My mail man hates me...


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wittzo
March 5, 2010, 12:08 PM
I'll find out in a few minutes whether he's going to drop off a 24 lb slab of lead I ordered on ebay or if I have to go get it from the post office. :) It cost me $32 with free shipping.

The UPS man used to wonder what I bought when I bought ammo by the case, and he completely gave up when I ordered a set of tires for my Dodge. :)

I'm going to go get a cold chisel and break it up into more manageable chunks to melt it into ingots.

Another guy is selling about 40 lbs of scrapped dive weights for $32, but it's an auction, hopefully my bid won't go higher, but it will still be $1 a pound, with free shipping.

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oldpuppymax
March 5, 2010, 12:36 PM
I'm ordering 10lbs of Goex today. I should think it will be clearly marked for the UPS driver. I don't look forward to saying something like..."please don't toss that on the ground. It's gunpowder!"

zaboomafoozarg
March 5, 2010, 02:11 PM
^^^ tossing gunpowder cant hurt. it has to have a spark. its not like nitroglycerin lol.

Nick5182
March 5, 2010, 02:14 PM
I know what you mean. My UPS guy probably dreads bringing things to my house. Since I don't have a property mail box, all of my USPS mail goes to my P.O. Box, so that's not a problem.

wittzo
March 5, 2010, 03:21 PM
It's still funny when the UPS man rolled the tires one by one across the yard. All they did was tape a UPS address sticker to each of them. Good thing one didn't get lost. :)

I went outside and there was one of the small 1 cubic foot USPS boxes sitting on the porch. I didn't hear him drop it off. Inside was another USPS box and the chunk of lead was wrapped and wrapped with big bubble wrap to keep it from shifting in the boxes. It's half of some sort of bracket. It scratched with my fingernail, so it's lead, all right.

Geneseo1911
March 5, 2010, 04:08 PM
That's nothin': My mail lady (yes lady, and she brings it to the door) has delivered 200 lbs, of lead shot this winter, 50 lbs. at a time. 2 x 25lb shot bags fit quite nicely into a flat rate box...

I was impressed they delivered it; I was fully prepared to go pick it up at the PO.

wittzo
March 6, 2010, 02:13 AM
I've got two carriers, an older guy and a young black woman. Last summer my mower was messed up, I had to go to the post office to pick up a package. "Yard needs mowing" was written on my package. I asked the Postmaster what that meant and he said he would talk to the mail carrier. I got another yellow slip a week later. Complained again at the post office about it and it turned out the black girl was working the counter and she said that tall grass was and endangerment. The UPS man and the FedEx guy didn't complain to me about it. The other mail carrier just drove up my drive and left packages on the hood of my car. Not her. I had Dad bush-hog my yard. I had to pick up another package, they wrote "Yard needs to be mowed with a mower." I went on usps.com and wrote a blistering complaint about not sleet or snow and dark of night, but ankle high grass will keep me from my rounds. I haven't had any problems, but it's been cold.

deadeyedog270
March 6, 2010, 09:06 AM
we have 2 mail carriers to a man that delivers M-thers and a lady that dose f-s and when he is on vacation have no problem with the guy will stop befor the mailbox just to hand the mail to the kids.

How ever the girl Delivered me a box of with 1000 rounds of .38spl wadcutter this last week she just droped it infront of the mail box in the mud and snow. When she is driving she will almost run you over she has driven down the lankth of the lawn and ripped it up I cought he empting her ashtray under my mail box I have had to talk to the postmaster atleast 5 times in 2 years about her and I also had pics of what she had done. Why she hates my family I have no idea.

Rock Island
March 6, 2010, 10:21 AM
I have shipped up to 40 pounds in the USPS flat rate boxes with no problems, just have to tape the hell out of the lead ingots, and the box to keep it together. 24 pounds at a time is the more common, that's how much I can stuff into the small flat rate box, sent five so far alll of them to places 1000's of miles away, on the other end they tell me they get comments from the mail delivery people, but so far nobody has been asked to come collect it.
USPS or anybody tells me how to mow my grass and I will tell them were to go, and exactly how to get there. We have good people here, they only bust up 10% of my netflix DVD rentals a year.

desidog
March 6, 2010, 11:46 AM
My UPS guy "accidentally" delivers anything with ORM-D stickers on it to my neighbors....most recently it was a spam can of 7.62x25; it was the only time i've been happy the can didn't come with an opener.

Beerme
March 6, 2010, 02:11 PM
we have 2 mail carriers to a man that delivers M-thers and a lady that dose f-s and when he is on vacation have no problem with the guy will stop befor the mailbox just to hand the mail to the kids.

How ever the girl Delivered me a box of with 1000 rounds of .38spl wadcutter this last week she just droped it infront of the mail box in the mud and snow. When she is driving she will almost run you over she has driven down the lankth of the lawn and ripped it up I cought he empting her ashtray under my mail box I have had to talk to the postmaster atleast 5 times in 2 years about her and I also had pics of what she had done. Why she hates my family I have no idea.

that is all

Beerme
March 6, 2010, 02:13 PM
My UPS guy "accidentally" delivers anything with ORM-D stickers on it to my neighbors....most recently it was a spam can of 7.62x25; it was the only time i've been happy the can didn't come with an opener.

complain to UPS
If it has happened numerous times and ONLY with parcels bearing a ORM-D sticker then he is clearly doing something on purpose.
He knows what that sticker means as does anyone who works for a delivery company.
He should also be able to read.

If it happens again call the local UPS sorting facility and explain how many times it has happened, any altercations with the driver, any words said to him etc.

that is absolutely unacceptable

bellyup039
March 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
lol
Mine is not gun related, but mail man hates me related.

I hand built a jeep supermodifed comp buggy and ordered everything. FED EX.
When I was just about done, the FED x guy show up and asked me,"What is all this stuff?"

I showed him what he had delivered. He just shrugged. and said," Are you done now? Can you use UPS for the rest?"

I laughed. he left. :)

Thecrazedorganist
March 8, 2010, 04:19 AM
I think my UPS guy is afraid of me. He used to ring the doorbell and get my signature for ORM-D packages but now he tosses them at the doorstep and walks away briskly. Sometimes he won't even do that, and will just put a "sorry we missed you" sticker on my door without knocking. :rolleyes:

Mr.Davis
March 8, 2010, 09:45 AM
I think my UPS guy is afraid of me. He used to ring the doorbell and get my signature for ORM-D packages but now he tosses them at the doorstep and walks away briskly. Sometimes he won't even do that, and will just put a "sorry we missed you" sticker on my door without knocking.
Answering the door in your underwear while cleaning an AR upper will cause that type of reaction.

flipajig
March 8, 2010, 12:52 PM
I bought 3000rnd of cast bullets on line the box weighed 50lbs.

figment
March 8, 2010, 05:27 PM
This thread has reminded me of something from long ago.

My Dad was drafted in the mid 60s and was stationed at Martin Army Hospital, Ft Benning. He was an Orthopedic surgeon and sometimes prescribed physical therapy that required weights. Around this same time he got into navy colts. One evening he was loading a few rounds and they reminded him of some of the bags used at the hospital for weights in the physical therapy area. These were little white fabric bags about the size of a box of cigarettes stiched on both ends filled with "something heavy". So he opened one up a guess what was inside? Lead shot. They had rooms full of the stuff and I think he said it was the same caliber as his gun.

wittzo
March 9, 2010, 04:11 AM
I was going through that 150 lb 5 gallon bucket full of wheelweights. I got my calculations wrong..150lbs for $50 is 33 cents a pound, not $3 a lb. :) I sorted out more than 20 lbs of ribbon weights and put them in my old skillet to melt and burn off the adhesive and threw the harder clip-on weights into my other bucket and collected about 10 lbs of zinc and iron weights. Pure lead wheelweights, my butt. It was supposed to be nothing but lead weights, but it's the same mix as the bucket he gave me free last year. I reckon this lead will end up being about 50 cents a lb when I'm done.

I wore myself out using a cold chisel on that 24 lb solid lead bracket with only a large chunk loose. I put a metal blade on my bandsaw, but it's too weak for it. I cut off a couple of good sized chunks, but that's all it had in it. It's a cheap one. I tried using a metal blade with my reciprocating saw, that didn't work. I just went ahead and put the chunks and the 20+ scuffed up piece in the skillet and put my camp stove on medium. The steel grate turned cherry red, but a half hour later, it was falling apart like a hunk of cheese when I poked it with my spatula. I use an Oriental spatula to dip out the dross and metal clips of the wheelweights. I just got a little dross from this bracket, it was nearly pure. Now I have a stack of 40 something ingots that I've melted down and cleaned up on my little folding table. I figure they're about a lb and a half each. I've got plenty of bullets now, but I'm going to be showing a friend everything about blackpowder guns when he gets home from Iraq in the next few days, so I'll need to lead to show him how to cast his own.

wittzo
March 10, 2010, 02:35 PM
My other order of lead from ebay came in today. 38 lbs for $40, free shipping. It's already in "ingots". They're old dive weights and most of them are clean. One of them has some dirt on it, but I can scrub it clean before I melt it.

Ratshooter
March 10, 2010, 06:26 PM
Wow, $38 for 40lbs of lead. I just bought 250lbs of dead soft lead for $20. I used to have a deal with the local WM tire manager to buy 5 gallon buckets of wheel weights for $10 a bucket. A bucket of lead would weigh about 105lbs. I have somewhere around 1400lbs of lead now.

wittzo
March 10, 2010, 11:47 PM
Years ago, Walmart gave me a half bucket of tire weights and a year ago, one of the large independent tire stores gave me a lot of wheel weights.

At the time, smaller tire places either told me they sold them for scrap or hung up on me. Walmart and Firestone told me they had an agreement with battery companies to sell their scrap wheelweights, it was against company policy to give or sell them to anyone else. I called the only scrapyard in this part of the state; they didn't handle lead, they referred me to another scrapyard. I called them and they said they didn't deal with individuals. That one large tire store that sells full 5 gallon buckets for $50 is my only source for lead, other than online. There aren't a lot of tire stores around here and I checked with all of them. There are enough people casting fishing lures and bullets that all the lead is being sucked up.

madcratebuilder
March 11, 2010, 09:49 AM
I'm surprised at all the problems with USPS and UPS. My mail man, ups and fedex guys come to summer bbq's and even go shooting with me some times. If you bring me guns and ammo I well treat you well and feed you.;)

Black Toe Knives
March 12, 2010, 04:30 AM
Check your local scrapyard. I bought 20 lbs of lead for $10.00. That reminds me. I am out of lead. I make custom knives, all of my steel and supplies is shipped to me. I make integral knives, So I get bars of stock 1/2 to 3/4 thick and never shorter than 3 ft long.

wittzo
March 12, 2010, 01:15 PM
Wittzo posted on March 10-2010: "I called the only scrapyard in this part of the state; they didn't handle lead, they referred me to another scrapyard. I called them and they said they didn't deal with individuals."

I don't know what the deal is around here, but I can't get cheap lead.

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