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Old 05-14-2008, 12:44 AM
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N2iko - You can't even imagin Puget Sound WA's growth since I was a boy. Idillic became a rush hour - all day long. Subtle became ostentatious. Pure became tainted. Someone said (though tonight, I cannot at this moment remember who) You can never go home. Sadly, it all changes regardless of our best efforts to retain in in our minds for what it once was.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:36 PM
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:53 PM
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Anyone have any good tips, stories, or hints on best places/ways to find cheap/free materials? Hang around construction sites? Salvaging old homes? Fruends or family contacts? Blind luck?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:01 PM
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See if there's a Freecycle network in your area. Try Craigslist.

Where is Madison? Kinda like saying where is Springfield.......

Edit...Whoops. Sorry, just saw the Wisconsin.

Try here for the Freecycle: madisonfreecycle : Madison & Dane County Freecycle Resource

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Old 05-28-2008, 09:19 PM
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I just keep asking questions and hanging wanted posters. I have found 8x8x16" concrete blocks free for the taking by the hundreds and most are in perfect condition. Now if I can find the bricks... I may have some of those coming my way. I found two outdoor fireplaces that were lined with fire bricks, just waiting on the word to dismantle them.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:05 AM
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Anyone have any good tips, stories, or hints on best places/ways to find cheap/free materials? Hang around construction sites? Salvaging old homes? Fruends or family contacts? Blind luck?
Call the demolition contractors in your area and see what buildings are being taken down....a lot of old schools had boilers lined with firebrick.

Craigslist can be good for bits and pieces (found 8000 red bricks yesterday for .25 each)

...just keep your eyes open driving around

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:17 PM
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Great tips...I joined the freecycle group mentioned. Should have realized Madison would have such a group. Madison is Capital of Wisconsin, in south central part of the state and one of the great bastions of liberalism and environmetaluism...we make Al Gore look like an Exxon Executive. So I hoping there'll be lots of recycling opportunities. Thanks for ideas all...
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