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  1. Sight unseen, probably. Coppercore maybe.

    Sight unseen, probably. Coppercore maybe.
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    I’m late, but my guess was a temperature sending...

    I’m late, but my guess was a temperature sending unit of sorts. Newbie scrapper says what is that. Experienced scrapper already spent the cash. My take.
  3. Do it over a tarp or some place it can drip dry....

    Do it over a tarp or some place it can drip dry. Anti corrosion on the cheap. Watch where u are spraying. It goes where u point it. Including walls.
  4. Thread: Curbco Shopping

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    Strictly my opinion: I have more respect for...

    Strictly my opinion:

    I have more respect for the person pushing the shopping cart into the scrapyard than others ........ ( fill in the blank).

    Arriving in this country as an Eastern European...
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    Slag. All the impurities in the steel making...

    Slag. All the impurities in the steel making operation are "offed". Some may be magnetic as why the mag sticks, some not.

    My opinion is this slag probably doesn't have a value to it as...
  6. This thead is a question - My opinion and not a plug for any one...

    My opinion and not a plug for any one manufacturer:

    harbor freight long handle dykes and electrician cable cutters. Split the loom and take 2 or 3 bights to cut. These do everything I need....
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    I have found that it is not profitable enough to...

    I have found that it is not profitable enough to break down motors and such for copper, based on return. I do not even separate motors out. I’m small scale so others may have different...
  8. Thread: Metal fencing

    by btkr
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    Agreed. Seems any chain link fencing I see at...

    Agreed. Seems any chain link fencing I see at scrapyards is always separate. Never asked, but my thoughts are the shredder doesn’t like it. Maybe gets wrapped up vs. being shred up. Other types of...
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    My 95 chev half ton 360k miles wouldn’t start the...

    My 95 chev half ton 360k miles wouldn’t start the other day. AAA towed it home. Replaced the fuel pump, good to go. Pain in the butt, but really just an inconvenience. It’s a trade off , in my...
  10. I scrapped a (partial) piano once. Never again....

    I scrapped a (partial) piano once. Never again. Too much work, too little reward. Always learning, sometimes the hard way.
  11. Lamps, light fixtures, electrical supplies,...

    Lamps, light fixtures, electrical supplies, mirrors, portable ac units, small tables,.....many things.........always free! Recycling($)/repurposing is good.
  12. Thread: Truck Advice

    by btkr
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    I agree. IMHO gm’s are easier to fix and “less...

    I agree. IMHO gm’s are easier to fix and “less complicated” than others. If you don’t do your own repairs, definitely refer to your mechanic. Parts prices also vary, another question to ask, so...
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    Kind of fits here..........Wife says “why do you...

    Kind of fits here..........Wife says “why do you keep bringing this crap home”. Looks in truck and says “ I want that. Don’t scrap it.”
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    No some people aren’t too bright, like the...

    No some people aren’t too bright, like the aforementioned. Yet I see some “criminal activity” where I think it’s genius and could maybe be used legitimately.

    Sadly, I see and hear too much about...
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    Back in my youth, my father suffered a heart...

    Back in my youth, my father suffered a heart attack. At that time there was little “public assistance.” After these funds ran dry, he had to support a family of four. We had a pickup truck. Some days...
  16. Scrapyards use shear attachments on their...

    Scrapyards use shear attachments on their excavators. They cut I beams like nothing. As much as I said is as much as I know re: heavy equipment attachments.

    Patriot has this wisdom.
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    I suggest you visit a local scrapyard(s) and tell...

    I suggest you visit a local scrapyard(s) and tell them basically what you stated in your post. Ask to see and /or hear how they classify their goods. With an account, you would probably get better...
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    New York - Nice! Not much here in Buffalo re: escrap

    Nice! Not much here in Buffalo re: escrap
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    That’s what is called the difference between...

    That’s what is called the difference between clean and dirty. On any particular item, you have to decide if your time and expenses , are worth converting dirty to clean. Usually a trial and error...
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    This thead is a question - Easter Festivities

    Just curious, does anyone, or your community, celebrate Dyngus Day?

    I know rust belt cities with Polish roots do. Not sure if others throughout this far reaching forum celebrate. It’s a big...
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    Hi Andyheim. From btkr in Buffalo, SOUTHERN ...

    Hi Andyheim. From btkr in Buffalo, SOUTHERN truck. I don’t think the weather is much different where you are now vs Buffalo. Your closer, I think, to less rust prone areas. Maryland and Virginia are...
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    Agree with Sirscrapalot. Spellcheck. Wandering...

    Agree with Sirscrapalot. Spellcheck. Wandering and wondering have 2 different meanings. Grammar. You will probably have a 10 second interview by readers. Keep it simple and succinct. My .02. Good...
  23. Thread: uh yuck!!!

    by btkr
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    A friend of mine feeds roadkill to his chickens.

    A friend of mine feeds roadkill to his chickens.
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    Cast aluminum. Stainless would be heavy and...

    Cast aluminum. Stainless would be heavy and limited use in residential. File test: aluminum is soft, stainless is hard.
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    I take it you wrench on your own vehicles, as do...

    I take it you wrench on your own vehicles, as do I. They are and always have been “different”. I want a Jeep, but am now apprehensive because of this exactly.

    Fumes or a gun?
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