and supposed runner) among other stuff off of the internetz for free.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:04 AM   #5
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Yeah, it seems like a dirty fuel system is usually what is wrong with the power equipment I come by. I've repaired several little snowblowers, a snowmobile, rototiller, go-kart, a chain saw, an old honda generator, push mowers, and weed whackers. All were either free or real cheap I seem to have the same luck with electronics and appliances too .
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:21 AM   #6
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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Our old lawnmower kept running worse and worse, then my father (very unmechanically inclined) thought it just needed to be cleaned, so he attempted to clean it. But after he did it no longer ran, so the parents got a new one, I was shocked to see the thing sitting by the curb so i stole the enigne from it, and found that my father had managed to cut the ignition wire when he was cleaning it. :-) great little motor for my lanwbike. I actually got the bicycle frame from a garbage pile too haha.

I also take apart everthing before i throw it away, never know when you might need a 543k ohm reisistor. Or 5k pot.
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Just this week I got a folding chair, some plywood, a 1950's microphone, and a sawhorses.

My parents are gets lots from the trash too. I would say 75&#37; the stuff in the house was either found in the trash or bought for very cheap at a garage sale.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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And for dumpster diving...

I only did it once and found some magazines, an electric pencil sharpener, and a fax machine.
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