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: Cast-iron guttering, downpipes, hoppers, outlets
Check general condition, as old cast-iron guttering cracks and rusts — both of which can put it beyond repair. Check for correct size of fittings and brackets for installation.
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