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    Scrap dealing coming to a screeching halt

    Weatherbug just predicted first snow of the season for tonight and tomorrow - 10 to 14 inches (254mm - 355mm). Time for me to hibernate by the woodstove and strip the copper wire I've been stockpiling.

    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.


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    Not sure if that's the same system that rolled thru here(Denver) a few days ago, we got about 8-10 of wet snow that made a mess off the trees and power, have fun. 60 today tho...nice recovery.
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    should get to 78 here today. Think I will hit the garbage route in a few minutes.

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    Burrr to cold for me. At least you have a plan. Saving the wire for foul weather days was a good idea.

    A little wet here this morning but by this afternoon this will be me......
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    I'm in awe someone has that much snow already! It's been in the 40's in Ohio and I'm freezing out in my garage, time to move the tools to the basement for small breakdowns and so all big stuff at my dads with the torpedo heater.

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    We use 2 small electric heaters in our insulated garage and it keeps it warm, we are looking for a small gas wall heater on C.L. for cheap, that would be better on the utility bills. I see now why all our people head south for the winter.
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    You had me scared for a sec with the title. I was thinking some "great" new law had just been passed banning junkyards or something
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    Yep, prices are ultra low. Save your stash, wait till March. That's when prices will start going back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap man View Post
    You had me scared for a sec with the title. I was thinking some "great" new law had just been passed banning junkyards or something
    So did I at first and I was scared to click on the thread and read it!!

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    I heard on the news tonite that 1.7 million people lost their electric cause of that winter storm out east, Buckle down, Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    We use 2 small electric heaters in our insulated garage and it keeps it warm, we are looking for a small gas wall heater on C.L. for cheap, that would be better on the utility bills. I see now why all our people head south for the winter.
    Mec, pick up a small wood stove. You can get one cheap off craigslist or wait till off season at lowes/home depot and grab one on clearance.

    Nothing like heating a space with a renewable resource that tons of people just throw away. I heat my home and garage that way.

    Also if you live in the country look for what they call a "Smoke Dragon" it's an older non EPA certified stove. You can only find them on craigslist. You can burn anything in them. ( Not Advised )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Weatherbug just predicted first snow of the season for tonight and tomorrow - 10 to 14 inches (254mm - 355mm). Time for me to hibernate by the woodstove and strip the copper wire I've been stockpiling.
    We got about 2 to 3 inches here near Portland , all wet and slushy , it is in the high 30's today and suppose to be 40 tomorrow! it will all melt

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    Started snowing about 8:00 last night. Snowed till about noon today. Now it's 3:45PM and 40F. Some snow on the yard but the driveway is mostly to the gravel.

    I'm about 40 miles north of submarinepainter.

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    Baton Rouge La. lows = 45-55, highs = 70-75. That's our 7 day forecast. No snow in sight. Thank God!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Started snowing about 8:00 last night. Snowed till about noon today. Now it's 3:45PM and 40F. Some snow on the yard but the driveway is mostly to the gravel.

    I'm about 40 miles north of submarinepainter.


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