Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 68

Smile on my face - Page 3

| A Day in the Life of a Scrapper
  1. #41
    auminer's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor



    Member since
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Allen, TX
    Posts
    1,226
    Thanks
    568
    Thanked 2,277 Times in 846 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    I'm after an Apple 2 or Commodore 64 if ya see any laying in the pile
    There is a whole list of systems I would like to have, but I don't have the $ to buy them on Ebay ...
    I actually have a C64 in the box with the original 1980-something receipt. I'll be putting it on ebay next month or the month after.

    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein


  2. #42
    ragstoriches's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Western MA
    Posts
    130
    Thanks
    446
    Thanked 175 Times in 67 Posts
    Beautiful score. It's amazing what is sitting somewhere hidden, just waiting to be found!

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to ragstoriches for This Post:


  4. #43
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    Picked up a small load from a Craigslist ad. Ended up with about 5 lbs of mixed wire and cords. A printer and a old digital camera. An older Pentium 4 tower and a few powered speakers. Also got what I first thought was a scanner, turns out it was an old laptop.

    IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX ; powers and boots up



    Last edited by Faceball; 06-29-2017 at 07:47 AM.

  5. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by Faceball:


  6. #44
    mikeinreco's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Dec 2011
    Location
    TENNESSEE
    Posts
    4,672
    Thanks
    1,224
    Thanked 4,817 Times in 2,223 Posts

  7. #45
    mikeinreco's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Dec 2011
    Location
    TENNESSEE
    Posts
    4,672
    Thanks
    1,224
    Thanked 4,817 Times in 2,223 Posts
    appears since u have a power adapter that laptop is much more valuable

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to mikeinreco for This Post:


  9. #46
    t00nces2's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    1,634
    Thanks
    1,150
    Thanked 2,287 Times in 929 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HipoGear View Post
    See if you can get the batteries out of that sucker while it is in the bed of your truck. That is where all the weight is.

    Would love to know how many and what kind of batteries they are so post some pics
    There is also a double wound copper coil in it. It is not easy to split like a MW coil, but it is better than shred.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to t00nces2 for This Post:


  11. #47
    t00nces2's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    1,634
    Thanks
    1,150
    Thanked 2,287 Times in 929 Posts
    I will also add that I can buy them at garage sales for $1 to scrap. I have gotten some monsters, and it is cheaper to buy batteries for them than it is to buy a new UPS. I have my desktop and modem and printer hooked to one, my wife's desktop hooked to another, and my TV and cable gear hooked to another. Number one, it offers protection from spikes and brown outs on the stereo and other electronics. Two, it gives a temporary power to keep the stuff from just clicking off when we have a momentary interruption. Here is the UPS I have running the entertainment items in the living room. 1000 watts with two batteries, it will run the equipment for an hour or so...


  12. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by t00nces2:


  13. #48
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    There is also a double wound copper coil in it. It is not easy to split like a MW coil, but it is better than shred.
    I ended up fully scraping out that UPS. It was heavy as hell and that was WITHOUT batteries. I was a little bummed when I saw that it had no bats in it but once I saw how big the transformer and the coils were... I got over it. lol

  14. #49
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    I got a chance to pick up another load from my "honey hole" barn cleanout. I took my trailer to haul the printers because i knew i wasn't going to be able to unload them before dark. The printers i got from the first load have been broken down and this weekend i plan to continue with load 2.

    I continue to clean and research the terminal units. Most look to be good candidates for resale to a collector and/or refurbishment.

    The printers i have decided to just scrap out fully. Most of the plastics are broken in some form and moisture has rusted all exposed steel. Large telcom boards with the occasional gold ceramic IC has made things interesting. Many heavy transformers and stepper motors are the gravy.

    Im looking at at-least one more load of this type of material possibly in 2 or 3 weeks from now. This will be it for the printers and terminals from this ONE room. I will be returning this fall to help continue the cleanout of the top 2 floors of this barn. Possibly a ton of smaller, more interesting items for the future. More to come, stay tuned.





    Mother Nature; all time #1 recycler

  15. The Following 3 Users say Thank You for This Post by Faceball:


  16. #50
    msmoorad's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    677
    Thanks
    687
    Thanked 743 Times in 354 Posts
    keep the pics coming
    before and after pics would be nice too

    so we can see what goodies are found in which items

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to msmoorad for This Post:


  18. #51
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    This weekends project about half done.

    Fenders ; Northern Tool/Equipment = $65ea
    LED light kit ; Harbor Freight = $23
    6 cans Rustolium Gloss ; Home Depo= ~$12
    Diablo Cut-off wheels, Home Depo = $10 /pack

    Scrap potential = Priceless

    Still need the timber, run new wire from kit, clean up brakes and come up with a winch mount for a light duty winch I have
    Once done, I already have 3 cars I need to haul in. That should pay for the upgrades.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Faceball; 07-30-2017 at 08:45 PM. Reason: trying to figure out the attached images

  19. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by Faceball:


  20. #52
    HipoGear's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    May 2015
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    735
    Thanks
    2,048
    Thanked 945 Times in 409 Posts
    Would love to see it. Trailer or Car Dolly? Too bad your pic isn't showing for me
    Copper, brass, and Leather. 3 of my favorite things.

  21. #53
    JohnC4X4's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Apr 2011
    Location
    South East Ma
    Posts
    987
    Thanks
    162
    Thanked 1,127 Times in 514 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Faceball View Post
    winch mount for a light duty winch I have
    Slap a piece of sheet steel on top of the tongue just behind your jack and bolt winch to that
    I use the Harbor Freight (Badlands) 12K >> $300.00 with a coupon nowadays

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to JohnC4X4 for This Post:


  23. #54
    ScrappinRed's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Jan 2012
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    710
    Thanks
    319
    Thanked 710 Times in 342 Posts
    You have some high dollar keyboards, even if they aren't fully functional. And some valuable apple stuff too. Apple collectors are crazy and pay big money. If you think an old apple is in bad shape, it's worth looking up every card out of them and even selling as-is untested...
    ~You have to start somewhere to get anywhere~

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to ScrappinRed for This Post:


  25. #55
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    Got a small load during a clean-out this week and got an old tower. Interesting chip. I have never seen a i486 that wasn't ceramic. Anyone know anything about this chip? rare? common?
    With me only doing e-scrap for around 2 years now, i have hardly "seen it all" but every now and then, i find something that makes this so fascinating.






  26. #56
    SMF Badges of Honor



    Member since
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jacksonville, NC
    Posts
    4,822
    Thanks
    15,252
    Thanked 5,750 Times in 2,656 Posts
    I can't tell you anything about it other than I had one myself. Nice to find new to us things. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

  27. #57
    Stargate1's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Loganville, GA
    Posts
    148
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 116 Times in 59 Posts
    I got one like this recently. I still have it laying around somewhere. My guess is these type aren't the "common" ones, but I do see them around. I've only been doing scrapping of electronics on a large scale for about 7 years now, so I know I haven't seen nearly anything.

  28. #58
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    The deck of my trailer is done and its first load was delivered late yesterday. Also decided to turn in all my transformers and motors due to space. I also had a few car batteries laying around that were shot.

    Totals:

    Car w/engine / Tin shred = 2540# @ 166 GT = $188

    Electric Motors/ Transformers = 353# @.23 lb = $81

    Dirty Alum = 68# @.12 lb = $8

    Batteries = 104# @.30 lb = $31

    Total= $310

    This Payday more than paid for the upgrades to my car trailer. Time to make some money



    This is a little more than a years worth of collecting Transformers and small steel case motors from various electronics

    Last edited by Faceball; 08-19-2017 at 07:18 PM.

  29. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by Faceball:


  30. #59
    Faceball started this thread.
    Faceball's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Fingerlakes, New York
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 354 Times in 144 Posts
    I cleaned up the shop and a little around the back door area. Felt I had a bed full enough to do a small load to the the yard and hit a burger and cocktail with the misses on the way home.
    Prices seem stale. I've been trying not to hold material just to wait for the market anymore. If I have enough for a full bed and/or trailer, and have a reason to go "that way", Ill do it.
    Well, anyways, this is what I brought in with prices. Enjoy





    Tin = i tossed on top a few PC cases and bunch odds and ends just to round out the load

    Last edited by Faceball; 10-22-2017 at 07:32 PM.

  31. #60
    mthomasdev's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Apr 2012
    Location
    pittsfield, ma
    Posts
    1,241
    Thanks
    331
    Thanked 1,469 Times in 668 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Faceball View Post
    I cleaned up the shop and a little around the back door area. Felt I had a bed full enough to do a small load to the the yard and hit a burger and drink joint with the misses on the way home.
    Prices seem stale. I've been trying not to hold material just to wait for the market anymore. If I have enough for a full bed and/or trailer, and have a reason to go "that way", Ill do it. Well, anyways, this is what I brought in with prices. Enjoy





    Tin = i tossed on top a few PC cases and bunch odds and ends just to round out the load

    Didn't realize Wietsman's dropped $30 a GT this month. I thought it was only down $10 to $20.


  32. Similar threads on the Scrap Metal Forum

    1. a kid's smile (almost)...
      By DakotaRog in forum Off Topic Discussions
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 01-03-2016, 11:13 AM
    2. gross story to make you smile today and take a hot shower
      By travistemple202020 in forum A Day in the Life of a Scrapper
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 07-27-2015, 03:41 PM
    3. A "Feel Good" story that will put a smile on your face!
      By sledge in forum Off Topic Discussions
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: 03-07-2015, 03:40 PM
    4. Something that made me smile
      By Julie in forum Off Topic Discussions
      Replies: 15
      Last Post: 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM
    5. A new face to look at!...
      By DylanTheScrapper in forum Introduce yourself
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 03-12-2012, 09:49 PM

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

 
Browse the Most Recent Threads
On SMF In THIS CATEGORY.





OR

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

The Scrap Metal Forum

    The Scrap Metal Forum is the #1 scrap metal recycling community in the world. Here we talk about the scrap metal business, making money, where we connect with other scrappers, scrap yards and more.

SMF on Facebook and Twitter

Twitter Facebook