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    screws nuts and bolts

    with every thing i am taking apart i have been getting alot of nuts bolts and svrews any thingi can do with them



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    Scrap em or sell em. Try selling them on ebay if you can sort them out size and thread.
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    I put all the misc stuff when doing a tear down in a 5 gallon pail, got one about 3/4 full will throw it in with my next steel load.

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    I just throw them all into a Light Iron barrel. Too many are specialized to sort them out. Plus, I cut a lot of them out of aluminum using a grinder or sawzall. Not much use after that.
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    I do the same. I pick up as many *metal* 5 gal. buckets as I can and toss all my small metal in them...that way I can scrap the can and all. Or if I have an appliance, I can dump it into the appliance (after it's loaded).

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    Well, I'll try again. I pick up as many metal buckets as I can and throw all my little pieces in them so I can scrap the can and all.
    Or if I have an appliance I can dump the bucket in the....see above

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    Glad I searched and found this thread. I've started throwing every nut, bolt, screw and washer into what's left of a microwave along with any other little bits and peices that will fitin there. I'll keep the microwave until it's full and add it to the next weigh in.Great idea I think to have a metal bucket or box.

    I hate to waste anything, no matter how small.

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    and I never thought of using a microwave carcass for nuts and bolts and misc small pieces...good idea Jdaddy.

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    I collect every single screw and things like screws into a large pot and then take them next time I venture to the yard!

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    I think they'd be short steel (or prepared, whatever your yard calls it.) I throw them into my short steel 5 gallon bucket
    There's nothing more fun and more effective than hitting something repeatedly with a sledgehammer

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    They are really nice to fill a car body with......ever seen a 4 ton Subaru?

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    When I dismantle at the work bench, I'll usually take apart maybe 3-4 computers or printers. I do not take each individual screw and put it in the bucket, I let all the screws just fall on the bench and keep working. Then after those are done, I'll do a sweep with the magnet to pick them all up. This way I can keep on keepin on...

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    What's the smallest you would throw in there? Washers? Bottle tops? I was thinking about tossing in the ceramic type of bits I have on the floor that stick to a magnet. Think they're what copper coils inside a tv are attached to. Don't know if that would be cheating though so I'll hang fire.

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    I don't see how it would be cheating. I stuff appliances with anything metallic that'll fit. Same would go for a car or "bolt bucket". If it sticks to a magnet and fits - in it goes. Or in the #1 Iron pile if it meets that criteria.

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    yea, anything that sticks to a magnet...I even put plastic in there if it has screws in it..nothing too small. I have a rectangular hole in my work bench and I keep my bucket under there and, like metal gypsy said, if it doesn't go in the bucket, I keep on working and pick it all up with a magnet later...when I'm getting ready to take a load in.

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    I know someone who even stuffs appliances with glass.

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    I never thought of using a microwave carcass for nuts and bolts and misc small pieces.
    Might have to put a piece of ducktape over the small holes if you break it all the way down.
    I know someone who even stuffs appliances with glass.
    That's not even right, they'll be the first one to bi**h when the yard screws them.
    Ferrite into the steel buckets is not cheating on your load, there is magnetized and non magnetized ferrite available. Also there is lots of ferrite on circuit boards and some transformers.

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    I take #10 food cans and fill them up with the small bits then toss it in with a load. If it's steel, it goes in there. Dryer drums are good for this too. I even throw the caps from the beer I drink in there.

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    I hate to waste anything, no matter how small.[/QUOTE]

    You'll do just fine JD, and over time all those little screws,nuts and bolts will add up!!! wait until you lift a 5 gallon bucket full!!


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