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  1. Technique for pulling gold plated pins?

    Is there a technique used to make it a little easier to pull gold plated pins from computer circuit boards? I found a guy throwing away 7 - yes 7 - computers including CPU chips, and a box of hard...
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    I just picked up a window AC unit this morning....

    I just picked up a window AC unit this morning. Don't worry, I am reading the many SMF posts and doing my homework before I start any work. If my brother (HVAC tech) does not want my freon, I'll see...
  3. Yea, Spanish used I think copper to make...

    Yea, Spanish used I think copper to make cannons.. I'd have to look it up.. I know one country, I want to say Spanish, used a metal to make cannons that was more expensive and it's non-magnetic. If...
  4. So check it out!! Okay, I know I have been...

    So check it out!! Okay, I know I have been quiet.. I'm back at work now so time is scarce.. but at any rate listen to this good news!! I do not have clothes moths! I have meal moths!!! That's why...
  5. Lol.. Okay I honestly just watched you movie.....

    Lol.. Okay I honestly just watched you movie.. it's close to accurate.. except I am the clawed-back monster, with a vacuum in both hands, sucking up moths and squishing the larvae, and tossing out...
  6. We both appreciate the free cash, I like doing...

    We both appreciate the free cash, I like doing it, neither of us like the idea of our clean house becoming too easily infected with pests - and that is a 'fence' that will just always have two sides...
  7. She is not big on that idea either.. and I'd...

    She is not big on that idea either.. and I'd probably just about break even anyhow. It would also require a lot of driving back and forth for me, I do not have a trailer.
  8. Brought home scrap, and the cloth eating moth

    Okay, this is embarrassing to admit. I know, it's a danger with scrapping from the curb: The critters that live in the homes you scrap from can go straight to your home. Well, I brought home the...
  9. Oh ... sounds gross... I had a similar...

    Oh ... sounds gross... I had a similar experience.. as a kid.. I always just knew my grandmothers carpets where brown. But when we moved her out, I realized the walls, and the rugs... were not...
  10. Okay here's the count: 165.41 grams of low...

    Okay here's the count:

    165.41 grams of low grade circuit boards
    225.57 grams for one transformer
    47.93 grams of a nice, odd, aluminum piece
    51.08 grams can motor (resell this on your favorite...
  11. I sell my ferrous when I have a car load full,...

    I sell my ferrous when I have a car load full, which is around 500-560lbs. I get like $4/100 lbs right now, but it used to be $7.50/100lbs. Terrible, but not worth seeing it build up to unmanagable...
  12. LOL.. I will never disgust! Well, maybe.. It has,...

    LOL.. I will never disgust! Well, maybe.. It has, so far, I think 2 can motors. One motor was the magnetic thing that I disassembled - opps - that was worth money. It also has two water pump looking...
  13. LOL .. I wouldn't do that now! Although, my...

    LOL .. I wouldn't do that now! Although, my neighbor did give me an old stove top Italian expresso maker that had a curly worm thing living in the water tank at the bottom. Totally gross. I didn't...
  14. DARN! I am not sure I have the time to gingerly...

    DARN! I am not sure I have the time to gingerly dismantle this thing. I am still taking it apart, and thus far all parts are mostly intact. I did, fully, disassemble that magnetic motor pump thing -...
  15. Yea you drink coffee.. but ever seen inside your machine?

    I saw a fancy coffee maker and thought yea why not, it's a lot of plastic, but it might be interesting... Once I got in, I thought this was a bit over board for a coffee maker. This is what 'under...
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    I saw this on my bicycle scrap run. Must have...

    I saw this on my bicycle scrap run. Must have seen 8 or so stars just falling from the sky.
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    Take it easy partner! Glad you're okay. Always...

    Take it easy partner! Glad you're okay. Always remember safety first.
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    Interesting. I just took a load to my yard the...

    Interesting. I just took a load to my yard the other day, and I had maybe 5 florescent light fixtures (without bulbs of course), with the heavy ballasts. The lady who worked the ferrous yard saw them...
  19. Wow. Are you aware that what you just described...

    Wow. Are you aware that what you just described is a felony charge in Florida? You should look that law up in Canada, I am sure it's there. Wow. If you take anything from a CRT TV that means you...
  20. My yard takes microwaves. I mean I want safety...

    My yard takes microwaves. I mean I want safety for everyone and all, but I find these to be a popular item. I'll pick up 2-3 in a month on my bicycle scrap runs. I gut the microwave of its parts, and...
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    I'd stay honest. I mean, if you owned the yard,...

    I'd stay honest. I mean, if you owned the yard, would you want that stuff going on? That just gives certain scrappers a bad name at the yard. I want my yard to know that when I pull it I've got good...
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    I've always thought this would be lucrative...

    I've always thought this would be lucrative scrapping opportunity. I've got two smaller colleges near me, I'll see if I can do this. One mans trash is another mans treasure!
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    Years ago, my dump in Prince William County,...

    Years ago, my dump in Prince William County, Virginia used to have a to-good-to-be-true area. You could pull up and unload anything there that was not ready for trash but could still be used. As I...
  24. First off, scrap your metals as you like - I do...

    First off, scrap your metals as you like - I do not intend on telling anyone how to do their business. I am just telling common sense scrapping, that applies in whatever commodity trading you might...
  25. First: Be on the lookout for a good magnet. For...

    First: Be on the lookout for a good magnet. For now, use a refrigerator magnet. If you get into scrapping you'll come across a nice one for sure. I have a stash of magnets that I found in an...
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