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Re: Pet gripes

Post: # 292176Post Flo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:45 pm

Sell the ones you don't want on eBay or whatever is your equivalent?

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Post: # 292439Post Weedo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:39 pm

Houses as landfill!
Just down the road is (was) a row of 10 1950's 2 bedroom cottages; timber framed, corrugated iron roof, brick chimney and fibro cement clad. The cladding contained asbestos which was duly removed and packaged by specialists and the cottages industrially vacuumed to remove any possible asbestos dust. The site was declared clean and the demolition crews moved in with excavators, pulled them down and sent the whole lot to landfill! Doors, windows, cupboards, appliances, framing , roofing, bricks etc. everything went into tip trucks. The framing and flooring was black cypress, a local species that is slow growing, very strong for weight, termite proof and nearly unobtainable these days.
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Re: Pet gripes

Post: # 292440Post Weedo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 pm

Flo
I offered them to my mechanic who swapped them for two fuel filters for Mrs W's ute.
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Re: Pet gripes

Post: # 292443Post Skippy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:58 pm

Weedo wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Houses as landfill!
Just down the road is (was) a row of 10 1950's 2 bedroom cottages; timber framed, corrugated iron roof, brick chimney and fibro cement clad. The cladding contained asbestos which was duly removed and packaged by specialists and the cottages industrially vacuumed to remove any possible asbestos dust. The site was declared clean and the demolition crews moved in with excavators, pulled them down and sent the whole lot to landfill! Doors, windows, cupboards, appliances, framing , roofing, bricks etc. everything went into tip trucks. The framing and flooring was black cypress, a local species that is slow growing, very strong for weight, termite proof and nearly unobtainable these days.
That doesn't surprise me at all. I had thirty odd years in the building industry before I started up on my own as a handyman and have worked on some niice big jobs. One place I never felt really comfortable working was banks. On a refurb on a bank we would be waiting until they closed up and then we would have to move in and rip everything out as quick as possible often so they could open again in the morning or at best on a Monday morning. And by rip out that's just how it was done , crowbars and sledge most of the time , nothing was unscrewed or removed carefully because there simply wasn't the time. Removing carefully would have lengthened the job for no financial gain , at least not in the eyes of the banks. I've seen skip loads of hardwoods , glass screens , carpet tiles and furniture all just gone as quick as possible and it was ripped out there was very little left worth salvaging. I tried my best to save stuff but the waste was galling.

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Re: Pet gripes

Post: # 292474Post doofaloofa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Bloody pets!!!111
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