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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Arlo, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    So Septa just started remodeling the rotting train station down the street from me (Part of the Bristol Water Front revitalization project). I left work early on Wed to go home sick. On my way I passed the train station as they were taking down several oaks and mulberrie trees. I stoped and asked if they are keeping the wood. They said "no you want it". Now remember I'm sick and feverish, so I say, "give me 5 minutes I 'll be back to pick it up. Thye respond where do live? I respond "Around the corner". They say, ok we'll be there in 10 minutes.......THEY DELIVERED IT!!!! A FULL SIZE DUMPTRUCK OF BUCKED OAK AND what I think is MULBERRY. It was well over 1 1/2 to 2 cords. They dumped in my drive way and then asked if I wanted anymore. I already have 4 cords split and stacked and nowhere for them to drop a second load with the first pile in the driveway. So I call my neighbor and ask if he wants any. They end up dumping another cord or so in his driveway. Then they tell me they are going to have a truck load or two this weekend and am I interested. LOL, I was being offered so much free unrotten pest free wood that I almost got wood. :)
    So long story short I am stocked for this season and if they come through on the delivery this weekend I am getting ahead for next season. I will post pics when I get to it this weekend.

    And to think I was just going to go home to crash on the couch. Talk about being at the rite place at the rite time!

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  2. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Thats awesome....kinda jealous...but damn good for you!
  3. heppm01

    heppm01 New Member

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    Without pictures, we can only assume you are feverish and hallucinating.
  4. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    ^^

    LOL, Iknow I know....without picture it never happened!
  5. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Great score! Free Oak should give you wood. :lol:
  6. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    hey show pics!
    and offer them something ... case of beer someThing and they will keep coming back .... get a number give them yours,,,, money in the bank
  7. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    it happened. :)

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  8. runandjump

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    I just have one word............ WOW!!!!
  9. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Unfortunately that wood will do no good in your stove, it's all wrong! Bring it to my house, I will take it off of your hands. Great score! That just proves it never hurts to ask, you just might be doing them a favor.
  10. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    I think they actually appreciated it, cause I barely got done asking him and he already had a pen and paper out taking my address down. I think it is farely difficult to find places around here to dump. I would have offered him some cahs, but I didn't have any on me.....beer either. :(
  11. joshlaugh

    joshlaugh New Member

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    Good score. I would do something for those guys, whether beer or food, so they remember you next time they need to dump wood somewhere. You can't beat free, bucked wood dumped at your house.
  12. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    If they come back this weekend I will throw them some cash. Definitely!
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Great score. Buy those guys a case of beer and make sure it is cold.
  14. wenger7446

    wenger7446 Member

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    Bristol! I will be on the Bristol water front a 35 wedding party tonight.

    If i get board I will come over and help split!
  15. Arlo

    Arlo New Member

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    LOL....

    Actually in Croydon, down the street from the from the train station. They just consider it part of the "Bristol WaterFront Development. Were along Nesheminy Creek. Got it all split today. Rented a HD splitter for 4 hours.
  16. mn_jon

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    wow, too many people burn wood up here to get a deal like that. Great score though !
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