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    You might want to get re-tested TJ. Nobody knows...

    You might want to get re-tested TJ. Nobody knows for sure, but some of the research is suggesting that the immunity doesn't hold.

    We've been spared so far, but it hit three shops in this county...
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    The bigger ones can be tricky K. It was a...

    The bigger ones can be tricky K.

    It was a good many years ago ... i was working on a construction crew that was doing metal buildings. Construction isn't exactly the safest line of work to be in...
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    It's interesting to compare the differences...

    It's interesting to compare the differences between other parts of the world and the U.S.

    4 1/2" is by far the most common size for an angle grinder here.

    The larger sizes are more in the...
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    For whatever it's worth: I use my 4 1/2 angle...

    For whatever it's worth:

    I use my 4 1/2 angle grinder quite a bit when i'm scrapping but i've never really found a cutoff wheel that i was really impressed with. The ones that can be picked up...
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    Sticky: < shrugs > I dunno .... it's all a numbers...

    < shrugs >

    I dunno .... it's all a numbers game. Business is business. You're not much use to yourself or anybody else if you aren't turning a profit.

    Much respect to those who do scrapping...
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    Sticky: Interesting stuff. Not sure about FJ's cost...

    Interesting stuff. Not sure about FJ's cost breakdown. .03 for labor cost ?

    Figure minimum wage here is 12.00$/hr. Maybe another 3.00$ per hour for SSI, Unemployment insurance, and Workman's comp....
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    The commercial refrigeration ones could be really...

    The commercial refrigeration ones could be really nice. They're built to run for decades so everything about them must be heavy duty.

    The household ones like fridges, dehumidifiers,window ac's,...
  8. There you go ... that's the spirit ! :winner:

    There you go ... that's the spirit ! :winner:
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    It might be wise to consider the expense side of...

    It might be wise to consider the expense side of it though.

    There's the cost of buying the units.

    There's the cost of tools. Plasma cutter is probably the best tool for that job but it's easily...
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    I would second that. Some jobs just aren't worth...

    I would second that. Some jobs just aren't worth doing even if you get the material free. You would be cutting your throat if you had to pay for them.

    It's best that that kind of work was done...
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    Yeah, copper has been inching up and gold has...

    Yeah, copper has been inching up and gold has gone up something like 500.00$/oz over the past year.

    Some of the pundits are calling for a possible increase to 15k. per oz before this is all over....
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    I see said the blind man . Jeez ... they got...

    I see said the blind man .

    Jeez ... they got that billboard all wrong didn't they.

    Check out those bushy eyebrows. She must be a wookie .

    Ohh well ... they got the caption right and that's...
  13. No way Bro. You're gettin' way too domesticated !...

    No way Bro. You're gettin' way too domesticated !

    You gotta let the wild man out to play once in awhile.

    You know ... get drunk & run nekkid through the woods whilest screaming at the top of...
  14. Okay ... the wife and kids are gone and you're...

    Okay ... the wife and kids are gone and you're off the leash for a day.

    Dude, we've gotta have a talk. ;)
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    No .. no .. no .... that's a Christian girl with...

    No .. no .. no .... that's a Christian girl with pretty shoulder length hair and soft curls. She's wearing a hospital gown and a necklace with a cross at the bottom.

    Jesus was a Semitic jew. He...
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    This thead is a question - Mike: I think somebody has a wild hair across...

    Mike:

    I think somebody has a wild hair across his backside. Got the crankies or what ? Heat getting to you and making you irritable ?

    We might have been talking about power supplies if i...
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    This thead is a question - Yeah ... i don't know anyone IRL that's doing it...

    Yeah ... i don't know anyone IRL that's doing it full time. The expectation in this area is that you pick up an extra fifty or a hundred every now and then. It's just a side gig and not your prime...
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    This thead is a question - It's just a thought. Some places are around...

    It's just a thought.

    Some places are around .25/lb for aluminum. It would take 400 lbs of aluminum just to make a hundred dollar bill.

    It would take a ton of aluminum just to make one...
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    This thead is a question - I'm a bit old fashioned in that business...

    I'm a bit old fashioned in that business relationships are everything. These take time to develop because it involves trust building. It only takes a handshake between two honorable men to do good...
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    This thead is a question - I wouldn't presume to know .... but geopolitics...

    I wouldn't presume to know .... but geopolitics may play a role.
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    Bangor Maine area yard. ( prices holding steady...

    Bangor Maine area yard. ( prices holding steady since June )

    #1 Iron prepared .045 /lb 90.00$ a ton

    #1 Iron unprepared .0225 / lb 45.00$ a ton

    Cast Iron .045 /lb 90.00$ a ton

    #2...
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    There's plenty of info here on matters related to...

    There's plenty of info here on matters related to refining. It comes up every month or so.

    Most of the time it's a one and done once the new person begins to comprehend what's involved.
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    Whew ... i dunno guys. I quit my job awhile...

    Whew ... i dunno guys.

    I quit my job awhile back and took a month off to clear my head. Those were happy days. It was so refreshing to be able to step out of the mix and just concentrate on my own...
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    I think it would be wise to bear in mind that...

    I think it would be wise to bear in mind that we're only about 1/4 the way through this. The story hasn't fully unfolded yet.

    We get a lot of people from all over the globe coming to visit with...
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    This thead is a question - Our place is pretty modest. It's just a wee bit...

    Our place is pretty modest. It's just a wee bit under 1,200 sqft with a full 8' basement. It was adequate for a family of four and a bit more than what we need now that the boys are grown and it's...
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