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    Your way of doing things seems much more...

    Your way of doing things seems much more sensible.

    I think a lot of it breaks down to politics.The folks in the middle part of the country are more conservative. The folks on the East and West...
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    It's been said that " The more things change ......

    It's been said that " The more things change ... the more they remain the same."

    It's human nature to have a need to believe in something. The uncertainty of believing in nothing is just too much...
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    CD: I understand, I was saying that I "forget"...

    CD: I understand, I was saying that I "forget" about what's going on as it's not something that's on my mind.

    Hills: It's not such a bad old life .... is it ? Live life on your own terms. Not many...
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    Everything is interconnected CD. No man is an...

    Everything is interconnected CD. No man is an island ... not even Gilligan. ;)
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    The covid thing is ratcheting up here. It was...

    The covid thing is ratcheting up here. It was expected. This is our normal cold and flu season and captain covid is along for the ride this year. There's the left <----> right political conflict...
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    Jim, the rats in the cage thing was a population...

    Jim, the rats in the cage thing was a population density study. They started out with a really big cage and everything was pretty chill. They kept making it a little bit smaller every so often. As it...
  7. I think we're along the same lines. The headache...

    I think we're along the same lines. The headache rack is the expanded metal screen & structure assembly that's mounted on the back wall above the truck bed on a pickup truck. It keeps loose objects...
  8. I tend to look at as balancing the load. The...

    I tend to look at as balancing the load. The eight feet on the trailer comprises 8/12 ths. of the load as long as it's laying flat. Strap it at the tailgate so that it can't shift sideways.
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    Nice trailer. Low enough to the ground that it's...

    Nice trailer. Low enough to the ground that it's easy to load.

    Just a few suggestions:

    1: Watch the weight. (I've bent up a couple of axles on my little 4'x6' home built trailer.)

    2: Maybe...
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    See if they're AC or DC. Scratch the windings...

    See if they're AC or DC. Scratch the windings and see if they're copper or aluminum.

    I generally like breaking down AC motors that have copper windings but i'm weird.

    DC or aluminum sell as...
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    This thead is a question - You might try your local ACE hardware. ...

    You might try your local ACE hardware.

    Municipalities that have their own dump or transfer station lump them in with their ewaste dropoff sites.

    Depending on the amount ... you make have to...
  12. I've done mostly ewaste in the past and have been...

    I've done mostly ewaste in the past and have been getting back into non-ferrous over the last couple of years. The pandemic hasn't affected my pick ups but there isn't much material as of late.

    ...
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    I've had pretty good luck over the years. All of...

    I've had pretty good luck over the years. All of my electronics are second or third hand. Picked up a nice 72" lcd and all it needed was a new power board. Thirty dollars spent, as opposed to over...
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    She was probably sayin' " Dude ... WTF ... GROSS...

    She was probably sayin' " Dude ... WTF ... GROSS ... you pee'd all over me ! "
  15. Thread: What is it.

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    It's an old car that's been sitting in the field...

    It's an old car that's been sitting in the field for awhile. :cool:
  16. Thread: Any idea

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    Copper is getting harder to come by in this area....

    Copper is getting harder to come by in this area. It's not just scrappers, but tradesmen are into it as an additional income source.

    Take the locally available scrap copper resource, divide it by...
  17. Thread: Need some help

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    I was thinking along the same lines but wanted to...

    I was thinking along the same lines but wanted to give the OP the benefit of the doubt.

    Doesn't seem like a well disciplined professional building contractor but maybe a native French Canadian...
  18. Thread: Need some help

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    (Thirty five years in the building trades here.)...

    (Thirty five years in the building trades here.)

    There are really no simple answers to your post. It's entirely situational.

    I would say this: The general trend in construction these days is...
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    I experimented with breaking down the boards buy...

    I experimented with breaking down the boards buy it didn't seem worthwhile to for different reasons. Time vs. reward, job hazards, and so on.

    Tend to think of the square flatpacks as being one...
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    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't...

    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't be suitable for air B&B.

    The long term renters here are often problematic. I think that's why they went to seasonals & weekly rentals. Anyone that...
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    Way to go T. :winner: Crazy thought, but air...

    Way to go T. :winner:


    Crazy thought, but air B&B's are a big thing this year here in Maine. I've never seen the likes of it before. Those darn things are making 1,000.00$ a week for their...
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    This thead is a question - It's just a thought, but you might contact...

    It's just a thought, but you might contact Rockaway Recycling as a starting point. Ask them if they would be interested -or- if they know of someone in your area that could help you out.
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  23. Thread: Motor Windings

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    I think it may have more to do with being...

    I think it may have more to do with being careful. Things like copper pipes and motor windings are well known quantities and easily identifiable in the scrap market. They are low risk. Copper chops...
  24. Thread: Granulator

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    It seems like you have a lot of different...

    It seems like you have a lot of different projects in the works. You must be a very busy man.
  25. Thread: Newcomer

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    This thead is a question - Welcome from Maine. As the others have said...

    Welcome from Maine.

    As the others have said .... read through the old threads.

    Aside from reading , the best teacher is hands on experience. Dive into something small just yourself started...
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