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    It can be if you get the cars for free or near...

    It can be if you get the cars for free or near free. If you have a way to get rid of the stuff like plastic, glass & padding for free or near free.
    If you can part it out & get 'Better than...
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    At the end of the day there wont be much metal in...

    At the end of the day there wont be much metal in the unit because theres several different grades of metals.
    So unless its being added to other scrapped metal it wouldn't kick thru to the 2Lb...
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    Nice Video ! Thanks for the information on how...

    Nice Video !
    Thanks for the information on how to make Charcoal.
    I have sorta known, but thought it was put into a sealed container & a small fire set in it with a tiny amount if air let in to keep...
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    Theres a clear soft & very sticky silicon sealant...

    Theres a clear soft & very sticky silicon sealant type goo on Sanken type power amplifiers.
    I wanted to get the Silver wires off them to save them up.
    I found that boiling them in Turpentine for a...
  5. That springy Copper is probably Beryllium Copper....

    That springy Copper is probably Beryllium Copper.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryllium_copper

    My Tech teachers when i did my Apprenticeship told me that in their time one guy had a polished...
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    This thead is a question - Yep you can sell it as scrap. Steel Lathe...

    Yep you can sell it as scrap.
    Steel Lathe turnings is probably the lowest value scrapmetal though. Its got its own category.
    Its got a large surface area, so theres oxidation, has mostly got a...
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    That thing with a screw in it is a saddle clamp...

    That thing with a screw in it is a saddle clamp used to grasp the electrical wire unto the bussbar.
    Theres probably contacts somewhere else in the unit.

    After edit

    Im now thinking that this...
  8. Thread: Thermocouples

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    Not likely, unless its a IC soldering station or...

    Not likely, unless its a IC soldering station or something fancy.

    I now know that I'm unlikely to find a rare earth metal thermocouple. Most of the ones i find are in electronics & are 1/2 Iron.
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    I wouldn't ingot any recyclable metal. Its just...

    I wouldn't ingot any recyclable metal. Its just wasted time & equipment co$t$ & the scrap buyer cannot know whats inside it so you will always get the lowest $ value for it.
    Thats if they would buy...
  10. Sorta, i think that anything past that is...

    Sorta, i think that anything past that is definitely GRF territory though.

    Its not really "refining" & its not much different from plain Gold panning & doesn't involve chemicals in any way so its...
  11. Thread: Hi dear All

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    Gidday Okker, hows things way up there?

    Gidday Okker, hows things way up there?
  12. If you have removed the IC chips off the memory...

    If you have removed the IC chips off the memory sticks then its probably cost you some $ if you could have sold them whole to a escrap buyer.

    The $ value that they see is more than what we see,...
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    Bend it in the middle back & forth untill it...

    Bend it in the middle back & forth untill it breaks.
    Then have a look at the broken end. I expect that its Silver coated Copper & if its got a Silver contact on it like i expect it has.
    Then it...
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    I dont think those bits in the tray are the...

    I dont think those bits in the tray are the contacts.
    On the free end of the thin metal strips with the rounded end on it, theres a tiny dot, on the underside there should be a contact, and there...
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    With one end of the Copper coils cut off. Stand...

    With one end of the Copper coils cut off. Stand it up on end outside in a good spot & put some scrap wood in it & set it on fire. That will burn enough of the 8nsulation out to be able to pull the...
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    They look like they have Silver contacts in...

    They look like they have Silver contacts in there. That would add up to a good amount of Silver.
    If theres magnets then the rests probably got a lot of Steel in it.

    I guess, take one of them...
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    I found that a sharp carpenters chisel cuts thru...

    I found that a sharp carpenters chisel cuts thru Copper wires like a hot knife thru frozen butter.

    I'd try using a compressed air powered chisel with the chisel sharpened up. They are cheap and a...
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    I started up a couple of cars i have that have...

    I started up a couple of cars i have that have been sitting for 1 year & 3 years.
    Both started after a bit of cranking, but still quickly. Both ran well.

    Ones needs a throttle body alignment (...
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    This thead is a question - We do tend to use stuff well past what, well...

    We do tend to use stuff well past what, well America would use it.
    Like cars, 1/2 our vehicles were 2nd or 3rd hand before they hit NZ. 2nd hand Japanese import cars.
    And 160,000 kms is not too...
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    This thead is a question - https://www.copperwirerecyclingmachi...ine/index.h...

    https://www.copperwirerecyclingmachi...ine/index.html

    Sez "500gms Gold per ton of escrap..."

    I think even 50 grams a ton would be a bit high.
    I'm thinking of just Motherboards, nothing fancy...
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    I put my Copper wire into plastic paint pails...

    I put my Copper wire into plastic paint pails without the lid on it & stack them on top of each other & the weight squashes them down a lot.
  22. This thread is a serious one - Somebody here on this website had a big slab of...

    Somebody here on this website had a big slab of Titanium & was asking questions about selling it, a couple of weeks ago
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    This thead is a question - I wouldn't bother trying to get the bits you want...

    I wouldn't bother trying to get the bits you want off the boards.
    Put some time into finding a escrap buyer instead.
    Find & scrap down electronics to just the boards & figure out what does need to...
  24. Thread: Gross!!!!

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    At the area where i was getting scrap from, you...

    At the area where i was getting scrap from, you could just dump metal there.
    If there was a fridge or freezer with food in it, i would leave the door open or use something to remove it & dump it...
  25. I think that even the bigger operations we see,...

    I think that even the bigger operations we see, are just tiny specks in the worlds metal markets.

    The scrapyards near me, theres only one beside a railway siding, the others must fill trucks &...
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