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    My stompin' grounds - The smoke stack is taller...

    My stompin' grounds - The smoke stack is taller than the empire state building, and lets you know you're almost back home when you see it on the horizon.

    We're a mining community, with the major...
  2. That's pretty neat! None of those this far north....

    That's pretty neat! None of those this far north. I'm guessing it's common enough to find those in random scrap piles?
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    Not a good insulator (by today's standards), but...

    Not a good insulator (by today's standards), but it'll do the trick - specially just for Alum. They used to melt all kinds of metal in holes in the ground back when my dad was chasing down mammoths,...
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    I always use 2 inch refractory wool since it...

    I always use 2 inch refractory wool since it keeps its shape nice, but 1 inch would be good enough. Slap a layer or two of sealant/coating on that, and you should be good to melt anything up to...
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    Heck. YES! Outer layer is 19 inches across,...

    Heck. YES!

    Outer layer is 19 inches across, with my large burner this thing melts alum faster than I can keep up with feeding the crucible. Word of caution though : the extra fire pot and air...
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    Just need a skimmer and it'll be easy to skim out...

    Just need a skimmer and it'll be easy to skim out with a layer of slag. I keep all the slag and do a quick remelt every now and then to recover as much Al as possible.

    Once it's cold, that layer...
  7. Quick scrap : Electric governor for stationary generator - Copper and Aluminum

    Morning all.

    I've had a couple of these electric engine governors kicking around from various removal jobs. I've grabbed a few from the COE scrap bins as well (they don't keep those in their mixed...
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    That's awesome! Love it when a plan comes...

    That's awesome! Love it when a plan comes together like that!
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    "But...the article says 6k an ounce! I demand my...

    "But...the article says 6k an ounce! I demand my 32 million dollars!"

    I'll give my scrap yard a call, see how it works out 8-l
  10. Glad it worked out - I was nervous for ya!

    Glad it worked out - I was nervous for ya!
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    Only core exchanges for those valves that I know...

    Only core exchanges for those valves that I know of. Google local trailer shops and give them a call, you might get lucky.

    Other than that, a quick separation of components like Patriot76...
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    Ahh yeah, representing Ontario! What kind of...

    Ahh yeah, representing Ontario!

    What kind of diesel cores?? I usually come across some engine parts every now and then :D
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
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    DPFs themselves arn't catalysts, they're just for...

    DPFs themselves arn't catalysts, they're just for particulates, so don't have the precious metals required for those reactions. Some companies do buy them as cores for remanufacturing, though.
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    Quick scrap : Large turbocharger

    Hey again everyone.

    So I started doing the siding on my garage, which has been taking up all of my play time. So I figured, might as well quickly rip this seized turbo apart to keep my itch at bay...
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    this thread has pictures - Beauty.

    Beauty.
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    Happy to share whatever I can! The wife sure is...

    Happy to share whatever I can! The wife sure is happy I'm no longer yapping to HER about all my projects :D
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    Looking forward to seeing this progress!

    Looking forward to seeing this progress!
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    Propane burner walkthrough

    So after the question posed by RustyDollars, here is a walkthrough of the burners I build. I have a few of these floating around, and prefer the side input vs rear input since it lessens the stress...
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    I could make a quick video to show my burner...

    I could make a quick video to show my burner build - I havn't really seen anything else like it, it's a mish-mash of different styles. I went with a side entry so I could make the screw-on choke....
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    Watch (http://www.redgreen.com/watch.html) - The...

    Watch - The Red Green Show

    I think this show was only a Canadian thing, but...That's this guy's catch phrase. Grew up watching this guy hehehe
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    Water heater tank furnace

    Hey all!

    Remember that water heater I took all the foam off of not too long ago? Well, here's the project I had in mind for it. Had some second thoughts about using it, but I've been melting away...
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    Haha, I get stuff! That, or "unobtainium".

    Haha, I get stuff! That, or "unobtainium".
  24. This thead is a question - What started you down the rabbit hole of scrapping?

    Hey all.

    Was having a chat with my dad earlier today, and he commented on my constant....accumulation, shall we say, of random projects, items, and hobbies. Him being a government office worker...
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    I do: one of my local scrap yards buys "Metal in...

    I do: one of my local scrap yards buys "Metal in any shape or form". I poured a ... more successful batch of just under 3 lbs today, will use that to ensure they actually will. If not, I have a few...
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