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    SMF Scrap Break Down Contest!

    SMF Presents
    The Scrap Break Down Contest!

    We hope everyone is ready to get their hands dirty and have some fun, because the next SMF contest is finally here!

    We're going to introduce a new category of the forum for Scrap Break Downs, and to kick it off we decided to hold a contest for the best, most helpful scrap breakdowns from forum members. The winner with the best thread will receive a $100 Visa gift card from us!

    All you need to do to enter is create a thread detailing the process, and the results of breaking down a scrap item. We want to know if it is worth the time to take it apart or if it is better to scrap it whole, with as much detail as possible (time spent, difference in money, types of metals separated, etc). Pictures or video are a requirement for this contest so keep your cameras and cell phones handy.

    Here’s how it will work:
    1 - You can do a break down of any scrap item. Lawn mowers, electronics, pools, wire, tools, junk cars, snow blowers, gaming systems etc, you name it.

    2 - Break down the item into as many recyclable elements as possible. Make sure to take pictures as you go (Because pictures (or video) are required for the contest, and we love pictures.)

    For example - Does it have a motor? Does it have brass fittings? Does it have stainless steel panels? Does it have elements that could be prepared (like removing steel screws from clean aluminum, or cutting the ends off a copper coil)?

    3 - There are no specific requirements as to how you should conduct your break down, or how thorough you should actually be.
    Just do your thing! That's part of the fun! Maybe you'll learn something while conducting your own break down or learn something new from the similar methods and break downs of others.

    4 - If you’re breaking down something specific (like a specific brand of server, or a car/truck, appliance etc), please include that in the thread title.

    Also, you know the saying "there is more than one way to skin a cat", well that remains true in metal recycling so don't hesitate to put your own twist on breaking down any scrap item. Especially if you might have a better, easier or faster way of doing it.

    5 - All images and video used must be your own, and taken by you FOR this contest and reference this contest specifically. You must reference the forum and the contest in your images and/or video to be eligible to win the $100. To avoid confusion, "Scrapmetalforum.com Scrap Break Down" will be sufficient.

    For images, you may either: Write "ScrapMetalForum.com Scrap Break Down" with a marker on a full sheet paper and place it beside your scrap item as you take pictures - Or you can download then print the image attached at this link and use that in your pictures instead.

    6 - You can submit as many different break downs as you want.


    I'm sure you're just as excited as we are, so let's go over the details so you can get ready!

    How the winner will be chosen:

    Your goal is to get as many "Thanks" from other members as possible. After the submission period, 3 finalists will be chosen according to the number of "Thanks" received by members. From the 3 top thanked break downs, we will hand-pick the winner!
    (If a single member has more than 1 break down, only the most thanked break down will be considered for a finalist position)

    To add to the excitement, we're also going to give two SURPRISE PRIZES away to the runners up! That's 3 awesome prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is break down some scrap, what metal recyclers do best!

    When the contest will begin and end:

    You may start submitting your Scrap Break Downs on 12-27-2014, a Saturday which is 2 days after Christmas. A link will be posted then, which you can use to submit your threads.

    Once submitted, threads will be open to thanks, posts and replies as normal just like any other thread on the forum.

    You will have until 1-17-2015 (3 weeks) to submit any break downs for this contest.



    After that, submissions will be closed to make sure members, both new and old have plenty of time to check them all out and thank their favorites.

    We will pick the winner on 1-24-2015!

    Keep some scrap handy, because one item in your scrap pile could earn you an extra $100!

    Good luck, have fun and of course, be safe and always wear your gloves!


    The SMF Scrap Breakdown Contest is live!

    You may begin submitting your breakdown threads by using this link http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/newth...ewthread&f=442

    The threads will be posted in the new "Scrap Breakdowns" section which you will find in "The Metal Shed" category of the forum very shortly.

    Good luck!





    Disclaimer/Legal stuff

    No purchase is necessary. However a forum membership is required, if you're viewing this message as a guest, you can register a free account here.

    After the top 3 break down threads have been determined by the total number of "thanks" received during the contest period, we will (ScrapMetalForum.com staff), at our sole discretion select one winner for the contest.



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    SMF Scrap Break Down Contest!

    sounds good to me!!

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    Very good idea for a contest, will help promote the site as well. Well thought!
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    generally mellow demeanor inconsistent with the gravity of the situation.

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    I've already started mine in pictures.. now here is my question. Each Post in a Thread I think has a limit of 6 pictures correct?
    Will the "Thanks" count be cumulative of all the thanks of all the posts in the thread?
    Or
    Will there be highest "Thanks" on a post?

    In other words. Say I take 12 pictures. I have to have 2 Posts to get the pics in.
    If I get 10 "Thanks" on Post #1 and 5 "Thanks" on Post #2- is my total "15" or is my total "10" because 10 is the highest amount of "Thanks" of all my posts in the thread?
    Thanks in advance!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Admin-
    I've already started mine in pictures.. now here is my question. Each Post in a Thread I think has a limit of 6 pictures correct?
    Will the "Thanks" count be cumulative of all the thanks of all the posts in the thread?
    Or
    Will there be highest "Thanks" on a post?

    In other words. Say I take 12 pictures. I have to have 2 Posts to get the pics in.
    If I get 10 "Thanks" on Post #1 and 5 "Thanks" on Post #2- is my total "15" or is my total "10" because 10 is the highest amount of "Thanks" of all my posts in the thread?
    Thanks in advance!!
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    Good question.

    We will only count the thanks on the original post. However you could always add some kind of call to action at the end of each additional post of your breakdown and request a thanks on the original post if they haven't already.

    A member asked a question last night, but that post went poof, so I'll post it again.

    The question was "Are there any limitations on what we could break down and would copper wire be ok?"

    The answer is, Yes a breakdown of some wire would be fine, and there aren't really any limitations as to what you break down as long as you follow the guidelines. And of course, don't do anything illegal (or unsafe) .

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    I previously stated I wasn't doing a breakdown. That post went poof. If Sledge is doing one, so am I.
    Money is not the root of all evil, the love of money is.

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    Thank you Admin!
    I appreciate the reply.. my thread will be very pic heavy.. so wanted to clarify that in preparation for when the 27th rolls around!
    Regards,
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    I am super excited about giving this a try! I am doing resale mostly these days but now that this is happening I have a good excuse to take something apart again!! Now all I have to do is find something cool to scrap.....

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    Today's the day - Let the Scrap Breakdown contest begin!

    You may begin submitting your breakdown threads by using this link http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/newth...ewthread&f=442

    The threads will be posted in the new "Scrap Breakdowns" section which you will find in "The Metal Shed" category of the forum very shortly.

    Good luck!

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    Once a thread is submitted how long does it take before it appears on the forum. I submitted one several hours ago but I don't see it.

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    I submitted a thread but it was only half finished, needed another post for pictures.Also didn't realize their was a wait time. Have everything needed to finish the breakdown if it is tossed up I will continue.
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    I believe each thread submitted has to be approved by a moderator. After that happens you should see your thread and be able to post more pics and edit it.

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    I'm enjoying the entries so far! It has brought out more "how to's". Too bad the contest only runs until the 17th. I do most of my work outside, and it's a bit on the cool side right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHscrapman View Post
    I submitted a thread but it was only half finished, needed another post for pictures.Also didn't realize their was a wait time. Have everything needed to finish the breakdown if it is tossed up I will continue.
    I sort of freaked myself when I posted my first.. knew I had about 3 more postings to go.. but someone approved it pretty quickly and I was able to finish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erewen View Post
    I'm enjoying the entries so far! It has brought out more "how to's". Too bad the contest only runs until the 17th. I do most of my work outside, and it's a bit on the cool side right now.
    To clarify - The contest ends on the 24th. But the deadline for threads submitted for the contest ends on the 17th. So there's still plenty of time (more than a week) - Surely you'll come across something you can break down and take pictures of before then

    But although the contest will end, the new section of the forum will always be there for members to share their breakdowns in. We'll just remove the word 'contest' removed category name.

    PS - We decided that when we pick the winner, we will let the winner elect for a quick $100 straight to your Paypal account if you would prefer that over the gift card. The option is there!

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    All thanks have been recorded and the top 3 breakdowns (according to thanks received on first post) have been decided!

    The top 3 breakdowns are:

    35 - http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...apartment.html

    17 - http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...ank-valve.html

    17 - http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...breakdown.html

    Congratulations to Sledge, Pjost, and DevinThaScrapper on making the list! We saw some great contributions and a great effort from everyone who submitted a scrap breakdown for fellow forum members during the contest submission period.

    But now for the best part -we have to pick the winner from the top 3!

    We will deliberate for the remainder of the weekend then select and announce the winner. We'll send the winner a private message and ask how we should deliver the $100 - Gift card or Paypal!

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    Sledge PMed me. Said he wanted to split prize money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjost View Post
    Sledge PMed me. Said he wanted to split prize money.
    Ummm someone must have hacked my account then

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Ummm someone must have hacked my account then
    Just kidding buddy. You got my vote for winning contest submission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjost View Post
    Just kidding buddy. You got my vote for winning contest submission.
    I know ya are.. guess we will just have to see what gets decided.


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