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    The board doesn't seem to be as active as it once...

    The board doesn't seem to be as active as it once was. It's probably not generating all that much revenue.

    Point being : The graphics take up a bit of bandwidth. Bandwidth costs money. I may be...
  2. Thread: Hydraulic motor

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    Ohh man .... i hear ya. It will usually say if...

    Ohh man .... i hear ya. It will usually say if it's AC or DC somewhere on the motor. You can tell by how the wires hook up. It's often a heavier black wire and a heavier red wire for for a DC motor....
  3. Thread: Hydraulic motor

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    The DC motors are hard to get the copper out of....

    The DC motors are hard to get the copper out of. Most of the copper seems to be wound around the rotor and is varnished in. I don't know of any good ways to strip a rotor except to throw them into a...
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    Quite honestly ... up until a few days ago ... i...

    Quite honestly ... up until a few days ago ... i hadn't even seen red brass before. I had some old stuff come in from a cleanout and some of the bolts were made of red brass. A few days later ......
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    I had a marine toilet come in the other day....

    I had a marine toilet come in the other day. Looked up the manufacturer & model number. The manufacturer's description listed it as being made of bronze which is pretty close to red brass.

    If your...
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    Scrap brass question

    Hey guys,

    I'm running into a bit more brass lately and had a question on sorting it. The two main kinds seem to be yellow & red brass. I'm seeing old fashioned chromed brass faucets that are a...
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    That's a pretty good deal. Real estate in this...

    That's a pretty good deal. Real estate in this area is selling for as much as 50 k. over asking price.

    The lines of the house look pretty good. Not seeing any apparent structural problems. You...
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    This thead is a question - The sense i get is that he wants to wipe them for...

    The sense i get is that he wants to wipe them for re-use.

    If you wanted to destroy them nuking them with an electromagnet would be one way. Some laptops have a strike point. Hit that with a...
  9. Thread: Xhhw sec

    by hills
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    For the twisty stuff: I tend to cut it into...

    For the twisty stuff:

    I tend to cut it into 10' lengths ... put one end in a vise ... and put the other end in a cordless drill. Put the drill in reverse and the wire untwists itself.
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    This thead is a question - Just guesswork but ... it would more likely...

    Just guesswork but ... it would more likely destroy the hard drive ? There's often a firmware chip on the logic board that contains an instruction set that tells the HDD how to operate. Sometimes...
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    This thead is a question - Try the search term " hard drive wiping machine...

    Try the search term " hard drive wiping machine ".

    It's generally pretty easy to remove hard drives these days. The thing i've found though is that a high percentage of laptop hard drives won't...
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    It guess it's situational. The scrap prices here...

    It guess it's situational. The scrap prices here in Maine aren't that great. Just checked one of the better paying yards and they're paying .20 for insulated aluminum & .40 for stripped.

    At 40...
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    I tried stripping the aluminum cable. My machine...

    I tried stripping the aluminum cable. My machine worked well enough ... but it didn't seem like it was worth the extra time it took to strip it.
  14. This thead is a question - I've found that most of the lazy scrapers go for...

    I've found that most of the lazy scrapers go for the ram and leave the rest. They're like the cord cutters. Minimal effort.
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    I haven't used the Stripmeister but there are a...

    I haven't used the Stripmeister but there are a few things you might try.

    You might have the cutting wheel set down too far. Too much downward pressure can cause the wire to squeeze of to one...
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    This should help. APA is a well respected buyer...

    This should help. APA is a well respected buyer here.

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap-buyers-sellers/34137-catalytic-converters-wanted-market-prices-paid.html
  17. Thread: Memorial Day

    by hills
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    Times have changed Jim. There are very few people...

    Times have changed Jim. There are very few people in the United States that carry the living memory of someone dear to them who was lost in a war.

    We're so far removed from it ... we don't even...
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    They say that timing is everything though. The...

    They say that timing is everything though. The best time to jump in would have been twenty or thirty years ago when resources were plentiful and competition was scarce.

    You must have noticed .......
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    It's true that there's more junk on the board....

    It's true that there's more junk on the board. It's a hard call because you get copper wound ferrites and copper in the transformers. There's a lot of solder and that has value.

    All in all though...
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    That's true enough. One would think that low...

    That's true enough.

    One would think that low grade power supply boards would have more copper per pound but very little in the way of precious metals.

    I suppose the math would be different...
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    I don't know if it's true or not ... but i read...

    I don't know if it's true or not ... but i read somewhere that 18 wheeler truck loads of circuit boards are shipped from the US to Canada for processing every year. It seems that it was somehow...
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    There's aluminum sheet There's cast aluminum ...

    There's aluminum sheet

    There's cast aluminum

    There's extruded

    There's EC wire

    All four are just different kinds of aluminum. Some kinds have more value than others.
  23. * Giggles * Mom used to say that little...

    * Giggles *

    Mom used to say that little pictures should be seen and not heard.

    ...
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    It's hard to tell from the photo. ;) I dunno...

    It's hard to tell from the photo. ;)

    I dunno ... maybe the graphics use up a lot more bandwidth ? Some forums limit their use out of necessity.

    I was thinking that you might be able to couple...
  25. I don't know much about steel but i do work at a...

    I don't know much about steel but i do work at a gas station. Regular gas jumped twenty cents to $ 4.60 last week. It took a ten cent jump to 4.70 yesterday morning.

    The pattern every year is...
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