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  1. I sold some Copper wire today, dunno what grade...

    I sold some Copper wire today, dunno what grade it was but its varnish covered Copper wire. Its not #2 like it once was.
    Last time i sold it, a vouple of months ago, they called it 'Burnt Copper...
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    Theres definitely less Gold in post 2003 boards &...

    Theres definitely less Gold in post 2003 boards & chips.
    Theres 1/2 or even 1/4 of the chips on the side ( Zeus ?) board of a plasma & plasma screen TV's are not around anymore anyway.
    The multiple...
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    Rising Gold prices should rejuvenate the Escrap...

    Rising Gold prices should rejuvenate the Escrap market, shouldn't it?

    I expect that a lot of the best escrap, circa 1988- 2002 will be getting a bit harder to find now. Is this whats affecting the...
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    At night i found a gallon sized plastic bottle...

    At night i found a gallon sized plastic bottle inside a dumpster, it had liquid in it so i took a sniff & it just smelt like stale water so i recapped it & left it in there.
    The next day, during...
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    Thats where i was thinking having it run under a...

    Thats where i was thinking having it run under a vacuum could help. Just alcohol production & knowing that it would bring the boiling point of the alcohol in the mix down to speed up the process.
    ...
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    It might be good to d3scribe the thermocouples,...

    It might be good to d3scribe the thermocouples, where they would be used, where are average people likely to find them in common articals.
    How to store them, if you just get the tip part, or that...
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    I have liked Alvin Lee, Bill 'electric' Church,...

    I have liked Alvin Lee, Bill 'electric' Church, Robin Thrower & one night i was at a nightclub & Joe Walsh wandered in & totally blew everybody away.

    Jimis not to bad either ( thats a...
  8. I see used & broken Hitachi 9 inch Angle grinders...

    I see used & broken Hitachi 9 inch Angle grinders being sold on our NZ version of ebay, Trademe.com
    They get good prices & a decient amount of competing bidders.

    I have about 6-7 of them that i...
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    Welcome from the south of pretty much the whole...

    Welcome from the south of pretty much the whole planet. ( New Zealand )
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    Yep, i knew about the safroles roles.. I hear...

    Yep, i knew about the safroles roles.. I hear that sassafrass is pretty common on the upper west coast & i still dont know what it smells like. If its Liquorice, or a clinging citrus smell, or like...
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    Safrole oil from the Sassafras tree roots is...

    Safrole oil from the Sassafras tree roots is worth a lot of money ;->

    Seriously though, some guys in NZ decided to extract oil from wild pine trees ( a nuisance plant if they start growing in the...
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    It costs NZ$100 a Ton to dispose of rubbish here,...

    It costs NZ$100 a Ton to dispose of rubbish here, about US$ 68/Ton = 1000Kgs.
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    This thead is a question - Nah, i know somebody who has crashed 3 planes so...

    Nah, i know somebody who has crashed 3 planes so far... Im not joking.

    I think it wa in his 2nd crash where the plane skidded on wet grass, failed to gain air, clipped a #8 wire farm fence &...
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    This thead is a question - DCM Dichloromethane { sp? ) Would do it, thats...

    DCM Dichloromethane { sp? ) Would do it, thats paint stripper, but theres a big fume hazard witn it & its expensive.
    Alcohols not going to dissolve much.
    I do take that insulation off, but they...
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    I got given some servers & i got the ( wrong )...

    I got given some servers & i got the ( wrong ) impression that they were faster better computers, & i could use them for that.
    So i googled the part numbers & i found ebay adds for the power supplys...
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    When i worked on Hydropower stations, all their...

    When i worked on Hydropower stations, all their roofs were quality Copper sheeting, something to do with lightning strikes.
    About that time the price of Copper was climbing very quickly & people...
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    Call around & find out who takes Mercury as...

    Call around & find out who takes Mercury as hazardous waste. Theres always somebody who takes it. It depends on your county or goverment.
    Dont put it in the waste and as said before, its got no $...
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    Recreate part of Pink Floyds 'Dark side of the...

    Recreate part of Pink Floyds 'Dark side of the moon' Album


    ( I got two sacks ful of computer fans, i'm cooler than justin bieber )
  19. Thread: New hustles??

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    Im not doing anywhere as much scrapmetal as i...

    Im not doing anywhere as much scrapmetal as i was. But am still cleaning up what I have sitting around.

    My Escrap piles probably over a Ton but its a 450 mile journey to get it to a buyer, who...
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    I love those days. Like when i once opened a old...

    I love those days. Like when i once opened a old fridge & found the icebox was made of Brass sheetig with Copper tubeing Silver soldered to it.

    I think its downpipe, if it was rectangular i would...
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    The HDrive magnets backing plate is made out of...

    The HDrive magnets backing plate is made out of MU metal..

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu-metal
    ...
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    Yep, i was 1/2 way thru a project to make a...

    Yep, i was 1/2 way thru a project to make a laboratory hotplate & magnetic stirrer and found this out.
    = Project abandoned..
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    The backing plate is made of some special metal (...

    The backing plate is made of some special metal ( that i cannot find the name of ) that is resistant to magnetic fields ( i think thats what it does )

    And i read that Chinas rare earth mines are...
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    This thead is a question - I have been saving up the 'Paint drop' Tantalum...

    I have been saving up the 'Paint drop' Tantalum capactors, and the yellow 'Brick shaped' Tantis, but in the photos above theres the same colour yellow 'Pillow shaped' capactors that i have not saved...
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    This thead is a question - Oh nooooooo. How much of these have i chucked...

    Oh nooooooo. How much of these have i chucked out?

    I know the 'paint drop tantis are worth $

    But the flat green ones?????
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