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    I think it would be wise to bear in mind that...

    I think it would be wise to bear in mind that we're only about 1/4 the way through this. The story hasn't fully unfolded yet.

    We get a lot of people from all over the globe coming to visit with...
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    This thead is a question - Our place is pretty modest. It's just a wee bit...

    Our place is pretty modest. It's just a wee bit under 1,200 sqft with a full 8' basement. It was adequate for a family of four and a bit more than what we need now that the boys are grown and it's...
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    This thead is a question - Congrats on the new home. They say everything...

    Congrats on the new home.

    They say everything is bigger in Texas !

    IDK .... maybe it's just different worlds but that seems awfully big to an Easterner. The first thing that comes to mind is...
  4. Thought it best to take another run at this. ...

    Thought it best to take another run at this.

    The rules are very hard to get rid of once they are in place. Much easier said than done. (Have some experience in this area not related to ewaste.)
    ...
  5. It's sort of like the nerdy little hallway...

    It's sort of like the nerdy little hallway monitor back in school. He's harmless enough at first but there comes a point where he's so obnoxious that you just stuff him in the nearest locker. ;)
  6. It may have something to do with what kind of...

    It may have something to do with what kind of state government you have. Center left governments seem to have larger bureaucracies. Center right tend to have less government regulation.

    Think of...
  7. Thread: Taking a break?

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    this thread has a poll - It seems like not terrible news SK. Covid -19...

    It seems like not terrible news SK. Covid -19 isn't anything one would want but at least there have been no fatalities. There's so much information flying around there these days that you can't trust...
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    Interesting project. Looking forward to seeing...

    Interesting project. Looking forward to seeing the progress as well.

    Looks like you've got a couple of high volume water pumps there too. ( The red things) They're pretty durable. It's been close...
  9. This thead is a question - Can't honestly remember how i got started. I...

    Can't honestly remember how i got started. I think it was sometime back in the 1980's. Most likely something to make a little extra on the side. I've been doing it off and on ever since then.
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    The other advise in this thread sounds better i...

    The other advise in this thread sounds better i would offer a few suggestions to think about in regard to building a customer base.

    1: Is the power of yes.

    2: Is diversity ... a little...
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    I did something similar with my wood stove but...

    I did something similar with my wood stove but use it for heating domestic hot water. Heat exchanger mounted on the outside of the stove. 80 gallon stone lined tank just behind the stove.

    With a...
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    They're mostly cheap electric steel throwaways...

    They're mostly cheap electric steel throwaways that have to be replaced every 5 - 8 years here. Some come with a sacrificial anode that gives the tank a longer life. There are pros and cons.

    A...
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    This thead is a question - Ayuh ! They lose interest real fast once they...

    Ayuh ! They lose interest real fast once they figure out that it's not a get rick quick scheme.
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    Ohh man ... you really need a second hand wood...

    Ohh man ... you really need a second hand wood fired boiler for your in floor heat. That will keep you busier than a Chevy ! :D

    Seriously though, a unit that burns waste oil would be a good fit if...
  15. Thread: Copper Grading

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    I'm inclined to think they're upgrading in house...

    I'm inclined to think they're upgrading in house seeing as they beat me down on the ali from extruded to sheet and shorted me on the total. Maybe trying to offset the loss in volume due to the...
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    Jeez Mike ... i know times are hard but are you...

    Jeez Mike ... i know times are hard but are you working barefoot these days ? o:)
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    I appreciate the help everyone. I'm still kinda...

    I appreciate the help everyone. I'm still kinda new to the non ferrous and there's always more to learn.

    Much as anything, i would like to turn in a good product so i'll spend some more time...
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    Yeah, i've never had an issue before either. They...

    Yeah, i've never had an issue before either. They only have one category of yellow brass at the yard i go to. It's currently 1.10/lb
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    A question on brass

    Hey guys,

    I had about 220 lbs of brass come in yesterday. It was mostly stuff from all different sizes of propane tanks. Some of it is straight up brass fittings. I had a question on the valves...
  20. Thread: Plastic Scrap

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    It's probably a long shot but you could try...

    It's probably a long shot but you could try reaching out to composite decking manufacturers to see what kind of plastics they are using. A lot of plumbing is done with plastics these days as well....
  21. Thread: Copper Grading

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    Thanks guys. It was a good day. I learned...

    Thanks guys.

    It was a good day. I learned something new about scrapping. You would think that something made of copper sheet is just as good as pipe or wire but apparently it goes in a different...
  22. Thread: Copper Grading

    by hills
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    Copper Grading

    I made a run to the yard today to get some of the lower grade stuff out of the shop. The aluminum and #2 insulated were starting to pile up. Threw in a little bit of copper just to sweeten the...
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    It may be a matter of personal preference. Some...

    It may be a matter of personal preference. Some guys don't have the patience,or the tools, or the skills for extensive breakdown. They favor production and they're really good at it. Other guys might...
  24. Welcome from another Mainer. I would second...

    Welcome from another Mainer.

    I would second what KSS is saying. In the past ... we generally had a prohibition on discussing refining. It may be in the forum rules somewhere. It's basically a...
  25. Thread: atm breakdown

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    Lol .... the term absurdly large comes to mind....

    Lol .... the term absurdly large comes to mind. It's probably to discourage thieves from trying to lug it off with a backhoe or an excavator. It's been done with smaller units and floor safes in the...
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