Today I acquired...........

  1. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    Check them first - I have scored a few good batteries that were supposedly scrap.
     
  2. sardine

    sardine Member

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    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.
     
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  3. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    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.
     
  4. Bill Edwards Member

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    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.
     
  5. sardine

    sardine Member

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    I'm working on injecting concrete in them !
     
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  6. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    Scrappy won't like that!
     
  7. wookie Member

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    That's the best type of missus to have, she wasn't reading your life insurance policy at the time was she ? :whistle:
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I haven't got one:laughing:
     
  9. Browser Happiness is an even fillet.

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    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' :doh: :o :welder:
     
  10. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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    i think thats the winner so far......:D:D:D
     
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  11. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    4 Makita GA5021 110v angle grinders as spares or repairs, for £6.90.

    They all work too!!
     
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  12. monkeymark Member

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    Small stainless steel corner sink.
     
  13. sardine

    sardine Member

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    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....:p


    I'll get my coat....
     
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  14. DanielW

    DanielW Member

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    Well don't be pi**ing in the canal.
     
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  15. julianthegypsy Member

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    I find the problem with narrowboats is they are too....well, narrow! If only it was a widebeam!
     
  16. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Is it ironic that a boat can burn out when it lives on water?
     
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  17. RedOrZed Member

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    Got the lids off a few computer servers, handy bits of thin steel, just the job for repairing van bodywork :)
     
  18. brewdexta

    brewdexta Member

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    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.
     
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  19. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    I've acquired a new company van, does that count? :whistle:

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    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 :rolleyes:.
    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 :(
     
  20. Wot, no dab radio!
     
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