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    This thead is a question - Theres a bit of hyperbole to it but its also...

    Theres a bit of hyperbole to it but its also correct.

    Like when welding Zinc coated Steel, you strike the arc on the Zinc, the arc starts, gets hot, melts & burns away the Zinc so the arc now gets...
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    Harrow discs, they pull that contraption behind a...

    Harrow discs, they pull that contraption behind a tractor & it puts slits into the ground to airate it.
    Maybe for helping drainage or something like that.
    I used to machine the Cast iron...
  3. Thread: New member

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    Hi from NewZealand. Truck drivers here are the...

    Hi from NewZealand.
    Truck drivers here are the new ' Heros ' because of the virus situation.
    We go into 2 week lockdown today.
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    Thanks for that plastic pipe idea, years ago i...

    Thanks for that plastic pipe idea, years ago i found that wooden posts work better than Steel tubing on concrete, they absorb the high points of the concrete chip surface, spread the load out better...
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    Thats a good point about the old single use...

    Thats a good point about the old single use plastic bags being far more hygienic than the current cloth recyclable ( yeah right! ) shopping bags.
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    I heated the Aluminium caps on the purple...

    I heated the Aluminium caps on the purple ceramics CPU ( K6 ?) to get them off & that worked well. It did remove the actual CPU die ( chip ) off the ceramic since to was stuck to the Aluminium cap....
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    I took in 4Kgs of Berry Copper last week, got...

    I took in 4Kgs of Berry Copper last week, got NZ6.50/kg for it.

    Thats about usual, so my metal prices have not dropped, but thats because the NZ $ dropped against the US$ from 65 cents to 55 cents...
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    It does here, way way down here. Theres clear...

    It does here, way way down here. Theres clear plastic soda drink bottles that are recycled into underfloor house insulation & thats about it.

    We have a Council run recycling depot close to here &...
  9. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome from down under, NewZealand. As for...

    Welcome from down under, NewZealand.

    As for orientation, im lying on my back, pointing south. If you are standing up, we are probably near parrallel to each other, but head to toe.
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    In 2 weeks, everybody on a welfare benefit will...

    In 2 weeks, everybody on a welfare benefit will be getting a extra NZ$65, thats about US$45.
    Last year our Goverment implemented a 'Winter energy payment' of NZ$20 to help pay for electricity for...
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    It could be Indium, its abnormally soft, like i...

    It could be Indium, its abnormally soft, like i can quite easly score it with my thumbnall & theres no way i can do that to solder.
    Even Silvers too hard to do that too, but i did wonder if its a...
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    Last night i stripped one of those CPU down. I...

    Last night i stripped one of those CPU down. I honestly think that that soft 'silvery metal' is Lead solder, though its very soft.
    It melts like lead solder does ( maybe its 'Tin' solder ) drops &...
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    Hey thanks for that Calgarytech, as soon as you...

    Hey thanks for that Calgarytech, as soon as you mentioned the 'Gold under the cap' i knew it was something i had mentioned before.
    And the SMF reference with my ( well not my ) pic in it. Lol. Im...
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    ChDream, you said it better than me, either...

    ChDream, you said it better than me, either tumbling the broken glass or melting it into lumps in a pottery kiln for craft supplys.

    Theres a glass place near here that makes 'slumped glass'...
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    I sometimes replace broken glass panes in windows...

    I sometimes replace broken glass panes in windows for people i know for some extra $$.
    Mostly where somebody ducked....

    Someone i knew was collecting red & blue & certain green glass liquor...
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    I do laugh a bit when people tell me about "how...

    I do laugh a bit when people tell me about "how they recycle" Iknow that except for the paper, the rest goes to landfull.
    On the other hand when i tell them how much i recycle & how much $ a Kg I...
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    I think that scrapping down computers is...

    I think that scrapping down computers is something that should be of concern, but quite easly taken care of.
    Each computers been working, inside, beside people, for years, each ones got a bunch of...
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    Some sorts of metal simply is never owned by a...

    Some sorts of metal simply is never owned by a single person, its always owned by a coompany that will not sell it to Joe Citizen.
    Railway lines and High voltage electrical cable come to mind.
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    A youtube video specifically about Gold refining...

    A youtube video specifically about Gold refining from the K5 CPU ended up with a return of just 0.25 grams of Gold per CPU.
    Now prefessionals will get a better return, so the actual content is...
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    In this link theres some ( inaccurate ) info of...

    In this link theres some ( inaccurate ) info of CPU & their Gold content &value OzCopper | CPU Gold Content

    In this link, they quote that link & add some info about its inaccuracys. Thats GRF...
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    Have a look in the 'Buyers & sellers' section. ...

    Have a look in the 'Buyers & sellers' section.
    There's definatly Trusted and experienced buyers on the board. Mostly American but with extensive experience as the ( its necessary ) middleman to the...
  22. The bulbs wont have Mercury in them, i think they...

    The bulbs wont have Mercury in them, i think they will be High Pressure Sodium ( HPS ) bulbs.
    Or Metal Halide ( MH )
    If they are Metal halide the inner bulb will be a glass tube squashed at both...
  23. Do you have a branch in NewZealand?

    Do you have a branch in NewZealand?
  24. For example, this transformer is 'Stacked'. You...

    For example, this transformer is 'Stacked'. You can see the ' E ' shape stack that the Copper coils wound around the inside finger of the E.
    The other ' I ' shaped stack, the closest side to you,...
  25. Check how the transformer Iron is...

    Check how the transformer Iron is made/assembled.Theres normally two different ways they make them.
    The Iron laminations are either
    1) 'Stacked' & identical shaped laminations are stacked on each...
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