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Old 08-03-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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I love CraigsList!

I got my shower pan for $20 this past Sunday (Crags List)! Still need wall material, insulation, stacked washer/gas dryer, dishwasher, floor decking, generator... give me time... I search 100 miles on http://www.craiglook.com
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Picked up my FREE FREE FREE Frigidaire dishwasher (it has a saniwash setting!!!!) thru Freecycle last night. First thing I got off that site (finally). It needs a couple of new parts. Looked them up... about $75 all total. But that is about what we expected. I have a dishwasher! No sticking my hands in filthy dirty dish water. I loathe washing dishes. This will do until we replace with something newer/better. Or it may work great, who knows! Still looking for the rest of my list.... The permanent-mount horizontal LP tank (40 gal) was relisted again... still $35. Still haven't decided if we want to pay that (very rusty) or just use the 20# tanks. We would end up using the 20# tanks mostly but we can't store the tanks on the bus (no room). But we have to carry the tanks anyway (food cart and mobile kitchen will transport the tanks plus also use them). We've only filled the Class C's tank (40#/9 gal) once since we bought the thing. We use the 20# tanks on a quick-connect homebrewed "extend-a-stay" set up because we can fill without moving the RV and swap the tank if its after hours and we are out of LP. Decisions, Decisions.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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Freecycle (and here in Socorro... amazing) Just picked up some 2X4's (1 was 8 ft the other was 10 ft and 6 were about 6 ft) and 2 pieces of plywood (about 4X4 each). Also picked up some of that metal lawn edging. What will we do with that?? I think the plywood will cover the two front wheel wells because I think I have some other plywood that we can use. I need two more hauls on wood like this one and we will have enough to frame in the partition walls and wheel wells. Just that much less to buy.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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Lorna keep an eye out at local Lowe's stores. It not free but they have a pile of lumber they sell for half price or even less sometimes. It is usually locatedo utside of the contractor door. I bought wood over the course of 4 months and ended up with enough wood to build my garage. Got a quote for price of materials 5,000 ended up paying 3,000. I went with premade trusses or I am sure I could have been close to 2,000.

At any rate good place to watch because they have it all from 2x4 2x6 4x4 sheets of plywood. Everything ends up in that pile from time to time.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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Lorna keep an eye out at local Lowe's stores...
LOCAL? The closest "local" Lowes is in Albuquerque over 70 miles away! There is one that is built (and we're waiting for it to open) in Las Lunas... about 50 miles away. The new Lowes will be next door to the Home Depot (their parking lots adjoin). Home Depot also does the marked down/damaged stuff. We have bought "damaged" marked down stuff before from Lowes & Home Depot (in other states). Used to be more plentiful. Now they want to sell damaged stuff at full prices (like in Corpus Christi,TX). The local lumberyard sells JUNK for wood. My daughter bought some and it was so bad that we told her to take it back (they won't let you pick thru the lumber yourself). Sent her off the Home Depot with her sister (who knows how to choose lumber).

What is with the lumber out here? They sell boards that should be graded as #3 as #1. On the upside... redwood is CHEAP here.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:44 AM   #6
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HD as well as other sotres like Menards cut the scrap wood into smaller pieces then resell them at a higher price then you would have got it if it were the length it came off the truck. Crazy.

I will not buy wood at a lot I can not search for my own at. I am anal retentive when it comes to straight boards. I have spent longer choosing 10' 2x4's then it took me to complete the project.

Any rate give the Lowes a call ask them how large there pile is and see if it is worth the trip. If you buy it all they will give a bigger discount. You may not have a use for it all right away but if you got somewhere dry to keep it you'll find a way to use it.
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Picked up two RV chairs off of the Albuquerque Freecyle last night! Now I don't have to build a couch. Unfortunately the guy already got rid of the parquet flooring he had.



David also picked up 3 more computer cases... more metal!
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I picked up an almost new Amana range/oven from a couple who wanted a dishwasher instead of an oven in their RV. The thing goes for $500 new and I paid $200. Gotta love craigslist.
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Craigslist & Freecycle... It's REAL recycling... Reduce... Reuse... Repurpose!
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SCORE! I picked up an apartmnent-sized gas stove, being replaced because the owner said she wants a bigger oven. Cost: $50. It's 2 years old and already set up for LP.
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