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Offline dab147315

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Never throw anything out
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:03:17 PM »
All the extra harasses that use to come with the whirlpool ice makers ,12400035 glow coil kit with that plastic molex connector that does not with the kit anymore which i new where to get that from.ice maker feeler arms.Terminals in the whirlpool dryer motor.Keep anything it may come in handy one day.

Offline RAH52

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 05:28:06 PM »
My problem is I won't remember where I put it .LOL
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Offline dab147315

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 05:35:37 PM »
I place a lot of stuff in plastic zip lock bags and some bins in the two car garage .Wife is going to be rich one day with all this stuff.

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 01:37:09 PM »
I keep it in a box marked IM, then I forget where the friggin box is.
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Offline dab147315

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 01:43:01 PM »
Just move everything were the beer is.You might have a better chance.

Offline Fitter30

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 05:33:50 PM »
Unless u work on one brand of equipment , u will find 5years down the road ,all u have is bunch of old obsolete parts taking up space even if u remember what u have. It's like when's the last time u used freon 12

Offline dab147315

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 05:36:42 PM »
If you had freon 12 you would have something as good as cash.////////

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 08:40:33 PM »
After having to clean out my basement from sewer backup I have decided it's not worth saving a lot of the stuff that I did.
It's also not worth keeping so much stock on hand.
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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 02:48:47 AM »
Several years ago,  I looked in my parts warehouse (AKa- 1 1/2 worth of my 2 1/2 car garage) and decided to throw out most of it.     I try to keep some stuff,  but I agree with most that it's not worth keeping a whole lot of crap.    For one thing,  You can never find what you need even if you have it.    And if you do decide to look for something,   is it worth rummaging through boxes of stuff  for hours looking for something?   NO.   I ended up always buying something,  easier than looking for hours.    that is why I purged.   

So what do I keep............ I have some oddball motors,   some timers I have been stuck with,   and a little assortment of other stuff.   If something is on sale,  I buy in bulk to save over long term.    But compared to what I had in there several years ago,  it doesn't compare.     I now use about 1/2 of the 2 and 1/2 car garage.    Guys,  you feel relieved after you purge all of the old stuff you can't for some reason throw out.    Try it,  you'll like it.   
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Offline go400

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Re: Never throw anything out
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 03:26:46 AM »
My place is zoned general commercial, so I can have a few appliances around for parts. A newer GE fridg is worth about $200 in used parts,
and a GE dishwasher about $300; very convenient storage as you just remove a part when you need it. A used Whirlpool washer is worth more as
 sometimes you need a plastic tub which is rather expensive when you add in shipping cost.