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Free: 4th of July Sparklers (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Promised - 10 count. Maybe 50 years old. Price tag still on it says $4.35. I lit one as a test. Had to hold the candle on it a long time (maybe 15 seconds), but it lit and worked fine. 18 or 20 inches long. "Miss Liberty No. 20". Can leave on porch in plastic bag. I live on Bruton Ave in Newport News, near Harpersville, in Watkins neighborhood. Free: Polishes and Waxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - I liberated these from a self storage unit maybe 2 years ago. No idea how many times they've been frozen, or how old they really are. Most say either Motorcycle or Boat on them. Couple say Scratch Remover, or Chrome Polish. Can leave in front yard or porch on Bruton Avenue in Newport News, near the north end of Sandy Bottom nature park. -paul
Photo of free Polishes and Waxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Polishes and Waxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Polishes and Waxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Request: Old car hood or fender for welding (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Received - Pretty soon I'll use a cheap Harbor Freight flux core wire gas-less welder to weld a replacement panel on a car. The panel (running board?) under the doors is badly dented. I'd like to cut and weld pieces out of old car body metal for practice, before I risk burning holes in the good car body. With gas prices so high, I'd like to stay in Newport News or Hampton. -paul Free: Lightbulbs, CFLs and older (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - About 30 Compact Florescent Light bulbs, and maybe 20 Incandescent bulbs. Recently have all these replaced with LEDs for free. Thought maybe someone might prefer these old blubs instead of free LED bulbs. Maybe they work for plant growing? If no takers, I'll take them to the upcoming Newport News household haz mat turn in at the end of March. Can leave on porch, on Bruton Ave, in Newport News.
Photo of free Lightbulbs, CFLs and older (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: 18 Volt Ryobi tool Battery Charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - 18 volt charger for Ryobi power tool batteries. Can't recall where it came from. Might have been the storage locker I cleared out. Doubt it was curb shopped. NOT TESTED. I don't have any batteries of tools to go with it. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave in Newport News, near the north end of Sandy Bottom park, off Harpersville, near Leonard. -paul
Photo of free 18 Volt Ryobi tool Battery Charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free 18 Volt Ryobi tool Battery Charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free 18 Volt Ryobi tool Battery Charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free 18 Volt Ryobi tool Battery Charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: VHS Video Tap Boxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Sturdy plastic. Might be good for pencil holders for students, or storage for small hardware items, buttons, stamps, coins, etc. 11 total count. I can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, in Newport News, near the north end of Sandy Bottom park, off Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free VHS Video Tap Boxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free VHS Video Tap Boxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free VHS Video Tap Boxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free VHS Video Tap Boxes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Jeep Wheels with worn tires (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - The bolt pattern is 5 lugs on 5 inches diameter circle. Seems older and smaller Jeeps use 4-1/2 inch diameter bolt circles. Suggest try one on for size when you arrive. Tires are all 245 (or 235) /65 R17. As I recall, Jeep Grand Cherokees made after 2003 can use these. I assume the aluminum wheels are originals from vehicle. No idea how hard they'd be to clean up. At most, maybe one would fail inspection, but a few would need replaced before the NEXT inspection. A friend got these free from Marketplace, but found they won't fit his little Jeep Liberty (as I recall). He couldn't find the ad again to ask the guy if he wanted them back, which we both doubt. I can haul around to the front yard if you're sure you'll fetch them soon. I live on Bruton Ave, in Newport News, near the north end of Sandy Bottom park. -paul
Photo of free Jeep Wheels with worn tires (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Jeep Wheels with worn tires (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Jeep Wheels with worn tires (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Jeep Wheels with worn tires (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Promised. Children's VHS tapes (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Promised already. paul
Photo of free Promised. Children's VHS tapes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Promised. Children's VHS tapes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Promised. Children's VHS tapes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Promised. Children's VHS tapes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Request: Finger Nail Polish, reds and blues (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - I put red finger nail polish on my metric wrenches and sockets, blue on the SAE ones, and orange on adapters (1/2 inch drive to 1/4, etc). If you got a few unwanted bottles of these colors, and are not too far of drive, I'd like to give them a home. -paul Free: Engine Oil Container - no lids (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Got this some time ago off Marketplace, I think. Used it once. Then kids bought me a brand new one for Christmas. Notice there's no plug for the drain hole, so you can only fill it with a couple gallons without the risk of oil spilling out into your car, when you take your old oil to the parts store to recycle. It's also missing the top plug, but that not important since the drain plug is the limiting factor. Currently has no oil in it. Can leave on porch on Newport News, Bruton Ave
Photo of free Engine Oil Container - no lids (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Engine Oil Container - no lids (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Engine Oil Container - no lids (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Engine Oil Container - no lids (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Boat Emergency Strobe, I think (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Got this a year or two ago when I cleared out a man's self storage locker. He was into boating, so I assume this is an emergency strobe light. MAYBE it activates when it's upright, floating in the water. The yellow conical end is weighted, and unscrews. Looks like an odd size battery about an inch in diameter is connected. No idea of voltage. The top light MIGHT spin as it strobes, not sure. Untested. Shell is thick aluminum, so I'll bet it was pricey back in the day. Can't find any writing anywhere on it. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave in Newport News, a block and a half east of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Boat Emergency Strobe, I think (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Boat Emergency Strobe, I think (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Boat Emergency Strobe, I think (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Boat Emergency Strobe, I think (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Car Seat Cover for Pets (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - PetSmart brand. My son bought it when he got a used pickup truck, and tried (without success) to modify it to work with his 60/40 bench seat. As I recall it was originally marketed to cover REAR seats of cars, where your hair-shedding muddy-pawed dog might ride. The white plastic tubes can be pressed into the gap in the seats. Not sure if it can be sewn (or Gorilla taped) back the way it originally was. I can leave on porch for easy pickup, on Bruton Ave in Newport News, a block and a half east of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Car Seat Cover for Pets (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Car Seat Cover for Pets (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Asphalt Roofing Shingles (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - 5-1/2 bundles. ReStore wouldn't accept these because the plastic bag wrapping had been torn or opened, There's maybe 5-1/2 bundles, totalling 150 to 160 square feet. Enough for a large dog house, or generator cover. Maybe one side of 10 by 10 foot shed. Architectural (overlapping) looking, white colored. No idea what warranty they might have come with. Given to me by a neighbor. Can help load. They're in my backyard on a pallet. I live in Newport News on Bruton Ave, a block and a half east of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Asphalt Roofing Shingles (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Asphalt Roofing Shingles (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Asphalt Roofing Shingles (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Asphalt Roofing Shingles (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Harley Davidson sissy bar (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Chrome steel. MIGHT have come off a "Dyna". "Legs" are spaced a hair less than 5-3/4 inches. Space between the holes on each leg is 1-1/4 inch. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave in Newport News, a block and a half off Harpersville Rd. -paul
Photo of free Harley Davidson sissy bar (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Harley Davidson sissy bar (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Harley Davidson sissy bar (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Large Dog Crate, needs cleaned (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Maybe soapy water and a toilet brush ? Curb shopped. I disassembled it to get it into my car. Lost a few of the black plastic pieces that secure the halves together, but I'll toss in plenty of zip ties. Can leave in front yard for pick up. I live on Bruton Ave in Newport News, east of Harpersville, near the north end of Sandy Bottom park. -paul
Photo of free Large Dog Crate, needs cleaned (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Large Dog Crate, needs cleaned (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Harley Davidson Manual 66 to 84 (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - For Shovel Head engines from 1966 to 1984. Guess 1-1/4 inch thick, maybe less, 415 pages Clymer publisher, includes wire diagrams. Liberated from self storage locker I cleared out maybe a year or 2 ago. Just came across it today. I can wrap in plastic and leave on porch on Bruton Avenue in Newport News, close to Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Harley Davidson Manual 66 to 84 (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Harley Davidson Manual 66 to 84 (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches, Rec'd this from another giver, hoping it would fit my 2010 Honda Pilot. I forget if it came off a newer body style or older. Waaay too long. Please measure your longest wiper blade (they may be different lengths) before asking. I can leave in front yard or on porch, on Bruton Ave in the Watkins section of Newport News, south of J Clyde Morris. -paul
Photo of free Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Approx 9 ft 8 or 10 inches maximum length. Can be shortened maybe 1 foot or 18 inches. MIGHT have been used to secure a Jet Ski to a trailer. I got it from clearing out a storage locker. I know the deceased man had a jet ski or two. He also had a motor cycle. Maybe this was to secure his hog in or on his bike trailer. Might have been used for hauling logs. NOT very adjustable. If you use it, you might need to put tie down points on your trailer at just the right spacing for your specific cargo. Can leave on front yard of porch on Bruton Ave in Watkins section of Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Tiki Torch and Fuel (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Unused Tiki Torch and Fuel. Torch is just under 48 inches tall. Bamboo. Fuel (not shown in pics) is roughly one gallon. Bottle has been used some. Fuel is not to be used indoors, but might make good charcoal lighter fluid, not sure. Can leave in front yard or on porch on Bruton Avenue in Watkins section of Newport News, a little south of J Clyde Morris and the Interstate. -paul
Photo of free Tiki Torch and Fuel (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Tiki Torch and Fuel (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Flare Gun with 4 expired shots (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Got these several months ago when I cleared out a storage unit. Doubt they'd pass a coast guard inspection of your boat. The shots all say expired in 2017. No idea when and where these can be used legally. Maybe on the 4th of July in rural area? I can leave on porch in Newport News, on Bruton Ave. -Otherwise I might soak them in water for months and eventually toss them in the trash. paul
Photo of free Flare Gun with 4 expired shots (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Flare Gun with 4 expired shots (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Request: Ladder, straight, 10 ft (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - The access to my attic air handler is via a small "scuttle" trap door in the ceiling of the laundry room. Without moving the washer and drier, I need to angle the ladder slightly from the floor. I'm thinking of cutting off maybe a section of extension ladder to the proper length, and hanging it from the laundry room ceiling with not in use. I'm pretty heavy, but I don't mind bolting on 2 by 4 boards to strengthen it, if necessary. I've been borrowing my son's heavy adjustable $350 Little Giant ladder, but he needs it for his job, and it's really heavy. -paul Free: Plastic for office chairs on carpet (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Standard full size clear. Son bought another. This one has some 2 or 3 inch long cracks, as they all tend to collect. I'd use it, but it's no better than the one I've got for my wheeled desk chair. Sharp point on bottom to grip carpet. I can measure if you'd like, but I'd say its the standard full size., T-shaped, with narrow section to go under the desk. Can leave on porch. I'm on Bruton Ave, near Harpersville in Neport News. -paul Request: Suspended ceiling tiles, stains OK (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Need to lift some 21 or 22 inch wide sections of suspended ceiling tiles up under my roof, to eliminate the risk of scraping my back on the protruding roofing nails. The access to my attic-installed HVAC air handler is near the gutter end. It's real hard to crawl up the ladder and along a 5 foot "cat walk" to access the air handler for maintenance and repairs, without hurting myself on the nail points. I figure 5/8 (maybe 1/2 inch) thick suspended ceiling tiles would cover the sharp points. Maybe Styrofoam sheets would work. Old and stained, with broken corners would work. Need at least 2 sections each that are 2 ft by 4 ft, Suppose I could cut them all down flush with the plywood with a cut off grinder, but there's an awful lot of them. Hmm... Maybe I could wood screw some 1/4 inch thick plywood sheets up under the roofing plywood. I live on Bruton Ave, near J Clyde Morris and the interstate I-64, near the north end of Sandy Bottom park. -paul Free: MIrror, thin, 36 in square (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Mirror, very thin, 36 in square. No frame or mounting hardware. ReStore won't take it without a frame. Might have to shatter it and send it to the landfill. From markings on back it MIGHT have been made in 2006. Came from son's house that was built in 1985. He upgraded to a three door medicine cabinet in the bathroom. Beveled edges. Didn't notice any flaws. No hardware to mount it to wall, sorry. Can leave in front yard on Bruton Ave in Newport News near Harpersveille. -paul
Photo of free MIrror, thin, 36 in square (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free MIrror, thin, 36 in square (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Washer and electric Dryer (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Washer has slight leak. Maybe place on 2 by 4 boards and use a towel underneath? The electric drier has no timer. Might be able to install an aftermarket timer, but I'd just use a kitchen timer that chimes when 40 minutes (or whatever) is up. Located on Bellwood Road, near Todds Lane in Hampton. -paul
Photo of free Washer and electric Dryer (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Washer and electric Dryer (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Fairy Lights on wrapped branches (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Curb shopped from neighbor. All three strings of "fairy lights" work, but the far left one in the pics is very dim. The set of three branches only comes with one power supply. No idea if all three strings of branches could be rigged off the same power supply. Can leave in front yard on Bruton Ave, a block and a half east of Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Fairy Lights on wrapped branches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Fairy Lights on wrapped branches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Fairy Lights on wrapped branches (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Platic Mop Bucket on wheels (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Curb shopped from neighbor. Tested no leaks. The only thing I can find wrong is when you pull the level without a mop in the squeezer thing, the squeezer thing is difficult to open back up. Not sure if it'll happen then there's a mop actually in the squeezer thing. Maybe aa little lubricant or sanding the slider slot smooth would fix it. If no takers, I'll donate it to ReStore next trip. Can leave in front yard on Bruton Ave, a block and a half east of Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Platic Mop Bucket on wheels (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Platic Mop Bucket on wheels (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Bathroom Wall Cabinet (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Wood grain particle board. Been installed in at least two houses. We upgraded to a bigger one. If no takers, I'll donate it to ReStore next trip. Can leave in front yard on Bruton Ave, a block and a half east of Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Bathroom Wall Cabinet (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bathroom Wall Cabinet (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Free: Umbrella patio blue (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Curb shopped this huge patio or beach umbrella weeks ago. Looks like the bottom part of the pole is jerry rigged with a piece of plastic pipe. Blue colored. Manually opens up, no crank. Can leave in front yard. My house is on Bruton a bit east of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Umbrella patio blue (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Umbrella patio blue (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Umbrella patio blue (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Umbrella patio blue (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Free: Lawn Chair - White Plastic (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Curb shopped this months maybe years ago. The back adjusts to lean back, but I haven't found a way to collapse it down for easy transport. I've thought about leaving it at a bus stop. I can leave in front yard for pick up. My house is on Bruton, a little bit east of Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Lawn Chair - White Plastic (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Lawn Chair - White Plastic (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Lawn Chair - White Plastic (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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