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  1. Thread: laid off?

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    Interesting discussion and I wanted to add a...

    Interesting discussion and I wanted to add a perspective. I did not comprehend the seriousness of the situation until recently. From this view it is hard to fault our countries leaders for their...
  2. Thread: What is it?

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    I am stumped.

    I am stumped.
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    this thread has a poll - This has been an eye opening experience for many,...

    This has been an eye opening experience for many, my attitude went that of a 20 yr. old on spring break to admitting my actions affect others. I pray for those suffering the most.

    The self...
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    Defiantly a form of entertainment, but I will...

    Defiantly a form of entertainment, but I will stick to my fly rod for trout, spinning rig for walleye, and a skid steer for metal.
  5. Thread: Newbie

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    Welcome to SMF. What part of Nebraska are you...

    Welcome to SMF. What part of Nebraska are you from?
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    What is this exactly? Sounds interesting.

    What is this exactly? Sounds interesting.
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    A price list in a yard provides a framework to...

    A price list in a yard provides a framework to negotiate. When you have big loads of a specific commodity and it is clean so all they have to do is unload it to their containers, some will negotiate...
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    This thead is a question - One simple solution is to ask to be weighed after...

    One simple solution is to ask to be weighed after dropping off the non-ferrous as well. This figure gives the total weight of all materials and would be easy to highlight their mistake. I always...
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    This thread is a serious one - Welcome to SMF and it is nice to see the energy...

    Welcome to SMF and it is nice to see the energy of a new member. What type of scrap do you focus on. Good luck and don't be shy on the forum.
  10. Just wanted to bump the thread with hopes that...

    Just wanted to bump the thread with hopes that present members will add to the history of the forum.
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    In most cases if they have foreign material...

    In most cases if they have foreign material including ferrous metal they would be breakage. Different yards have different requirements and around here 60% of the weight must be aluminum to get...
  12. Thread: New member

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to SMF and our different way of life. ...

    Welcome to SMF and our different way of life. With your experience I hope you are willing to share some of your insights and strategies. What type of scrapping do you focus on and where is your...
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    I should be taking this more serious than I have,...

    I should be taking this more serious than I have, health and age put me at-risk. I flew to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport without a worry (cheap airline tickets). It is assumed an...
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    There must be a reason I have never seen a sign...

    There must be a reason I have never seen a sign in a scrap yard announcing how many days in a row without an accident. From personal experience, OSHA would just shake there head at the customers I...
  15. Thread: HI!

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to SMF. Believe it or not, you have...

    Welcome to SMF. Believe it or not, you have found a valuable niche that will pay a lifetime of dividends. The education you will receive breaking scrap metal down will include learning how things...
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    This thead is a question - Historically scrappers adding weight to their...

    Historically scrappers adding weight to their loads has been a challenge. One story I heard was big belly trailers that would be filled with water and the water dumped after the magnet took the...
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    The biggest concern that comes to mind is...

    The biggest concern that comes to mind is inhaling the various fumes that congregate in a scrap yard. Thinking of the numerous chemicals an individual can be exposed to because it is easier to...
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    I have to agree that Lopez has produced some...

    I have to agree that Lopez has produced some outstanding work. South Dakota has a lot of scrap metal art throughout the state and so many artists of this type, it is hard to keep track of them. One...
  19. This thead is a question - Mom and dad going with you the first time...

    Mom and dad going with you the first time regardless of the technical requirements will help develop a relationship with the yard. Your parents would be communicating to the yard that they support...
  20. Thread: intro

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    Welcome to SMF. Newest scrapper apparel includes...

    Welcome to SMF. Newest scrapper apparel includes a mask and sterile gloves because of the coronavirus. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
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    Welcome to SMF. It is a good forum with great...

    Welcome to SMF. It is a good forum with great insights into the business, large library of helpful hints, and interesting contributors. I hope to see you participate in our never ending efforts to...
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    The best time to prepare for the unexpected is...

    The best time to prepare for the unexpected is before everyone else expects it. There is a whole community of preppers that are ready for the end of the earth. There are also those that are frugal...
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    Looks like duct work. 75 lbs. assuming something...

    Looks like duct work. 75 lbs. assuming something heavier is unseen.
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    In your situation, you are absolutely correct. ...

    In your situation, you are absolutely correct. My situation is a little different owning the equipment, knowing people in the court house on a first name basis, and having the ability to stockpile...
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    In addition to the ethical, business, and...

    In addition to the ethical, business, and financial issues in scrapping railroad materials there is also a liability issue. Even if you contact the railroad, it is doubtful they will provide...
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