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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2011, 09:58 »
I use decking screws, just go through the planks of one pallet into the corner of the next.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2011, 11:02 »
We've used tie tags and wooded brackets/joiners  :D
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2011, 18:08 »
with nails  ;)   :lol: :lol:
::) ::) ::) ::)  oh Joy...... :D

I use decking screws, just go through the planks of one pallet into the corner of the next.
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We've used tie tags and wooded brackets/joiners  :D

okay, thanks grendel and evie :D
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2011, 20:26 »
This thread reminded me of a gate I made a couple of years ago from a couple of pallets I got from work. There's so much you can do with them it's great!  :lol:

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2011, 16:56 »
Ive been looking and asking around as im looking for 4 to make a compost bin but so far have had no luck, the local garden centre wanted to charge a fiver for one :ohmy: :( :wacko:
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2011, 17:18 »
have a trip round the local industrial estates and see who has piles of them, then pop in and ask, some places get charged to take them away, so will be happy for you to take as many as you want - the trick is carrying more than a few.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2011, 17:35 »
Funny that chat topic. Today I approached a gang of contractors erecting play area rides and laying soft (fall over and don't hurt yourself) rubber matting. A dozen pallets lying around looking lost and forlorn,so I asked one of the guys what they were going to do with them. Please take the lot was the reply they will only be dumped,save us the job. Barrow in hand they were duly dished out to the waiting vultures on the patch. Even had a couple left over for a little old lady to chop up for kindling. So the motto is Don't buy them unless you have money to throw away. Ask and if told a price smile and walk away.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2011, 17:46 »
It's a shame you are so far away Jamie I could have given you some pallets for free  :)
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2011, 19:53 »
Try the big plumbers merchants, they have long pallets from the baths etc, these when broken down are good for edging your beds

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2011, 22:01 »
I got a bunch today for free, from freecycle, and more if i want them, they have a constant supply and are keen to get rid of as many as possible.

I got 4 of the 7ft ones, and 6 of the 'normal' size ones.

If anybody in the bedford area is after some, send me a message, i'd be happy to pass on the phone number. They encouraged me to let other allotment holders know :)

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2011, 16:40 »
Local Travis Perkins

Have you any pallets?
Yes how many do you want?
Err 10!
Ok no problem, we can drop them off with your delivery ( of 22 breeze blocks & bag of sharp sand) to the allotment on Friday morning, let us know if you want more

Total cost 21 for the blocks and sand 0 for delivery and pallets!

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #71 on: February 10, 2011, 23:04 »
Ok - another numpty question (I have lots of them in store) - have all of you who have got these lovely free pallets managed to fit them in the back of your car? Are they heavy?
Let's cut to the chase - I'm short, I'm female and I have an S-Max - can I shift 'em???!

 :D Thank you!

PS - If anyone knows of any free pallet availability in the Rugby/Daventry area, I'm all ears...

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2011, 23:31 »
I have a volvo estate and can only fit about 4 in the back at a time, they are a tight fit.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2011, 09:41 »
We get 4 in our Nissan and I get help from the young men there :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2011, 12:10 »
I can't fit them into a Ford Focus so use roof bars. They vary a lot in weight but the ones you most want are heavy



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