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    whats the most youve made in one scrap run.

    hey guys, just started scrapping this spring. Just curious of whats the biggest load weight and money wise you guys have brought back? thought this would be a fun topic. Ive brought back 900 pounds of aluminum for $118 which is my lowest other then bringing in a few small copper things. The most ive got was $325 from a 82 ford f150 (2 tons if i remember right), not including the copper wiring, caddy, rads and battery. so what is the most you guys have brought back?



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    Most so far was $1,903. That was a pile of copper.

    Biggest load....well it was one job, consisting of several trips. 17 tons of file cabinets.

    You only got 118 bucks for 900 lbs of aluminum? Sounds like you got ripped off.

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    (: how much did you make of the file cabinets?

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    One job cleaning up a junk yard - about $1800.
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    (: how much did you make of the file cabinets?
    Scrapped some, sold some. Made around $1,500.

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    yeah after i brought it in i found out i brought it to the wrong place. they paid 13 cents a pound if i remember right...

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    $1234. Hard to forget that number! One pickup bed full of nonferrous. First load of spring and right before prices dropped out.

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    Not too much, as scrapping is a hobby and not so much a business for me. I made $420 on one trip. Mostly copper and brass I was saving up.

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    You guys are probably gonna laugh at me, but $160 off a few buckets of non-ferrous stuff. I just got into hardcore scrapping after I cleaned out my garage last summer, and I mostly deal with $50-$60 loads of ferrous stuff. I just scored a huge load of wire from a construction site today, so I'm hoping to break my record
    There's nothing more fun and more effective than hitting something repeatedly with a sledgehammer

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    thats good :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap man View Post
    You guys are probably gonna laugh at me, but $160 off a few buckets of non-ferrous stuff. I just got into hardcore scrapping after I cleaned out my garage last summer, and I mostly deal with $50-$60 loads of ferrous stuff. I just scored a huge load of wire from a construction site today, so I'm hoping to break my record
    You know we all have to start some whare and the big NFL pro's had to start out on some junior team along the way. You may not have pulled in $1500 in one load but hey, you got $160 richer I say good job!!!! (:
    God Bless

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    Picture attached $ 207.17 ,not the biggest amount made but on a cold snowy wednesday its just fine for me lol
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    That's how you do it. Not every load is a jackpot. My last two loads were $72 and $55. Space eating appliances.

    Props on the wire score. Was it left over, or a tear out or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyscrapper View Post
    Picture attached $ 207.17 ,not the biggest amount made but on a cold snowy wednesday its just fine for me lol
    Looks like 5 pounds of battery lead. What did you take in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoScrapper View Post
    That's how you do it. Not every load is a jackpot. My last two loads were $72 and $55. Space eating appliances.

    Props on the wire score. Was it left over, or a tear out or?
    thanks, yeah those appliances are killer way bulky not enough $$, alot of the wire is tear out, talking to contractors here and there, taking it of there hands lol, hit a 7-11 this morning on the way to the yard they were re doing the 7-11 got a few $$ on the Light iron

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoScrapper View Post
    Looks like 5 pounds of battery lead. What did you take in?
    it was an old school power back up unit like a new looking surge protector bulky little thing and came with a nice battery, my yard is awesome take about everything besides freon

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    My biggest job got me $700. Took awhile to do, but I have no trailer. Scrapping is part time for me and I do it after my 10 hours at the full time nightmare job.

    My biggest single load has only been payout at around $90. I don't hold on to much for to long. I get a container, I go drop it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyscrapper View Post
    thanks, yeah those appliances are killer way bulky not enough $$, alot of the wire is tear out, talking to contractors here and there, taking it of there hands lol, hit a 7-11 this morning on the way to the yard they were re doing the 7-11 got a few $$ on the Light iron
    Thinking about a different approach for appliances.

    I'm looking for a 25 to 30 foot travel trailer that's been wrecked or no longer usable, gut it, put sides on it. Then using dads skidsteer I'd crush them and fill up the trailer.

    Might be a bunch of ****ing around, but as it is it's a hassle to run a few appliances in at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoScrapper View Post
    Thinking about a different approach for appliances.

    I'm looking for a 25 to 30 foot travel trailer that's been wrecked or no longer usable, gut it, put sides on it. Then using dads skidsteer I'd crush them and fill up the trailer.

    Might be a bunch of ****ing around, but as it is it's a hassle to run a few appliances in at a time.
    Yeah i'm on the same boat, my good friends cousin owns the CAMP-OUT's in NJ so im going to talk to him and see if i can work something out on a hydraulic dump trailer,,, seen one on ebay its BUY IT NOW for $1,999 but its in Tennessee, and the shipping would prob cost me my first new born lol so maybe i can make out like a bandit and get a nice price from him, cause i could sure use one asap.!

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    here are my some of my loads. the second one is the 800-900 pounds of aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by vamped400 View Post
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    here are my some of my loads. the second one is the 800-900 pounds of aluminum
    Love the paint job on the truck lol. Is that red spray paint?


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