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Old 02-20-2007, 09:08 PM
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The 1st 2 pics are a double drive gate I built for a customer, I didn't get a pic of it, but I added some finnials on the tops of the pickets.

I dropped them off at the powdercoater today and the yard foreman asked whether I was interested in buying some steel scrap that they were going to take to the scrap yard.

They had a pallet stuffed with cutoff bundles of 1/2" square .065 wall tubing that they couldn't use that had been sitting under a semi trailer for a couple of years. Most of it was 36" pieces and the balance at 33". A count ( since they were banded bundles ) showed there was 5700' of material ( a little over 2000 lbs)

3rd pic unloaded into the shop..

He gave me the entire pallet for $100

I dragged my wife out to the shop to show her my good fortune and got a "That's nice dear" She shows more emotion over a good $5 garage sale find.. lol

There's some surface rust on some of the outside pieces, but the majority of it is in great shape.

What to build next... Hmmm

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:21 PM
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What to build next... Hmmm

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looks like pickets for the next fence job!

nice score
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:22 PM
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Pictures YES Cost YES Margin YES fell I guess YOU SUCK .Now remember that cost when a customer complains.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:50 PM
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Yowsers! Way to be at the right place, at the right time!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:52 PM
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Good looking gates how did you bend the top rails.. And wow its not every day you run across a deal like that, I'd love to find some deals like that.

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Damn!
That's a double suck.



oh yeah - nice gates.
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I was wondering the same thing about bending the tops of the gates. I have a Shop Outfitter ring roller (actually both sizes) and would love it if I could do tubing like that. I know it won't bend it tight, but maybe a gradual curve.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:44 PM
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67 it is time to share with the rest of us. Lets see 2000# divided by ------- ya that is about right.
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Thanks for the "You suck(s)", I've never been the type to find the really great deals or win anything, but in the last 6 months I've done really well on some great buys.


My steel supplier does the rolling for me. They've got some big equipment and turn around time is quick. I'd like to be able to do it myself, but I don't have a ring roller. The desktop background on my PC right now is a pic of a home built unit that I'd like to build.

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