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  1. Time is money. It might be a good idea to keep...

    Time is money.

    It might be a good idea to keep track of the time invested with disassembly. Maybe figure out what you are making per hour ?
  2. I think the main thing is to understand the risks...

    I think the main thing is to understand the risks that come with the job. It's like that with most any job really.

    Let's say you were a welder. You would know to watch out for burns, welding...
  3. Just guessing, but the outer wrap could be an RF...

    Just guessing, but the outer wrap could be an RF shield. Some electrical components generate electrical noise. Left unshielded, they would create a buzzing or humming sound in your stereo speakers.
    ...
  4. Thread: Floor Plans

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    Hey Dave ! Welcome to the forum. I was in...

    Hey Dave !

    Welcome to the forum.

    I was in the building trades for 30 + years so i've got some background in this. I'm not really sure what you mean by a "build out". Some pictures would...
  5. They've had an electronics recycling thing going...

    They've had an electronics recycling thing going on here for quite awhile now. There's a separate building at the transfer station just for electronics recycling. I guess you could say that we've...
  6. Is the issue with the LCD's the tiny little...

    Is the issue with the LCD's the tiny little fluorescent backlights ? Maybe they contain small amounts of mercury like the CFL's do ?

    Maybe they would be okay if the backlights were removed and...
  7. A quick Google search turned this up. ...

    A quick Google search turned this up.

    https://www.okwenclosures.com/en/technical_data/enclosures_plastics_guide.html

    I think you would have to sort through and figure out which is which. It...
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    Poll: You could look at it this way: Disassembly is...

    You could look at it this way:

    Disassembly is one job.

    Refining is another job.

    Two completely different things.
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    This thead is a question - I would second that. Actual hands on experience...

    I would second that. Actual hands on experience is the best teacher.

    Make a small investment in your new ewaste business. Go buy an accurate digital weigh scale. Next, start breaking down...
  10. Thread: Any thoughts

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    Yeah ... that would be me. Not trying to...

    Yeah ... that would be me.

    Not trying to steer you wrong here Mike. It's just the best info i've got.

    As regards low grade computer wire:

    I stripped out a bunch by hand last winter in...
  11. Thread: Any thoughts

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    There isn't much in the power supplies that make...

    There isn't much in the power supplies that make them worthwhile.It's a hard go with those things.Even the wire coming out of them is tinned copper so it's not worth much. It might be okay of you had...
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    https://i.servimg.com/u/f63/19/81/54/58/20191161.j...

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f63/19/81/54/58/20191161.jpg

    I hope i got the graphics right. Found this pic on the web. I believe it's the same engine/same shaft taper.

    It's crazy stuff these Yanmar...
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    Just curious ... is it possible that the ban is...

    Just curious ... is it possible that the ban is on burnt wire ?

    That was the way the old timers used to do it.
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    I bought a variety of salvaged " house wiring "...

    I bought a variety of salvaged " house wiring " as mid-grade .40 /lb last summer. That way i would have some work ahead for when things get quiet this winter. ( It's all experimental.)

    Some of it...
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    Uggh .. yuck .. taxes ! *** Disclaimer *** ...

    Uggh .. yuck .. taxes !

    *** Disclaimer *** I'm no tax specialist. YMMV

    The scrapping money would be considered self employment income. You want to make sure to keep careful track of all of...
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    I would tend to think of it this way: Copper...

    I would tend to think of it this way:

    Copper is one metal.

    Nickel is another metal.

    Cupronickel, being an alloy, is it's own distinct metal ?

    What would happen if you melted Cupronickel ?
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    Good point T. It's only worth what you can get...

    Good point T. It's only worth what you can get for it.

    I was going by copper and nickel spot prices at Kitco. About 2.79 & 6.39 /lb respectively.
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    Technically, the nickel spot price is a good bit...

    Technically, the nickel spot price is a good bit higher than copper but *whatever*. Not that important.

    I use the copper nickel alloy for brake lines. It's a good bit expensive to buy but it's a...
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    I think i would recommend buying new if you're...

    I think i would recommend buying new if you're buying cordless. I've been buying DeWalt for the last 15 - 20 years. The quality is good but i've found that the tool tends to wear out just about the...
  20. Thread: Light balists

    by hills
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    Maybe spend the extra time socializing and...

    Maybe spend the extra time socializing and meeting the future Mrs. Mike ?

    That would change his tax status from single to married filing jointly. Mrs. Mike goes to work and doubles their joint...
  21. Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Welcome to the forum DB. Google and Ebay are...

    Welcome to the forum DB.

    Google and Ebay are your friends. You can try searching on there.

    Best guess is that the two parts might have had something to do with an advanced microwave...
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    Maybe talk with the guys at both yards ? ...

    Maybe talk with the guys at both yards ?

    Honestly ... i don't know much about steel because it's not profitable to do in this area ... but i'm startin' to suspect.

    The yards here have two...
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    It seems like different guys have different work...

    It seems like different guys have different work styles. Some are a bit laid back and do the job partway. Some take pride in their work and go the extra mile. The laid back guys are more productive....
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    This thread is a serious one - Ummm .... let's take on pace guys and not get too...

    Ummm .... let's take on pace guys and not get too excited. True enough ... i made a killing on silver back in the late 70's but that was more dumb luck than any kind of market wisdom. Not so lucky...
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    Presentation is important ... especially when...

    Presentation is important ... especially when running a business.

    Agree with it or not ... most people go by looks. You never get a second chance to make a first impression on a new customer.
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