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    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't...

    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't be suitable for air B&B.

    The long term renters here are often problematic. I think that's why they went to seasonals & weekly rentals. Anyone that...
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    Way to go T. :winner: Crazy thought, but air...

    Way to go T. :winner:


    Crazy thought, but air B&B's are a big thing this year here in Maine. I've never seen the likes of it before. Those darn things are making 1,000.00$ a week for their...
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    This thead is a question - It's just a thought, but you might contact...

    It's just a thought, but you might contact Rockaway Recycling as a starting point. Ask them if they would be interested -or- if they know of someone in your area that could help you out.
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  4. Thread: Motor Windings

    by hills
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    I think it may have more to do with being...

    I think it may have more to do with being careful. Things like copper pipes and motor windings are well known quantities and easily identifiable in the scrap market. They are low risk. Copper chops...
  5. Thread: Granulator

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    It seems like you have a lot of different...

    It seems like you have a lot of different projects in the works. You must be a very busy man.
  6. Thread: Newcomer

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    This thead is a question - Welcome from Maine. As the others have said...

    Welcome from Maine.

    As the others have said .... read through the old threads.

    Aside from reading , the best teacher is hands on experience. Dive into something small just yourself started...
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    Hey Ken. Welcome from Maine ! :) Originally...

    Hey Ken. Welcome from Maine ! :)

    Originally from Winthrop but made the move North about 40 years ago.

    Jeez man ... take care out there ok ? I was reading in the Globe that Lynn, Chelsea,...
  8. This thead is a question - You might need to have something like ten posts...

    You might need to have something like ten posts before you can do pics and links ?

    I suppose there's a market for just about everything but it's hard to imagine manhole cover collectors.

    You...
  9. Thread: Riots in Cities

    by hills
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    LMAO ... i'll grant you that ! Big things...

    LMAO ... i'll grant you that !

    Big things start happening when a government turns the military loose on it's civilian population.
  10. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    I'm not so sure about that. On the face of it ......

    I'm not so sure about that. On the face of it ... the Chinese way of doing things looks strong. They responded with overwhelming force to crush dissent.

    On a deeper level ... you come to...
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    It's a still fairly good quality of life here in...

    It's a still fairly good quality of life here in the rural parts of Maine ... albeit ... hella cold in the winter. Not so bad here on the coast, but i spent one winter going to school in a college...
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    We had a pretty easy winter here too. If...

    We had a pretty easy winter here too.

    If everything goes well ... our new generator should be delivered over the next few days. It seems like we placed the order just in time. A few days later...
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    I do remember T. It sounds like you guys have...

    I do remember T.

    It sounds like you guys have built a really good life for yourselves down in Florida. My eldest son is doing well down in South Carolina. Even has a fully stocked RV as a " Bug...
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    I've noticed that as well. Ratings do = profit...

    I've noticed that as well. Ratings do = profit but i think it goes deeper than that.

    Most of the newspaper outlets here in Maine are slanted center left. They're using the BLM / race issue to...
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    It's pretty quiet here in Maine. What does...

    It's pretty quiet here in Maine.

    What does have me concerned is that property sales have surged with wealthy urban refugees fleeing the pandemic. The civil unrest in the cities might be a...
  16. Hope for the best and rig for the worst. Harry...

    Hope for the best and rig for the worst.

    Harry Browne had some really good advise on how to make serious money during the bad times. The opportunities are there ... you just have to be in the...
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    Jeez ... i may be creating a monster here ... but...

    Jeez ... i may be creating a monster here ... but look at what else you might be able to do with a hammermill. :))

    The videos from mbmmllc put all kinds of crazy ideas in my head.
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    Yeah, the #2 copper motor windings are kinda...

    Yeah, the #2 copper motor windings are kinda fluffy.

    I rigged up a 10" x 10" metal foot on my wood splitter to help pack them down.

    Don't know if anyone has seen a kitchen size under-counter...
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    It's all good. I just hate to see anyone have to...

    It's all good. I just hate to see anyone have to spend more on gear than they're making on the scrap. There's probably a thing saying DOT with a number following afterward on the tire sidewall....
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    I'm thinking cost of ownership. The Ford...

    I'm thinking cost of ownership.

    The Ford probably uses something like a 235 /80r 22.5. A set of tires would be somewhere around 3,600.00 $

    Fuel mileage is prolly 8 mpg. Maybe 180.00$ at the...
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    Not quite sure about the last pic. It might be...

    Not quite sure about the last pic. It might be iron sulfide or the dirty end of the stick. :cool:
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    It's the airspace between the individual pieces. ...

    It's the airspace between the individual pieces.

    I can fit 50 lbs of bare bright into a 12"x12"x6" box with all of the individual strands being straight and laid together neatly.

    I can fit...
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    by hills
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    I haven't had any problems selling as #2 so far....

    I haven't had any problems selling as #2 so far.

    Just to be on the safe side ... i have started keeping the motor windings and plumbing copper in different buckets. That way everything is all on...
  24. Calculating the percentage can be done by hand...

    Calculating the percentage can be done by hand but i like to use an online percentage calculator.

    https://www.calculator.net/percent-calculator.html

    _____ is what % of _____
  25. Maybe it's already come up but have they figured...

    Maybe it's already come up but have they figured in the exchange rates ?

    If one were quoted in Canadian dollars and the other quoted in U.S. dollars it would be like comparing apples to oranges.
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