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I got a traffic barrel!
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:59:06 PM »

I got a traffic barrel! That brings my collection to 3 24-inch cones, a “candlestick” cone, and a traffic barrel. My grandparents live in NM, and they got one from the D6 maintnence depot. Does anyone else have have one? If so, how did you get it?
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I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 01:42:09 PM »

I got a traffic barrel! That brings my collection to 3 24-inch cones, a “candlestick” cone, and a traffic barrel. My grandparents live in NM, and they got one from the D6 maintnence depot. Does anyone else have have one? If so, how did you get it?
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 05:42:05 AM »

How bad does it smell?
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 11:02:34 AM »

How bad does it smell?

They probably don't smell too bad, they probably smell like tar and plastic
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 05:11:37 PM »

I got a traffic barrel! That brings my collection to 3 24-inch cones, a “candlestick” cone, and a traffic barrel. My grandparents live in NM, and they got one from the D6 maintnence depot.

I woudn't mind seeing some pics....
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 04:17:57 AM »

How bad does it smell?

They probably don't smell too bad, they probably smell like tar and plastic

I found a disused traffic cone once and brought it into my apartment. It reeked. It put off the smell of rubber—kind of like a car tire but a bit more acrid and plasticy—which wouldn't be that bad, but for the fact that it was strong enough to fill the entire living room. You'd come in from outside and think, "Wow, it smells like traffic cone in here."

I ended up returning the cone to the wild, leaving it somewhere that it looked like a cone should be.
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 10:54:01 AM »

How bad does it smell?

They probably don't smell too bad, they probably smell like tar and plastic


I found a disused traffic cone once and brought it into my apartment. It reeked. It put off the smell of rubber—kind of like a car tire but a bit more acrid and plasticy—which wouldn't be that bad, but for the fact that it was strong enough to fill the entire living room. You'd come in from outside and think, "Wow, it smells like traffic cone in here."

I ended up returning the cone to the wild, leaving it somewhere that it looked like a cone should be.

Smells a little like plastic, but it isn’t noticable over the ambient smell of my room.

Here is some pictures:
https://m.imgur.com/0NSjisK,QFEo1wh,qzoTdut

Lol, that corner is going to get a lot of attention when people come to my room.
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 11:27:54 AM »

Brand new PVC cones emit a strong odor. The older ones not so much. Never been able to smell a plastic device.
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2018, 01:16:44 PM »

Isn’t that the “new car smell” as well?
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2018, 02:22:12 PM »

This particular cone was made of a soft material. Definitely not PVC, and it definitely wasn't new car smell.
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 03:04:15 PM »

^^If my grandma smelled it, she might recognize the smell, she has run over a candlestick come that committed suicide.....
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2018, 10:39:40 AM »

I used to have a small roller skate cone. I'd use in my driveway when the neighbors were having parties so they didn't try to block me in.

Only thing I have now is a yellow safety vest I rescued from the roadside a couple years ago. I wore it to a Halloween Party a couple years ago as a flagman (complete with a Stop sign taped to a stick).  :)
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Re: I got a traffic barrel!
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »

I have three pristine traffic barrels, complete with flashing light attachments (although the battery packs have long since died).  I didn't steal any of them; I rescued them all from abandonment after projects had ended and the subcontractor had picked up the barrels but these were left behind (e.g. knocked down a slope or into a brush bed).  I've actually used them a few times to block off parts of the driveway for homeowner projects.  Once when I went out to a metropark to do some bike riding (I had a roof-mounted bike rack at the time), my wife put one of the barrels in the driveway to stop me and remind me that I had to remove the bike before pulling into the garage.
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