On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:05:44 AM UTC-5, Rebel1 wrote:
Everything I've put out at the curb in the last year has disappeared long before the trash truck arrives, and I live in a nice neighborhood. I don't know where those things go but I'm glad to see a better spot than the landfill.
That's how you make friends, but it probably works better to ask to make
a phone call.
Maybe if you see an 18-year old ask him or his father if he wants to
make $nn for 10, 20 minutes work.
In NYC, the Dept. of Sanitation publishes the bulk collection schedule
for the Upper East Side, the most expensive part of Manhattan. . 40
years ago it was something like the 50's on Monday, the 60's on
Tuesday... the 90's on Friday.
Once when I had rented a trailer in Chicago that wasn't due back for two
more days, I went looking, but all I found was a truly cheap dresser,
although made with real wood, painted glossy black with contac paper on
top. And maybe I found a raggedy sofa bed. But since I had nothing,
I took them.
Now that you guys have convinced me to not break the sink and instead
put it out for metal scavengers, it just occurred to me how to get a
free helper, both to take it out of the kitchen and cart it away. Simply
list it for free on craigslist.com.
From recent experience with listing beds and sofas, the magic
four-letter f-word brings them out of the woodwork. Two weeks ago, I
posted sofas for free. First call came in less that 20 minutes. Within
an hour, I pulled the listing because I had 10 people interested.
Twice I listed beds for free. They are in such demand that I started
joking with the callers that it seems I was the only person in the
country sleeping on a bed. One guy says he sleeps on a comforter folder
over several times.
I'll followup when it's gone.
Thanks to all.
On Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 5:43:56 PM UTC-5, bob haller wrote:
I would hope that before getting to the cutting up the old one stage,
he's already figured out that the replacement will fit. I replaced a
stainless steel with a cast iron and had no problem finding a fit.
You're trying to use a bulldozer to move an ant hill. Smashing up the
sink will likely damage the counter top and formica, and flying pieces
may even break a window or something else.
100 lbs is probably almost double the weight of that sink, but since I'm
not seeing it, I cant say for sure.
Do this in order:
1. Remove any caulk around sink.
2. Remove the clamps on the underside of the sink.
3. Remove the water supply pipes.
4. Remove the faucet (optional), if you plan to reuse it.
5. Remove the drain pipes.
6. Go to a store and buy a 12 pack of beer.
7. Call a friend(s) and ask them to come over for some beers.
8. When they arrive, ask them to help you life that sink out of the
9. Put the sink outside where it's not in the way.
10. Drink beer with your buddies, watch a movie too!
11. Advertise "FREE SINK" on Craigslist
-OR- Give it to one of the guys who helped you to sell for scrap metal.
Cast iron is worth a few bucks.
12. Reinstall new sink, and hope you can find one to fit the counter
If you dont have any buddies who drink beer, (You're in big trouble).
But you can always pay the neighbor's teenagers to help you.... Or
maybe some old retired guy who has a lot of spare time....
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