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  1. Thread: VCRs

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    The cheaper new record players ruin records the...

    The cheaper new record players ruin records the first time you play it on one.
    The arms not stabilised enough & the needle sways like a drunken driver on a one lane road.
    Hits the sides of the...
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    Theres a tiny chance that in really really old...

    Theres a tiny chance that in really really old microwaves, that they could have a Mercury switch to turn it off if it got tipped over.
    I do think that thats not very likely. They did have a huge...
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    I dont think 'reality shows' are 100% real....

    I dont think 'reality shows' are 100% real. Theres too much chance of the Network or producers getting sued.
    So i think they just run with a theme, based a bit on actual 'storys' & 'renact' them,...
  4. Thread: Light balists

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    I did take some Tar filled ballasts apart once....

    I did take some Tar filled ballasts apart once. But I didnt bother with doing that since then.

    The mess it made was bad, it didnt smell very good either, and since they didnt have ' [ No PCB's ]...
  5. Thread: Hey guys

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    I expect European cars have valuable catalytic...

    I expect European cars have valuable catalytic converters in them.

    Would this be correct anybody?
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    Theres a HUGE amount of info here. When i found...

    Theres a HUGE amount of info here.
    When i found SMF i thought i knew a bit.... But 1/2 of what i did know, was wrong, and the other 1/2, was half right..
    I have seen websites go ( TOTSE ) i dont...
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    [QUOTE=greytruck;298860]Check your math..... ...

    [QUOTE=greytruck;298860]Check your math..... 90/ton x 4 = $360 - $120 difference[/QU

    Thats exactly what i have found out. That 1/3rd of your work gets you 2/3rds of your money.

    But that 2/3rds...
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    Thats 2 great ideas of how to remove a Bronze...

    Thats 2 great ideas of how to remove a Bronze bush from a dead end hole.
    I knew already from older motorbike books, but we got taught at Polytec anyway, how to move them out using a machined...
  9. 13 hp is a bit big for a gokart. 5 hp is good...

    13 hp is a bit big for a gokart.
    5 hp is good for a gokart with 4 strong wheel barrow wheels on it.
    By 'good' in mean 'good enough to get you into trouble' lol.
    My first one was 2 1/2 hp 2...
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    I had a Vauxhall Vanguard once. It was powered by...

    I had a Vauxhall Vanguard once. It was powered by a 2000cc Fordson TEA tractor engine...
    Top speed 80mph but you could drive off in any gear without it stalling.
    Dad used to drive up a windy ski...
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    I always leave the place tidy or tidyer that when...

    I always leave the place tidy or tidyer that when i got there.
    And with more space in the dumpster than there was when i started.
  12. Thread: Light balists

    by eesakiwi
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    I was getting 80-100 grams of Copper from the...

    I was getting 80-100 grams of Copper from the bigger flourescent tube transformers.

    It was something that i just put aside untill i needed the Copper $ & knew that with x hours work i could get...
  13. Thread: tOmato tomAto

    by eesakiwi
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    Yep, its all in the pronunciation.... Years...

    Yep, its all in the pronunciation....

    Years ago i sold some metal to a guy who owned his own scrapyard.
    Boy could he swear.
    Nothing to be offended of, just his way of talking included a lot of...
  14. Not with Brass in NewZealand. Its still a good...

    Not with Brass in NewZealand. Its still a good price.

    But Aluminium dropped price by 15% last month & my local car battery prices are the lowest i have ever seen.
    96 Kgs of batterys got me NZ$57.
  15. Thread: tOmato tomAto

    by eesakiwi
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    In New Zealand we have Copper #1. Its 'Berry...

    In New Zealand we have

    Copper #1. Its 'Berry Copper' for some reason. It makes a scrap metallers heart throb.
    Copper #2 Varnished wire
    Copper Dom. ( Domestic ) everything else Copper

    Ali (...
  16. Me? I dont like to do anything scrapmetal...

    Me?
    I dont like to do anything scrapmetal involving anybody else or anything illegal like theft or 'finding'.

    Involving anybody else comprises me in ways i dont even know about yet. And when i...
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    In need of ca$h last week, i took in 83 Kgs of...

    In need of ca$h last week, i took in 83 Kgs of scrap Lead and got NZ149.40 @ NZ1.80/Kg.
    NZ $150 was more than i was expecting & a nice lump sum. I paid $100 off on my cats vet bill + food + car...
  18. Thread: latest run

    by eesakiwi
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    I find it best, because we use Metric...

    I find it best, because we use Metric measurements here in NZ, to save as much of any one metal up as possible & take it in then.
    A feed/seed sack is a good size for Aluminium. Great for Copper @ 55...
  19. Thread: gold recovery

    by eesakiwi
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    Well the solder does have Silver & Tin in it.......

    Well the solder does have Silver & Tin in it....
    And the solders easly dissolved 8n HCL acid ( & that makes a smell like what my schools laboratorys smelt like, to add a aura of authenticity to it )...
  20. Thread: gold recovery

    by eesakiwi
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    There will be somebody who buys escrap in WA. ...

    There will be somebody who buys escrap in WA.
    One way that they recover the precious metals is by dumping the boards into molten Copper & processing the Copper, which has absorbed the precious...
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    I use a battery powered screwdriver to take...

    I use a battery powered screwdriver to take things apart.

    If find that its it takes about 4 seconds after my loosing patience with something and just bashing it, for me to start bleeding..
    Driers...
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    I have moved some heavy machinery, mostly Lathes...

    I have moved some heavy machinery, mostly Lathes and we used steel bars or tubing as rollers.
    Or Load skates, levers & winches.
    Last time i did one, all i had was roughly machined round fence posts...
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    I hope hes not talking about the portable Ammonia...

    I hope hes not talking about the portable Ammonia fridges, that you vent by using some garden hose & venting the gas into a large bucket/drum of water...

    Ammonia gas is a demon in a bottle. One...
  24. In a SHTF scenario. Lead would be a good metal to...

    In a SHTF scenario. Lead would be a good metal to have. AND a way to form it into pellets for a high power air rifle.

    In reality, if the SHTF, any metals going to be quite common quickly for a...
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    The NewZealand $ exchange rate moves around a bit...

    The NewZealand $ exchange rate moves around a bit against the US$.

    Most of the time its about NZ$1.00 = US$0.66 cents, easy to work out @ 2/3rds US$.
    Sometimes as high as US$0.70 cents, nice @...
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