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    Pool acid works as it is Hydrochloric acid. But...

    Pool acid works as it is Hydrochloric acid. But for a more available source of Hydrochloric acid, I buy concentrated cement cleaner: Its usually a few dollars cheaper, and it can be found year round....
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    The squeezing method only works with solid core.

    The squeezing method only works with solid core.
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    If there is any palladium in a CRT computer...

    If there is any palladium in a CRT computer monitor, it will be on the circuit board, mixed in with any multi layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC's). But only a very very very small fraction of CRT...
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    What type of wire was it exactly?

    What type of wire was it exactly?
  5. When sorting brass items, you need to keep nickel...

    When sorting brass items, you need to keep nickel brass (cupronickel, copper-nickel alloy) into consideration as well. It is worth more then regular brass, just as dense, more corrosion resistant,...
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    I'm with c4 when it comes to motors, for the most...

    I'm with c4 when it comes to motors, for the most part. My prices for copper and steel don't make up for the time it takes me to disassemble. Of course, whenever I come across something big enough I...
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    Use google maps. Zoom to your area, and search...

    Use google maps. Zoom to your area, and search for plastic buyer, or scrap plastic, ect.
  8. Not cool. Not cool at all. We really should be...

    Not cool. Not cool at all. We really should be trying our best as a community to stop this type of garbage, not promote it.
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    Thats awesome! I would suggesting hitting it with...

    Thats awesome! I would suggesting hitting it with a grinder to make sure it is brass, and not zinc. Brass colored zinc and solid brass are hard to tell apart sometimes, but either way you have a good...
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    Short answer: Yes, it is a very easy, albeit...

    Short answer: Yes, it is a very easy, albeit illegal, way to make money; but people are easily caught, because if you are stupid enough to try to steal that stuff you're probably not smart enough to...
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    Illegally, or unethically? I don't think it is...

    Illegally, or unethically? I don't think it is illegal to send computer scrap to another country, although I agree that it is very unethical considering they make women and children stand around a...
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    The strings are steel core, and are wound in...

    The strings are steel core, and are wound in bronze (usually) and sometimes nickel, so they should at least get sold for contaminated. As for the foot pedals, every one is different; some are brass,...
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    Yes, but they are not mutually exclusive. ...

    Yes, but they are not mutually exclusive.



    You could not be more wrong...

    If you (in the past ten years or so) have seen somebody throwing out a water heater or stove, sitting on the curb...
  14. The fixtures are going to either be copper,...

    The fixtures are going to either be copper, copper zinc alloy (brass) or copper nickel alloy (Cupronickel which is still technically a brass) If they are cupronickel, they will be white and heavy...
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    Its usually just .999 copper, sometimes less.

    Its usually just .999 copper, sometimes less.
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    Just like a scrap yard, every buyer has different...

    Just like a scrap yard, every buyer has different standards. When I sell PCI's with the fingers cut off, they are simply high grade boards, along with hard drive boards (which don't have gold...
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    WTF! That is pathetic... What kind of psychopath...

    WTF! That is pathetic... What kind of psychopath does that? Call the cops for fraud!
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    It isn't really worth as much now that you...

    It isn't really worth as much now that you butchered it, although it all really depends on who you are selling to and how much you are selling. If you plan on breaking down many more scrap computers,...
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    I thought everybody knew this. I can't believe...

    I thought everybody knew this. I can't believe this is such uncommon knowledge...
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    [QUOTE=Kris Kringle;8599] The United States of...

    The United States of America, the greatest country on the planet, still manufactures over 45% more then China, and accounts for over 20% of the world's manufacturing...

    So don't worry guys, we're...
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    D-: What a horrible story! I really hope things...

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    What a horrible story! I really hope things work out in your favor somehow. Nobody deserves that type of hell.
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    Sorry for the late comment:



    Both statements are 100% false. The CRT is a vacuum tube, so there is actually no gas inside of it whatsoever.

    The microwave has nothing radioactive inside of...
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    Very cool. Thanks for the update!

    Very cool. Thanks for the update!
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    It sounds like you have a transformer. It is...

    It sounds like you have a transformer. It is either that or some type of large inductor. I once found a giant toroidal inductor inside of one of those old stereos, and it weighed a bit more then a...
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    Those things have a pretty good resale value......

    Those things have a pretty good resale value... If they work! I don't really have the capacity to test them, so I have to sell them "for parts/condition unknown" when I do.
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