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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBell View Post
    I have had some banana boxes for going on 30 years...Very strong and durable and with the opening at the top you can see what's in there without opening them. Tomato boxes are nice too.
    What do you put in those boxes to prevent things from falling out?

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    ^^^ no hole in the bottom George

    and remember you can only use bent pieces of copper if its a bananna box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torker Man View Post
    ^^^ no hole in the bottom George

    and remember you can only use bent pieces of copper if its a bananna box.
    Ignore that...I was judging from the picture, which is the top, not the bottom. Not fully awake just yet.

    Yeah, I bent or cut all my copper to have more room, unless it is already short of course.

    However, for that, I just use Rubbermaid storage containers. I will use boxes or Rubbermaid containers when I am at a foreclosure and collecting any metal, aluminum, and wire, or electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rca987 View Post
    It is, we have a $500 non refundable deposit here, so figured I had better not waste it.
    Beside the purpose of the thread, but HOW can a DEPOSIT be non-refundable? Is it applied to the last month's rent? By definition, it's applied to an amount owed.
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torker Man View Post
    ^^^ no hole in the bottom George

    and remember you can only use bent pieces of copper if its a bananna box.

    ^^^that was an attempted Bananna joke George! LOL

    You'll laugh after your first coffee kicks in

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    **Thanks for replying with Pictures guys..

    Lets keep this thead going "on Topic"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Beside the purpose of the thread, but HOW can a DEPOSIT be non-refundable? Is it applied to the last month's rent? By definition, it's applied to an amount owed.
    We had two choices, $500 non-refundable, or $800 refundable at the end of the last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
    What do you put in those boxes to prevent things from falling out?
    There is a hole on the bottom too, but I put a piece of card over it. I use the banana boxes more for storing stuff then scrapping...bins and buckets for that.
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    This is what we used this summer, but it's put away for the winter.
    We spent about a week to clean up the garage so we could move around in there and built a new shelf for the buckets and totes. Next will be a new workbench, more pegboard, and cabinets for the garage.

    Here's our new Floor Shelf (Compliments of Snodley) and it's full already.

    Here's our workbench, we're gonna add another one right beside it.

    Sorry for the blurry pictures, do not try to adjust your computer, the problem is the tight-a$$ed operator won't buy a better quality camera,,,LOL
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    My mad scientist's lair... (I posted these in a different thread, but I wanted to play here, too)
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    My "hideout" is the far corner of my backyard. Teardown happens on top of this dryer shell for the most part (picture was before I flipped it over)


    But teardowns that require more tools are brought to the garage. I separate the metal outside (alum, steel, copper) and use a handtruck to bring it to backyard



    Then I throw steel into a pile (smaller stuff in an old truck toolbox for now to save space) and alum in a fiberglass tractor cover. copper/brass are just in containers.

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    Oh, and the trampoline is an awesome storage shelf haha

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    Just remember Oldude's and Copper Heads posts about having a lurker break in to their breakdown area and took some pretty substantial amounts of scrap. Don't give away all your secrets while sharing with your scrapper family, Never know who's lurking. If you feel safe, fine, but if not then be forewarned.

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    Wow scrapping while doing a number 2 in the bathroom. That Is relaxed scrapping folks.

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    I found this to be a interesting read with pictures.

    Banana boxes are great for storage. I stack them up to 8 high.

    I cut sturdy cardboard for the bottoms and tops that covers the holes in the bottom and top. Then I will cover the small holes on the sides of the bottom box with poster board held on with tape.

    I have hundreds of banana boxes with some that are over 30 years old that are still in use.

    They are filled with my collections and other things for storage.
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    packed as usual

    Here's some older shots of where I scrap. It's a bit cleaner now.

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    I don't know why it posted the pictures twice???

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    and we have a winner! The Real Scrappers Hideout reveals Congrats man, you really indeed have a cleaner and I can say organized hideout.


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