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    A wealthy city would generate more valuable scrap.

    A wealthy city would generate more valuable scrap.
  2. It's mostly smaller scale general scrappers here....

    It's mostly smaller scale general scrappers here. What you have is a specialty item. Not a well informed opinion but i think some of it would depend on the nature of the rare earth magnets. Take hard...
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    National - USPS and UPS have on-line shipping calculators. I...

    USPS and UPS have on-line shipping calculators. I tried the Fex-Ex one but found it difficult to use. It might work better to call one of their stores with the details on your package for a shipping...
  4. Ohh gawd ... that would do it. There's no lack of...

    Ohh gawd ... that would do it. There's no lack of cardboard around these days. The bottom dropped out of the market a few years ago and you can hardly give it away. I used to bale that stuff on a...
  5. Not terribly relevant but pellet stoves came up...

    Not terribly relevant but pellet stoves came up in another discussion and i thought about this post.

    It's hard to get the pellet recipe just right. Most kinds need a binder of some kind like corn...
  6. Ohh man .... Harbor Freight zip ties. An absolute...

    Ohh man .... Harbor Freight zip ties. An absolute "must have" for date night !
  7. It's off topic but has anyone heard from Todd...

    It's off topic but has anyone heard from Todd lately. Last i knew he wasn't feeling well and thought he might have Covid.
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    Check the electricals with a multimeter or have...

    Check the electricals with a multimeter or have someone do it for you ?

    Maybe the electrical contacts are corroded ?

    Check all the moving parts to make sure they aren't seized up with age &...
  9. Dan, I didn't want to discourage you but i've...

    Dan,

    I didn't want to discourage you but i've been down this road before with building both the manual and machine strippers. There's quite a bit of time invested with working through all of the...
  10. Washington | National - It's all good. It sounds like you're really quite...

    It's all good. It sounds like you're really quite good at what you do. You've got efficiency and the economy of scale thing going on. That's the way to do it.

    The main thing i was trying to...
  11. Washington | National - It's difficult with the 3 - 4 dollar items....

    It's difficult with the 3 - 4 dollar items. Oftentimes ... just the cost to ship a thing exceeds it's value.

    Then .... you've got the time invested to harvest the part, package it up, and arrange...
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    This thead is a question - Julie : Most of the heat sinks i have seen...

    Julie :

    Most of the heat sinks i have seen are copper and aluminum. Some may have copper plating or are anodized.It's best to do a scratch test with a metals file if you think they might be pure...
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    Whew ... i can relate. We built an x-ray room...

    Whew ... i can relate. We built an x-ray room addition on to the local health clinic years ago. Lead lined sheetrock and lead lined doors. That material was heavy to work with. Just one piece of lead...
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    This thead is a question - Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has...

    Just an opinion ... but i think a lot of this has to be self taught. The standard recommendation here is that you dig through the archived threads. I would offer a couple of other suggestions as...
  15. Thread: Copper Parting

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    I like the slide hammer for the motor windings....

    I like the slide hammer for the motor windings. Good proof of concept. It would be neat to have a variety of round and rectangular punches that could be threaded on or off depending on which punch...
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    It's all good Mike. To be honest ... i'm into...

    It's all good Mike. To be honest ... i'm into MTSV as well but it involves specialized knowledge that you have to work for. Gaining that knowledge was driven by a curiosity about how it all works and...
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    Not lazy Mike ... just expedient. There's only so...

    Not lazy Mike ... just expedient. There's only so much that anyone can do in a day so you have to pick and choose how you spend your time. You'll come to understand once you begin to realize that...
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    this thread has pictures - It might not be a bad idea at this stage in the...

    It might not be a bad idea at this stage in the game. Wait too long and somebody else will have to do it. You could probably do a better job of selling it than they could.
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    It's just common sense. " A bird in the hand is...

    It's just common sense. " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

    Most of general scrapping is production work. It's turn n burn. Ya know ... bang it out and don't get too fussy with the...
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    The top one has a bios chip, a clock battery, a...

    The top one has a bios chip, a clock battery, a processor, and memory slots along with the video connectors. That's probably what served as the motherboard. I would class that as a large socket...
  21. Thread: Type of copper.

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    I'm not familiar with type H. I used to use...

    I'm not familiar with type H.

    I used to use type M & L copper tubing when i was plumbing. It's just the regular copper pipe that you see used in houses. It's straight rigid pipe that comes in 10'...
  22. Ohh man .... i'm sorry to hear that T. Did you...

    Ohh man .... i'm sorry to hear that T. Did you get tested ?

    Chances are that you'll bounce back in a couple of weeks but ... please ... do keep a close eye on your wife. I'm not sure, but i think...
  23. Whoo boy .... the traffic is one thing i don't...

    Whoo boy .... the traffic is one thing i don't miss. I used to drive a 40' city bus when i lived in Boston. The Friday afternoon traffic was complete gridlock. It seems like it was another lifetime...
  24. I can relate. It's a similar thing with me. I'm...

    I can relate. It's a similar thing with me. I'm thinking about the legacy i leave behind when i'm gone. There are a lot more days behind me than there are ahead of me.It's time to start paring down...
  25. I found that getting vaccinated made a pretty big...

    I found that getting vaccinated made a pretty big difference. I did what i could for the community, the family, and myself. It's like ...okay ... i've done the best i can and it's time to get on with...
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