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    Lead,zinc, and aluminum

    I'm looking for people to help me find these items so I cant save money for my new mini melter furnace any help is aprricated :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for people to help me find these items so I cant save money for my new mini melter furnace any help is aprricated
    Good luck with that!

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    Why do you say that??? Do u know any good sources

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    Why do you say that??? Do u know any good sources
    You just joined and at least 2 of your first 3 posts, your asking where to find this or that so you can save money. Most, if not all members on this forum are scrappers (at various levels). Some may be local to you. Do you really think that people are just going to give up thier Honey Holes like that? Do some research here and use the search function, you may just find some answers. Don't come in and expect anyone to spoon feed you and teach you all the secrets. As you establish yourself here aND contribute some useful information, people may be more apt to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    Why do you say that??? Do u know any good sources
    yes I do but in York and Cumberland Counties in Maine , you would be better off looking on your own , look on trash days , post an ad , get some business cards and read everything you can here. Most important know the laws in your area
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    Now calm down guys, you may not have realized that you are speaking to the King. LOL, so sorry, I just couldn't resist.

    Welcome to the forum. Do a search for each of the materials you are seeking. Then you will know what to begin to look for
    Copper, brass, and Leather. 3 of my favorite things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for people to help me find these items so I cant save money for my new mini melter furnace any help is aprricated
    I've been stewing about this since I first read your post this afternoon. Thank you all for chiming in and saying my thoughts.

    No body is gonna spoon feed you. You want to pour, buy your raw product.

    You want to get away on the cheap, learn. Read the old posts. Go to the scrapyard and ask questions. Know what you want and pay for it, or learn how to get it. One member has a postscript ( or whatever it's called) saying something to the effect of "if you think scrapping is easy, your're in the wrong business".

    Learn. There is no scrapping school. Everything is here or other social media. It's up to you to figure it out

    Good luck to you.

    Quote from a good friend of mine " it ain't easy" .

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    thank you hipogear < for the nice comment I m just looking for aluminum and copper

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    How about picking up aluminum cans on the side of the road.

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    Is this what you're looking for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    Is this what you're looking for?

    If so, I'll sell you mine.
    Last edited by mthomasdev; 06-24-2017 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for people to help me find these items so I cant save money for my new mini melter furnace any help is aprricated
    First there are many ways to obtain these items. As others suggested read the old threads. What works in the rural part of America may not work in urban areas, therefore I am not going to go into detail how I obtain my non ferrous. These are suggestions for anyone.

    Create a network of contractors.
    Advertise.
    Reward people that provide insight and opportunity.
    Dress professionally when contacting a new client.
    Leave the property in better shape than when you arrived.
    Be honest, under estimate your ability to complete a job and over preform.
    Most importantly, treat people with respect even if they are not your client.

    Based on these principals three jobs presented themselves in the last two days. All three were turned down for at least a month. We will see if they are available after this time frame. Bottom line, reputation means more than any thing else.
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    Failure to heed Patriot76's advise will prolong the time it takes to get educate yourself.

    Reading old threads will expose you to ideas you don't know, didn't know you should know. 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

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    I totally agree about the urban vs rural thing........Never living in the middle of the city would I be asked to haul a tractor or break down a grain silo..........But I also doubt that patriot breaks down 10's of thousands of electronics per year like I do in an urban area........Find a niche and go with it.........As far as free aluminum on the side of the road cans are your best bet.......When I was homeless and a drunk I could at least earn myself some beers just walking a few mile route picking up cans
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    I totally agree about the urban vs rural thing........Never living in the middle of the city would I be asked to haul a tractor or break down a grain silo..........But I also doubt that patriot breaks down 10's of thousands of electronics per year like I do in an urban area........Find a niche and go with it.........As far as free aluminum on the side of the road cans are your best bet.......When I was homeless and a drunk I could at least earn myself some beers just walking a few mile route picking up cans
    You are correct, my hands and tools are to big to scrap electronics. At the same time I picked up 300 yds. of wire today from an irrigation system that dropped the back end of a 1 ton truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for people to help me find these items so I cant save money for my new mini melter furnace any help is aprricated
    If you are intending to cast Aluminium items for use or resale. I think you needed to use a certain grade of Aluminium.
    Since 'Cast Aluminium grade' is what you want, your Ali feedstock should be Cast Aluminium items.
    Like Aluminium I intake manifolds from cars and other cast stuff.

    Extrusion and Aluminium cans are probably the wrong grade Ali.

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    Yes it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    You are correct, my hands and tools are to big to scrap electronics. At the same time I picked up 300 yds. of wire today from an irrigation system that dropped the back end of a 1 ton truck.
    You sir are my scrap hero! Lol

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    I have sold scrap Al on ebay https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/ebay...tml#post278884
    PM me I have some lead, and more Al if your interested.


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