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    1 in the morning is when you need to be breaking down stuff, not gathering it! That stuff will be there when the sun comes up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    1 in the morning is when you need to be breaking down stuff, not gathering it! That stuff will be there when the sun comes up!
    I wish you were right Hobo but the ugly truth is that there are many scrappers in my area and they will get it. I have scrap all hours of the day and found out that in my area the best time to do my rounds is at 10 p.m and up. If I wake up 5a.m to go pick up scrap there is nothing. I have done that and seen other scrappers driving with full trucks around that time.

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    Based on the video's you have made, I admire your persistence, creativity, and work ethic. There is no doubt you love what you do and evidently do it more than just for the money. The following is just some ideas that may help with your concern about the backyard and improve your efficiency.

    Working smarter, not harder should be everyone's goal. $11.22 for (est.) 2 1/2 hrs., handling your product twice, subtracting taxes and mileage equals a low hourly wage. It would be to your advantage to figure out how you can limit unloading to just items that need additional breakdown (truck, trailer, logistics, etc.) and streamlining your breakdown system.

    It was noticed in a previous thread that you had rows of materials for breakdown, but identical items were scattered. I would put all of the bikes in one area, aluminum breakage in another, electronics in another, so on. Then when you start your breakdown process you bring out the tools you use over and over again and develop a system. Example I collect central air units until it is time to break them down. A sawzaw, grinder with cut off wheel, sockets, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, and containers for all the metal are brought out to the area. Starting with the casings I will remove them all and load them directly into a trailer. Then the ends of all of the coils are cut and placed in the proper container. The idea is to use the tool in my hand as much as possible before exchanging for another tool. The assembly idea is the creation of Henry Ford and the reason his employees could afford his cars.

    The advantage of a system is it allows you to set goals, (all of the bikes) allows you to haul similar materials for a better price, and you see continuous progress. This is not my idea, I learned it from all of the old threads on SMF. I wish you luck as you develop a system that works for you. One other idea, get a cat for the mice because it will be more time effective and efficient. Just make sure it is fixed so you do not start a colony of feral cats. That would really make the neighbors mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geravega77 View Post
    in my area the best time to do my rounds is at 10 p.m and up. If I wake up 5a.m to go pick up scrap there is nothing. I have done that and seen other scrappers driving with full trucks around that time.
    I will have to say that you posted you go at 10pm...... So if i lived in your area and read this, i would be going a 9pm to get ahead of you. Dont let the cat out the bag. SHHHHHH! ! ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    Based on the video's you have made, I admire your persistence, creativity, and work ethic. There is no doubt you love what you do and evidently do it more than just for the money. The following is just some ideas that may help with your concern about the backyard and improve your efficiency.

    Working smarter, not harder should be everyone's goal. $11.22 for (est.) 2 1/2 hrs., handling your product twice, subtracting taxes and mileage equals a low hourly wage. It would be to your advantage to figure out how you can limit unloading to just items that need additional breakdown (truck, trailer, logistics, etc.) and streamlining your breakdown system.

    It was noticed in a previous thread that you had rows of materials for breakdown, but identical items were scattered. I would put all of the bikes in one area, aluminum breakage in another, electronics in another, so on. Then when you start your breakdown process you bring out the tools you use over and over again and develop a system. Example I collect central air units until it is time to break them down. A sawzaw, grinder with cut off wheel, sockets, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, and containers for all the metal are brought out to the area. Starting with the casings I will remove them all and load them directly into a trailer. Then the ends of all of the coils are cut and placed in the proper container. The idea is to use the tool in my hand as much as possible before exchanging for another tool. The assembly idea is the creation of Henry Ford and the reason his employees could afford his cars.

    The advantage of a system is it allows you to set goals, (all of the bikes) allows you to haul similar materials for a better price, and you see continuous progress. This is not my idea, I learned it from all of the old threads on SMF. I wish you luck as you develop a system that works for you. One other idea, get a cat for the mice because it will be more time effective and efficient. Just make sure it is fixed so you do not start a colony of feral cats. That would really make the neighbors mad.
    I totally agree with you Patriot76 I do love making videos and scrapping but I do have to come up with a better system on moving things out and trying to keep yard as clean as I can. I been checking for more rats and mice but haven't caught anymore I think it was just three. But I know in the future more will come. So yes a cat will be good but at the meantime I will keep putting traps all the time. Thanks for your advise buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    I will have to say that you posted you go at 10pm...... So if i lived in your area and read this, i would be going a 9pm to get ahead of you. Dont let the cat out the bag. SHHHHHH! ! ! !
    That is what I was thinking when I was replying to hobo finds. I think he lives by my area and wanted to know my secrets. :-)

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