newsLETTER 06-18-2024

 

1-trip Beer Kegs; Grass Roof material; Fishing Live Wells;

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Our Customers: One of our customers purchased Hockey Glass to create a lid for his boat’s live well, allowing him to monitor the fish, check the well’s functionality, and extend the lifespan of the fish. We appreciate your business, Charles!

Hockey Glass.

Dimensions: Various

L: Iowa

New Product: These J-DRAIN Fabric Barriers feature a 3-dimensional, high-flow drainage core encased in a non-woven filter fabric. Designed to retain soil or sand particles, they efficiently channel filtered water into the drainage core, making them a preferred choice for organizations like Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

J-Drain Fabric Barries.

Dimensions: 150’ x Various Widths

L: Colorado

Q:  How can these 9-1/2″ x 23-7/8″ x 9-1/2″ Plastic 20L Kegs be “repurposed”?

Plastic 20L Kegs.

Dimensions: 9-1/2″ x 23-7/8″ x 9-1/2″

L: Colorado

Your Ideas: “Any home hobbyist could make a DIY spray paint booth out of your 3-sided Rolling Laundry Baskets.”Glenda from our Facebook page

 

“These 3-sided Rolling Laundry Baskets would be perfect as compost bins. The open side makes it easier to bend over!”Michelle from our Facebook page

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L: Texas

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L: Texas

New Product: Presenting our newest acquisition – Unused Aluminum Fence Panels. Engineered with an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, these panels offer unrivaled durability while maintaining structural integrity.

Aluminum Fence Panels.

Dimensions: Various

L: Colorado & Iowa

Back In Stock: Replenished by popular demand, our Entry Floor Mats are here again! These never last long so grab some while you can!!

Entry Floor Mats.

Dimensions: Various

L: Colorado

Eye Spy: “I saw these 275 Gallon IBC Totes turned on their sides to store firewood at a convenience store in Branson, MO. Thought I should click some pics for you.”Ray

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L: Texas

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L: Texas

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of this PROMO!!

Saving Money: Lots of our used Insulation gets used for low cost, non-inhabitable structures like barns, airplane hangars, etc.

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L: Texas

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L: Texas

Ask Damon: Damon, How do you come up with all these great recycling ideas?”Diane

 

RE: “Diane, actually 99% of the great ideas are from our customers. First, we look for obsolete materials that are generic, versatile, and adaptable. We then show the materials to a wide & diverse industrial audience across America. We never know if the next great ‘repurpose’ is going to come from a cranberry farmer in Wisconsin, a copper miner in Arizona, or a golf course superintendent in Florida.”Damon

 

Q: Do you have a question for Damon about “repurposing”??

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) – castoffs and discards; byproducts and waste that have value “as is” to a second, unrelated industry.

Your Ideas: “You could use this TPO Roof Membrane as a weed barrier in your garden.”Brad from our Facebook page

 

“My father-in-law used salvaged TPO Roof Membrane from my building for a backyard koi pond.”Fred from our newsLETTER

 

“I could use some of this TPO Roof Membrane for a vapor barrier under my old house!”Mary from our Facebook page

TPO Roof Membrane Rolls.

Dimensions: Various

L: Iowa, Ohio & South Carolina

Our Customers: One of our proactive customers purchased some Irrigation Hose to use for fire prevention in the event of wildfires. Joseph, we applaud your vigilance!

Irrigation Hoses.

Dimensions: Various

FREE SHIPPING!

INBOX: “We are completing a mega project along the Trans-Canada Highway. We have steel trestle packages that we are looking to move. Interested?”Nicci

 

Q: Like Nicci, do you have a big construction project wrapping up where you have (will have) leftover materials that would be a candidate for “repurposing”? If “yes,” we might be able to help!!

Our Customers: We sold 1,400′ of Conveyor Belting to the Pima County Sheriffs Department for use on their shooting range in Tucson, AZ. Yolanda, we appreciate your business! AND, I bet your taxpayers in Pima County appreciate you being wise stewards by saving money on buying used materials to solve the problem rather than buying new!

Conveyor Belts.

Dimensions: Various

L: All Locations

Procurement Deal: This Steel Mezzanine, once in a Chicago warehouse, has been disassembled. Mezzanines are versatile structures that maximize floor space within buildings. They’re valuable for warehouses, factories, and distribution centers, offering extra storage, office, or production space without hefty expansions.

Steel Mezzanine.

Dimensions: 24’ x 40’

L: Iowa

Our Customers: One of our Iowa customers bought some Plastic Press Boards to use as a 4H cattle wash area. Ann, we appreciate your business!!

Plastic Press Boards.

Dimensions: 55” x 29” x 2”

L: Iowa

Price Drop: Exciting news! Introducing our unbeatable pricing on Opaque Laminated/Annealed Glass – now at a jaw-dropping 50% OFF! Upgrade your space with quality glass solutions starting as low as $4 per square foot.

Opaque Laminated/Annealed Glass.

Dimensions: Various

L: Iowa, Ohio & Texas

New Product: Meet our new Nestable Shelf Bins: durable, versatile, and ready to organize your essentials with ease. Crafted from high-quality polypropylene, they withstand tough environments while maximizing storage efficiency for all your needs.

Nestable Shelf Bins.

Dimensions: 23-1/2” x 6-3/4” x 4”

10-Pack

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newsLETTER 06-17-2024

 

Glass for Deck Railing; Padre Island project & much more…

June 17th, 2024 | Please feel free to forward to a colleague. SUBSCRIBE

Our Customers: Uninterrupted views were the decisive factor for one of our customers in Colorado, who opted for Shower Glass as their deck railing solution. Brian, we like the way you think!!

Single Pane Glass.

Dimensions: Various

L: Arizona, Colorado & Texas

Q: How can these 49′ x 7500′ Polyester Fabric Rolls be “repurposed”?

Polyester Fabric Rolls.

Dimensions: 49” x 7500’

L: Colorado

Customer Project“Just thought I would share a project my brother and I completed using one of the whiskey barrels we bought from your Williston, SC location. It is a propane fire pit using reclaimed tongue and groove for the table top and the Jim Beam barrel from your store. I love seeing all the ‘repurposed’ items you share on Facebook and in your emails!” – Andres Castillo

** Bid now in our Online Auction! Ends this THURSDAY 6/20 at 3pm MT **

L: Texas

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L: Texas

In Stock: Our range of Unused Semi-trailer Flooring ensures you find the perfect fit for any project!

Unused Aluminum Semi-trailer Flooring.

Dimensions: Various

L: Ohio

Unused Semi-trailer Flooring.

Dimensions: Various

L: Colorado, Iowa & Ohio

AFTER: “I thought you would enjoy this coffee shop on North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TX. They designed and installed the ocean containers themselves. It’s a pretty impressive ‘repurposed’ project.”Ted Morris

 

BEFORE: 40’ Ocean Shipping Containers

 

Q: Like Ted, have you seen some interesting “repurposing” in your travels? If “yes,” we would LOVE to hear about it!!

40’ Shipping Containers – Open Top.

Dimensions: 40’ x 8’ x 8’-6”

L: Arizona

repurposedCUSTOMER: We sold several sections of bowling wood to be made into tops for work benches.

** Bid now in our Online Auction! Ends this THURSDAY 6/20 at 3pm MT **

L: Texas

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L: Texas

New Product: Engineered Hardwood Flooring featuring a precision tongue and groove design & boasting a stunning array of colors. Sourced from a reputable company that has exited the flooring market!

Engineered Hardwood Flooring.

Dimensions: Various

L: Colorado

TODAY: Our founder, Damon Carson, is a guest presenter at the Columbus, OH Region Logistics Council event Supply Chain 360 Circular Economies and Sustainability today.

Q: Do you know about any Call for Speakers for conferences and events where you think a presentation on “repurposing” would be both educational and entertaining for attendees? If “yes,” give us a shout!

Customer Project: One of our creative customers purchased some Glass to build a barrel sauna. Brett, we admire your creativity!!

** Bid now in our Online Auction! Ends this THURSDAY 6/20 at 3pm MT **

L: Texas

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L: Texas

Auction Ends this Thursday at 3pm MT!

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re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) – castoffs and discards; byproducts and waste that have value “as is” to a second, unrelated industry.

 

 

Plastic PVC Pipe FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

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What is PVC Pipe?

PVC pipe, or Polyvinyl Chloride pipe, is a versatile plastic piping commonly used in plumbing, irrigation, and various other applications. Known for its durability, resistance to corrosion, and ease of installation, it is a popular choice for both residential and commercial use.

What Are the Common Uses of Plastic PVC Pipe?

This piping material is used in numerous settings, including:

  • Plumbing: Ideal for drain, waste, and vent piping.
  • Irrigation: Suitable for delivering water in agricultural settings due to its resistance to chemicals and weather conditions.
  • Construction: Commonly used as electrical conduit and for sewer and stormwater systems.
  • DIY Projects: Popular for creating furniture, garden structures, and other creative projects due to its ease of cutting and joining.

Why is the Dimension Ratio Important?

The dimension ratio (DR) is crucial because it determines the pipe’s wall thickness relative to its diameter, directly affecting its pressure rating and overall strength. A lower DR indicates a thicker wall and higher pressure capacity, while a higher DR means a thinner wall and lower pressure capacity. Choosing the correct DR ensures the pipe can handle the expected pressures without failing.

How Do I Choose the Right Plastic PVC Pipe for My Project?

To choose the right piping, consider the following:

  1. Application: Determine if the pipe will be used for plumbing, irrigation, electrical conduit, or another purpose.
  2. Pressure Rating: Ensure the pipe’s pressure rating matches the demands of your project.
  3. Size: Select the correct diameter and length needed for your installation.
  4. Dimension Ratio: Choose the appropriate DR to ensure the pipe can handle the necessary pressure.

Can This Pipe Be Used for Hot Water?

Typically, this type of pipe is not recommended for hot water applications because it can warp and degrade when exposed to high temperatures. Instead, CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) pipe, which can handle higher temperatures, is the preferred choice for hot water systems.

How Long Does This Pipe Last?

This type of pipe is renowned for its longevity. When properly installed and maintained, it can last for 50 to 100 years. Its resistance to rust, corrosion, and chemical wear contributes to its durability.

Is It Safe for Drinking Water?

Yes, this pipe is safe for drinking water when it is certified for potable water use. It does not degrade or leach harmful chemicals into the water, making it a safe and reliable option for water supply lines.

How Do I Join These Pipes?

Joining these pipes is straightforward and typically involves the following steps:

  1. Cut the Pipe: Use a cutter or a hacksaw to cut the pipe to the desired length.
  2. Deburr and Clean: Remove any burrs from the cut edges and clean the ends of the pipe.
  3. Apply Primer and Cement: Apply primer to the pipe ends and the inside of the fittings, followed by cement.
  4. Assemble: Quickly push the pipe into the fitting and hold it in place for a few seconds to allow the cement to set.

Can These Pipes Be Recycled?

Yes, these pipes can be recycled. It is important to take them to a recycling facility that accepts PVC materials. Recycling helps reduce waste and the environmental impact associated with producing new pipes.

What Are the Environmental Impacts of This Material?

Production involves the use of chlorine and other chemicals, which can have environmental impacts if not managed properly. However, the durability and long lifespan of these pipes can offset some environmental concerns, as they reduce the need for frequent replacements.

This type of pipe is a durable, versatile, and cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. Understanding the importance of the dimension ratio, proper selection, and installation techniques will ensure that your projects using these pipes are successful and long-lasting. Whether for plumbing, irrigation, or creative DIY projects, these pipes remain a reliable choice for many.

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