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    I dunno ... i was just looking at the " Similar...

    I dunno ... i was just looking at the " Similar threads on the Scrap Metal Forum " thingie for this thread. We've been complaining about lower scrap prices for five or six years now. Maybe the world...
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    Okay ... well ... welcome to the forum mmerlin!...

    Okay ... well ... welcome to the forum mmerlin! :)

    It is a lot to take in all at once. With 45 years in the biz ...your sense of how aluminum will move is probably spot on. The success of your...
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    Aww man ... but it's so much more fun over on the...

    Aww man ... but it's so much more fun over on the darkside. >:)

    On a more serious note though:

    Somebody attacked a couple of the Saudi oil refineries last Saturday ?

    We will have to wait...
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    oops !:-l

    oops !:-l
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    It's a sex thing Rog. Check out...

    It's a sex thing Rog.

    Check out htms://erisblogs/discordia/alt./lifestyles/6063 on the dark web.
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    Ahh well ... questions answered. They covered...

    Ahh well ... questions answered.

    They covered this seven years ago.

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/tools-equipment/9515-plasma-cutter-vs-regular-torch.html
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    Maybe someone else could jump in ? I know a...

    Maybe someone else could jump in ?

    I know a little bit about the electrical specs but that's about the limit of my knowledge.

    It is Chinese made but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. You...
  8. Thread: Engine blocks

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    Just an afterthought. The net profit margin seems...

    Just an afterthought. The net profit margin seems awfully narrow. I wonder if the better than scrap option could possibly work better.

    Take a Ford 302 high performance (used) for instance.

    A...
  9. Thread: Engine blocks

    by hills
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    I would just call the yard to see what they pay...

    I would just call the yard to see what they pay for engine blocks (prepared)

    Next ... look up the engine weight here:

    Engine Weights II

    Multiply the weight by what they're paying and...
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    I looked up the specs on the Biltec Copied as...

    I looked up the specs on the Biltec

    Copied as follows:

    NEW Plasma Cutter 50AMP CUT50D DC Inverter Dual Voltage 110V/220V. This plasma cutter is perfectly designed for cutting stainless steel, ...
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    Not to be disagreeable, but i think it would be...

    Not to be disagreeable, but i think it would be more fair to just give him a set price for the job. It's one thing if you're a seasoned pro with all of the right tools. It's another thing if you're a...
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    It's drifting a little off topic but there might...

    It's drifting a little off topic but there might be a better than scrap option with your neighbor's 250 gallon tank. It used to be that they were cheap to buy at the big box store but the prices have...
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    Maybe it's not so bad if the scrap yard is right...

    Maybe it's not so bad if the scrap yard is right on your way to work.

    The nearest yard to me is a fifty mile run. It's about 1/2 a day's work to make the trip up and back. My last trip to the...
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    I think you need something like ten posts before...

    I think you need something like ten posts before you can post pictures. Some of the members use a picture hosting site instead.

    It sounds like a motor coach.

    About the only advise i could...
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    Well ... you do have to be careful about "...

    Well ... you do have to be careful about " snapshots ". It could be that you hit the yard on a slow day. The "picture" that you walked away with is that things are slow.

    Maybe you do have the...
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    This is an important factor in the mix though. ...

    This is an important factor in the mix though.

    Much like yourself ... our gasoline business operates on a set margin between the buy and sell price. The main thing is that we're under pressure to...
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    Quote T: I stand by what I said. Just keep...

    Quote T:

    I stand by what I said. Just keep bringing in the $$$'s. You could be right, or you could be wrong. It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future

    Hills:

    It is...
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    I've been doing a bit of gold & silver since the...

    I've been doing a bit of gold & silver since the mid 70's. It's not really an investment. You don't really make money with it . Gold generally moves relative to the dollar.

    You might think of it...
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    I think we all have our own points of view. ...

    I think we all have our own points of view.

    From what i'm seeing .... it looks like the exact opposite. Scrap prices go through the roof in times of crisis. They stabilize and drop out during the...
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    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2004/04/29/so_whos_the_...

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2004/04/29/so_whos_the_boss_the/
  21. This thead is a question - There have been some changes over the years. A...

    There have been some changes over the years. A friend of mine is a respected artist that makes his sculptures from old metal. Much like yourself ... he needs to wander the yard until he happens upon...
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    Let's assume that it's all supply and demand. ...

    Let's assume that it's all supply and demand.

    Those two things need to be in balance for stable pricing.

    Demand is weak right now because of all of the problems with China. We're kinda shooting...
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    Just an opinion, but, the first question i would...

    Just an opinion, but, the first question i would ask is if the transformers are an asset or a liability.

    Gather as much information as you can about the risks -vs- expected return and then make a...
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    To make it a little more political: As a general...

    To make it a little more political: As a general rule ... they don't like people who are self employed. Independent scrappers are self employed. They're kochy old capitalists. If Bernie had any use...
  25. This thead is a question - You might look at the flat plate things on the...

    You might look at the flat plate things on the left side. ( Picture #1 )

    Scratch one with a file. See if it's gold plating -or- solid gold underneath.

    It's rare, but i found an RF oscillator...
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