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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #31
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Check with local companies that do flooring with reclaimed lumber. They may come and take it, but you have to secure it from thieves while waiting for them to pick it up.

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You might think about separating anything potentially salvageable. Along with lumber, there is money in vintage light fixtures, sinks, solid wood doors, etc. Even if you don't want to take the effort to sell them, you could donate them to keep them out of the landfill.
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Further to Blondesense's comment, you could post "FREE" ads on kijiji or craigslist and a lot of that stuff will be picked up.
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Hey! those beans still look good!
Theres a market for hand hewn beams if you know where to look.

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Dig hole. Push house in. Done.
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Well, I've been busy.. I have just about all the aluminum stripped from the house. I got three quotes on removal of the house. I'm supplying the dumpsters

1st place that we called: $8,400.oo
2nd place we called: $4,800.oo
3rd place we called: $1,800.00 Winner winner chicken dinner

all these guys came out and looked at the place first.

The thrid guy was fast and called me the same day with a quote. He has insurance and is willing to do everything. If things work out well, I may use him to excavate our home.

His plan is to bring in the "Thumb" and break apart the house and pack it into the dumpsters, set the large logs aside, Clear out the basement, Put all the concrete slabs into the basement cavity and cave in the block. He said he can bring in fill if I need it to put on top of that.


He said he could get it done next week but I will be on vacation. I told him I want to watch and get pics for my forums.

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #37
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One dumpster showed up on Friday. We decided to just roll the bagsters into the dumpster. They were free so wtf. I also spent the day over there yesterday removing the rest of the siding. I got it all loaded up to take to the recycler tomorrow.
The giant track loader is showing up today along with another dumpster. It should make quick work of that old house. I really want to get some videos.
Chimney fall video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1cT...ature=youtu.be

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Troegs hop back ftw! :-)
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Track Hoe is showing up today.

Dumpster #2 showed up yesterday.

House meets ground level today.


I am gonna try to leave work early to get pics.
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Now that I think about it, why not keep the rough hewn logs, for a playhouse for the kids, or use them in the new house some way or another. If they are in good condition, you might be able to get them cut into planks for flooring.
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I fiddled around with the one log and it was pretty dried out and crumbly. I'll check them out a bit more once they are down.
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They might all be the same, if one turned to saw dust.
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It's clear the part of the structure that has the chimney is mostly from 1840 (although the chimney itself isn't). A fire may have gutted it, but clearly they rebuilt off of mostly intact walls and added a poorly constructed addition.
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One of the chimneys was for a oil furnace that was in the basement. the other chimney right next to it was for a pot belly stove or some sort that was on the first floor of the structure. there was absolutely no venting with in the entire house for the oil burner. I think they just let the hot air come up the stairs.

I took all the aluminum siding to the recycle place today. It was 740 pounds. $344.00

She first rang it up as 74 pounds. I looked at her funny. She got all pissy when I told her that there should be zero at the end of that.
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