I am just trying to find out how much money i need to save.
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-WZ-so far $0 but im gunna need to spend some for the sliding surface. Pallets/wood/ply at the dump for free. for the rail i "borrowed" a 10ft pvc from a building site near by. For the drop in im gunna buy lattice for the steep and turf for the lip. should only cost around $50 tops
SDrvperMine was $0, except for water cost
People who pay are kind of crazy, dont be lazy, go through dumpsters and construction sites, they have everything you need
theabortionatorNot everybody lives in an area where that much stuff can be salvaged. Honestly for how cheap 2x4's are I'd rather just buy them unless I specifically new of a place I could get them for free. PVC is dirt cheap as well.
SDrvperYa if you live in a rural area there might not be as much construction. I live in toronto so there is literally construction everywhere, even last night i went out and got this new 9 foot long blue pvc, will back up my claim when i feel like getting out of bed. I am in a lucky area for construction
NH_OPERATORYou realize that 'Salvaging' a brand new 9 foot long PVC pipe from an active construction yard is not salvaging, its theft most likely. Same goes for people who find skids all over the place. I know companies I worked for would store skids out back near the dumpster, but they were not trash, companies would pay us for every skid we gave back so when kids started taking them we had to put signs up and shit. Just because something is left on the ground unattended does not mean they are up for grabs.