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Old 9th August 2017, 08:27 AM
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I've had a word with East Suffolk disposal services. They are very polite but a bit dim. It took a while for them to get their heads round my simple request. Anyway after what sounded suspiciously like ill suppressed laughter they told me that they were happy for me to look for the said door handles, but first I need to obtain a doctors note testifying that I represent no risk to the public in general and their workers in particular. I'll let you know how that goes.
Anyone got a metal detector I can borrow?
i too have contacted them and they told me several others were looking for the same thing
i believe i am 8th in the que
so i think im ordering a new one today

oooooh 88.75p plus vat

unless someone else has one

leave it
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Old 9th August 2017, 09:18 AM
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I've had a word with East Suffolk disposal services. They are very polite but a bit dim. It took a while for them to get their heads round my simple request. Anyway after what sounded suspiciously like ill suppressed laughter they told me that they were happy for me to look for the said door handles, but first I need to obtain a doctors note testifying that I represent no risk to the public in general and their workers in particular. I'll let you know how that goes.
Anyone got a metal detector I can borrow?
Me too, however they were a little more awkward, wanting PPE to be worn at all times. So i knew i'd never find it on my own so i went with 7 friends and we are looking right now. I have a metal detector here with us but there might be some more metal items in this fill site. All we've found so far is razor blades, hypordermic needles, a wheel from what looks be be a pram.

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i too have contacted them and they told me several others were looking for the same thing
i believe i am 8th in the que
so i think im ordering a new one today

oooooh 88.75p plus vat

unless someone else has one

leave it
That might be us come and say hello


so far the PPE has only cost
8.24 hard hat, 26.50 overalls, 24.19 boots, 3.42 glasses, 15.90 for gloves, so still a clear tenner under a new one.
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Old 9th August 2017, 09:21 AM
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Lololol

Nobody else with an old doorhandle?
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Old 9th August 2017, 09:26 AM
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one of the guys just shouted "RESULT" we all thought it had been found but.....




Though it is a keyless type
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Old 9th August 2017, 10:31 AM
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I have two in my parts drawer at home, both working AFAIK. One is used bought from a breaker, the other is new but has a scuff on the "chrome".

I wouldn't suggest cutting either of them up
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Old 9th August 2017, 11:10 AM
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one of the guys just shouted "RESULT" we all thought it had been found but.....




Though it is a keyless type
I am still chuckling...... very good!
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Old 9th August 2017, 07:38 PM
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I am certified and at home on weekend leave.
Is that sufficient for your needs, Nick?

Gwen and I have rather damp underpinnings now, it really hit our funnie spots.
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Old 9th August 2017, 09:19 PM
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Well I got my certificate (Thanks Ray) donned high vis and rocked up at the tip, or should I say dig.
I should have known, the car park was rammed with some of the shiniest A8 & S8's on the planet, and the landscape awash with busy shovels and bleeping metal detectors.
The lads on the gate where happy as Larry and charging for entry. I tried to explain that this was an official door handle recovery operation but they weren't having it and I had to pay a fiver to get in.
Anyway, to update. Hours of digging and sifting have left me with a sore back, two computers (broken), three compliments on my spade wielding, four candles and five hundredweight of assorted bottle tops and empty crisp packets, and a toaster.
Despite several cries of joy from other diggers the handle has yet to be found.
I now depart somewhat discouraged and leave the ongoing mission to discover parts unknown, to the rest of you.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 09:30 AM
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Back on topic, I was reading the latest posts at AS8.ru and spotted one member had stripped the handle, cleaned and replaced the PCB button from a Mercedes. Although I think any high quality momentary push button would work.

Thread here...

http://as8.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=155&t=62984
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