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caddy

03:04AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/20/03
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I have been noticing a lot of houses being torn down in my area, unfortunately due to urban sprawl. I see the doors and windows thrown to the curb for the garbage men.

What does it take to get into these buildings before they tear them down? Do you need a special permit? I'm looking to replace my hollow core doors with solid wood and might as well recycle some old ones. Any ideas? Thanks!

treebeard

06:45AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
No permits that I can think of are required if the owner already has permission to do the demolition. All you really need to do is find the owner or contractor and talk to them about taking out whatever you might be able to use if they're only going to junk it anyway. One thing they will usually demand, though, is that you do not get in the way of their progress, and that salvaging what you want doesn't cost them any time or energy.

Now, the only trick is to find the place before the demolition takes out what you could use.

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