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    Scrap Metal Classes?

    Just curious if anybody might know who offers class courses on srapping metal? Any good books on the subject? Thanks



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    I would do a google search, never hurts. I've found a couple of blogs and such, but never really thought to look for a book. i'd almost bet someone somewhere has written a book on it. if you find one let me know lol.

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    Lots of books on the subject out there but I wouldn't waste my money. Most of any worth deal with import/export.
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    Ferrous Scrap Price Index - Chicago
    Price Delivered to Steel Mills/GT

    Apr 11
    No. 1 Heavy Melt 420.00
    No. 1 Dealer Bundles 484.00
    No. 1 Busheling 491.00
    Shredded Scrap 451.00
    Machine Shop Turnings 305.00
    Plate and Structural, 5 ft. and under 450.00


    Ferrous Scrap Price Index - Chicago
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    Apr 11
    Plate and Structural, Low Alloy, 2 ft. and under 533.00
    Low-residual, Black Foundry Busheling 598.70
    Low-residual, Ductile- quality Shredded Clips 598.70
    Low-alloy Punchings 672.00
    Clean Auto Cast 506.60

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    What exactly would you need to take a class for scraping metal for? What would be the courses?


    I can give you a quick and dirty course.


    Find scrap metal.
    Load scrap metal into your vehicle.
    Haul scrap metal to the scrap yard.
    Pull on scale and get your heavy weight.
    Go to designated spot and unload scrap metal.
    Pull onto scale again and get your light weight.
    Go to attendant and collect your money.
    Go find more scrap metal.


    A more in depth course would be breaking down scrap to increase your profits. But you are in the classroom right now. Use the search feature of this site and find the information you need.


    Ok, class is over your tuition is a discounted rate of $100.

    I accept cash or credit card.


    Sorry couldn't resist.
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    Most the things can be found here for free, you just have to be self motivated. Back in the 80's when I was in the restaurant biz we always used to make fun of the bartenders that applied that were so proud to have just graduated from bartender school.
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    I think this should answer most of your questions thanks to one of our members. This is Scrapjunkies blog.
    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scra...handbook-guide
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    Amazon has a few books on scrap metal. Not sure that you will learn anything more than what is found here, for FREE.

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    I think this site is worth more than what you would find in any class or book.

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    I'd go to a scrapping convention. Especially if there was beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herryking112 View Post
    Ferrous Scrap Price Index - Chicago
    Price Delivered to Steel Mills/GT

    Apr 11
    No. 1 Heavy Melt 420.00
    No. 1 Dealer Bundles 484.00
    No. 1 Busheling 491.00
    Shredded Scrap 451.00
    Machine Shop Turnings 305.00
    Plate and Structural, 5 ft. and under 450.00

    Looks like a bot spammer.....

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    Why do you want to buy a book. a PHD in scrapping is right here in front of you + its in plain English so you can understand it. Google is your friend but if you insist I'll whip out a 30 pager tomorrow and put it on the net for a quick $29.99
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    the best way to learn is to dive in head first, load up some junk and take it in, ask the folks there questions, ask the other scrappers there questions,,,,no matter what you read in a book or on here, it really only matters what is the standard in your area....ive read things on here people have to do that id have never dreamed of.....people call things different names,,,there are stricter and less strict yards...

    what i said pertains to everything but ewaste it is a bit different as you dont want to ship something and loose money on it

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    i dont know if this has been said but
    this site right here- its the BEST class u can get about scrap metal

    theres people from around the world with many years of experience in just about every aspect of scrapping

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    Obviously loading scrap you find on the curb and hauling down to the scrap yard isn't something worth reading a book for, if you just want to curb shop and be small time. Buying materials (scrap) and knowing how much to charge after calculating operating costs like gas power bill, whatever it costs you to cut it down, then you have to pay yourself. That business learning that will pay off. If you don't makes those calculations you will likely end up making way less than previously thought. The forum is great but a mentor is way better. Most of what I know I learned from my mentor. There are no classes because this isn't something you can learn in a class, unless you want get certified to recover refrigerant which, with a little investment in equipment opens up a whole new market where you can earn big $$$.


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