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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408384 Mon May 03 2021 01:29 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,765
I can see now that I will need to switch from stealing copper pipe and start stealing the plywood and studs instead from the houses I break into.

Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408389 Mon May 03 2021 01:56 AM
Joined: May 2015
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Wouldn't plywood and studs be harder to steal than copper pipe? Especially if they're nailed in already. Copper prices are sky high too. 1/2" copper tube is about $2/ft. big_eek

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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408397 Mon May 03 2021 04:03 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,752
One guy on another forum suggested that with lumber prices the way they are that maybe he should part out his house! smile


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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408453 Mon May 03 2021 05:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,531
Gas, Lumber........unless its a life or death situation let them drink it and eat. It can stay on the shelf or in the ground. Drive no more than you HAVE to. Take what you have and use it up, wear it with or do without!
The consumer has soooo much power but hard heads refuse to use!. Stay out of the lumber yards, gas stations and the big fancy malls for 6 months and what what happens. Let the ships from China back up all the way to where they are coming from.
Yes, some with hurt, as always, but in the end we all benefit......OK OK< I'm through ranting. I just despise being taken advantage of!!!

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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408462 Mon May 03 2021 06:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 923
A new subdivision was going up about 10 miles from home. They used 2x6x12 ft. boards as pallets for the wall frames. I started picking them up early last summer. To date I've acquired 300 of them. They would have gone to a land fill. It takes time to take them apart to reclaim the boards and removing the nails. The 2x6 pieces they used to space the boards apart so they could lift them with fork lifts I burned in my workshop wood furnace. As of the last month, unless you're Johnny on the spot, you're out of luck finding any.


Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408492 Mon May 03 2021 10:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,969
A few points....
Even with the high price of gas up here the number of vehicles on the roads has not decreased. And this town has a fantastic public transit system.
As to lumber, the lumberyards here are more than full.
There are some excellent youTube videos about dismantling pallets.
I had a lot of used 2x4s, 2x2s, and 1x4s which I wanted to dispose of. Now I have changed my mind!

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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408522 Tue May 04 2021 01:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,765
Gas prices hasn't slowed down the weekend warriors around here.
This past Saturday I was coming home from a car show and didn't think I would ever make it home with all the cars on the road. No wrecks, just everyone who lives around here was on the road. All my shortcut detours were backed up too. Must be chronic COVID fatigue has finally liberated the skeert.

Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408564 Tue May 04 2021 11:12 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,155
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In my post-retirement "activity" I spend a lot of time on construction sites ... I've scavenged good lumber out of dumpsters. It's always amazed me how wasteful carpenters are ... thumbs_up

New housing developments are the best -- like a free Lowe's -- if you are willing to climb in and out of multiple dumpsters and are careful about the dangers. I don't dig through a dumpster (pick only what's on top) and leave 5-gallon buckets ALONE ... nono (hint: That's NOT left over drywall mud ...)


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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408565 Tue May 04 2021 11:25 AM
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Posts: 7,001
52Carl, just people trying to get away from the coast in case the sea rises. yahoo

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Re: Gas and Covid
Sedgewick #1408639 Tue May 04 2021 07:57 PM
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Posts: 1,000
John drywall fixers are known for that worldwide most in Australia are of Asian decent say no more

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