Sounds to good to be true, but I’m GOING !!!

njtomatoguy Posted By njtomatoguy, Sep 20, 2008 at 7:43 PM

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  1. njtomatoguy

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    I work at a mortgage co. The janitor is a friendly old guy, always a joke to tell, or some story. The building had a leak, and we got talking about roofing.
    Then he asked what I was doing this weekend. I told him moving my wood under my carport. He then told me that for 28 yrs, he worked for the county parks dept,
    and they give away all the wood they collect. Yup, most leave it, that's how I get mine. He stops me, and says no, it's all split already. I laugh. He insists. C'mon Joe,
    your busting my chops. Nope, he swears! Really? Yup.

    How do you guys give away split wood, I ask. Well, the parks dept wants to keep their guys busy, so they take it to the lot. To keep the guys working, they have them split it, and stack it,
    for free to give away. You just drive up, and take all you want.
    He gave me an address and directions.

    This would be a great find, if he's serious.

    I'm on a mission to check it out, and may break my vow of no firewood in new car.
     
  2. cmonSTART

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    Wow. I would worry about free wood. You should probably drop it in my driveway so I can inspect it this winter.
     
  3. RedRanger

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    Have you left yet?? Now that you posted that "nice score" on the forum, I have no doubt that you are gonna find yourself last in line, with empty saddle bags :lol:
     
  4. fossil

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    They won't deliver it and stack it? What kind of County service is that? Whatever happened to "government for the people"? %-P Rick
     
  5. mtarbert

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    They probably use guys from the local detention center. Our county uses guys on work release to work at the local landfill. They unload pick up trucks and do general clean-up chores.
    Mike
     
  6. njtomatoguy

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    He has a tendency to interrupt the Loan Officers, so I didn't believe him.
    He told me that they used to pay to have it have it hauled away. Supervisor decided that his guys needed
    busy work, so they bought a splitter, and made an agreement with state police to use barracks parking lot.
    Supposedly, they remove all wood they cut, take it to facility, cut,split,stack.
    I will check it out on tuesday.
    Monday, I'll get more info.
     
  7. Tfin

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    Bring a camera.......I want to SEE this!
     
  8. eba1225

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    Don't forget this is in the state with one of the lowest prices for gas and THEY PUMP IT FOR YOU.
     
  9. myzamboni

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    So, what was the outcome. The lack of response hopefully means you scored.
     
  10. njtomatoguy

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    I have been getting a daily update fronm him. Also he grabbed some oak and brought it for me.
     
  11. myzamboni

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    Between this and last year I'd have to say you have good firewood karma!
     
  12. sapratt

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    Damn I thought I was lucky getting rounds from the city. If what he is saying is true you may never have to split wood again.
    Man I'll tell ya some guys have all the luck. Hopefully on your part it is a big score of wood. Keep us posted.
     
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