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    this thread has pictures - It's probably not the best way of spending my...

    It's probably not the best way of spending my time but i run mine through the stripper as well.

    Best guess is that most yards would class it as clean aluminum or maybe sheet ?

    Rockaway is...
  2. Thread: Cable Box Boards

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    Just an opinion ... lol ... for what little mine...

    Just an opinion ... lol ... for what little mine might be worth. No authority on this.

    Looks like mid-grade because you've got AC to DC changeover happening on the same board as the rest of the...
  3. Thread: Copper!

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    Humm ... i was just looking at kitco copper spot....

    Humm ... i was just looking at kitco copper spot.

    http://www.kitconet.com/charts/metals/base/lme-warehouse-copper-5y-Large.gif

    Global production of copper off due to pandemic disruptions ?
    ...
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    I dunno .... i was a carpenduh for many years....

    I dunno .... i was a carpenduh for many years. Lol... they used to call us chislers back in the day, for very good reason, but that's another story.

    A chisel is a special purpose cutting tool...
  5. This thead is a question - It's really not such a bad deal if they will give...

    It's really not such a bad deal if they will give you .60 / lb for it.

    If it's coming into the building ... it might be a pressure reducer, a water meter, or a backflow preventer. It could be a...
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    They used to call em' thongs back in the day. ...

    They used to call em' thongs back in the day.

    Prolly not the best idea to make em' out recycled wire insulation. Romex and some of the other wire types have rat poison infused into the insulation...
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    For whatever it's worth: I bought one of the...

    For whatever it's worth:

    I bought one of the Chinese made electric strippers last winter. I'm quite happy with it. It has paid for itself. There are a couple of downsides. The first is that it...
  8. Thread: Copper!

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    Ain't it sweet ! I have to wonder what the six -...

    Ain't it sweet ! I have to wonder what the six - 12 month prospects are looking like.

    QE ( money supply expansion ) due to the emergency pandemic stimulus spending should create inflation and...
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    Your best bet is to just go do the work. Hands on...

    Your best bet is to just go do the work. Hands on experience is the best teacher.
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    You might check prices. They have gone up a bit....

    You might check prices. They have gone up a bit.

    You can use a board and a sheetrock screw. That's a low cost solution. The main thing is to get the hole through the board just the right size for...
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    I don't get that much welding cable but i usually...

    I don't get that much welding cable but i usually cut it into 12-18 inch lengths and run it through my electric stripping machine. The main problem is that the wire inside is a finely stranded wire...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Similar situation here as well. One corporation...

    Similar situation here as well. One corporation has assimilated every healthcare outlet within a hundred miles. It created a monopoly and healthcare costs have skyrocketed.

    Bad things happen when...
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    Prices in the Bangor Maine area are starting to...

    Prices in the Bangor Maine area are starting to inch up. It's up to about 110/ton.

    Locally ... starting to see more junk vehicles being transported to the scrapyard on flatbeds & wreckers these...
  14. There's a saying around here that everyone is...

    There's a saying around here that everyone is poor after Christmas. It's generally slim pickins through the winter. What i usually do is keep a few repair projects around for this time of year to...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Ahh .... the beauty and wonders of the female...

    Ahh .... the beauty and wonders of the female anatomy. Girls rule and the boys drool. :lol:
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    This thread has a tip for you - I don't doubt for a minute that there are some...

    I don't doubt for a minute that there are some sincerely good intentions here.

    It would be uncommonly difficult to go into this in depth. I'm hard put to give you a clear and concise answer as it...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Hummm ... there are some economic problems to...

    Hummm ... there are some economic problems to consider. The free market is largely self regulating ( in theory anyway). Problems arise when government enters the free market in an effort to reshape...
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    This thread has a tip for you - I'll try giving it another look JJ. My wife and i...

    I'll try giving it another look JJ. My wife and i both work full time at ground level jobs. We do okay, in that we more or less break even every year. There just isn't much room to take on additional...
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    This thread has a tip for you - I do appreciate the kind words of encouragement...

    I do appreciate the kind words of encouragement guys but i've been self pay for over twenty years now. I manage my own healthcare costs and live within my means. This is what i know how to do. During...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Ohh wow ... i thought you were kidding. :-o

    Ohh wow ... i thought you were kidding. :-o
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    This thread has a tip for you - It's a different situation for me because i don't...

    It's a different situation for me because i don't really have access to healthcare. Can't afford health insurance so if i break something ... i live with it till it heals up on it's own. Pain is a...
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    It's a confused situation. The media is of...

    It's a confused situation. The media is of concern, but they can be dealt with. Most media outlets are biased in some way. You can use calm reasoned arguments to crack them open and expose them for...
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    I very much wanted to second that.

    I very much wanted to second that.
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    Well ... i think it would be more accurate to say...

    Well ... i think it would be more accurate to say that turmoil and chaos create opportunities ... not necessarily profit. Money is all good and well, but power is better. What you do is play both...
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    Ohh well ... i tried. :(

    Ohh well ... i tried. :(
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