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Old 01-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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While smoking 18lbs of pork for 12 hrs yesterday I tried to Clean/sort/organize all my inventory in my garage/truck.

Help! I have wayyyyyyyyy to much crap.

Nails..........The kind you have to hammer in? Why do I have 200lbs of nails when the last time I pounded one in was about eight yrs ago?

Caulk and glue.............Think about fiftey tubes auta hold me for a while????

Specialty wall anchors............Enough for the rest of my life!

Tapcons/concrete screws................Butt loads

Buckets of Simpson hangers/clips and straps...........They were free??????

Too many nuts/bolts and misc fasteners to mention.

Tools............I must be insane

Then there's all that fishing stuff under all those tools? That's a whole nother topic.

I know I'm not the only one with this addiction.

And yes that pulled pork was excellent!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Time to throw away or give away.
I went through this a couple months ago in my shop. I couldn't hardly walk through the door anymore. My wife was out there when I was done, "What's that white-ish stuff all over the floor?" Me, "Huh??"
Her, "OHH, that's the concrete floor!"

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Big Shoe,

Sounds like a donation to your local Habitat for Humanity is in order...

It's the emotional connection I get with certain tools that make me feel a little odd sometimes...
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I don't think your a hoarder, you just have left over materials from jobs. Just try to utilize them on repairs or give them away. Every contractor is guilty of the same thing.
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I have the same thing going on, but not to that extent.

I think of it like this. They are sort of a long term investment, or if you ever need to help a neighbor fix up his house you can be neighborly and donate some material.
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Seems like we have had someone every year who needed their house fixed with little or no money. One was moving to a kinda dumpy place, we mixed all our extra paint to a nice tan color and re painted for them, One fire with no insurance. We sprayed shellac on everything, Gave away alot of extra materials I had layin around. I know I paid for the stuff but after ai've stored it for so long it doesn't seem like it's a hit to the wallet. And i get to help people and get my building empty. Dunno why..It fills right back up again..lol
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Another thing that's starting to really bother me is all the equipment I have to be a GC. Somedays I wish I was just a carpenter again.

I was looking at boats on the west coast. Sell it all and live a simple life............ naw, I'd go nuts.
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Haha! It sounds like you're the ideal neighbour to have not only when there's the need for some DIY or building work to be done, but for some decent smoked pork!
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I bought a drill this weekend 'cause it was on an excellent sale. But I'm not a tool hoarder 'cause that only makes 5 drills.
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I just had a thought. How about I (or any of us) find a young guy who's just starting out, and give all the stuff I don't want to him?

Might be a good way to get rid of the stuff.
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I just had a thought. How about I (or any of us) find a young guy who's just starting out, and give all the stuff I don't want to him?

Might be a good way to get rid of the stuff.
There's no law against being selective in who you give your stuff away to. I could see a Craiglist ad;

"Tons of miscellaneous building supplies to give away to young contractor just starting out. Must produce trade license."
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I can see it now. New guy ends up with enough to build a house but nothin matches.. got plenty of tile in 4" - 24". 35 different colors/types of shingles...
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I can see it now. New guy ends up with enough to build a house but nothin matches.. got plenty of tile in 4" - 24". 35 different colors/types of shingles...
A house built for a troll, cool
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I bought a drill this weekend 'cause it was on an excellent sale. But I'm not a tool hoarder 'cause that only makes 5 drills.
My favorite is when I forget my drill and by the time I am at the site it is cheaper to just go buy a new one.

Then of course its more cost effective to get the package deal with the batteries and charger, and don't forget the sawzall that matches that.

At least if I ever have a crew they can all have a drill assigned to them.
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"A house built for a troll, cool "


Nope... a hoarder... we've come full circle...
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I can see it now. New guy ends up with enough to build a house but nothin matches.. got plenty of tile in 4" - 24". 35 different colors/types of shingles...
That reminds me of the Johnny Cash song about him working on the auto assembly line and brings a car home piece by piece and nothing matches.
Funny song but I can't remember the name of it.
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That reminds me of the Johnny Cash song about him working on the auto assembly line and brings a car home piece by piece and nothing matches.
Funny song but I can't remember the name of it.
That's exactly what I was thinking when I posted that. I can't remember the song either though.
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That reminds me of the Johnny Cash song about him working on the auto assembly line and brings a car home piece by piece and nothing matches.
Funny song but I can't remember the name of it.
That would be one piece at a time- the song title
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Ship everything to "Framing Pro", he will find a use for it....
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Ship everything to "Framing Pro", he will find a use for it....
Then he'd have to build another shed

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