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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot View Post
    Refrigerators
    Dishwashers?
    Electric saws?
    Fans?
    Light fixtures?
    Scooters
    Stoves
    Microwaves
    I don't do much with saws, fans, scooters...but I do a lot with appliances. Generally, the only profitable way to scrap appliances is by the trailer load. The best way to increase your profits on appliances is to pull the various parts out. I buy appliance parts in the buyers and sellers section for significantly more than scrap value.


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    It is threads like this that remind me of the value Mechanic688 provided as a moderator. For the newcomers, Mech use to recommend reading old threads and knew the forum well enough he would provide links to the proper threads. This provided members a starting point in their research. Mech is no longer with us, but his memory is shared by several members.




    Patriot76, did he use to talk some about - not politics specifically - stuff relating to the country/economy/etc? Just curious, because I used to read a lot here before I joined (I still don't post a lot) but I was thinking about those posts and was trying to remember who posted (a lot of) it. It was interesting (to me at least).
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    Even though this is an old thread, I want to add something that is easy to scrap- Romex wire. Many times I will only remove the soft outer layer and take the paper off the one bare bright copper strand inside. If it is easy enough (and often it is NOT easy), then I will attempt to remove the plastic insulation on the other inside wires. But that one strand of bare bright is very easy to remove. I would just try to keep it out of the rain, as the paper insulation in some cases could get stuck to the bare bright and become more difficult to remove.

    Another thing that is kind of fun to scrap is chandeliers, but be sure to test with a magnet to make sure it is not steel before wasting a lot of time on it.

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    I found this a interesting read, so a bump to the top
    and then some...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChildhoodDream View Post
    I found this a interesting read, so a bump to the top
    and then some...
    You've got the right idea with these bumps. I encourage people to read older threads but it's good practice to recirculate them so people browsing will happen upon them. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot View Post
    Refrigerators
    Dishwashers?
    Electric saws?
    Fans?
    Light fixtures?
    Scooters
    Stoves
    Microwaves


    Etc...

    What types of metal would I find in the time worthy items?
    Gold and silver and platinum jewelry seem to provide a significant scrap value when you can find it. Gold and silver and platinum items tend to be small so look for them in the bottom of the trash bags, most often found in chicken bones and used tissue and coffee grounds. be sure to rub between your fingers to eliminate the possibility that an item will be missed because of the adhesion of surface debris.

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    That poor, poor horse.....

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