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  1. Thread: CRT tv

    by 406Refining
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    The process I'm trying to get approval for is the...

    The process I'm trying to get approval for is the separation of the leaded glass from the remaining unleaded glass. Since the CRT processor I'm looking to send material to is 4 states over, I need to...
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    National - I am officially done buying appliance parts. For...

    I am officially done buying appliance parts. For those who sent appliance parts in over the years thank you for your business! With your help I was able to get a ton of microwaves repaired and...
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    This thead is a question - Definitely sell individual lots on TV boards. The...

    Definitely sell individual lots on TV boards. The money is in the main boards. Power boards are the next ones, followed by the T-con boards. I sold a main board from a TV a while back for $240 used....
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    Plastic Recycling

    Hey everyone. Hope you're all doing good. I'm in the process of designing and building a electronics shredding line to process electronics more quickly. I almost reached reached the point in January...
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    Definitely an interesting topic. I recently got...

    Definitely an interesting topic. I recently got my EPA 608 type I certification online about 3ish months ago through Mainstream Engineering. The online one I did was broken down into 2 open book test...
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    The only potential one that I can think of would...

    The only potential one that I can think of would be heliax cable. It's like coax cable, but the center is a hollow tube with a thin layer of copper around it. It's mainly used in specialized RF type...
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    This thead is a question - Unless you're talking thousands of DVD drives I...

    Unless you're talking thousands of DVD drives I wouldn't pay anything. You're probably better off to pull the boards and offer the scrap yard a payout based on the board weights.

    The last time I...
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    I'm just gonna leave this here: ...

    I'm just gonna leave this here:

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=dog+and+cat+food+taste+tester&safe=active&ssui=on

    In all seriousness I have absolutely no idea what my ideal...
  9. This thead is a question - The ewaste and hard drive trends are definitely...

    The ewaste and hard drive trends are definitely moving in an interesting/concerning direction. I don't see desktops completely going away, but definitely less than in previous decades. I've also seen...
  10. I never really got into doing much with curbco...

    I never really got into doing much with curbco (never had time in my schedule between college classes). Every once in a while I would pick up stuff posted for free on facebook marketplace. The best...
  11. This thead is a question - Scrapping value (non-stainless units): -a...

    Scrapping value (non-stainless units):

    -a small handful of wire
    -a 2-10 pound electric motor
    -dirty aluminum grease filters (some are so greasy you may not want to separate them)
    -some light...
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    Score, motherload, or otherwise awesome thread. - I don't think the pictures came through, but...

    I don't think the pictures came through, but based on what you described they are likely mercury wet relays (once pictures are posted I can confirm this). Mercury relays kind of look like mini upside...
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    It's been a while since I posted an update on...

    It's been a while since I posted an update on this project so I figured I'd do that today.

    This project has definitely become more difficult than it was initially planned to be. I got the steel...
  14. When I first designed my hard drive shredder...

    When I first designed my hard drive shredder (still waiting for parts which is annoying) I did some other number crunching on the prices if you were to build the equipment yourself. These costs were...
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    The finished product: ...

    The finished product:

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4643&stc=1

    Tomorrow I call the prospective buyer and get a deal worked out for the motor!
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    I finally got a chance to put the motor on the...

    I finally got a chance to put the motor on the scale and see it's real weight. It came in at 765 pounds. Not as big as I thought, but not a small one either. I dropped it off at the rebuild shop...
  17. I can't speak for other states, but in Montana...

    I can't speak for other states, but in Montana this was the process I had to go through to get a recycling license:

    It is better to ask questions to the state about recycling than to make...
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    Those are some high volume pumps sitting there! I...

    Those are some high volume pumps sitting there! I got 5x of those pumps and 5x 15hp motors at an auction in Cody, WY for $50 each. I was hoping to salvage the complete assemblies with frames, but the...
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    Rebuilding a 75HP motor

    Hey everyone,

    Hope you're all keeping busy with your scrap ventures. I recently bought a 75hp electric motor from a farmer that was cleaning out their field. Since I currently have the highest...
  20. This thead is a question - I started scrapping as a kid for a little bit of...

    I started scrapping as a kid for a little bit of extra money, but when the prices dropped down to less than $0.01/lb back around 2008 and I got a whopping $4 for a full load of steel I quit...
  21. Thread: Gross!!!!

    by 406Refining
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    Food fridges were a once and done for me. After...

    Food fridges were a once and done for me. After that first one I got that was overflowing with rotten food and a broken door seal I made the stipulation that all of the food had to be cleaned out...
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    National - Good news! Appliance parts are back up on the...

    Good news! Appliance parts are back up on the buying list. We are initially buying a select list of parts from mainly microwaves and soon to be dishwashers. The listed items have no limits initially....
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    this thread has a poll - While I'm still working during this time, my...

    While I'm still working during this time, my hobby of fixing up microwaves has been slowing down a lot. For the past 3 weeks the appliance shop I get microwaves from has had 3 units each week for me...
  24. Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist Horror Stories

    Hey everyone,

    Hope you're all staying safe during these crazy times. With all the doom and gloom I figured an off topic discussion would be a nice distraction.

    Today's topic:
    terrible...
  25. This thead is a question - Here in Montana they took my school ID as a form...

    Here in Montana they took my school ID as a form of ID before I had my driver's license, but that wasn't something they were used to seeing. Most people that scrap around here are older than 18 so...
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