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  1. Texas - Just wanted to post a quick thanks to Auminer,...

    Just wanted to post a quick thanks to Auminer, great guy to visit with and a real professional scrapper. Thanks again for the business!
  2. I generally use 6 minutes per tower as a...

    I generally use 6 minutes per tower as a production rule for my breakdown guys. Having the right tools easily available, plus bins to sort the material into, helps significantly.
  3. Jghillno brings up a great point on...

    Jghillno brings up a great point on grading/pricing motherboards...but it HEAVILLY depends on your buyer. Here's why:

    Almost everyone now differentiates between #1 and #2 mother boards, the issue...
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    Cephei- Thanks for the genuine interest in the...

    Cephei-

    Thanks for the genuine interest in the recycling industry! Most people on the "outside" never actually take the time to consider the immense benefit to our economy that this industry...
  5. Metalprices.com and American metal market are...

    Metalprices.com and American metal market are your best bet. Subscriptions aren't cheap, but the info is worth it if you have the demand.

    With regard to the 15% drop in prices, your buyer is...
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    Back on the forum!

    Hello all!

    I had to take a little hiatus from posting here due to real-life craziness, mostly revolving around getting my wife ready for her deployment to Afghanistan (she's a CH-47 pilot for the...
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    Bump Racer- They were all newer boards. I...

    Bump Racer-

    They were all newer boards. I spoke with two of the refiners that I have used, their statement was "you would be taking a big leap of faith if you buy them at over $4.00/lb." I don't...
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    My retail price on nickel is $5.50/lb, so you are...

    My retail price on nickel is $5.50/lb, so you are looking at about $2.06 in value for that buckle.
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    How not to buy motherboards

    Today I had a call from a semi-professional scrapper that should serve as a cautionary tale for everyone that buys their material. She called our company looking "to get as much cash as possible for...
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    Box 1: #2 MHSA @ $1.04/lb Box 2: CAT5/COMM @...

    Box 1: #2 MHSA @ $1.04/lb
    Box 2: CAT5/COMM @ $0.88/lb
    Box 3: Appliance Grade @ $0.59/lb

    Prices based on a 3.35 COMEX
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    Sweeney- No need to be embarrassed, learning...

    Sweeney-

    No need to be embarrassed, learning the different grades of steel is almost like learning a new language.

    #1 steel must be at least 1/4" thick, #2 must be at least 1/8" thick. Prepared...
  12. Tin prices down an additional $10-20/nt in Dallas

    Just a quick heads up to the other North Texas Members-

    Tin (shred) prices are going down $10-20/nt this week, if you haven't seen it already. Cut grades and heavy melt are unchanged from the...
  13. $30/nt drop on all ferrous grades in Dallas. I'm...

    $30/nt drop on all ferrous grades in Dallas. I'm expecting sideways or lower next month as well.
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    A little bit of background to Jim's post. ...

    A little bit of background to Jim's post.

    http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USBRE84H09E20120518
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    So, if I may ask ask the same question as...

    So, if I may ask ask the same question as Pistone, what grade is the copper? Also, what are the terms? FOB, FAS, CIF and to which port or terminal? Also, how do you accept payment?

    ...finally,...
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    Depending on the condition, you can get much more...

    Depending on the condition, you can get much more than scrap value for some types of brass. I actually buy clean 45ACP at $3.00/lb for my personal reloading use. If you have access to a lot of the...
  17. Pistone- We have everything installed that you...

    Pistone-

    We have everything installed that you mentioned except for the lights/pa. Completely ticketless, everything that is weighed is also automatically photographed and stored digitally. We...
  18. Thanks for the input guys. We have been looking...

    Thanks for the input guys. We have been looking to install a permanent intercom system at the entrance to the scale, cost for a quality system has been the issue. Mechanic, I really like the idea of...
  19. Customer relations- how would you handle this?

    Hello all-

    We had an incident yesterday with a new customer that I am looking for advice on. This individual pulled onto our truck scale, but not far enough to get his back wheels off of the...
  20. The easiest way is to use a file. Copper is...

    The easiest way is to use a file. Copper is significantly softer than red brass and the file will "bite" into it more easily.
  21. Dj- Shoot me a PM. I can help.

    Dj-

    Shoot me a PM. I can help.
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    Idaho- Sorry for the delay in replying, busy...

    Idaho-

    Sorry for the delay in replying, busy week at our facility.

    The options that we were looking into included: auto tarp, upgraded springs, thicker steel on the dumpster floors, and...
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    We've looked into one of these built by Texas...

    We've looked into one of these built by Texas Pride trailers. They offer a package deal, the trailer plus 5 bins. $20k (http://www.texaspridetrailers.com/OSTD-RO-14K-GN-7X12-TANDEM.htm), the options...
  24. Whether or not picking from the shred pile works...

    Whether or not picking from the shred pile works depends heavily on the yard in question, or more specifically, the shredder that the yard has.

    For example, my facility does not have a shredder....
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    It's a little low compared to Dallas, but prices...

    It's a little low compared to Dallas, but prices can vary dramatically between regions.
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