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    I am not familiar with that part of the country,...

    I am not familiar with that part of the country, but a Google search provided a list of numerous companies.
  2. Welcome to SMF and the freedom this lifestyle...

    Welcome to SMF and the freedom this lifestyle brings with it. Trying to feed a family in this type of market will be the first challenge. I admire your sink or swim strategy. It is assumed that you...
  3. Thread: Floor Plans

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    Welcome to the forum and I will echo the previous...

    Welcome to the forum and I will echo the previous thread. A thought for you to consider is that I have never heard anyone complain that they wished they had built a smaller (house, shop, office,...
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    Poll: Eesakiwi's breakdown is the most comprehensive...

    Eesakiwi's breakdown is the most comprehensive advice you will get from anywhere short of a book titled "e-scrap for dummies."
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    Poll: Welcome to SMF, home of the largest library for...

    Welcome to SMF, home of the largest library for e-scrap. Many threads can be found that discuss your questions by using the advance search button in the upper right hand corner of this page. As...
  6. You hit the nail on the head. If you need the...

    You hit the nail on the head. If you need the cash, turn and burn. If you have the room, study the markets, and are flexible, stockpile not hoard. Take the insights of others and apply it to your...
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    Renaissance Scrapper

    I just celebrated my seventh year on the forum, not the oldest member, just an old timer. As a teacher for many years, history was one of my favorite subjects. Therefore to celebrate this occasion...
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    I will preface this with the same statement: I am...

    I will preface this with the same statement: I am not a tax expert, but then again I am not sure accountants and tax lawyers are either. The true expert is the IRS and their word is final.

    The...
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    Based on the squat of the truck, water removed...

    Based on the squat of the truck, water removed from water heaters, and not knowing what is inside the barrel and other nooks and crannies = 825 lbs.
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    The quality of some of the previous pictures was...

    The quality of some of the previous pictures was destroyed when photobucket decided to change their business plan, so here are a couple of better pictures of previous projects.

    End table at the...
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    Happy New Year to all. This years gift was meant...

    Happy New Year to all. This years gift was meant to be a coffee table for the cabin, but the wife thought it was a bench for the creek on our property in the hills. Instead of correcting her, I...
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    Quality tools at a good price is a recipe for...

    Quality tools at a good price is a recipe for success in my opinion. Shopping pawn shops, auctions, bankrupsies, and estate sales will provide you with tools to do the job. Box loads of tools can...
  13. Thread: Hello to all

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to our little world. Enjoy the...

    Welcome to our little world. Enjoy the experience.
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    I am one that doubts the realism of reality...

    I am one that doubts the realism of reality shows, but at the same time having seen some conflicts among scrappers, this does not surprise me. Another story that is suppose to be true, but I do not...
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    Greytruck has provided valuable information. At...

    Greytruck has provided valuable information. At scrapmonster you can track the scrap metal indexes and network among buyers. To put your situation in perspective, you have metal in the largest...
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    That is a lot of $crap.

    That is a lot of $crap.
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    The pipeline grills are interesting. I did not...

    The pipeline grills are interesting. I did not know the majority of rigs used acetylene. Around here propane is the gas of choice because of availability and cost. I know the oil fields in China...
  18. Thread: Hey Everyone

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to SMF. Feel free to visit our library,...

    Welcome to SMF. Feel free to visit our library, there is a lot of great information in the old threads. In the upper right hand corner is a search function (I use the advanced search option) and...
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    Thanks for sharing the video. My hands are to...

    Thanks for sharing the video. My hands are to big and brain to small to work on computers. I specialize in turning scrap machinery and tools into western fixtures and art. It is more for...
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    It has been a couple of years since I bumped this...

    It has been a couple of years since I bumped this thread and at this time of the year it has become a focal point in my thoughts. All of the money found in dryers, on the ground and pocket change is...
  21. Thread: Hello all

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to SMF. I am on of the lucky ones on...

    Welcome to SMF. I am on of the lucky ones on here because it provides entertainment and keeps me out of trouble. The buck just helps pay for my hobbies.
  22. Thread: Introduction

    by Patriot76
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    Welcome to the forum. This is a great time to...

    Welcome to the forum. This is a great time to start in this business, if you can make it now, you will be thrilled when prices rebound.
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    The use of a propane tree for heater, grill, and...

    The use of a propane tree for heater, grill, and lantern is common in hunting camps. I do not know about using a tree with your torch. Make sure your fire extinguisher is full and you can use it to...
  24. This thead is a question - Matheson is my choice for liquid oxygen. They...

    Matheson is my choice for liquid oxygen. They have provided tanker trucks when the need arises. We were burning through 25 regular tanks a day and this was cost effective using petrogen torches. ...
  25. Wyoming builds their walls with lead and Walmart...

    Wyoming builds their walls with lead and Walmart will not stop them.
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