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    Sticky: Since Mick is still shown as a member, I can...

    Since Mick is still shown as a member, I can write too and I want to thank you all so much for such wonderful words. He was all the obituary said but he was also very down to earth and took pride in...
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    need buyer in Maine for electronic scrap

    As you probably know, my husband Mick has passed away. I have found someone to sell the misc. metals for me but he has a lot of electronic scrap left and there was someone who had expressed an...
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    In my area - House is about the same. Rents are a...

    In my area - House is about the same. Rents are a little higher here. Petrol/gas is about half that. No "Road tax" per se (gas is taxed at the pump, for road maintenance). Insurance is about the same...
  4. Do you guys realize you're responding to a post...

    Do you guys realize you're responding to a post from more than a year ago? The OP hasn't been back since the day he registered.
  5. Thread: bad news

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    Sounds like there are a lot of issues that are...

    Sounds like there are a lot of issues that are not obvious here. This is a future UNCLE not father. The property is the grandparents' that he has been using. The first thing would be to discuss the...
  6. I was thinking Barbara Eden from I Dream of...

    I was thinking Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie, but in that case -- Have you ever seen those male genies? BIG suckers.
  7. Thread: Soobthang's Stash

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    Might be porcelain.

    Might be porcelain.
  8. Thread: the lucky one's

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    Cold turkey. Woke up one morning and started...

    Cold turkey. Woke up one morning and started going on the computer. Lit up and said "this is BS". Put it out and never lit up again. I didn't keep track of the date but it would have been around the...
  9. Thread: the lucky one's

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    Here I am - 65 years old, look 75 and feel 85....

    Here I am - 65 years old, look 75 and feel 85. Retired for ten years. Take heavy-duty medication for osteo-arthritis (constant pain in all joints). Dr says he's not trying to kill the pain - just...
  10. This thread is a serious one - This is a good plan for the right areas. Around...

    This is a good plan for the right areas. Around here, you wouldn't be very busy.
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    Reading these reminded me of an incident about 30...

    Reading these reminded me of an incident about 30 years ago. I worked as a Mail Carrier for the Post Office in Omaha, Nebraska. Christmas Eve, I was delivering packages all over the city. North Omaha...
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    Like this?...

    Like this?
    http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc388/mick124/scrap62114007.jpg
    It goes as Light Iron.
  13. Thread: Air conditioners

    by Mick
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    Got two. One is an air conditioner that draws air...

    Got two. One is an air conditioner that draws air from the outside but is portable and not so heavy. The second is actually an air cooler we put in the bedroom. It blows air across two ice packs....
  14. Thread: Air conditioners

    by Mick
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    Air conditioners

    I NEED MORE WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS. We've been having a heat wave (80's) the last couple days and expected to last a few more days. I had two window air conditioners I'd replaced and put on Craig's...
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    Thanks, 1956. That's the advice I didn't waste my...

    Thanks, 1956. That's the advice I didn't waste my time giving.
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    No advice on running your business because you...

    No advice on running your business because you don't want my advice. But first find out how your land is zoned and get all permits needed for a scrap yard.
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    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/tools-equipment/201...

    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/tools-equipment/20126-scales.html

    Also try searching "similar threads" at the bottom of that thread.
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    Definitely not .06. Maybe .02. The clean outs I...

    Definitely not .06. Maybe .02. The clean outs I do is for nothing since I'm saving the cleanout company money. Anything I take saves them space/weight in a dumpster.
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    This thread is a serious one - That's right up there with the story a yard owner...

    That's right up there with the story a yard owner told me. Guy tried to sell him a load of copper pipes with sealed ends (how dumb can you get?). Pipes had been filled with molten lead.
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    Makes you wonder - Why bother to work hard to get...

    Makes you wonder - Why bother to work hard to get ahead and save for the future? What lesson can we teach our kids? I guess I've just gotten very cynical lately.
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    This thread is an urgent one - Beverage recycling? How does that work?

    Beverage recycling? How does that work?
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    This thread is an urgent one - What approach are you going for? Recycling...

    What approach are you going for? Recycling facilities for non-metal stuff aren't as plentiful as metal. Research your area for these. Be aware that not all plastic is created equally. Some is...
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    This thead is a question - There is no #1 copper wire. The bare wire (if it...

    There is no #1 copper wire. The bare wire (if it is copper) would go as #2. The insulated wire would be called (around here) Insulated Copper Wire. The stuff from appliances and TVs may be (probably...
  24. Thread: Annual potential

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    This thead is a question - I just checked my Quickbooks record. I was and am...

    I just checked my Quickbooks record. I was and am small-time with one truck and trailer. I was always part time - at most about half-time. I started after I retired at 54. It took me about nine...
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    If you're talking about weight, I'd guess the...

    If you're talking about weight, I'd guess the load of UPS batteries I got one day - Twelve batteries were around 3600 pounds. Once we got them on the trailer, they went straight to the Exide...
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