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  1. Thread: Copper Parting

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    I like the slide hammer for the motor windings....

    I like the slide hammer for the motor windings. Good proof of concept. It would be neat to have a variety of round and rectangular punches that could be threaded on or off depending on which punch...
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    It's all good Mike. To be honest ... i'm into...

    It's all good Mike. To be honest ... i'm into MTSV as well but it involves specialized knowledge that you have to work for. Gaining that knowledge was driven by a curiosity about how it all works and...
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    Not lazy Mike ... just expedient. There's only so...

    Not lazy Mike ... just expedient. There's only so much that anyone can do in a day so you have to pick and choose how you spend your time. You'll come to understand once you begin to realize that...
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    this thread has pictures - It might not be a bad idea at this stage in the...

    It might not be a bad idea at this stage in the game. Wait too long and somebody else will have to do it. You could probably do a better job of selling it than they could.
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    It's just common sense. " A bird in the hand is...

    It's just common sense. " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

    Most of general scrapping is production work. It's turn n burn. Ya know ... bang it out and don't get too fussy with the...
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    The top one has a bios chip, a clock battery, a...

    The top one has a bios chip, a clock battery, a processor, and memory slots along with the video connectors. That's probably what served as the motherboard. I would class that as a large socket...
  7. Thread: Type of copper.

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    I'm not familiar with type H. I used to use...

    I'm not familiar with type H.

    I used to use type M & L copper tubing when i was plumbing. It's just the regular copper pipe that you see used in houses. It's straight rigid pipe that comes in 10'...
  8. Ohh man .... i'm sorry to hear that T. Did you...

    Ohh man .... i'm sorry to hear that T. Did you get tested ?

    Chances are that you'll bounce back in a couple of weeks but ... please ... do keep a close eye on your wife. I'm not sure, but i think...
  9. Whoo boy .... the traffic is one thing i don't...

    Whoo boy .... the traffic is one thing i don't miss. I used to drive a 40' city bus when i lived in Boston. The Friday afternoon traffic was complete gridlock. It seems like it was another lifetime...
  10. I can relate. It's a similar thing with me. I'm...

    I can relate. It's a similar thing with me. I'm thinking about the legacy i leave behind when i'm gone. There are a lot more days behind me than there are ahead of me.It's time to start paring down...
  11. I found that getting vaccinated made a pretty big...

    I found that getting vaccinated made a pretty big difference. I did what i could for the community, the family, and myself. It's like ...okay ... i've done the best i can and it's time to get on with...
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    Here's the thing: There's a difference...

    Here's the thing:

    There's a difference between being straight up and telling you what you want to hear. Some of us have been where you are when we started out and moved past that. Experience has...
  13. This thead is a question - The reality is that the precious metals are there...

    The reality is that the precious metals are there on the boards but only in very small quantities. The circuit boards need to be processed by the ton in order to make refining them worthwhile.

    ...
  14. It was a bit stressful at the outset of the...

    It was a bit stressful at the outset of the pandemic. That would have been sometime around April of 2020. I was working with the public and we really didn't know what was going on with the virus at...
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    this thread has pictures - Times have changed. A lot of shops throw on a new...

    Times have changed. A lot of shops throw on a new set of rotors when they do a brake job. They don't use the brake lathe to true them up anymore. They make most of their money on parts markup. You...
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    this thread has pictures - 950 lbs

    950 lbs
  17. Thread: good laptop

    by hills
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    I usually pull the hard drive and throw in one...

    I usually pull the hard drive and throw in one that has been wiped & tested. Install the operating system and then update. It's a good idea to check the device manager to make sure there aren't any...
  18. Thread: Gruesome Task...

    by hills
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    Awww ... C'mon ... you know you wanna RAT them...

    Awww ... C'mon ... you know you wanna RAT them out. >:)
  19. Thread: Gruesome Task...

    by hills
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    Humm .... i was thinking .... the simplest thing...

    Humm .... i was thinking .... the simplest thing might be to go talk with the neighbor. He probably doesn't like the rats any more than you do. Remove the food source and the animals move on to...
  20. Thread: Gruesome Task...

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    One of the caretakers that i know was having a...

    One of the caretakers that i know was having a squirrel problem. He said that .22 cal rat shot worked pretty well. I used to use the kind with the crimped brass ends ages ago and had spent shell...
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    Pictures ? Would love to see what it looks like.

    Pictures ? Would love to see what it looks like.
  22. You might give it a day or two ... to see if...

    You might give it a day or two ... to see if anybody weighs in. Carbide is one of those exotic metals that most of the posters here don't have a great deal of experience with. Seems like one of those...
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    It's been awhile since i did one. I can't...

    It's been awhile since i did one. I can't remember if i broke it like you would a ferrite.

    Nowadays i think i would cut it around the middle of the outside with a 4" angle grinder. The 1/16th...
  24. Thread: Cpu

    by hills
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    I'm still running a Q9650 and an 80 GB SSD on a...

    I'm still running a Q9650 and an 80 GB SSD on a HP 6000 microtower. Hoping to get another ten years out of it. Got a whole box of spare parts ! :&
  25. Thread: Wire stripper

    by hills
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    Look on ebay. The yellow colored,motorized,...

    Look on ebay. The yellow colored,motorized, Chinese model works pretty well. It's good value for the money. There is a learning curve with it, but you'll get the idea after a bit of practice. It does...
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