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    Cruisin' For Scrap

    I cruised around here for about an hour for scrap and whatever else looks good. I don't go dumpster diving or take out of trash, but just grab what's next to them. If I spend more time, I can easily fill my truck most nights. Pretty often, there will be a giant mess around a dumpster where someone had no time to move out, or just left everything in their apartment.

    Tonight, found a sealed unit just hanging out by itself with a couple feet of copper on it.
    Down the block I found a nice pile of extrusion, maybe 20 lbs.
    Picked up one pretty large and one tiny window a/c unit.
    One small microwave.
    A nice solid half-sized dresser that will sell for $20-40
    A nice large mirror with an ornate frame.
    A couple cans of paint my wife will like.
    A baseball glove, a pedestal fan, a few bags of cans and bottles, a weber grill, and a bunch of speaker wire.

    I passed on a couple bed frames as I didn't want to mess with them tonight.



    On top of ebay and scrap metal sales, I will probably have a garage sale once in awhile. I'm accumulating a lot of things for that.

    Decent short run tonight Be safe out there!

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    Nice work! We always like pixs if you can figure out how to post them nowadays.

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    Well, this week some fluids started dripping under my truck, enough that it worried me. Seemed like a mix of things including oil. I'm no mechanic, so brought it in to be checked out. 1998 F-150 blown head gasket.

    This with other issues with it that are pressing might end up putting this truck into non-op. All of these repairs cost more than the truck's value. Bad timing as I'm just trying to get back into things. I don't have enough to cover something like this right now, so we'll see what happens.



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