Check them first - I have scored a few good batteries that were supposedly scrap.
I never bother with them, its not worth the waste of electrickery finding out. Once they've been sitting around uncharged for a while they are goosed anyway. And I've never known anyone to get rid of a good battery what ever they say.
If they have just been left to die slowly they can often be revived with a bit of brute force and an old charger, the battery on my Landrover was a scrapper I salvaged.
I know someone who has just turned up with several batteries from a scrapyard. Apparently they're good and they are happy for you to swap them FOC with dud ones as all they care about is what they weigh, not the condition.
I'm working on injecting concrete in them !
Scrappy won't like that!
That's the best type of missus to have, she wasn't reading your life insurance policy at the time was she ?
I haven't got one
15 or 20 900mm x 600mm x 3mm sheets of 308 stainless from the skip two employers back, storeman had chucked them as they were 'in the way'
i think thats the winner so far......
4 Makita GA5021 110v angle grinders as spares or repairs, for £6.90.
They all work too!!
Small stainless steel corner sink.
OK, if were going off piste, I bought a 60 ft burnt out narrowboat for scrap value off an insurance company, yes its pretty wonkey, and a lot of work involved, but i'm now living on my free boat .
Just to rub it in , no council tax, solar electricity, free wood stove, free water ect ect....
I'll get my coat....
Well don't be pi**ing in the canal.
I find the problem with narrowboats is they are too....well, narrow! If only it was a widebeam!
Is it ironic that a boat can burn out when it lives on water?
Got the lids off a few computer servers, handy bits of thin steel, just the job for repairing van bodywork
I dropped around my dads tonight expecting the usual mix of junk and a few good tools. unfortunately all I got was a bag of carved wooden animals. To be exact, two antelopes (one stood, one semi-recumbent), a giraffe, an elephant and a Rhino (called Neil )
Fortunately the in-laws were round when I got home so my father in law received a nice gift, he so pleased with them he is going to show them to his friends at the charity shop in the morning.
I've acquired a new company van, does that count?
Deep breath... Ford Transit Connect T240 Limited Hi Payload. 115PS TDCi, 6-speed box, alloys, discs all round, cruise, dual-zone aircon, selectable speed limiter, heated driver's seat, dual passenger seat, load-through bulkhead, integral Bluetooth with voice commands to phone and MP3 player, heated screen/mirrors/washers, auto headlamps and wipers, colour-matched panels and handles etc., silly cornering lights and DRLs .
This is the last time it'll be seen in civvies though, it's off to the signwriters tomorrow. Bit weird having driven an unmarked van for 11 years
Wot, no dab radio!
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