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Offer: Large Dog Crate, needs cleaned (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - Needs very thorough cleaning. Maybe soapy water and a toilet brush ? Curb shopped. I disassembled it to get it into my car. Lost several 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 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)
Offer: Harley Davidson Manual 66 to 84 (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - 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)
Offer: Wiper Blade, never used, 26 inches (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - 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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Offer: Cargo Strap 9-1/2 Ft Heavy Duty (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Promised - 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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Offer: Tiki Torch and Fuel (Newport News, Bruton Ave) - 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)
Offer: 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) Withdrawn - 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 Offer: Plastic for office chairs on carpet (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Withdrawn - 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 Offer: 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)
Offer: 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)
Offer: 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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Offer: 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)
Offer: 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)
Offer: 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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Offer: 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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Offer: Bike carrier - tailgate mount (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Rather rusted. I bought it over 5 years ago at a thrift store, than gave it to my son. He left it on the car mostly just so it would be easier to find his car in a parking lot. One strap is very badly worn, but there might be enough surplus length to keep using it. Adjustable for any frame size or shape. rubber hooks. can leave on porch. If no takers, it'll got to scrap. I live on Bruton Ave off Harpersville in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Bike carrier - tailgate mount (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bike carrier - tailgate mount (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bike carrier - tailgate mount (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bike carrier - tailgate mount (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Offer: Powder coating Powders (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Liberated from a self-storage unit I helped empty out. Nothing but bags and a couple bottles of powders, of various colors. No spray equipment. Check YouTube for videos. It's minimal investment to powder coat things you can bake in your kitchen oven. you MIGHT be able to apply the powered on the heated object with just a fan, not sure. If no takers, suppose I can take it all to the Newport News dump as household haz mat. I live on Bruton in Newport News, near the north end of Sandy bottom Park, off Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Powder coating Powders (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Offer: Bicycle Inner Tubes (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Bicycle Inner Tubes. Liberated these from a bicycle shop. Assume all are old and/or have leaks. Most or all have the new high tech (and maybe high pressure) valve stems and cores that everybody has to buy an adapter to use their air pump on. Too many to count. See pics. All I can think of using them for is to tie them end to end (or loop them) and make huge bungee cords. Hmm... wonder if they'd hold 320 lbs dropped from a bridge. Anyway, if you can think of a use for them, they're yours. I can leave in front yard on Bruton Ave, in NN, 1-1/2 blocks easy of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Bicycle Inner Tubes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bicycle Inner Tubes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Bicycle Inner Tubes (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Offer: U-Haul Moving boxes, 7 count (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - U-Haul Moving boxes, 7 count. Most I noticed were "small" size, about 16 inches cubic as I recall. Can leave out front so you can pick up any time. I live on Bruton Ave in Newport News, a couple blocks east of Harpersville. BTW there more in the recycle dumpster at Firestation #6 on Oystr Point. -paul Offer: 4 Boat Trailer Rollers (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - 4 Boat Trailer Rollers. Came from clearing out a lady's self storage rental unit. Look like they've never been used, but been in storage for many years. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave in Newport News, off Harpersville a block and a half. -paul
Photo of free 4 Boat Trailer Rollers (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free 4 Boat Trailer Rollers (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Offer: Motorcycle Parts (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Liberated these out of a storage unit I helped clear out. The deceased man owned a Harley Davidson "Dyno", but these parts may have come from older bikes he had. Air cleaner cover and headlight might be usable on various models. No idea what motorcycles they might fit. I assume the shafts are worn ones he replaced, but saved for some reason. Some of these might be from cars, or boats, for all I know. I'd just as soon soomeone take eerything shown and do with the unusable stuff as you like. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, in Newport News, off Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Motorcycle Parts (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Motorcycle Parts (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Motorcycle Parts (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Motorcycle Parts (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Offer: 3 inflatable "bananas" 6 or 8 ft (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - PLEASE READ entirely. I don't have a working boat to give you. Yellow color. About the size of a short canoe. No idea if they hold air, or how old they are. These came from a self storage locker I helped clear out. Need some sort of threaded plug to keep air in. MIGHT be the same thread as a 2-liter soda bottle. Guess they're like 6 or 7 feet long. The third one is bigger around and longer than the outboard two. This large one MIGHT have been in the middle, or MIGHT have been from an entirely different boat, not sure. Might need straps to hold a platform and transom on the 2 or the three infatable "bananas". No oars, seats, nothing else came with these three inflatable "bananas". Can drag aroun and leave in front of the house. I live on Bruton Ave in Newport News, VA 1-1/2 blocks east of Harpersville. -paul Offer: Life Preserver XXL (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Gifted - Life Preserver XXL. Says SEADOO on it. Been in storage for years, probably schrunched up. Might need to set flat and level a while, Size XXL. Pretty good shape. I noticed one of the floatation slabs inside is oversize, and had to be folded over. Made in USA. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, off Harpersville 1-1/2 blocks. -paul
Photo of free Life Preserver XXL (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Life Preserver XXL (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Life Preserver XXL (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Life Preserver XXL (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Offer: Privacy Fence Panels, 5-1/2 tall (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - 8 of them, each is 8 feet long. 64 ft total length. Just hauled home 30-some year old panels of 6 ft tall privacy fence. Bottom 4 inches (more or less) is VERY rotted from ground contact. Was going to use them for spare parts to maintain my own privacy fence, but rather not clutter up the back yard further by storeing them until I need them. Maybe build an enclosure for your garbage cans? Rough lean-to shed? I live on Bruton Avenue in Newport News, 1-1/2 blocks east of Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free Privacy Fence Panels, 5-1/2 tall (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Privacy Fence Panels, 5-1/2 tall (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Privacy Fence Panels, 5-1/2 tall (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Privacy Fence Panels, 5-1/2 tall (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Offer: Volvo Boat Engine Repair Manual (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Volvo Boat Engine Repair Manual. Stern Drive Shop Manual 1968 to 1991, Clymer published, 468 pages. From cleaning out self storage unit. Inc wire diagrams. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, off Harpersville, Robinson Terrace neighborhood, near or part of Watkins. -paul Request: Repair Manual for Escape/Tribute (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Need a repair manual for a 2005 Mazda Tribute. It's the same car as a Ford Escape or Mercury Mariner. My "parts car" is a 2002 Ford Escape. a manual for that might be handy, too. Offer: Wake Board - surfing (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Wake Board - small surf board I guess. Also came out of the self storage unit I helped clear out. I assume under the packaging tape are more threaded fasteners, or maybe some sort of small fin or rudder to be bolted on as you like. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, 1-1/2 blocks off Harpersville. in Newport News. -paul
Photo of free Wake Board - surfing (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Wake Board - surfing (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Wake Board - surfing (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free Wake Board - surfing (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
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Request: Ford Fuel Line Tools (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - Wanted: Ford Fuel Line Tools. For some reason Ford uses these couplings in the fuel lines. They're like split sleeves, you put on the fuel line and press into the fitting to open the "lock". Just bought a Mazda (Ford) Tribute (Escape), that's sat unloved for 8 months. Before I start working on it I'd like to drain every drop of fuel in it, and put fresh stuff in. I assume these small SUVs have the smallest size fuel lines, maybe 1/4", 5/16", maybe 3/8". Anybody have them left over from an old Ford they scraped or sold?
Photo of Ford Fuel Line Tools (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of Ford Fuel Line Tools (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Offer: E-Track Fittings, 2 count (Newport News, Bruton Ave) Expired - E-Track Fittings, 2 count. Like in pics, but heavier duty, and black colored. Came from self storage I helped clear out. Assume the renter had a motorcycle enclosed trailer with E-Tracks along each side, to secure his bike/s while in transit. These tracks MIGHT also be in rental trucks, not sure. Can leave on porch on Bruton Ave, in Newport News, off Harpersville. -paul
Photo of free E-Track Fittings, 2 count (Newport News, Bruton Ave)
Photo of free E-Track Fittings, 2 count (Newport News, Bruton Ave)