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Skip diving!

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Skip diving!
« on: October 29, 2014, 15:26 »
As a Newbe I'm on the lookout for free materials for my plot.

A friend of mine is always jumping in skips to feed his wood burner at home,  I'm more likely to need pallets and sheeting etc... 

Without donning my stripey clothes and swag bag  is there any way to get hold of cool stuff for the plot?

Brad

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 15:40 »
Keep your eyes and ears open!!  ::) (then get your stripy suit on)  :D

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 16:36 »
Strictly speaking you do need to get permission before you remove booty from a small but most people will tell you to go on ahead.  :D

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 16:41 »
Thanks guys :-)

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 16:50 »
Strictly speaking you do need to get permission before you remove booty from a small but most people will tell you to go on ahead.  :D
:ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:  I always ask first...have only been refused once!

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 18:50 »
Websites like freecycle and preloved are always good, and even sometimes in the local paper adverts and around here, people even put stuff outside with a note saying FTGH!

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 22:12 »
Small shops are please to get ride of pallets cardboard ect
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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 11:06 »
If its wood you are after you will often find that window installers are only too glad to get rid of stuff.  Old frames make good cold frames.
Dilly
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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 16:56 »
Strictly speaking you do need to get permission before you remove booty from a small but most people will tell you to go on ahead.  :D

Indeed, just to confirm that if you don't ask permission first then it's theft.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 18:03 »
I'll confirm that. Two friends and  I were arrested one cold night at 3am for taking firewood from a builders' skip ... we were rather "bouyant" I hasten to add. Pinned up against the wall by three police cars, spent the night in the cells. Needless to say, they weren't interested in taking the incident to court... still feel they might have had better things to do with their manpower.

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Madame Cholet

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 18:55 »
I knock on doors before going in skips unless the house is empty.

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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 20:21 »
one skip I regularly visited I had an email from the company I kept with me.
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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 16:30 »
Ahh nothing beats a good skip dive, kindling, wire for a leaf compost square, some gardening magazines,  and best of all a lovely tin which i polished up and made into a box to hold fishing flies. I then tied some of the best looking flies i have ever made, and gave them to my Dad as a Chrismas present.
One rather interesting find by a friend of mine was a box full of magazines which were absolutely perefect for an all male student household..... :nowink:
Cheers
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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 16:44 »
If you are interested in pallets have a look at my entry at the top of this page, there is a second vid 18 seconds long showing how to make it/design etc, cheers Dave
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Re: Skip diving!
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 10:42 »
Well a bit of success this weekend. A nice growing trough for my tomatoes, plus some nice pieces of wood to make supports for said growing trough. Some wood offcuts for kindling!
Cheers
Aled 



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