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    Nostradamus who told me this just lowered his...

    Nostradamus who told me this just lowered his prices lol. Not dramatically but seems like he was overly optimistic. Still strong pricing but not a meteoric rise as he predicted (and I promptly...
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    This thead is a question - Hi and welcome to the forum! I have never bought...

    Hi and welcome to the forum! I have never bought nor sold painted yellow brass as anything but clean yellow brass. Others may have different experiences with this
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    Try your local pick-a-part or Oregon equivalent.

    Try your local pick-a-part or Oregon equivalent.
  4. Thread: New Here

    by JJinLV
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    Hi and welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! I...

    Hi and welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! I have little converter experience to add. But the business principles are the same. Buy for less than you sell. Pay fair because it's right (and also...
  5. Pennsylvania - Ok but what if she's evil? Surely then it would...

    Ok but what if she's evil? Surely then it would be justice!
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    Got $230/gt for shred today which means $330 in...

    Got $230/gt for shred today which means $330 in California by the ports! A year ago local yards were mostly not paying for tin at all except from commerical scale clients and even then as low as...
  7. This thead is a question - No because there is recovery costs built into the...

    No because there is recovery costs built into the pricing. They'll either have to pay someone to cut it to separate the non-brass or it goes to a shredder. Either way 80% as a category will usually...
  8. This thead is a question - Where I sell, if the vast vast vast majority of...

    Where I sell, if the vast vast vast majority of the weight is cast iron and is otherwise "contaminated" with only tiny amounts of non-cast irons then it can go with clean cast iron. But otherwise...
  9. Thread: What category?

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    You're looking at a low-grade brass breakage by...

    You're looking at a low-grade brass breakage by appearance in the link. Would guess about the same as you get for brass plug ends.
  10. Nevada | National - Pricing updated. Some examples below: Bare...

    Pricing updated. Some examples below:

    Bare bright: $3.21
    Cu degaussing wire: $2.47
    ICW #2 35%: $.79
    18-8 Stainless steel: $.42
    Mixed aluminum heatsinks: $.47
    Electric motors: $.30
    Cast...
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    For folks interested in some of the math offered...

    For folks interested in some of the math offered above, electric motor pricing is based off an estimate of 12% copper recovery per average container (43000lbs-ish) load. This is based upon the...
  12. You've got the right idea with these bumps. I...

    You've got the right idea with these bumps. I encourage people to read older threads but it's good practice to recirculate them so people browsing will happen upon them. Thank you!
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    This is a how-to thread - I don't have significant converter experience but...

    I don't have significant converter experience but the one trade I did with APA was seamless. If you're wanting to go direct to a refinery I have nothing to add but if you search the forum you'll find...
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    Your questions are fine and one purpose of the...

    Your questions are fine and one purpose of the forum. For the most bang for your buck if you feel you have to strip it I'd go with one of the wire stripping machines you can find on ebay or alibaba...
  15. Thread: Copper!

    by JJinLV
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    Copper!

    Prices are at an 8 year high as of today! Was marked at 3.71/lb on Comex this morning. Wooohooo! Enjoy the ride everybody!
  16. Thread: Hi Everyone!

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    A somewhat tardy welcome to the forum NewportNate!

    A somewhat tardy welcome to the forum NewportNate!
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    Hi and welcome to the forum! Cast iron or...

    Hi and welcome to the forum!



    Cast iron or cast aluminum blocks? If cast iron definitely not. If cast aluminum....maybe? You'll make more for sure stripping them down if your labor costs are...
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    How much do you get and how often do you get it?

    How much do you get and how often do you get it?
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    This thread has a tip for you - Apparently I was young and in shape until this...

    Apparently I was young and in shape until this morning when a relatively innocuous barrel I was tipping from the truck into a bin tweaked the peace of mind out of my back lol. Currently considering...
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    This thread has a tip for you - Lemme clarify that I'm not defending Obamacare....

    Lemme clarify that I'm not defending Obamacare. Didn't support it when it was proposed. Don't support it now. I support a public system like every other even remotely wealthy country and a great many...
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    This thread has a tip for you - If the Affordable Care Act plans are too...

    If the Affordable Care Act plans are too expensive (as they often are and were for me for a long time) then you should qualify for Medicaid. It's an imperfect program but it's far better than the...
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    Thank you Terry. May the coming year bring us...

    Thank you Terry. May the coming year bring us figurative and literal loads of success!
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    Welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! Looking...

    Welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! Looking forward to seeing your adventures around the boards here
  24. This thead is a question - Use google maps searches. I zoom in to specific...

    Use google maps searches. I zoom in to specific areas and then search for things like "computer repair" or "machine shop" or "HVAC" and see what pops up. Not everything will be relevant and the...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! The...

    Hi and welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! The best way to make sure everything is properly recycled is to bring it to the scrap yard already sorted. For the kind of stuff you're talking about I...
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