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Posted: 1/11/2006 4:33:11 PM EDT
Hey Arfcommer's! I've got a question for you all. Is there anyone else out there like me?! I must've been a vulture in my previous existence, because I'm always looking for usefullness in things discarded. Maybe you might call me a scavenger. ( I haven't resorted to dumpster diving..-yet). For instance; yesterday I was quizzing the supervisor in maintenance about a not-so-old, Honda powered, pressure-washer, in which the pump had expired. I had been persistent in my inquiries to the point, (pestered the hell out of him) that he gave me the pressure-washer. It has a nearly new 6.5 Honda OHV engine, so it's gotta be worth something, huh? About 2 years back there was a high frequency arc welder that was believed to be irrepairable. I got it for the asking and the repair cost me all of $10.00 for the parts. Free arc welder! Score!!! Anybody on Arfcom have similar experiences?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:39:07 PM EDT
I get free shit from here all the time. So far I've got a playstation with about 9 games, a titanium wedding band (on the promise I'd shoot it and post pics, I'll get around to it) and a shit load of 7.62 X 39 Stripper clips.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:42:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:42:46 PM EDT
how about 250' of Andrews 1/2" Heliax (hardline) NEW.... as a Ham, I could not pass that up
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:43:03 PM EDT
Yeah...various body fluids from other people and sometimes a bad attitude.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:43:22 PM EDT
Dayum! People just lining up to giveway their belongings!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
Yeah...various body fluids from other people and sometimes a bad attitude.




Hey....I get the same stuff, but more attitude than fluids. I also get some new and interesting oders to smell for stay at work.


I save scrap paper and cardboard boxes for cheep targets.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:47:59 PM EDT
Nope, can't afford the gas for the stuff we build.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:48:04 PM EDT
I got the clap does that count? just kidding, i work construction so always get left over shit, plywood, lumber, bags of conrete, etc. French benefits of a job are great.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:51:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 4:52:46 PM EDT by SS109]
I just got two slightly dented equipment cases, great for pistols. I wish we sold long gun equipment cases.

My poor wife gets free clothes with her company name on it! (She hates them and gives them to Goodwill for the deduction.)
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:52:02 PM EDT
im a bartender, i get free drinks at my leisure.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:55:15 PM EDT
Free PC's, CAT5 cable, and a really hard time.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:55:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SorenPAL:
I got the clap does that count? just kidding, i work construction so always get left over shit, plywood, lumber, bags of conrete, etc. French benefits of a job are great.




What you mean we don't get french benefits?

No, it's fringe jackass


I love that commercial.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:56:56 PM EDT
Steely Dan is not one person
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:01:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:03:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RED_5:
how about 250' of Andrews 1/2" Heliax (hardline) NEW.... as a Ham, I could not pass that up



Trade you a Ku-Band TWT sans power supply for some heliax
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:05:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Steely Dan is not one person



LMAO
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:07:07 PM EDT
As a tech, we get to build our own PC's, just recently got 1gig thumb drives, and a 4gig Sony micro drive...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:11:52 PM EDT
Free electrons once in a while, though I'm probably not realizing it while it's happening.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:13:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 5:14:18 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:16:52 PM EDT

Yeah , every now and then I get 130 volts DC . That shit hurts .
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:20:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:22:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
When I was in the Navy I use to bring home 8" and 10" of deck steel. Welders have to cut holes to allow pipes to pass through all thickness' of steel. These things weigh in at 20-50 pounds depending on how thick the steel is. When I find a welder working a pipe I ask him if I can have his scraps ... "you're going to carry out 50 pounds of steel up five flights of stairs for me?".

I'd imagine after doing that for awhile you could be pretty loaded after selling it for scrap.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:38:44 PM EDT
i get a few handfulls of drywall nails and a couple of tubes of drywall glue here and there.

i should be able to build a brand new two story house out of said materials in 10 years if i play my cards right................
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:41:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 5:50:07 PM EDT by SteelonSteel]
free gas mask and tyvek suits, radioactive radioschmactive, they were just going to throw them away
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 5:41:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
Yeah , every now and then I get 130 volts DC . That shit hurts .



I got 350vac (400Hz) one time..

I really didn't need that shit! lol
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:08:34 PM EDT
Isn't it a damn satisfying feeling to take something that has been wrote off as trash and restore or find another use for it? Last week there was an Italian classical guitar which was given to my wife from her employment. The bridge had separated from the body and the string-nut had come loose. The local music shop estimated the repair would cost $100.00. I went to said music shop, ordered a replacement classical bridge, new string-nut, and strings. Cost me something just over $30.00. Fixed it and gave it to my oldest son. Plays like a new guitar!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:13:21 PM EDT
I scored a Jane's pen that the previous owner of my office left in the desk. That's about it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:14:33 PM EDT
Big businesses are incredibly wasteful... though, you have to be a cheapass like me to realize it.

I scored about $100 in three-ring binders three months ago. I used to spend about $20-40 per school term on binders, it was quite the score. They throw out cool stuff sometimes, but I'm the only one weird enough to say, "Hey, wait a minute... don't throw that out!"
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:20:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 6:21:38 PM EDT by richhermes]
I get free cable and high speed internet.

Beats 350 VAC anyday!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:02:27 PM EDT
This afternoon, I brought home a 2X2 pallet that was the base of the Fantasitc Four DVD display.

I told my boss that I wanted to use it to stack my ammo to relieve the weight on my closet floor. He asked,"How much ammo do you have?" I gave him a quick underestimate, "About 8,000 rounds." "Why do you need so much ammo?" I said with a completely straight face,"Zombies."

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:12:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 7:14:03 PM EDT by Princeton]
I got a $350 band saw from work a few years ago. They used to use it for cutting plastic pails in half so they would take up less room in the trash compactors. It got knocked over and the frame cracked so they put it aside. During a deep clean it was slated to be trashed so one of the mechanics claimed it and welded it up so you could hardly see it was ever damaged. He decided he had no room for it and gave it to me. Only thing I had to do was replace the electric motor that was stolen from it after it was damaged. Can't say publicly where I got the replacement motor from.

Forgot to add that my dad got lots of use from it cutting both metal & wood as its pretty simple to change blades.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:18:23 PM EDT

Anybody here ever get free items from work?


Are you kidding???........I work at UPS.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:21:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 7:23:23 PM EDT by The_Reaper]
Steel plates sent to us from a local mill. Average size is 12" x 12" x 3/8".
Some much thicker, some much smaller.
All that I could ever want. I have at least 2000 pounds of the good flat pieces.
They make great targets for the BMG.

..... I wonder if I could weld them together and stich myself a bunker......

I've got a 13hp Honda engine that was heading to the dumpster.
It was practically new when the owner bought it in to have the output (crank) shaft
woodruff keyway tested. It wore out the notch. (wrong key) The engine isn't really
worth much without a way to connect anything to it, but still.... free engine.

A pint of super glue. I have no idea what to do with it.

My boss gave me a 200 cubic foot oxygen and helium tank.
The gas supplier that owned them went out of business.
Airgas let me put them on my account.


Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:23:04 PM EDT
Bandwidth

100Mb enet off the core switch fed by an oc12 backbone
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:24:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:

Anybody here ever get free items from work?


Are you kidding???........I work at UPS.



BWHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:25:03 PM EDT
I get free merchandise (clothes) every quarter. I also take home all our old visual stuff, and any fixtures we no longer need.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:26:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 7:36:36 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
Symatec (Norton) Anti Virus Corporate edition and boxes people throw out in the trash I take home and use for eGay
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:29:08 PM EDT
I got a Black and Decker Anniversary model cordless drill. B&D sent it to me for a photo shoot and said that I could keep it. I got a LaserJet 5 last year. It was being phased out, all I had to do was replace the rollers.

At my old job, I got first pick of the "retired" computers. I got an almost complete Mac G3 333, needed a hard drive.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:30:09 PM EDT
Im sure I come home with all sorts of bacteria from work, im a clinical micro biologist.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:31:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SorenPAL:
...French benefits of a job are great.




We don't get French benifits!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:34:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:

Anybody here ever get free items from work?


Are you kidding???........I work at UPS.



You Bastard!!!



My address is ......
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:36:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Steel plates sent to us from a local mill. Average size is 12" x 12" x 3/8".
Some much thicker, some much smaller.
All that I could ever want. I have at least 2000 pounds of the good flat pieces.
They make great targets for the BMG.

..... I wonder if I could weld them together and stich myself a bunker......

I've got a 13hp Honda engine that was heading to the dumpster.
It was practically new when the owner bought it in to have the output (crank) shaft
woodruff keyway tested. It wore out the notch. (wrong key) The engine isn't really
worth much without a way to connect anything to it, but still.... free engine.

A pint of super glue. I have no idea what to do with it.

My boss gave me a 200 cubic foot oxygen and helium tank.
The gas supplier that owned them went out of business.
Airgas let me put them on my account.






Just wait with that Glue. Someday soon some fucker will be beggin you to beat his ass and glue him to the hood of his car.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:38:12 PM EDT
Toilet Paper
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:38:29 PM EDT
Hell yeah! Most of it is green though!

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:45:33 PM EDT
Lets see,

Some heavy duty industrial shelving, I use it in the garage. We were moving offices and had closed down the assembly line we had.

I had a ruggedized titanium laptop for a while, we had educated the manufacturer about the CDPD marketplace, and they left it for us.

Various T-shirts and jackets.

A couple of chairs (surplus from the move mentioned above).

A wood box used for shipping a base station. I added a hinge and a hasp, and now I have a locking box for my powertools.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:50:00 PM EDT
I get about 1-2 cigars a day from work
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:58:37 PM EDT
About 5000 rounds of belted m-60 ammo, AK parts kits, 1 ANM2 barrel shroud in the wrapper, 249 links, 20 stearling mags, thats all I can think of right now
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:07:59 PM EDT
mostly misc computer crap.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:20:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 8:21:45 PM EDT by sgtstinger]
Hmmmmmm....

Yeah, I can honestly say I got some cool free shit from work.

And, NO, I'm not in the military...but I will say that "Joe" can be downright wasteful at times...

But before you give me a hard time, just remember that I am in the "recycling" business...

2 or 3 Knight's VFG's.

A NIW set of Knight's RAS rail covers in the roll-up pouch.

A Johnson Redi-Mag.

A Safariland Level II vest(Twaron) and Second Chance K-30 Trauma Plate. The carrier was worn out but all of the components are in Excellent condition. Now to find a carrier...

A NIW BlackHawk Commado Chest Rig in Coyote Tan.

An "As New" Safariland 6004 holster set-up.

Motorola GPRS radio.

There's more, but that's the highlights...
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