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What to Look For When Shopping For Salvaged Materials (page 9 of 10)

Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Rainwater Goods

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.

Cast Iron Guttering is Traditional and Hardwearing

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Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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