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    I use a combination claw and rake. It does a...

    I use a combination claw and rake. It does a great job cleaning out shelter belts for hunters and wildlife and works well for appliances. It is also used to load heavy steel, but it is not made for...
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    I wonder how Old Dude is doing?

    I wonder how Old Dude is doing?
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    Within a year of admitting the flaw with their...

    Within a year of admitting the flaw with their ghost cities, the machine in China took a U-turn. I am sure the big scrap dealers planned for the downturn, it was those that do not comprehend the...
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    Maybe wait for my siblings, nieces, sons, and...

    Maybe wait for my siblings, nieces, sons, and nephews get together for Christmas. We rent a large cabin that will sleep all. Setting the alarm clocks throughout the entire facility to ring at...
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    Glad you joined us here at SMF and thank you for...

    Glad you joined us here at SMF and thank you for your service. Please introduce yourself as well at: https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/off-topic-discussions/10302-service-members-roll-call.html.
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    It is easy to cut the radiator line and drain it...

    It is easy to cut the radiator line and drain it into a bucket. Using a funnel and gas can makes it more efficient. Taking the motor out does not seem time or labor efficient unless the engine runs...
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    Welcome back. Now we have four friends on the...

    Welcome back. Now we have four friends on the same thread.
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    Looks more like a hot plate. Regardless, it...

    Looks more like a hot plate. Regardless, it should draw SirScrap from the gutter.
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    The center part of this picture is a heating vent...

    The center part of this picture is a heating vent that stuck out into a hallway. The linen closets are made from cedar and the mirror was a scrapping find. the bottom of the right cabinet is not...
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    I also use barn wood for remodeling the house. I...

    I also use barn wood for remodeling the house. I tear down old sheds and barns and instead of selling it, use it for my own projects. This barn door was built using the hangers from an old grain...
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    This is the wall next to the shower. ...

    This is the wall next to the shower.

    http://i.imgur.com/c7uQWPG.jpg

    The towel rack is made of horseshoes and rebar.

    The sink area is redone with cedar, the racks on the walls are old coke...
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    Forgot about this thread until I found pictures...

    Forgot about this thread until I found pictures of Christmas gifts last year. The woodwork here is cedar taken from the old watertank project.
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    I like the side rails on your truck. Nice set up.

    I like the side rails on your truck. Nice set up.
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - Good job and congrats. This is an addictive...

    Good job and congrats. This is an addictive hobby and it seems you just drank the kool aid. Don't worry, we can always start an AA for scrappers if you become addicted.
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    Welcome to the university of hard knocks for...

    Welcome to the university of hard knocks for those that fail to read the old threads. I do not know of any member of this forum that did not learn the hard way before joining the forum. You are in...
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    this thread has pictures - An additional thought, a 7.3 might be over kill...

    An additional thought, a 7.3 might be over kill for electronic scrapping. You might find yourself looking for bigger loads just to challenge it. It might be like using a plow horse instead of a...
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    this thread has pictures - I have a 2000 F 350 with 260,000 miles and a 2001...

    I have a 2000 F 350 with 260,000 miles and a 2001 F 450 with 160,000 miles both with the 7.3. The 7.3 is actually the International 444 and is bomb proof in my mind. The 2000 has a micro tuner that...
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    Steady decline. Every load I ask about estimates...

    Steady decline. Every load I ask about estimates on future prices and it has been a long time since they were optimistic and thought prices would move in a positive trajectory.
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    Welcome to the club. I expect prices to drop...

    Welcome to the club. I expect prices to drop again around here this month.
  20. Thread: Hello World!

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    Welcome to our little world at SMF. The best...

    Welcome to our little world at SMF. The best advice I can offer to your question is to start reading our vast library of information located in the old thread. Use the advanced search in the upper...
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    I believe all real scrappers are always on the...

    I believe all real scrappers are always on the lookout for better than scrap value. The electronic scrappers on here talk about taking two machines to make one and reselling. My business model is a...
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    I cannot help you with your request but hope you...

    I cannot help you with your request but hope you find plenty of business. That would only help our scrap prices.
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    .04 a pound with the scrap yard doing all the...

    .04 a pound with the scrap yard doing all the work is a good deal given the current prices around here. At the same time, if you can hang onto them that would be my first choice. Scrap prices will...
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    Mine is the same. ...

    Mine is the same.

    https://i.imgur.com/Z00IDk1.jpg

    This is how my metal is stored. They are chemical totes and the non-ferrous is not sold until they are full and only when the price is decent....
  25. .25 cents a pound, down from a high of .55 cents.

    .25 cents a pound, down from a high of .55 cents.
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