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Old 04-26-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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Can the deck lumber be used for firewood or is it treated?
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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rather than paying to remove it, could you just offer it to someone for the hauling?
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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German houses can be deceiving in that there is often both attic and basement...

Seasonal items disappear until they are needed... winter clothes, summer sporting goods... etc.

Remember... many lost everything and started over with nothing.
My German friend has lived in France for almost 40 years. Her house, a centuries rebuilt old one has a three foot high area between the bottom level and the top. She told me all her kids old toys are there, much old wood toys made by her husband. Of course she also has a centuries old family wooden crib on display too. She has no idea how she'll deal with all of it one day as one child lives in the U.S. And the other has no interest in moving back to that area. I think un cluttering can be anywhere.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Can the deck lumber be used for firewood or is it treated?
The deck lumber is pressure treated, and very old. Not burnable, not reusable in any way.

A dumpster might be $800–$1K (we've already done two of those with the renovations). A local hauler quoted $600, which may be the best bet. Being a DIY'er, the old man wants us to rent a U-Haul truck and he says he'll load and take it all to the dump (two runs). But with pressurized wood, we don't know what the dumping fee would be. May I go on record to say while I am alive we will NEVER do demo again!
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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negirl, will they take it at your recycling center (dump)? Unless it's an hour away, 600 bucks seems excessive. Did you try craigslist?
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Over the weekend I actually went through 2 more boxes of stuff from the basement - everything except one serving dish is going in the Salvation Army box.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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negirl, will they take it at your recycling center (dump)? Unless it's an hour away, 600 bucks seems excessive. Did you try craigslist?
Yeah, the local truck-haulers want that much $. DH is now planning on renting a U-Haul truck, loading it himself (it's a LOT of deck lumber, it was a big deck) and bringing it to the dump. He has so many other things to do on these weekends (the only time he can work on the house) that I'm about ready to just pay the local hauler, but it's a big piece of change.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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Pressure Treated can be classified as hazardous and could be costly...

Use to joke that it costs more to throw some things away than to buy them.

Sounds like you are doing it right.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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negirl, could you put it on CL for free? Some redneck out there (like me ) might want it......
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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negirl, could you put it on CL for free? Some redneck out there (like me ) might want it......
I posted what happened today on Chat (by mistake instead of here). Resolved!
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