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  1. Thread: Website

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    This thead is a question - I think i would re-work the "about us" section....

    I think i would re-work the "about us" section. Cut it down to your current business location, contact information, and reasonable business hours. Ten hour work days M-F and half day on Saturday are...
  2. What Auction is saying seems perfectly reasonable...

    What Auction is saying seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    The best way i've found to explain it to people is to say that old houses are like old cars. They already understand the reasons why it's...
  3. I think you have to decide the value of your...

    I think you have to decide the value of your time. It's mostly standard stuff. Copper,Brass, Aluminum.

    Aluminum: Storm windows, siding, gutters, downspouts, flashing,etc.

    Copper: Water pipes,...
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    This thread has a tip for you - It's like anything else ... the devil is in the...

    It's like anything else ... the devil is in the details.

    The ebay listings seem to be mostly for new germanium transistors that were recently manufactured to meet the needs of a small niche...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Okay ... let's assume that is correct. It would...

    Okay ... let's assume that is correct. It would only be certain kinds of sound equipment that's specially made to serve the niche group that believes that the Germanium transistors provide a certain...
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    I can't vouch for them but there are a variety of...

    I can't vouch for them but there are a variety of battery restore products out there. They "might" work as long as the plates aren't shorting themselves out.

    There are a bunch of youtube videos...
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    This thread has a tip for you - When you're doing e-waste you need large volumes...

    When you're doing e-waste you need large volumes of material to make it profitable. From what i could tell Germanium was used during the 1950's in the manufacture of transistors & such. It's like...
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    I've been fortunate so far. I'll be 60 in a few...

    I've been fortunate so far. I'll be 60 in a few years and no real problems except for an overactive thyroid. I think i came by it honestly because i've always been a bit hyper but the doc didn't pick...
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    Gawd .... i had a tower that i was repairing for...

    Gawd .... i had a tower that i was repairing for someone last week. When i opened it up it looked like the inside of a vacuum cleaner bag. Blew it out with the air compressor and an air gun before ...
  10. This thead is a question - A lot of it is situational. It helps to go...

    A lot of it is situational. It helps to go through the old threads but then you have to put the time in and figure out what works best in your particular location.

    In general terms: Most folks...
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    For the most part ... you get what you pay for. ...

    For the most part ... you get what you pay for.

    If you don't have the tool ... you can't do the job.

    It all depends on what your needs are. If it's a tool that you only use once every couple...
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    Well of course HF ( HoboFinds) = Junk That's...

    Well of course HF ( HoboFinds) = Junk

    That's his thing dude. :)
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    I was trying to look at it from the cashier's...

    I was trying to look at it from the cashier's perspective. She's just a drone. She's expected to follow company policy and be nice to the customers. If it's company policy that there no returns...
  14. Thread: ewaste score

    by Scrappah
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - I think the consensus here among us here in the...

    I think the consensus here among us here in the states is that CRT's are to be avoided like the plague.

    There's been a strong global initiative building to clamp down on the irresponsible...
  15. Thread: Any thoughts?

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    That seems to bear true in this area. There are...

    That seems to bear true in this area. There are two municipalities here on the island. They have different personalities and each has it's own way of doing things.

    Municipality #1 : They have...
  16. This thead is a question - Don't have any good leads but i think it's been...

    Don't have any good leads but i think it's been around for awhile.

    Back in the late 60's, i was friendly with the gent that ran the neighborhood television and radio repair shop.

    There was...
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    Just an opinion: Put yourself in their place:...

    Just an opinion:

    Put yourself in their place: You're a line worker. A storm recently hit and you've got lines down all over the place. You're probably pulling a lot of overtime. The priority is...
  18. Three to five pounds of silver contacts .... nice...

    Three to five pounds of silver contacts .... nice !

    I think i would ask around locally if you're somewhere around the city. Maybe check out the privately owned jewelry stores and pawn shops. Coin...
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    True. I've been using Ford trucks as my daily...

    True. I've been using Ford trucks as my daily driver for the last 20 years or so. I've had to replace the spring hangers on every one i've owned.

    There are a couple of other spots on the frame...
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    A little rust here and there on the body isn't...

    A little rust here and there on the body isn't such a bad thing. You can always replace the cab corners and rocker panels if you have to. The key thing is the frame. It's really hard to do anything...
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    It's kool , i was just reminding everyone that...

    It's kool , i was just reminding everyone that it's a numbers game. Folks think .... GOLD connector ends. It has to be worthwhile cause it's GOLD. Not necessarily so. It all depends on your...
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    There's a pretty thin margin with the ribbon...

    There's a pretty thin margin with the ribbon cables and connector ends. It all depends on what your shipping costs are per pound.

    ie: Lets say shipping was .65 per pound and a buyer was paying...
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    You could go at it from a different angle too. ...

    You could go at it from a different angle too.

    A lot of mechanics aren't trained on how to diagnose all of the different sensors & solenoids that are managed by the ECU. They tend to blame it on...
  24. This is a how-to thread - Yep .... definitely true. Something that's quick...

    Yep .... definitely true. Something that's quick and easy for one might be a problem for another.

    One ready made thing that i found that works well for the 2.5" laptop drives are the 3 1/8" x 5...
  25. This is a how-to thread - It's not really cost effective for me to ship the...

    It's not really cost effective for me to ship the 3.5" desktop drives. Most of the towers that i take in don't have a hard drive installed. The ones that i do see are generally 80 - 320 gb. Figure...
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