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Request: 14 ft of 48 inch tall fence fabric (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - Building a swinging gate across the driveway to keep the dog in the backyard. Tomorrow I'll concrete in a 6 by 6 post. Next step is to assemble a 14 ft long 2 by 4 gate frame to hinge on the post. It'll have a diagonal turnbuckle to keep it in shape. I'd like to put cattle fence or maybe chain link fence within the 4 by 15 ft frame. Looks like I'd need to buy a $50 roll of black painted cattle fence, to use only 14 feet of it. Once the gate is operational manually, I'll install a swinging gate actuator I ordered online from Northern Tool. Want to stay on the Peninsula side of the bridge tunnel, please. -paul Offer: Basket Ball Net, 12 loops, unused (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Looks never used, pure white, 12 loops to attached to basket ball rim.Liberated it somewhere, can't recall. Can leave on porch. I live in Newport News, on Bruton Ave, south of J Cyle Morris, near the interstate and Watkins Child Development Center. -paul Offer: Childs Star Wars jigsaw puzzles (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - Box originally had 7 puzzles from 24 to 48 pieces.One the Storm Trouper puzzle is intact. The other 6 are shuffled together. The original thin wood box has long since come unglued. Can't guarantee all the pieces are there. Probably bought for one of my boys back in the early 1990s. Can leave outside for pickup on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul
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Offer: Microwave Oven (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - Pulled out of a forclosed house being flipped. Display is useless. Seems to work otherwise. Pressed 1 and heated a cup of water. Shut itself off after one minute. The turn table is missing. Can leave outside on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul
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Offer: BBQ Charcoal - 10 pounds (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - 1/2 of a 20 pound bag of Kingsford cooking charcoal. Probably 8 years old, I'd guess. Been in shed. Finally decided to gift it and use the shed space for other stuff. On Bruton off Harperville in Newport News. -paul Offer: battery drill - needs charger (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - Kawaski brand, 19.2 volt.model 690075. I researched once and found a charger would cost some $30, but there's no way of knowing if the old battery will still accept a charge. I live on Bruton Avenue in Nepwort News and can leave on porch.as plastic case, but nothing else, noits, manual, or nothing.
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Offer: 220 volt air comp - broke (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Got this years ago off Freecycle I think. The "pump" on the compressor has jammed. I installed an old refrisgeration pump on it, but the tubing leaks in three places. I can probably fix the leaks, but it spit out old all the time it was leaking, and I don't think I can live with that much oil getting into my compressed air, espeically if I ever use it for spray painting. Tank and electric motor appear to be fine. I just ran out of space in my garage and have to give it a new home. It's a Craftsman brand. I'm on Bruton Avenue in Newport NEws. -paul
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Offer: Candles & holders (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Collected these thinking someone would melt them down to make new candles, or maybe I'd use them in emergencies. Got less storage in the new house, so figuired I'd let them go. See pics of same pile, difference angles. About two shoe boxes worth, total. I'm near Bruton Ave and Harpersville, in Newport News. Can leave on porch. -paul
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Offer: Coconut Oil, for soap making (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Curb shopped a few years ago. About half of a 5-gallon bucket. Might be good for seasoning cast iron skillets,
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Offer: Black Chaulk Board (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Steel sheet. Can't recall where it came from. Metal might be usable. Maybe the frame?
Offer: Flourescent Tubes, U-Shaped (Bruton Ave Newport news) Gifted - My church replaced all the 2 by 2 foot ceiliing U-shaped flourescent fixtures with LED light. I took the old tubes, including lots of spares. Anybody need tubes? Most are the old fat ones. There's a few of the new thin ones. A few are like 10 inch round ones. Offer: Air Tank, Fiberglass (Bruton Ave Newport news) Gifted - See pics. Probably 50 years old. When I was given it, I was told it has a pin hole leak, that is so small it could be fixed easily. Suggest hydro-testing it with water before trusting it was compressed air. I never used it, myself.
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Offer: battery drill, no charger (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Kawasaki battery drill with case, but no charger. No assessories. plastic case. Battery's too drained to use. Charger might cost $30. I don't car to gamble. Can't recall where I got it. can leave on porch - paul
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Offer: ink jet iron on patches (Bruton Ave Newport news) - maybe 20 sheets of ink jet iron-on transfer sheets. Bought these back in my political days. Maybe 6 or 8 years old. You'd hand feed them thru your ink jet printer, and then iron them onto a tee shirt. As I recall, the iron on design would only last like 5 cloths washings before they faded out. Can leave on porch. -paul.
Offer: bynoculars (Bruton Ave Newport news) - maybe 40 year old bynoculars. never was able to get the adjusted so both images were aligned. Rarely is ever used. Not sure if the lens are bumped out of alignment. maybe I just never had the patience to get them adjusted. Can leave on porch in plastic bag.
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Offer: White Plastic Railing Verticals (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Mullions? These were left over when a contractor replaced the railing to the front porch steps at the old house. 11 of them. Guess they're about 2 ft long, not sure. Mybe 1-1/2 inch square vinyl. Might make a small gate with them? Not enough for the ten foot gate across our driveway I need to build. Hmm... rungs for rope ladder to child's tree house? I'm on Bruton Ave, off Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Offer: Keyboard Drawer (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Not wide enough for a mouse. Simple drill and wood screw under your computer desk. White colored. Son doesn't want because of the lack of mouse space. Probably liberated from office, or dumpster dived, can't recall. On Bruton Ave, off Harpersville, in Newport News.
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Offer: Plywood Noahs Arc background (Bruton Ave Newport news) - From church. Seems to be cut from 4 by 8 ft plywood, 3/8 think maybe 1/2. Appears to be a background prop for a children's play decades ago. Animals look like cartoon characters, might be good on child room wall. On Bruton Ave, off Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
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Offer: Air Compressor - Broken (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Curb shopped a week or two ago. Maybe 4 ft tall. 21 gallon tank. Cord is cut. Assume ran dry of oil and jammed. One wheel is broken. Tank might be good to add to your garage system. I was going to remove the electric switch, relief valve, and regulator but got too many compressor parts already. Harbor Freight (I assume) cheap Chinese brand. No hose, no nothing. Maybe just good for scrap. On Bruton Ave, off Harpersville in Newport News, near J Clyde and I-64. -paul
Offer: Soap Makers Peanut Oil (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Maybe half a 5-gallon bucket, maybe less. Tried to set fire to it, without success. Melts at 70 degrees as I recall on label. Curbed shopped several years ago and has sat in shed. Maybe use to coat your grill? Rust proof your mower? On Bruton Ave, off Harpersville, in Newport News. -paul
Offer: Battery Drill - no charger (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Kawaski 19.2 volt green colored drill. No spare battery or charger. Can't recall who gave it to me. Battery totally drained, maybe years. No idea if it'll charge up. Maybe charge it with 20 or 24 volts for an hour and find out before buying new charger. On Bruton Ave in Newport News, off Harpersville. -paul
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Offer: Night Stand (Bruton Ave Newport news) - 21 inches wide, 21 tall, 15 front to back. One draw, one shelf. Particle board with spots of the fake wood grain pealed off. Son brought back from Richmond but doesn't want it anymore. Medium dark wood grane particle board. Drawer works fine. If I forget where I put it, remind me it might be back in the warehouse. on Bruton Ave near Watkins school, off Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
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Offer: Pools for Dogs (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Someone asked for this, but I can't find the message. Please ask again. 2 plastic kiddie pools designed for dogs. About 3 feet diameter and 6 inches deep I'd guess. One blue, one red. I used one inside the other and never had any leaks. Abby just never climbed in it. Can leave behind house on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul
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Offer: Pools for Dogs (Bruton Ave Newport news) - 2 plastic kiddie pools designed for dogs. About 3 feet diameter and 6 inches deep I'd guess. One blue, one red. I used one inside the other and never had any leaks. Abby just never climbed in it. Can leave behind house on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul
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Request: flat bedroom doors (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Need to build several shelves. Probably could use 10 doors. If anyone's replacing their 1960s flat bedroom doors with paneled doors, I'd like the old flat doors to use for shelving. Got 4 by 8 foot trailer to haul them. -paul Offer: 5 ft Chrome luggage rack (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Give to me over 20 years ago. Might be stainless, not sure. shiney chrome. I think it came from a 1970s station wagon. I'd guess it's maybe 5 ft long. Might be good for cargo tie down on a 6-foot pickup truck bed. Just bolt it down to the side rails. Looks like it was made for a slightly curved car roof, but I'd guess they'd flex enough to bolt to a flat surface. Maybe good for the top of a camper? Offer: Propane Grill - no tank (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Son and his wife upgraded, and gave me this one for scrap metal. Asked the wife and it's too big for out downsized family; we'll stay with the table top berzomatic grill for just the two of us. The free standing big one MIGHT serve more years. A knob or two broke off. One valve needs a pliers to turn the valve shaft. For some reason (not sure I understand) he removed the acme thread piece to connect to modern tanks. Looks like it would take an old (possibly hard to get refilled) left-hand threaded connection. Might be an adaptor online that would convert this to acme, or maybe the new Acme threads still accept the old left hand regulator connections, the more I think of it. Cheap Brand. Chare-Broil, as I recall. Little rust. Has one side burner, which has the pliers-needed valve. Can leave behind house on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul Offer: Sliding Patio Door w Frame (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Neighbor gave it to me, when he walled in the front of the converted garage, to flip the house. Managed to salvage the aluminum frame intact, without bending it. Was about to haul it to ReStore. I told him I'd eventually do that, but just don't have time. It's behind my house on Bruton Ave in Newport News. - paul Offer: Wheel Barrow, rusted (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Replaced at church. Only thing bad about it is the very front top edge, that touches the ground when you store it leaning against a wall (like you should), is rusted out. The front of the sheet metal "bucket" is flimsy in the front. Tire's great, wood handles are great. No idea what load would overstress that weak front edge, maybe using it as a cement mixer? Can leave behind house on Bruton on Newport News. -paul Offer: Keyboard Tray (Bruton Ave Newport news) - Drawer to pull out for your keyboard. Thought my son would use it but it's not wide enough to work a mouse beside the keyboard. Drill a few holes in the steel "box" and I think it could mount under a desk or table.Beige colored. Has pen on chain attached. Doubt the pen works, never tried it. Can leave behind house on Bruton Ave in Newport News. -paul
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