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    The one guy "Mad Mike" that made home made...

    The one guy "Mad Mike" that made home made rockets to try and prove that the earth is flat (it isn't... just saying) died recently, his rocket exploded.

    Stuff like that (no moon landing - yes I...
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    update

    It was worth it after calculating the hours and fuel (~3 miles from home) - here's one of the 2 loads from this customer from Sunday before last - a few days after all the big stuff was gone/sold -...
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    WINNER! *twilight zone music* ... 1020# in...

    WINNER!

    *twilight zone music* ... 1020# in ferrous - don't have the ticket with me but it's a little strange, you might have it right on the button or within 25 lbs or so for the entire load. I...
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    Guess the weight

    The bucket on top has a bunch of small batteries in from old PBX cabinets and small UPS' so not counting that since it was sold separately - the rest is all ferrous.

    One clue - no my truck isn't...
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    Sounds like a significant amount of red tape for...

    Sounds like a significant amount of red tape for something that is just $65/ton scrap value (latest price I am aware of around here - could be lower) for one person with a regular pickup truck (me).
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    Is it December 31, 1999 again? Stock up on water...

    Is it December 31, 1999 again? Stock up on water bottles?

    I should go buy TP and water bottles (and washer fluid - I blame the stores for low stock on that - idiots) from sensible neighborhoods...
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    Never knew that but I can see why it would be...

    Never knew that but I can see why it would be illegal - odds of it NOT being stolen are very very low. I have never seen an ad anywhere "Burlington Northern free metal" lol

    Now it makes more...
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    https://kdvr.com/news/local/gas-meter-stolen-from-...

    https://kdvr.com/news/local/gas-meter-stolen-from-aurora-familys-house/

    At least they cleared this one up - on the TV when the story first ran, they said the thief "was likley a metal scrapper"...
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    I was able to cut - slowly with my 4 1/2 angle...

    I was able to cut - slowly with my 4 1/2 angle grinder (my old 7" angle grinder is one that I killed being impatient) and Sawzall with the torch blade. It's steel not iron, and the table/platform...
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    Been using that too - not a Bosch but using a...

    Been using that too - not a Bosch but using a Milwaukee Sawzall Torch metal cutting blade along with the angle grinder
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    what? I thought it was "All Cows Eat Grass..."...

    what? I thought it was "All Cows Eat Grass..." times have changed I guess... :lol:
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    indeed

    indeed
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    Did you ever teach Piano in the late 1970's in...

    Did you ever teach Piano in the late 1970's in the Denver metro area? I've heard others say "Every Good Boy Does Fine" but the only other person I have ever heard say that - "deserves fudge" was my...
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    Thank you. I knew there was something I was...

    Thank you. I knew there was something I was looking right past. I might just have to get one anyway even if I don't do this kind of work much longer, I know I will use it for something else later on...
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    Cutting up iron

    Any ideas besides using a corded angle grinder to cut a 3 foot high 12 foot long 5 foot wide metal platform - six legs, to fit into a pickup bed? The steel for the "floor" is about 1/4 thick. I...
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    Bacon! ...diabetic on Keto diet, lost 53lbs,...

    Bacon!

    ...diabetic on Keto diet, lost 53lbs, off diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medications now
  17. It was total of ~475lbs just the 5 bare...

    It was total of ~475lbs just the 5 bare transformers (one not pictured - I don't have the ticket on me). I should have stopped and checked back in here before I pulled them from the electrical boxes...
  18. Thanks for the congrats and advise. Do you...

    Thanks for the congrats and advise.

    Do you know who buys them? Suppose I can search here DOH! <slaps own face>. I can hold on to them for a while, they don't take up too much space. Right now my...
  19. Regular made officially permanent / what to do with this stuff?

    I had a regular (had them for 1.5 years now) contact me again yesterday - one less than 5 miles from my house and their "higher ups" made it official that I am the person they contact for removing...
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    Just trying to help my Denver neighbor get $15-20...

    Just trying to help my Denver neighbor get $15-20 more per ton - I hope he saw it if he had another load 1 day later - if it was worth it for him to go 19 miles northeast from Western Metals.
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    I agree, but it was one of the first times I had...

    I agree, but it was one of the first times I had ever even been to a scrapyard. When I picked up the appliance, although I was familiar with how anything refrigerated works, it didn't even dawn on me...
  22. Who buys PSU's in Denver - besides scrapyards?

    Who buys PSU's in Denver - besides scrapyards?
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    People are pretty lax I think on those federal...

    People are pretty lax I think on those federal laws... I am sure plenty of people knowingly and intentionally cut up AC units and what have you with the coolant still in it.

    One of the very first...
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    Still $85/ton at Atlas Metal & Iron of Aurora.

    Still $85/ton at Atlas Metal & Iron of Aurora.
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    It's a part time thing for me as well, I haven't...

    It's a part time thing for me as well, I haven't had to or wanted to search for a while now - especially with the mess going on with my in-laws no time anyway, but I do have regulars that contact me...
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