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Forum topic by SteveKorz posted 07-07-2008 02:01 AM 1286 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SteveKorz

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07-07-2008 02:01 AM

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My wife and I have been cleaning out our barns the last two days. We’ve been married about 14 years and stuff has piled up on us. It is to the point where I’ve felt like it’s all piled on my chest. We have two big barns, one is about 24×36, the other is 36×54, and she has a small one car garage about 16×24. Needless to say, there is stuff in those barns that hasn’t seen the light of day for many, many years.

We’ve finally got fed up with it and decided to clean them out, no holds barred style. We’re selling what is still good, hauling off what isn’t, and burning what can burn. Let me tell you, there was a LOT of stuff that I could burn (stuff that the EPA still allows...).

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pyromaniac… BUT… burning this stuff to get it out of my barns today was EXTREMELY satisfying. I’m calling it Fire Therapy…. lol. The more that fire consumed, the bigger my smile got. All I could think of was “More Shop Space!” I would have added some pics, but they would have made even a grown man shake at the knees… lol.

Does anyone else ever feel really, really gratified when they get this useless stuff out of their life, or is it just me?

Burn Baby, Burn!!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †


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Roper

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 02:28 AM

i also enjoy watching things burn.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 02:32 AM

Steve – one of the most satisfying things I did was sell just about everything I owned when I moved to Texas. I had an 11 room house stuffed full of stuff. Some of that stuff, like yours, had not seen the light of day in years. I auctioned it all off. Had an auctioneer come out, had a drinks stand, etc. I made some money from the sale. But it was strangely satisfying to get rid of all that extra stuff.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 02:33 AM

I think there’s a lot to be said for Simplicity.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 03:00 AM

We keep threatning to have a yard sale but I can’t get the wife to follow through with it, we are being buried by stuff we haven’t used for years. Clothes that are out of style, and no longer fit. She keeps saying I need to get rid of some of my tools, but thats where I draw the line.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 03:03 AM

HMMMMMM…........FIRE GOOD! I really like burning things when I can. We have a shreder for papers, but I usually just build a good pile and then go build a fire.

There have been some that say that the best way to tell how good a fireman is at putting fires out is best seen how well they build them.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#6 posted 07-07-2008 03:52 AM

Can I come throw some of my (wife’s) stuff on the fire??? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 05:33 AM

Charlie, you’re more than welcome- If you can get close enough… I’ve got it preeeetty hot… lol

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 07-07-2008 05:37 AM

Steve,

I too have had to make similar choices…

BUT, the good ole days of burning, here, is illegal… we can’t burn anything… NOTHING… except in our inside fireplace!

In order to clear out our garage to make room for Walking through it, a small collection of tools, chests, etc., I had to throw away some really GOOD stuff… Teletype equipment that should have gone to a museum some where… Lots of electronic stuff (aka junk boxes)... As a result, we still have alot of GOOD STUFF that we haven’t used in years, but can’t see it going to junk yard… EBay selling is another choice… it takes time & effort…

I do have a small collection of tools… that I have fun using… alot of moving this to get there, etc…. BUT it’s fun overall although frustrating at times.

I do know what you mean…

Hey, now… just WHEN did you burn that stuff?
It seems there was a huge fire up there recently…
How did it start? :) :D

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 07-07-2008 05:39 AM

Steve,

I too have had to make similar choices…

BUT, the good ole days of burning, here, is illegal… we can’t burn anything… NOTHING… except in our inside fireplace!

In order to clear out our garage to make room for Walking through it, have a small collection of tools, chests, etc., I had to throw away some really GOOD stuff… Teletype equipment that should have gone to a museum some where… Lots of electronic stuff (aka junk boxes)... As a result, we still have alot of GOOD STUFF that we haven’t used in years, but can’t see it going to dump… EBay selling is another choice… it takes time & effort…

I do have a small collection of tools… that I have fun using… alot of moving this to get there, etc…. BUT it’s fun overall although frustrating at times.

I do know what you mean…

Hey, now… just WHEN did you burn that stuff?
It seems there was a huge fire up there recently…
How did it start? :) :D

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 07-07-2008 05:41 AM

I used to drive by the gas station and think, “Geez, Diesel fuel is getting expensive.” Then, without regard to cost, I’m pouring that magic diesel fire starter on a pile of junk with a propane torch in my hand… laughing out loud… like Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movie…. lol…

The more I burned, the better I felt… Sometimes the cost of fuel just doesn’t matter…. lol

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 07-08-2008 03:57 AM

Can I send some of my fuel for your fire?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 07-08-2008 05:23 AM

Steve, I too am in a no burn zone worse luck. No more bon-fires on cracker night, in fact no more crackers or penny bungers worse luck. Nothing like a good camp fire to sit & watch the stars & sink a beer or two. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 07-08-2008 06:53 AM

If only you had a vehicle that could have burned that stuff.
We need cars that will run on garbage.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#14 posted 07-08-2008 01:28 PM

Wow, done the same 2 weeks ago…man did it make a differnce in the house!!!

Fire was the best way to do it!!

-- Jimmy

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#15 posted 07-09-2008 03:29 AM

OK … now you need some of these in your barn

He’ll hep ya clean

Admit it … You missed me

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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