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  1. I've been thinking about the size of the job over...

    I've been thinking about the size of the job over the last few days. Time management and all that good stuff ..

    Figure maybe .5 man hours per unit between the picking up, break down, trips to the...
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  3. Just a few suggestions: Do the nastiest,...

    Just a few suggestions:

    Do the nastiest, hardest, least paying work first. Discipline yourself and save the best for last. That keeps you working toward the end goal payout and gives you something...
  4. The other thing you'll run into is a transformer...

    The other thing you'll run into is a transformer of some kind. Some call it a light ballast. I haven't done this kind of light fixture before but read up on them with wiki.

    The ideal thing would...
  5. Db, The terms that the scrapyards use for the...

    Db,

    The terms that the scrapyards use for the different kinds of metal can be a little challenging for a guy that's never scrapped anything in his life before. To add to the confusion ......
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    Lol ... ohh ... man ... you gotta be careful....

    Lol ... ohh ... man ... you gotta be careful. This scrapping thing is fun & addictive . It can take on a life of it's own and lure you into all kinds of side ventures that you never could have...
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    Maybe it depends on what your endgame is. You've...

    Maybe it depends on what your endgame is. You've been at this for awhile now and it really seems like you're working hard to build an established business. You know what they say : Every business...
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    Lots of good marketing ideas in this thread....

    Lots of good marketing ideas in this thread. Wanted to thank everyone.

    I would imagine that some of it is situational. For some, it might be a quick one and done on CL , Letgo, & Offerup. Darned...
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    I think you might be on to something. It's the...

    I think you might be on to something. It's the personal one on one at the local level that has worked for me. Towers & desktops are a hard sell here but laptops do okay. The focus is on quality and...
  10. Thread: USB chords

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    Lol ... as Mike pointed out in another thread :...

    Lol ... as Mike pointed out in another thread : Mostly old guys here.

    Deserves fudge was taught to me back in elementary school music class.

    < facepalm > That would have been sometime back in...
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    Welcome from the coast of Maine ! It's been...

    Welcome from the coast of Maine !

    It's been what the old timers called an "open winter " here so far. Late February and barely two inches of snow accumulation on the ground.

    Much better than...
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    Thanks for the heads up guys. It does seem...

    Thanks for the heads up guys.

    It does seem possible. I did a quick check of scrap metal prices in NZ. They had Steel Shredder Feed & Steel Swarf listed at 0 $/MT. Steel light gauge & Steel tin...
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    It's all good. You just have to figure out what...

    It's all good. You just have to figure out what works best for you.

    I serve the public in my regular day job. Prior to that, i ran my own small carpentry business for 16 years. I'm not really all...
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    I think that you sometimes learn more from your...

    I think that you sometimes learn more from your failures than you do from your successes. The trick is to keep at it and not get discouraged.

    Sales and marketing are a skill just like anything...
  15. Thread: Cutting up iron

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    Maybe you can line up a friend with a cutting...

    Maybe you can line up a friend with a cutting torch and kick him a few bucks ? It's a bit of an investment. Can't remember the exact amount, but i think it was at least 600.00$ spent to for the...
  16. Thread: USB chords

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    Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge ... oh ... wait ......

    Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge ... oh ... wait ... wrong thread. That's my favorite snack. o:)

    * Nevermind *

    The yards i go to grade USB cords as low grade. You can see that there's just a scant...
  17. I was curious so i attempted it myself. Bit out...

    I was curious so i attempted it myself. Bit out of my depth with speeds but my surface scan software reports speed. USB connection was reporting an average of 1900Mb/Min -or- 31.6 Mb/Sec.

    I tried...
  18. I have done a few by connecting directly inside...

    I have done a few by connecting directly inside the box but i can't remember specifically why. Don't recall any particular speed difference between that and USB2.

    I have noticed a considerable...
  19. I like your rig. Thanks for adding the pic. ...

    I like your rig. Thanks for adding the pic.

    The main problem that i ran into was that i needed to shut down the PC before adding an additional HDD to the mainboard. When the machine boots back...
  20. I like to keep the HDD's i'm working on outside...

    I like to keep the HDD's i'm working on outside of the box. That way everything is sitting on the workbench.

    This is hard to describe, but i used a switching power supply salvaged out of one of my...
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    This is all a vague understanding but i believe...

    This is all a vague understanding but i believe we're doing something similar with our new waste to energy plant. There's talk about something called single stream recycling ? You pitch it in the...
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    I'm probably gonna get nuked but .... :rolleyes:...

    I'm probably gonna get nuked but .... :rolleyes:

    BG ... there's no sense in this fighting. Are you suffering with wintertime depression ? Maybe bipolar disorder ? If so ... it's all biochemical....
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    If i could offer a suggestion: The fastest...

    If i could offer a suggestion:

    The fastest and surest way to find yourself bankrupt and out of business is to dive headlong into something that you really don't know all that much about.

    You...
  24. Canada - Yeah, i've run into similar problems when trying...

    Yeah, i've run into similar problems when trying to buy upgrade processors for my builds. It seems like someone automatically bids higher at the last minute.

    Lol ... maybe we should be selling our...
  25. Canada - Lol ... okay boys ... take it outside. ;) More...

    Lol ... okay boys ... take it outside. ;)

    More seriously though:

    Why not develop ebay as a source for buying scrap ram as well ?

    Current bid on this 20 lb lot is about 7.50 USD/lb.
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