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    I have a question. Please help

    So I just started to scrap. And the other day I brought in metal which I think was steel. I brought a couple computer towers and a water heater and a car battery. When you bring in steel to the scrap yard. Is it also know as to them as shredder tin?



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    Computer towers and water heaters would be considered Shred...which is the lowest price usually.

    Lest all my towers an heaters do..never had an alum one. lol If I could get an Alum water heater...that would be a nice payout. lol.

    My yard doesn't use the term yours does, but we call it shred.

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    oo..forgot the battery. Should be getting a totally separate rate on that of course.

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    Also make sure you pull all the goodies out of the tower before selling it for shred. 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    Computer towers and water heaters would be considered Shred...which is the lowest price usually.

    Lest all my towers an heaters do..never had an alum one. lol If I could get an Alum water heater...that would be a nice payout. lol.

    My yard doesn't use the term yours does, but we call it shred.

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    Ok cool. Thanks for your help

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    Also make sure you pull all the goodies out of the tower before selling it for shred. Mike
    Oh I did. I have tons of goodies from all the computers I found one night. I also found a old projection tv that had some good gold in there

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    So anything that is not copper,brass,alumin? Throw the stuff into the shred pile? Because I have tons of it. I figure it will be quicker just to throw it all together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    oo..forgot the battery. Should be getting a totally separate rate on that of course.

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    Oh I did. Not much though. But it was a free battery I found out by the dumpster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowrider1984 View Post
    Oh I did. I have tons of goodies from all the computers I found one night. I also found a old projection tv that had some good gold in there
    Hold on to what you have for now. Study by reading the old threads and the buyers and sellers forum. You will gain the knowledge so you don't get ripped off. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    Hold on to what you have for now. Study by reading the old threads and the buyers and sellers forum. You will gain the knowledge so you don't get ripped off. Mike
    Ok. I will do that. Thanks for the help

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    An if you don't already...carry a magnet! Best tool an tip you'll ever use or get.

    An your welcome. As Mike said, hold on to it, an do a little research on here so you can have a bit more knowledge the next time you visit a yard. The knowledge here is priceless, an you'll do a lot of reading and digging but it'll all be worth it when you see it in use.

    Good luck!

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    My local steel yard calls light steel "tin". Typically light steel is anything under a 1/4 inch thick but there may be exceptions they will break out at specific places. Some bigger metro yards that have a lot more people in the area will break out different types if stainless steel but some places just divide between non-magnetic and magnetic ss. My steel yard throw magnetic ss in with the "tin". If in doubt ask them when you show up and let them look at something to see where it should go.

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    Hobo- That vid brings back memories. Haven't heard that for a while!

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    Hobo is like an acid trip with double loops that ends with trip through it's a small world(theride).

    I wouldn't take him any other way. lol.

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    Make sure to pull any brass fittings and anything worth more value, and have a bucket or other container for them. By theirselves are not worth a lot, but sure a lot more than shred right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    Hobo is like an acid trip with double loops that ends with trip through it's a small world(theride).

    I wouldn't take him any other way. lol.

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    The the most important thing to know is, scrapping is just as important, and,just as honorable as ant other profession and more so then some, (politician) to name one off the top of my head.

    do you want to be a general practitioner or a neural surgeon. the education is all here in the older threads.

    spend an hour or two each evening , you will soon learn what you have is worth more then you thought, and you will find no finer friends to help you. mcw
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    Like Sirscrapalot said. carry around a magnet. I carry one on my pocket knife. I got mine from scrapping a hard drive, they are the best plus they a free.. The magnet comes in handy. I received a truck load of PC's, out of the 20 or so I found 1 Mac pc. Its case was all aluminum, plus had a aluminum frame. Good Hunting
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    what scrap yard are you using Lowrider?


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