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    Thumbs up How to scrap a flat screen tv for cash $$$$

    this one was fun for me to make.

    Ever since I was a kid I have always enjoyed smashing and breaking things most people would never get to. Scrapping allows me to smash other peoples things in to smaller pieces of those things... Legally!!!



    Let me know if you guys have any ideas for other videos or things to tear apart.



    this one is a bit random but my kids love it so it stays goofy!

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    Yet another good laugh. Lets see you do a window AC. I just want to see the big plume of freon when you hit it with your axe

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    IF YOU COLLECT BUTTONS TEAR APART A TV, BUNCHA BUTTONS!

    Bahahaha. **** dude, had me rollin' the whole time. Look like you'd be fun to drink a cheap beer with! Hahaha. Keep makin' em.

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    very entertaining!!!

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    Funny dude! I like your Dragon. I have an adult Water Dragon. I will post a picture of the vivarium I built for it. It has running water and a drain to the outdoor garden. Lizard $20.00, total investment over a thousand.
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    love it, dude....picking up the pace makes it much better...but why an AXE....we're scrappers....we use hammers....big, bad hammers...axes are for "tree people" !!! How old are your kids ? And your uniform !!!!! lol here's an idea.....do one on SAFETY !!

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    I would like to see you do a lap top.

    very very delicate opperation...LOL
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    Your to much, I love they way you explain things. Keep up the videos, Im enjoying every one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumpster Dee View Post
    love it, dude....picking up the pace makes it much better...but why an AXE....we're scrappers....we use hammers....big, bad hammers...axes are for "tree people" !!! How old are your kids ? And your uniform !!!!! lol here's an idea.....do one on SAFETY !!
    No way dee axe works great for getting to that vacuum cleaner motor

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    Loving the videos! Keep them coming!

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    Jack the scrapper is endangering his young family and perhaps scrap forum members who decide to follow his hatchet tricks.

    You have heard the term Mad as a hatter, hat makers used mercury in forming felt hats, after years of this practice most lost their minds to mercury poisoning.

    Where in electronics you'll find mercury, batteries, flat screen tv's, lap tops and scanners to name a few.

    Mercury http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_as_a_hatter

    Those micro wave ovens the magnetron's have a purple ceramic which contain Beryllium which is hazardous to your health.

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    Good point Gusavus, I wouldn't want all that stuff splattered all over to accumulate over time.
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    That is a good point!

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    I should show my ventilation system it sits behind the camera most of the time.

    note: after every cut scene the floor is swept and cleaned and the garage door is opened to let the dust settle during sweeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackshmuc View Post
    I should show my ventilation system it sits behind the camera most of the time.

    note: after every cut scene the floor is swept and cleaned and the garage door is opened to let the dust settle during sweeping.
    It would require more than a home brew ventilation system to clear the air of mercury vapor, all your doing is expelling those harmful mercury vapors onto your neighbors.

    We try to educate third world miners on how to prospect for gold using safer methods which are mercury free and here you are living in the modern world putting others at risk.

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    I have just returned from a lengthy construction trip in Managua. I can assure you that even tho the technology and information may be available to those "third world" (not the correct term its "the developing countries") and the processes may be inexpensive they would take that tv and burn it untill the plastic was melted off the steel and the lead melted off the boards by a fire in their living room with no consideration of their own health or others. When you have nothing but a match and a broken TV and 3 kids to feed you are going to burn the plastic to heat your house

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavus View Post
    It would require more than a home brew ventilation system to clear the air of mercury vapor, all your doing is expelling those harmful mercury vapors onto your neighbors.

    We try to educate third world miners on how to prospect for gold using safer methods which are mercury free and here you are living in the modern world putting others at risk.
    Whats with the negativity?

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    so im not the only one who noticed gill was having a bad day? i hope all is well, man
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHoss View Post
    Whats with the negativity?
    Lets be fair here, all over this forum the word ''Safe, safety, and safely'' are promoted in the breakdown of scrap. While it may be fun to watch these vids I wouldn't promote the smashing of anything that contains lead or any other hazardous material nor messy glass. I myself would take them apart by dismantling them they way they are held together - by removing the screws. I have used a long handled ax or sledge to break plastic apart but no kids, animals or other ppl were in the vacinity at the time. and notice, the OP put safety glasses on when he broke the microwave down after he had dismantled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartTimeScrapper View Post
    Yet another good laugh. Lets see you do a window AC. I just want to see the big plume of freon when you hit it with your axe
    How do you scrap these, does it involve the removal of the freon or is the tubes and stuff junk


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