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    did my first mobile home

    So I just finished up with my first mobile home scraping adventure. Did a 60 footer with a few of my buddies and took us about two weeks. The reason it took so long is we were only there for about 2 hours a day. Didnt take that many pics but did get a few, it was mainly a learning experience but we had a lot of fun doing it and made a little money too.


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    That's a big job. What did you do with the wood?

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    i would have had a great bonfire with all that wood

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    i know i am going to get scolded for this but.......i will only take house trailers if i can burn them where they are ..then clean it up later

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    how much money did you make and what did you do with the wood and such?

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    How bad was it before you guys got to it? No before pics?

    An thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadarbr549 View Post
    i know i am going to get scolded for this but.......i will only take house trailers if i can burn them where they are ..then clean it up later
    Burning should be ok as long as your in an area that allows it and your not burning toxic material...ie wood.
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    I was going to say, isn't the wood similar to wood for housing, treated an all that?

    Guessing not a good thing to be breathing.

    Then again..I just make things out of wood, only time I do any burning is when I'm out camping under the stars. Love me a good ol'camp fire.

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    they are crazy to do but can be fun i maybe get 1-2 a year since i do not look for them just from calls i get but i just them them as is for scrap and parts usually $1000each more depending on whats bad

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    Heres what haha theres about three trailer loads here and ive burned two already, because of where it was I couldnt burn there or I would have and as far as what I made I dont know entirely yet since I still have all the copper my guess all said and done is about $1000 hopefully haha

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    Unfortunately I didnt take any before pics but the last picture I think is from day two, lets just say it was hard to believe someone was living in it a few months before hand, it was a complete home though

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    I saw the top one after I asked. For some reason it didn't load with all the others.

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    Holy CRAP.. you are braver than I- I wouldn't touch that beast! WAY too much clean-up and mess to metal ratio-- but you had fun.. and made some duckets.. with buddies- so call it a WIN!
    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    Yeah ive always wanted to do one and really just wanted to see what it took, plus my buddies needed some cash so I had their commitment haha all in all it was fun and surprisingly easier then anticipated

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    Thanks to for posting. Did you charge a fee for this demo or just do it for scrap value? 2 or 3 guys at a couple of hours per day, how much time total do you think you spent? Also, I wasn't clear on the disposal - did you burn wood and haul the rest (non recyclables)? If you hauled the rest, what was the cost and did you pay that or pass on to the owner / include in fee, etc.? Finally, did you use any heavy equipment to knock it down or move material or was it all manpower?

    Sorry for all the questions, just very interested in this as I'd like to knock one out at some point but I want to cover my bases ....

    Thanks again for posting this.

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    I hope he did or Burly's head is going to combust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    I hope he did or Burly's head is going to combust.

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    Very true!

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    Well get some cover cause like I said this was mainly a learning experience, however the owner was very helpful with using he cat to smash and load stuff. I did have to go to the dump, cost about 60 for everything I couldnt burn. In total we had somewhere around 40 to 50 hours I think but that could be cut down dramatically.

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