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    Hey the sad fact is most scrappers do just...

    Hey the sad fact is most scrappers do just release it away. I don't need to spend time on the internet to know that the scrapper I see IRL do not much care about EPA regulations. You honestly believe...
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    This thread is a serious one - Hi sir, I would like to reccommend you keep the...

    Hi sir, I would like to reccommend you keep the plastic tubs of any dishwashers you find. As a small hobbyist scrapper, I would utilize about five of these in a row. The first one is shred, the...
  3. This thread has a tip for you - You can ship the boards to buyers on the buyer...

    You can ship the boards to buyers on the buyer forum and they will pay you better than the scrap yards I encounter, if they even buy them. If you have that heat gun to take off board parts, you could...
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    rant thread - Ha, you call that competition? I am an...

    Ha, you call that competition? I am an adventurous dumpster diver myself. I love it, I literally find treasure from time to time. But in any case, from time to time in a given year, I will walk up...
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - The TV's are a 30 second to one minute pull for...

    The TV's are a 30 second to one minute pull for me with a power drill. I just open them up, take the guts, and put the top back on. If they are tiny tv's ill just throw them in and deal with them...
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    this thread has pictures - Do you come across zinc?? I find zinc as some car...

    Do you come across zinc?? I find zinc as some car parts, heat sinks in old projection televisions, occasional plumbing, fixtures, knobs and handles of furniture. is there a particular way to identify...
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    But lets be honest here, how will the agency in...

    But lets be honest here, how will the agency in charge ever know you leaked refrigerant into the atmosphere?? We all quietly acknowledge that at least 90% of fridges and AC's are quickly chopped and...
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    Well, my only suggestion not already mentioned is...

    Well, my only suggestion not already mentioned is to extract the wire from bigger motors and transformers. it would likely require you to already have some kind of vice and diamond blade on your tool...
  9. on that note, there are also several garage door...

    on that note, there are also several garage door companies in a metropolitan area that do not have any agreements or consistent plan for their metal waste other than trash. I frequently receive a...
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    youch. I gored my index finger yesterday when a...

    youch. I gored my index finger yesterday when a drill bit snapped while I was taking rivets from a heay sheet of aluminum. Nice mash of meat leaked blood like a faucet until I got it under control. I...
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    And your right it is not easy, but it sure is a...

    And your right it is not easy, but it sure is a helluva lot of fun, I think most of us can agree on that. Lets tap into that and just remain cheerful. It just seems current dialogue, from what I read...
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    you know this "go look for it" attitude does not...

    you know this "go look for it" attitude does not really feel like it fosters a sense of community to me as a new guy, and I dont even ask questions. it just feels like nobody wants to just chat. I...
  13. Find the retail price for a new one, go down to...

    Find the retail price for a new one, go down to about 60% if its under $60, if over then like everyone else said go with $50 and haggle. If you dont want to haggle, I would say be firm at $40. Just...
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    Well you know I must agree I have only done like...

    Well you know I must agree I have only done like four fridges ever and now that I think about it they never made the same noise that the AC compressors did, so I suppose they were empty. When it...
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    Totally awesome man, that kind of inventory is a...

    Totally awesome man, that kind of inventory is a dream for me to sort. I think I love scrapping so much because I am all OCD and I get to sort out every little type of metal. Wires, heatsinks,...
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    I always scrap because it is very therapeutic for...

    I always scrap because it is very therapeutic for me, and my kids have fun with their imaginations setting up the motors, aluminum fins and wires like monster and fortresses when they go outside....
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    Here is a theory I am going to examine with...

    Here is a theory I am going to examine with regards to observations. Ram sticks may have more or less gold fingers, shorter longer etc, but the size of the gold fingers appear to me very uniform and...
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    I know there would be a fistful of quarters for...

    I know there would be a fistful of quarters for that one. I believe in being a good sport. Id say "hey, im going to snatch the compressor and wires and save you the labor. See we can split it and...
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    Curbside collection Woe's and Cons

    Hey all just wanted to stir up some healthy discussion of the Pro's and Cons of Residential Automatic Curbside collection and recycling. Some years back when I first started scrapping in the bay...
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    Nebraska | National - Here is a question. Do you measure the gauge of...

    Here is a question. Do you measure the gauge of wire inside of the insulation, or is the gauge determined from the copper only ithout insulation?
  21. if the locking mechanism still worked I would pay...

    if the locking mechanism still worked I would pay for it as an ammo locker. I got kids so I always keep the ammo locked up. unfortunately I am about 2000 miles away and something of that heft would...
  22. well yea that just pulls right off its not really...

    well yea that just pulls right off its not really difficult. Or did you mean the cutting it out of the tape part?? My usual tactic was to just cut it at some point and straighten it out. After I cut...
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    COME ON YOU APES, YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!!!?...

    COME ON YOU APES, YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!!!?
    haha kudos if someone can figure what movie that came from. Point is you cannot run from the world forever. Eventually the world will come for you. I...
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    Yup, you are absolutely well hedged against...

    Yup, you are absolutely well hedged against market instability that is for sure. I have not quite reached those kinds of numbers, but I have only been getting the silver for just under a year.
    As...
  25. Like honestly I would be hesitant to go to a yard...

    Like honestly I would be hesitant to go to a yard that DOES NOT require id. To me THAT is a sign of a possible shady dealer and I do not want to be around when there is a sudden raid as a result of...
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