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#225088 - 06/03/11 02:02 AM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: dweste]
Ironwood Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
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The signs vary in size, the BIG highway ones can have 48' x 24' pieces !!!! One buddy put a black backed one (if the backfrop of the sign is black they usually use black tarp to save ink $$) on his roof and white all around just after framing and sheeting, he left it like that for years, looked like a stucco house with a shinlged blac roof. AWSOME

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#225099 - 06/03/11 11:07 AM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Ironwood]
Frisket Offline
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Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Originally Posted By: Ironwood
Mesh onion or citrus or potato bags are great for all sorts of stuff, I particualrly like them for tire chains. These are the heavier bags, not the paper thin ones.

Find a source of roadside billboard plastic sign film, AWSOME. Ususally used once and discarded. Some are heavy with mesh reinforced inbetween the layers. I have some some new VERY thin stuff, not near as nice.

Ironwood


Thats pretty darn neat there ironwood Now im just wondering where exactly i can find those.
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#225121 - 06/03/11 03:43 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
My fellow ETSers, I am starting to want to see pictures of your home decor.


Edited by dweste (06/03/11 03:45 PM)

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#225126 - 06/03/11 04:43 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: dweste]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
hee hee hee .. what do you mean the garage is where my CARS are supposed to go? wink
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#225528 - 06/09/11 01:21 AM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
Ironwood Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 87
Frisket,

Try stopping next time you see a crew replacing one, also call the # of the advertising companies at the bottom of most signs, most smaller shops are easy to find /talk to, some like CBS or some of the other biggies forget it, go right to the crews, BEER talks.


Ironwood


Edited by Ironwood (06/09/11 01:22 AM)

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#225535 - 06/09/11 05:08 AM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Ironwood]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1342
We can learn a thing or two from the less fortunate

Here is a flat inhabited by Asian workers ( very low pay )
They used pants to split/share one AC unit for two rooms



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#225556 - 06/09/11 02:36 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2524
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Speaking of pants, when a friend had holes in several pairs of jeans, he took them to a tailor and had them mended at $5 each rather than throwing them away and buying new ones. He also had a belt repaired and even had sheets made into curtains all at the same tailor.

Before I built the computer I am currently using I had a Pentium II workstation which I could have upgraded to a Pentium III.

So many times we get rid of something old and get something new when we can fix or update them ourselves or have someone else fix them.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#225560 - 06/09/11 03:24 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
That's one of the things I love about second-hand stores, Jeantte. Lots of cast-off treasures just waiting for a new life!
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#225578 - 06/09/11 07:43 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1342
I can never understand why anyone buys a funnel

Cut in half any plastic bottle, the upper half is a funnel, and the lower half is great for pencils, painting brushes or anything like that.

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#225579 - 06/09/11 07:48 PM Re: Things We Throw Out Every Day Put To Use [Re: Frisket]
Chisel Offline
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I use old CDs as signalling mirrors in GHBs ..etc. I have also taped some at home windwos to ( hopefully ) scare away nesting pigeons. They didn't scare the pigeions , so I hope they would work as signalling mirrors. LOL

For those with pigeion problem , you may try hanging the CDs from thins strings instaed of taping them to the window glass. May be if they are moving with the wind, they would be more effective than being staionary.

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