Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.
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Example Items: Internal doors, external doors, windows, door and window fittings
Check doors and windows are "square" — old doors are often warped. Stripped doors may also be loose at the joints. Check for rot. Make sure fittings already work or are repairable.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement
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