Craigslist laugh of the day.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Snigg, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. StihlHead

    StihlHead
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    I'm surprised they are not demanding a stump grind and half the firewood kept for themselves as well, all split and stacked. Chopping? I guess they want a old timer logging show as well. We should snow them with emails... promising to be right over, with bars of gold in hand. Chipper, splitter, axes, and stump grinder in tow.
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    just tried to find it, but either the poster wised up or somebody showed up with a stump grinder and a bucket truck...
    post has showed up for weeks, they needed a bunch of trees down to clear some land, you can have all the wood, but first must show you have insurance, you can have all the wood, but must also take all the stumps and brush...
    any of course you will do this free for them just for the chance to get some trees...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    490
    Loc:
    Greenwood county, SC
    Good one wet
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    I use list-alert to keep a close eye on CL. free firewood, and tent trailer, in NH and MA (I live on the border)
    my CL free wood scores are moved with a free tent trailer frame. I know it is brutal on the trailer, but the trailer was free, I just had to drag it home. Then I tore it down and put a deck, rails and lights on it. If it ever gives out, I have another free tent trailer sitting in the yard to replace it...==c
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    Firewood - Free with help (Lowell)
    I've got a huge stack of wood that I don't plan to use, and after taking down and chopping up an additional tree I'll have an even larger stack. All of this is free to someone who is willing to help me safely take down the other tree. I'll do all the cutting, I just need help controlling the direction the tree falls. Please don't contact me unless you have some experience taking down trees of this size. Once it's on the ground, it's easy.

    There's a large tree in my back yard that is rotted at the bottom and needs to come down. It's about 20" in diameter, about 50' tall, and the base of the trunk is rotted about 1/3 of the way through. I believe if I attach a couple ropes or a steel cable about 1/2 way up, I could cut it and control the fall so that it lands across the back of my driveway (not on my house or the neighbor's property). It might be useful to use a large pickup with a long rope/cable in order to put tension on it during the cut so that the wind doesn't take it the wrong direction.

    I would Ideally like to do this early in the day this coming Saturday/Sunday, 21/22 September.
    yup I'll be right over, now where will my big truck be sitting? the driveway? on second thought...
    I wonder why this one has been running for a few weeks...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Bster13 and Realstone like this.
  6. Cornelis

    Cornelis
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2013
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    9
    Loc:
    Naugatuck,CT
    Can you tell me how list-alert works and how do I get it...Thanks
     
  7. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    google it, I found it in a google search for craigslist stuff, you set what you are looking for and the state or area of the state if CL has areas in your state. put in your email and you will get results emailed to you.
    of course now I'm going to miss all the good CL scores...<>
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. Realstone

    Realstone
    Expand Collapse
    Lord of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    261
    Loc:
    Southern ON
    Pardon my thoughts here but if that were in my neighbourhood (and the wood was good hardwood) I would seriously consider it. Think of it; you're only going to do 1/3 of the work (less the splitting of the newly fallen & bucked).
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    nobody has taken him up on it for a few weeks now, I think the house, neighbors yard, or trees to be felled must not be worth it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. Realstone

    Realstone
    Expand Collapse
    Lord of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    261
    Loc:
    Southern ON
    Good point.
    Hey, it seems I may have your avatar :)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. BillLion

    BillLion
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    211
    Loc:
    Greater Hartford, CT
    HURRY!!!

    wood for campfire (Southington)
    [​IMG]
    Bin of left over scrap building materials and some brush. MUST TAKE BIN ALSO, bin is made of wood. send phone number to contact for pick up
     
    Realstone and chazcarr like this.
  13. AmarilloSlim

    AmarilloSlim
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    28
    Wonder if they would hold that for me if I sent em' a few bucks via paypal. That's a score.
     
    BillLion likes this.
  14. Craig S.

    Craig S.
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Loc:
    Smithtown, New York
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  15. Craig S.

    Craig S.
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Loc:
    Smithtown, New York
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  16. aansorge

    aansorge
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    215
    Loc:
    Southern Minnesota
    Woodcutter's delight or challenge (SE Rochester)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Making a solid-wood canoe or a chainsaw sculpture? Need a single piece of solid wood that's probably 20-feet tall? Or just up for a challenge in exchange for firewood?

    My neighbor has a monstrously big poplar-tree stump left after a crew with two trucks took down a tree in July 2011 after lightning had downed a couple of branches. The wood looks solid and the bark is ready to sheet off. The diameter of the tree's base ranges from about 3 feet to about 4 feet.

    Removing the stump is beyond my neighbor's capability. Email me if you'd like to take on this challenge in exchange for free wood, or if you need more details.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  17. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    346
    Loc:
    Shingletown, Northern California (elev. 4000 ft.)
    Firewood -Free Pine_/_Oak..U Must Fall Trees Professional Style! (Shady Cove)
    I have some Trees need to be taken down. 25 to 55 Ft tall....
    you must be professionally skilled with proper equip-ment...
    You must carefully "fall" cut up, and remove all from the property.

    Call: Chris (4-Eight-0) 323...51--Four--Two
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  19. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Someone put up one of these in Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago -- tall, heavy trees close to house, must be an insured professional, don't call with offers to take them down for money because the wood is the payment, etc. It got flagged heavily and was deleted within hours.

    I always have to resist the temptation to email them and say, "Dude, this is never going to happen. Never Never Never. Proceed to Plan B."
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  20. Craig S.

    Craig S.
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    88
    Loc:
    Smithtown, New York
    I need my house cleaned ... your payment will be the satisfaction you get from a job well done.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  21. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    Beekeepers will sometimes come take a trouble hive for free. Of course, these are probably wasps...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  22. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    We have accumulated three years worth of mixed fire wood. The wood pile is roughly 4' h x 20' l x 10' d. Contains mostly maple, grey birch, some oak and pine. More hardwood than pine. The very back row is probably not good for use, but could be picked through to find good pieces. None of the fire wood is split.

    I am willing to give the wood away for free, if anyone with a medium excavator would be willing to pull roughly 6-8 medium sized stumps and dig a small pond in our back yard. I need the pond to be roughly 400sq ft and 3' deep.

    The wood is in our back yard, so only medium to smaller trucks could be used to pick it up. I think you could get 4 cord out of the pile. Maybe a $600.00 - $750.00 value.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Bster13 likes this.
  23. BillLion

    BillLion
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    211
    Loc:
    Greater Hartford, CT
    Wow. Some people truly have no understanding of cost, value, REALITY, etc.
     
  24. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    90
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    the pond takes the cake...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  25. tsquini

    tsquini
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    229
    Loc:
    North Shore, MA
    I drove by a house with a sign " Free Firewood". Being a scrounger I had to take a look. It was a pile of plywood, 2x4s and old kitchen cabinets. He was obviously remodeling his kitchen and didn't want to rent a dumpster. One day I want to see a free wood sign and have it be three cords stacked of seasoned white oak. If there were bikini girls and dancing midgets it would be even better.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page