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  1. I do the curbco thing, but only if I happen to...

    I do the curbco thing, but only if I happen to see something while I am on my way to some other place. I don't intentionally drive a route looking for stuff, it is too random.
  2. What about an angle grinder with a thin metal...

    What about an angle grinder with a thin metal cutoff blade. Just go down the outside cable from top to bottom. If you are concerned with cutting too deep, make a shallow cut, then finish with a box...
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    whatever. gotta wonder about people like this who...

    whatever. gotta wonder about people like this who post worthless drivel and then u never hear from them again.
  4. Thread: Any idea

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    Well said. I make periodic pickups at a plumbing...

    Well said. I make periodic pickups at a plumbing yard (about once every 3 weeks), and while I do get copper tubing and wire when I break everything down, my bread and butter is the steel.
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    Pennsylvania | National - The vast majority of the people on this forum are...

    The vast majority of the people on this forum are individual scrappers, not scrap dealers.
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    And I will just bet that you think you are that...

    And I will just bet that you think you are that supplier. Peddle your steel elsewhere.
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    half of mine goes towards my "I want to go to...

    half of mine goes towards my "I want to go to Vegas in December during the NFR" fund, the other half towards gold and silver as a hedge against inflation.
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    I have a poor mans brick maker. I just put my #2...

    I have a poor mans brick maker. I just put my #2 in a 5 gallon bucket, then when it gets almost full I put another 5 gallon bucket full of heavy steel on top of that and leave it for a day . This...
  9. Yeah, I do that with some copper wound motors I...

    Yeah, I do that with some copper wound motors I get from dishwashers. Some of them do not have the shellac coating on them, so it is very easy to remove the string. Then I just cut the windings on...
  10. Next time you get some take at least a medium...

    Next time you get some take at least a medium size one and look at it good, see if you can figure out a way of breaking it down relatively easily to get clean copper. I had some wound motors that had...
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    There are quite a few things zinc is used for. I...

    There are quite a few things zinc is used for. I get most of mine from sink faucets from homes (I have a plumbing client I pick up regularly from). I use an angle grinder with a thin metal cutoff...
  12. I just use plastic soda bottles to hold my...

    I just use plastic soda bottles to hold my screws, bolts and nails. when it is filled, just screw the lid on and toss it in the pile when I take a load in. the yard has seen it, and appreciate it...
  13. I remove ends also, but prefer to use a cordless...

    I remove ends also, but prefer to use a cordless saw
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    Have to agree with auminer on this, I have...

    Have to agree with auminer on this, I have scrapped for many years here in TX, and have never had an issue. I have sold stripped copper wire, insulated copper wire, aluminum/copper ac coils (with...
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    Clean brass, use a magnet though and make sure...

    Clean brass, use a magnet though and make sure none are steel
  16. Moderators, if this thread is against the rules,...

    Moderators, if this thread is against the rules, please delete.
  17. Scrap metal yard south of Ft Worth TX for sale

    The owner of the yard where I take my stuff in has decided to sell his business. He wants 600K, which will include a large excavator, small excavator, fork lift, drive on scales, office, etc. If...
  18. It might be better to let the current situation...

    It might be better to let the current situation on the rotors stand, but still keep your eyes open on any other possible opportunities that are not spoken for. You might can start out with something...
  19. Thread: Jackpot

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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Very very nice. Just buy her a new ring or...

    Very very nice. Just buy her a new ring or necklace from some of the proceeds, complaint resolved. :)
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    This thead is a question - You can also check Craigslist for people who by...

    You can also check Craigslist for people who by junk cars. Some will buy them without titles.
  21. This is definitely a good heads up about this...

    This is definitely a good heads up about this outfit. I have seen their stores several times, but have never been in there.
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    You are asking if anyone has shipped direct to a...

    You are asking if anyone has shipped direct to a buyer. Ewasted is a buyer. Look at his thread in the buyer section, and you will see his prices and all the satisfied transactions.
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    I forgot to mention you can get the items cheaper...

    I forgot to mention you can get the items cheaper from Harbor Freight if you have one of their common 20% off coupons. The prices I mentioned are without the coupon (or as Ron White would say,...
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    I take apart many compressors, but they are the...

    I take apart many compressors, but they are the ones from refrigerators and freezers. I prefer not to mess with the AC compressors as the windings on the motors have a heavy coating of...
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    A lot of the time I do not worry about whether...

    A lot of the time I do not worry about whether the "cash gain" is worth it or not. As much as anything else, processing scrap for me is therapeutic. If I have had a stressful day, often I will go to...
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