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    Quote Originally Posted by newattitude View Post
    Omg lol, after reading this thread and the linked ones, I went and looked at all my boards in the garage to see if this was something I'd want to add to my scrapping. I was so confused by what I was reading and looking at and then I saw how small some of these things are I decided I'd go cross eyed trying to make this work and I'd see if you would just BUY the boards from me for 20.00 lb lol. Obviously not and I'm just kidding but my serious question for you is, what do you do with the Tantalum you recover? Do you use it in your job or is that something that gets sold to a buyer like say, gold or silver would be?

    I'd never heard of this stuff before joining this forum so am curious now lol.
    It is sold to buyers in the large lots. Buying Ta caps is my job.



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    Eric. I hope that u find someone to help u collect the ta caps. I have read and read and then drink and read some more and I don't think I am gonna mess with it. That is hard for me to say cause I am open to about any thing that make me money, and consider myself a pretty quick learner but OMG. Thanks for all the help and I will continue to re-read these posts and any new one on here and maybe some day will venture into it again. Good luck on ur hunt.

    And good luck for everyone who is SNIPE hunting for etack

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    Quote Originally Posted by mseashell View Post
    Eric. I hope that u find someone to help u collect the ta caps. I have read and read and then drink and read some more and I don't think I am gonna mess with it. That is hard for me to say cause I am open to about any thing that make me money, and consider myself a pretty quick learner but OMG. Thanks for all the help and I will continue to re-read these posts and any new one on here and maybe some day will venture into it again. Good luck on ur hunt.

    And good luck for everyone who is SNIPE hunting for etack
    Most of what I get are NOS and outdated from suppliers I just like this site and I don't mind buying small lots if you have them. Thanks for taking the time to look.

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    Hey tack, great thread and I'm learning a lot. So is it better for you if we separate the different styles or do you care. Was going to start a jar for the surface mounts and one for through the board but if it doesn't matter to you then I'll probably save the bench space and put them all in one.

    Also I'll be incinerating chips and monolithic ceramic caps for refining. Can the tanti caps be tossed in with those and the pellets recovered, should they be burned separately, or is it even worth the effort to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidscrapper View Post
    Hey tack, great thread and I'm learning a lot. So is it better for you if we separate the different styles or do you care. Was going to start a jar for the surface mounts and one for through the board but if it doesn't matter to you then I'll probably save the bench space and put them all in one.

    Also I'll be incinerating chips and monolithic ceramic caps for refining. Can the tanti caps be tossed in with those and the pellets recovered, should they be burned separately, or is it even worth the effort to do this?
    I do like the can style seperate from the epoxy style.

    Somemore pics and styles here

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    Im surprised to see the attention paid to this. How much are these things worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlyGuys View Post
    Im surprised to see the attention paid to this. How much are these things worth?
    they are worth $15-20 a pound depending on the amount you are selling. I just bought 900 pounds of caps and 100# of anodes for $26000.00. so scale is everything.

    I don't see why some people pick up Al cans.

    Some Ta caps are worth $0.20 each some are worth over $1.00 each. Most are worth about $0.01 each.

    If you are already stripping boards then its worth your time if not it won't be.

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    I would like to see some pics of ta caps on a board. I have yet to find any, and have read so many times all the info on ur other thread as well as tthis one. I have sent u pics and not what u want. Sorry to keep bugging u. If anyone has any pics of ta caps on the boards please post, or email to me. I can deffentally use all the help I can get. Thanks everyone and thanks etack

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    Etack what kind of board contains the most Tantalum caps in your experience?

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    it took me 8 hours cleaning boards to recover about 2 pounds so thats about $5 hour. So not worth it to me, but to each there own.
    I buy and sell all types of scrap and escrap. I buy specialty and hard to sell escrap. I buy resale items. PM me or contact me at jghilino@hotmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by vabuckhunter View Post
    Etack what kind of board contains the most Tantalum caps in your experience?

    server, medical, industrial, and military.

    I am working on a blog post of examples with boards and the caps I.D.

    I will work faster on it.

    If anyone wants to contribute board pics to me I will greatly appreciate it. I am looking for any in the classes I listed above.

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    Etack knows his stuff. ITs mlcc. Just read a whole thing on them. Mlccs use 5 percent of total pl use every year. Looks like even more so before 1992. Newer mlcc are made with nickel. Thats all new to me.
    Once again thanks to forum and its members.

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    Photos to identify tantalum caps

    I promise I'm trying my hardest to figure this out. I have quite a bit of OLD telecom and test equipment boards right now and I know they have these caps. I think I have correctly identified the little "paint drop" looking ones[IMG][/IMG]

    they look like the reds ones on the right of this BOARD 1, BUT am I right there are no OTHERS on this board and the green discs are NOT tantalum??
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    My challenge is identifying any of the OTHER types of tantalum caps. Please let me know if you see any OTHER types in these pics. THANKS!!!

    BOARD 2[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

    BOARD 3[IMG][/IMG]
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    CONTINUED:

    BOARD 5[IMG][/IMG]
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    BOARD 6[IMG][/IMG]
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    BOARD 7[IMG][/IMG]
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    LOOSE CAPS[IMG][/IMG]
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    Send theses pics to my email and I will paint them up for you. Looks like you have some caps worth the lime to pull.

    eric@recycletantalumcapacitors.com

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    I do see a whole bunch of the gold legged transistors in the first set of pic's. (Bear posted something about them and what's hidden inside)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    I do see a whole bunch of the gold legged transistors in the first set of pic's. (Bear posted something about them and what's hidden inside)
    Yes, I have hundreds of these little suckers all over these boards. They are a pain in the butt to remove them and super time consuming. I'm trying to find out their value before I spend days pulling them all off. There are actually some gold legged square transistors as well as lots of gold legged eproms and pins.

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    You get tired of removing all those gold things, just let me know an I'll send you my address Red.

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    LOL thanks Sirs. Problem is I'm trying to pull them off with needle-nosed pliers and keep leaving parts of the legs on the boards. Pissing me off to lose all the little pieces of legs...

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    You get tired of removing all those gold things, just let me know an I'll send you my address Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrappinRed View Post
    LOL thanks Sirs. Problem is I'm trying to pull them off with needle-nosed pliers and keep leaving parts of the legs on the boards. Pissing me off to lose all the little pieces of legs...
    About the only other way would be to use a solder iron and solder sucker and hit the backside, then you would have the whole leg.

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