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    National - And now back to something more appropriate.:) ...

    And now back to something more appropriate.:)

    I've been sending lots to Ewasted for years. Have always been well satisfied. It seems to be a really well run company.

    I wouldn't hesitate to...
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    National - Another way to look at it. Let's say that you...

    Another way to look at it.

    Let's say that you had 500.00 $ seed capital.

    You could buy aluminum and sit on it for a couple of years in hopes that it would double to 1,000.00$

    ...
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    I'm amazed that there isn't more civil unrest...

    I'm amazed that there isn't more civil unrest with all of the economic hardship the people face. Can't imagine what an economic collapse on that scale would look like here in the states. You would...
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    The thread got me curious so i went searching...

    The thread got me curious so i went searching youtube for a old video of what Zimbabwe was like after they inflated their currency by one million percent. I couldn't find the video but there were a...
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    This thead is a question - Yeah, that sounds like it would work. I usually...

    Yeah, that sounds like it would work. I usually buy acetone by the quart but it's probably cheaper by the gallon. It's really good for de-greasing truck & trailer bearings. It's a lot like working...
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    This thead is a question - Yeah, i've worked in the trades for most of my...

    Yeah, i've worked in the trades for most of my adult life. The paint strippers work well but the fumes are pretty bad. I'm a little concerned because there's only so much exposure a body can take...
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    This thead is a question - For what little it's worth: I was curious...

    For what little it's worth:

    I was curious about soaking them in something to see if it would loosen all of the glue. Picked up a gallon of denatured alcohol at the hardware store and let the...
  8. Thread: Computer Towers

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    This thead is a question - < shrugs > Ahh ... it's no big deal really. ...

    < shrugs > Ahh ... it's no big deal really.

    The way i see it ... you've got your gross profit and your net profit after expense. Ewaste is a volume business. Shipping costs are a significant...
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    This thead is a question - I wish i could. I'm on an island just off...

    <sigh> I wish i could. I'm on an island just off the coast of Maine. There's a causeway over to to the mainland so we're not completely isolated but it's pretty remote.I'm not getting much volume...
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    This thead is a question - I've been shipping & selling to one of the more...

    I've been shipping & selling to one of the more prominent buyers here for awhile. Pretty happy with the returns & customer service. The buyer arranges for pick up and shipping through his FedEx...
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    I was thinkin' the prepper crowd on ebay. Those...

    I was thinkin' the prepper crowd on ebay. Those mechanical wind up clocks are awfully handy after an electromagnetic pulse has rendered all electronics useless.;)
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    I got the same message too. I think it was meant...

    I got the same message too. I think it was meant for the site administrator.

    Also: Haven't been able to check on SMF during the evenings lately. The site seems to be down.

    It would be a shame...
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    Nah, it's definitely 4" duct. I've worked with...

    Nah, it's definitely 4" duct. I've worked with the steel & aluminum versions for years. It's used for different things. Something that small might have been used as a dryer vent. Another possibility...
  14. Thread: New hustles??

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    Yep ... good move. One of my mentors always said...

    Yep ... good move. One of my mentors always said " Expand during the bad times, not the good times."
  15. Thread: New hustles??

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    I'm going long term on copper. Aside from...

    I'm going long term on copper.

    Aside from that, just the usual better than scrap option w/ ewaste.

    Not banking on it, but i might get a cut on a real estate sale if i can put the right parties...
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    Thanks Mike, That's more helpful than you...

    Thanks Mike,

    That's more helpful than you could imagine. Ran across a Toshiba 3rd gen core i5 notebook yesterday. It came in w/o HDD or power cord but had those in the shop. Threw in an 80gb SSD...
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    You'll eventually get the popup when win 7...

    You'll eventually get the popup when win 7 updates. It's no big deal. It's just saying that win 7 is scheduled to reach end of life next January. Chances are ... they will postpone that just like...
  18. Thread: House re pipe

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    It might not seem like it, but you hit on kind of...

    It might not seem like it, but you hit on kind of a good find there. That galvanized pipe is awfully durable. It's all but useless (and illegal) for use as water piping but there are all sorts of...
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    It's a hard call on 4 & 5 from my perspective....

    It's a hard call on 4 & 5 from my perspective. I'm mostly going by what i see here in my own little world. It might not reflect the bigger picture.

    Gasoline was steady at 3.00 $ / gal. all...
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    Most of my stuff goes to scrap but i do a bit of...

    Most of my stuff goes to scrap but i do a bit of reselling as well. The main value i have found is in the new learning. I'll take a PC or a Mac in and put time & money into it. I've had a few with...
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    I think everybody is feeling about the same way...

    I think everybody is feeling about the same way Rog. Prices aren't very good right now. Possible causes that come to mind.

    1: The full impact of China's National Sword policy.

    2: Trade tariffs...
  22. It doesn't seem to be a problem. Our current...

    It doesn't seem to be a problem. Our current municipal waste - to- electrical energy plant has been in operation for 30 years now.

    The one scheduled to come on line is next gen. A bit more...
  23. I just toss mine in the trash. They have a new...

    I just toss mine in the trash. They have a new solid waste plant going on-line soon. The plastics are mechanically pulled out of the waste stream & pelletized. The pellets will be used as fuel to...
  24. Just an opinion: I think i would lean more...

    Just an opinion:

    I think i would lean more toward the .40 in a SHTF scenario.Was reading somewhere that one possible reason for the shortage of .22 ammo was that the arms manufacturers had...
  25. I'm not aware of any plug end buyers ... though...

    I'm not aware of any plug end buyers ... though they may be out there.

    You might do a scratch test with a file or a grinder on those male plug ends. The ones i've found so far seem to yellow brass...
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