Old 11-26-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 1978 View Post
I have a friend that gets me stainless pipe scrap. But! If you have a local rr track take a walk with a bucket up a ways and back again. RR spikes work for a number of projects but I always find other types of metal...10-12" spikes for what I do not know seem to be common and you can pound those in.

Another good place is the local transfer/recycling depot. People bring in truckloads of yard and household trash. usually they have a "metal only" area. There are lots of things made with solid metal poles that peoplet throw away. Ive found bundles of steel tubing, silt fence posts, etc that have used for basket installation, OB, or retaining walls.

I go to the "construction material" area for 2x8,10,12 scraps (for benches) and 2x4' scraps for stairs and retaining walls. come in with an old mattress and leave with a truck full of course material.
Just don't get caught taking those spikes. I used to work for Panam Railways out of NH and they did NOT take kindly to people taking anything from the tracks, even discarded junk. Also, railroad police like to remind folks that they have the same powers as city and town police by being complete dicks about everything, so a slap on the wrist is generally not happening.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:04 PM
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Been taking things from RR's for 30 years , who knew... (still gonna do it) but thanks for the warning. I guess the point is that there are ton's of legal ways to secure baskets in to their hole...and the concrete into the surrounding ground. Of course, we all know that usually 2 pairs of vicegrips can remove any hardward/pole... lol.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:30 PM
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Saw this done on a a course and couldn't believe some of the baskets were still there. It would have been a piece of cake to steal them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:56 PM
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i ever i wanted to steal a basket, i wouldnt be so stupid as to dig it up. id be lazy, i would get a cordless angle grinder and cutting wheel. yea some noise but id be out of there in two jiggles of jack rabbits ass.
maybe this is planting bad ideas in criminal minds but i guess if your dumb and selfish enough to steal a basket you would be dumb enough to try and dig it up
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