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Published: Monday, March 3 2014 5:55 p.m. MST

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Strider303
Salt Lake City, UT

I think the idea of re-cycling or deconstructing the building for re-use of items is commendable and sets a good example for the community. I realize that it takes more time and effort than just pushing the old building over.

I would support some efforts to make re-use of appropriate items from buildings that are scheduled to be razed more common. Some of us DIY'ers would appreciate the chance to help salvage items for re-use through an organization like HFH Restore program. I realize there are liability issues and labor and equipment costs but people of good faith and intent should be able to work something out to protect the owner from liability and let usable items find new life in another setting.

This appears to not be too hard to work out if we work together. Less landfill and a chance for creativity for DIY'ers remodeling a basement or garage. Waste not, want not.

The big box home improvement stores will still gain through sales of paint, nails and screws and maybe a new power tool or two.

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