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evie2

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wooden pallets
« on: August 10, 2010, 12:58 »
just been to the local garden centre and asked about the pallets they had outside, they will sell them to us at 1.00 each. Is that a good price?
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 13:28 »
It is for them!  :lol: It'll save them having to dispose of them.

If they are the blue painted pallets then these belong to a company who say they will and then never collect them (discussed at great length in the past on here), so your garden centre shouldn't be offering these for sale.

Apart from that, do you think its good value getting a big chunk of wood for 1.00? Not as good as free, but not bad.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 13:30 »
I'd keep looking round for a bit Evie, we've never paid for a pallet yet!  :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 13:45 »
I did wonder. It's a 'fur coat n nae knickers' type of place :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 13:49 »
We paid 75p for ours but we wanted them to be good ones so didn't mind paying. We have 4 as a shed base and three are the base of my 2 little greenhouses and my big reusable grow bag.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 13:54 »
Now, I haven't heard that phrase since I worked in the potteries!  Know what you mean..   :D :D

Broken pallets (usually plenty good enough for chickens and compost heaps, but maybe not green houses) usually come for free, good ones are returned to the supplier.  Check out your local industrial estate - someone will likely have some broken ones piled in a corner - and then take your cheek and winning smile into reception/ to the yard man and ask nicely! Fluttering an eyelash helps.  I've been given them by printers and horticultural & wine merchants ...  the co-op ...  builders merchants and digger drivers wanting them out the way ..  Usually with a "you right shifting 'em, lass?  I'll send george/fred/the lad out t'give you a lift ..."  Bearing in mind that it was a long while since I was a 'lass' by any stretch of the imagination!!!   :D

But I suppose they can't actually say - old girl - to my face, can they?   ???
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 14:00 »
Broken ones?  Oh Madcat you are obviously in the wrong area Dahlink!!   :D :D

We would only take a broken pallet if we wanted it for firewood!  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 14:05 »
They break good ones for kindling round here!!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 14:10 »
I went in search of free pallets last year.  I found the blue ones are returnable, so stores wouldn't let me have them.  

However, one of the national DIY stores were more than happy to let me have the plain, unpainted palets for free.  

I learned a couple of things -

  • There isn't  a standard size for palets - they come in all different sizes
  • The 'spacer' between the top and bottom can be made of chipboard blocks - these fall to bits really quickly!  Get solid wood spacers, if possible.

I definately wouldn't pay anything for them - just ask in all of the local DIY/garden centres when they're not busy  ;)
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 14:13 »
They break good ones for kindling round here!!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

You two are in the frozen east and north!  Anything for a flicker of fire in the gloom and summat to roast the rabbit.   ::)

Round 'ere they want their monies worth, and they paid for those pallets, love!   :D :D  

One of the first batch - nice clean ones with one broken bar - went to make sparrow terraces.  They were too good for making compost heaps. Priorities ....   :nowink:

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 14:14 »
We want them for a fence for the new Sablepooks run so we're going to ask around the trading estate, builders merchants and co op :)

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 14:18 »
That sounds like a good plan, Evie.  ;)

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 16:58 »
I have never paid, but the local garden centre tell me that they get paid 1.50 by folks who come collecting.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 18:19 »
I learned a couple of things -

  • There isn't  a standard size for palets - they come in all different sizes

There is a standard size "Euro" pallet, which is 1.2m to fit standard 90cm pallet racking. You'll rarely get them for free, as warehouses buy them in bulk, so recycling places pay decent money for them. Other sizes are pretty much worthless and companies like the one I work for can't get rid of them quick enough. We've always got a huge pile we'll happily give away to anyone who asks.


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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010, 18:45 »
However, one of the national DIY stores were more than happy to let me have the plain, unpainted palets for free.  

I learned a couple of things -

  • There isn't  a standard size for palets - they come in all different sizes
  • The 'spacer' between the top and bottom can be made of chipboard blocks - these fall to bits really quickly!  Get solid wood spacers, if possible.

I definately wouldn't pay anything for them - just ask in all of the local DIY/garden centres when they're not busy  ;)

Yes, and also try offices/companies that get a lot of printed material delivered, as printers generally leave the leaflets etc on the pallet and never come back for it - I've taken loads from my office up to the lottie, and right now there are another dozen stood in the compound at the back of the office that I don't need.  I did offer them to someone on Freegle but she never bothered to turn up and get them   >:(
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