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  1. Not with Brass in NewZealand. Its still a good...

    Not with Brass in NewZealand. Its still a good price.

    But Aluminium dropped price by 15% last month & my local car battery prices are the lowest i have ever seen.
    96 Kgs of batterys got me NZ$57.
  2. Thread: tOmato tomAto

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    In New Zealand we have Copper #1. Its 'Berry...

    In New Zealand we have

    Copper #1. Its 'Berry Copper' for some reason. It makes a scrap metallers heart throb.
    Copper #2 Varnished wire
    Copper Dom. ( Domestic ) everything else Copper

    Ali (...
  3. Me? I dont like to do anything scrapmetal...

    Me?
    I dont like to do anything scrapmetal involving anybody else or anything illegal like theft or 'finding'.

    Involving anybody else comprises me in ways i dont even know about yet. And when i...
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    In need of ca$h last week, i took in 83 Kgs of...

    In need of ca$h last week, i took in 83 Kgs of scrap Lead and got NZ149.40 @ NZ1.80/Kg.
    NZ $150 was more than i was expecting & a nice lump sum. I paid $100 off on my cats vet bill + food + car...
  5. Thread: latest run

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    I find it best, because we use Metric...

    I find it best, because we use Metric measurements here in NZ, to save as much of any one metal up as possible & take it in then.
    A feed/seed sack is a good size for Aluminium. Great for Copper @ 55...
  6. Thread: gold recovery

    by eesakiwi
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    Well the solder does have Silver & Tin in it.......

    Well the solder does have Silver & Tin in it....
    And the solders easly dissolved 8n HCL acid ( & that makes a smell like what my schools laboratorys smelt like, to add a aura of authenticity to it )...
  7. Thread: gold recovery

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    There will be somebody who buys escrap in WA. ...

    There will be somebody who buys escrap in WA.
    One way that they recover the precious metals is by dumping the boards into molten Copper & processing the Copper, which has absorbed the precious...
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    I use a battery powered screwdriver to take...

    I use a battery powered screwdriver to take things apart.

    If find that its it takes about 4 seconds after my loosing patience with something and just bashing it, for me to start bleeding..
    Driers...
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    I have moved some heavy machinery, mostly Lathes...

    I have moved some heavy machinery, mostly Lathes and we used steel bars or tubing as rollers.
    Or Load skates, levers & winches.
    Last time i did one, all i had was roughly machined round fence posts...
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    I hope hes not talking about the portable Ammonia...

    I hope hes not talking about the portable Ammonia fridges, that you vent by using some garden hose & venting the gas into a large bucket/drum of water...

    Ammonia gas is a demon in a bottle. One...
  11. In a SHTF scenario. Lead would be a good metal to...

    In a SHTF scenario. Lead would be a good metal to have. AND a way to form it into pellets for a high power air rifle.

    In reality, if the SHTF, any metals going to be quite common quickly for a...
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    The NewZealand $ exchange rate moves around a bit...

    The NewZealand $ exchange rate moves around a bit against the US$.

    Most of the time its about NZ$1.00 = US$0.66 cents, easy to work out @ 2/3rds US$.
    Sometimes as high as US$0.70 cents, nice @...
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    Hi, Welcome from NewZealand. The South of the...

    Hi, Welcome from NewZealand. The South of the South of the South, of the South.
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    This thead is a question - Using a small file to file thru the outside Oxide...

    Using a small file to file thru the outside Oxide layer will get you a window into the real metal.
    The filed surface is rough and has a better surface area so you can see the parent metals colour...
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    I think the idea looks good on paper, but will...

    I think the idea looks good on paper, but will get canned in the end.
  16. Thread: Next step?

    by eesakiwi
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    This thead is a question - Short if free cellphone recycling in shops. I...

    Short if free cellphone recycling in shops. I dont see a dissapearing of 'the middle man'.
    Doing what you are doing and keep building up contact's is about it unless you become a broker & exporting...
  17. Thanks. We are having sorta the same problem here...

    Thanks. We are having sorta the same problem here in my part of NZ.
    We have 2 big plastic rubbish bins, one is for recycling waste, glass bottles, tins, plastic bottles and paper/cardboard, & a few...
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    Aaaaaaannd. I have a sack of IC chips, about 25...

    Aaaaaaannd.
    I have a sack of IC chips, about 25 Kgs. The flatpacks & the normal legged chips have been seperated.
    The BGA chips, ball grid arrays, with the tiny Gold-plated corner on them are...
  19. Im sorta suprised about the sorting the glass...

    Im sorta suprised about the sorting the glass bottles by colour. Unless they start regulating the type of glass into just one sort/grade or glass for each colour.
    Like theres probably 20 different...
  20. A glass stubbie bottle (340mls) & a Aluminium can...

    A glass stubbie bottle (340mls) & a Aluminium can costs the same to make.
    But the Aluminium can can be recycled 12 times for the same cost it cost to make it in the first place.

    The glass stubbie...
  21. Getting rid of glass would be good. Making more...

    Getting rid of glass would be good.
    Making more aluminium cans would be great, lower weight = cheaper transport and chilling costs.
    They both cost the same to make.
    I like the idea thats used in...
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    National - A car parts place near me has a small tester & if...

    A car parts place near me has a small tester & if you push a button on the key fob, and a red light on the tester flashes, then the key fobs sending a signal.

    Thats about all that i can tell you....
  23. Thread: Introduction

    by eesakiwi
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    Welcome from a group of islands close to...

    Welcome from a group of islands close to Antartica. ( Hint, its NewZealand )
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    Welcome from as far away as NewZealand ( far...

    Welcome from as far away as NewZealand ( far downunder )
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    If you have any Audi 1996-2005 ones, id be...

    If you have any Audi 1996-2005 ones, id be interested in buying about 6 of them.
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