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Old 04-17-2008, 04:08 PM
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Do you lot also find yourself checking building sites and such to see if they're throwing out anything interesting?
Always, I have had to promise my wife that anything I bring home has an immediate purpose. She has given me a little extra room to accumulate pizza oven materials.
I just picked up about 50 sq ft of 1 inch granite piece. Most are about 12x15 and already polished on one side. I am thinking about using them as part of my outdoor kitchen counter.

I am in contact with a contract who may give me his Kaowool scraps from his current contract. Said pieces are about 3x4. I figure I can always hold them in place with wire.


Scrounging is not only fun and cheap, it allows me to justify my buildings to the neighbors as eco-friendly. I am recycling items that would end up in the dump !!

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Old 05-22-2008, 01:57 PM
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I find myself looking at our wooden furniture and asking - do we really two of those?

I find myself sizing up how well my friend's posessions will burn.

picking up logs has become part of my run club's training routine

I've spent a whole day buying tinned tomatoes

Opened a trade account with B&Q

I know the exact load capacity and axle weight of my car.

I've started looking in skips with interest

I know I can rule out bricklaying as a possible career choice

People have topped asking me why there's a pallet of bricks in the middle of my lawn
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:39 AM
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... yep, they ask you "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?" instead.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:05 AM
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... they ask you "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?" instead.
Because we are better than that!!!

And if it was easy, everyone would do it.

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Old 12-04-2008, 04:02 AM
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Default Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

Thought I'd dig up this old thread to tell you a little story about what happened to me the other day.

So I was walking along the road minding my own business, when I happened to pass this large construction site. As usual I slowed my steps to take a closer look, while random thoughts passed idly through my head.

"Woah, look at all that rebar, they're not throwing that out are they? Hey cool cement mixer, I wish I had one like that. Hmmm, don't think much of the bricks they're using. I wonder where the dumspter is on this site?"

That's when I slowly began to realise that the construction workers had all stopped working and were smiling and waving and generally getting rather excited instead. Oooops....

That certainly never would have happened before I built the oven!
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:28 AM
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Strewth Frances,
The power of the mind, eh! Beautiful, isn't it.

So when do you reckon they twigged to your, (ahem), allure?
Before or after they loaded your 'ute? ('Pickup', in that Old 'US' Speak).

Fellers, there's so many of you on this particular thread that I'm indebted to.
Will a simple "Thanks eh" suffice in the interim?
Best to all you buggers in the years ahead.

We shall most certainly raise a glass to James on Christmas Day.
Without that benevolent bugger, these friendships would not exist.
So...
To James an' Family.
Thanks eh,
the luddite.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:50 AM
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A beautiful woman who lingers around a construction site admiring the cement mixer. Yeah, you're their wet dream. I'm not surprised they got excited. ;-)
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:59 AM
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That's funny Frances.
Did they ask for you phone number?
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:28 AM
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Hey, with a chance for a second hand cement mixer I would have been asking for theirs
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:41 AM
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I always carry a pruning saw in my boot now... and signs saying "free firewood" get my pulse racing
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