Stig of the dumpster

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Stig of the dumpster

Post: #152596 Davy stephenson
Mon May 04, 2009 3:34 pm

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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #153307 Seraphim
Mon May 11, 2009 10:59 am

I must admit I do always have a nose in skips if I see them. There just never seems to be very may around where I live... we're in the 'poor' suburb of our city, people round here don't have the money to redecorate/remodel which seems to be what leads to most skips.

But still, I do keep a look out.... the best price is free, after all.

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Post: #214718 Treelover
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:43 pm

with a lot of places being refurbished near us - newly a uni town and property being turned into student flats - i make a point of making a cup of tea for the workmen and ask if they wouldn't like to save the price of one skip if i take away the wood and anything else that takes my fancy. last house that was done up i got about three weeks worth of wood for burning, a nice washing up bowl and two duvets that only wanted washing as well as a couple of kitchen chairs that didn't match [!!!!!]. two doors down; no distance at all, gloat. i do poke in skips i see as well, i must admit! one man's junk is another man's treasure; and besides i'm dead nosy.

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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #216329 happy place
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:38 pm

i have to admit i am a compulsive skip diver much to the beloveds disgust
but had a good dive the other day 2 petrol strimmers and a jockey wheel for my trailer (i will not lose this one by driving down m-way with out lifting it)
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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #216344 Mrs H
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:53 pm

Yip another skip diver here. I've had some great finds, rocking horse, playpen for the baby, 3 ride on cars for the kids and a rake! Brought them all home and gave them a clean! X

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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #216345 pelmetman
Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:09 pm

Removed by author............................strange topic :mrgreen:

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Post: #216373 okra
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:38 am

Funny tittle my partner called me Steptoe today. The local council are filling in deep crevices in the country paths used by tractors with ruins from demolished houses and I have been busy with my wheelbarrow extracting all the wood (for the wood stove), and any other thing which might come in handy.

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Post: #216496 happy place
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:40 pm

found more 'treasure' today
todays haul a kiddies wheel barrow :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #217016 Goldfang
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:23 am

Iam a diehard skip diver, best find from a financial point of view was an Art Nouveau bohemean glass vase- £110 at auction! Recent finds - An Arto Deco chrome fireside companion set in mint condition, now sitting by the woodburner. A very good quality lightweight bycycle frame- all Reynolds 531 double butted tubing for those in the know, now coverted into a fixed wheel town bike. And most recently a load of old tins, tobacco, 1930's oxo etc. Not to mention over the years tons of firewood and useful every day items. Every skip has something, even in the most unlikely places. I find ones outside shops that are being converted can yield some interesting stuff.
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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #217018 Sky
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:43 am

Why have some folks removed their posts?

We are always on the lookout for good skip finds but ours mostly are from new builds around here what with all the subdivisions going on, we go rummaging in skips to get out new materials that the builders have wastefully thrown away ... we even call ourselves skip rats.
I don't care, if I can get a trailer full of new bricks for free out of a skip then I'm laughing and they are stupid as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #217158 Big Al
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:44 pm

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Re: Stig of the dumpster

Post: #223305 scrap
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Have you ever found something that has absolutely no use to you but you dragged it home anyway?
This evening I found a one meter long blackboard ruler.
The type that was used in most Dutch schools in my childhood,late 70's.
It was lying on a heap of shabby furniture,ripped carpet and triplex wall panelling,the tell-tale signs of home renovation.

The old worn looking wooden thing triggered childhood memory's of a warm classroom,motes of chalk dust drifting in the sunlight and the smell of pencils being sharpened.
It has a nice black and white checkered pattern of centimeters,and the decimeters are marked out in alternating red lines under the checks.

It's currently lying on a narrow ledge in my hall, above my front door.
The relic was slightly damp with frost,so I decided to dry it slowly over there to prevent warping.
I have a nagging feeling it shall remain there for quite a while, 'cause I'll probably escape my memory pretty soon..

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