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    They say that timing is everything though. The...

    They say that timing is everything though. The best time to jump in would have been twenty or thirty years ago when resources were plentiful and competition was scarce.

    You must have noticed .......
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    It's true that there's more junk on the board....

    It's true that there's more junk on the board. It's a hard call because you get copper wound ferrites and copper in the transformers. There's a lot of solder and that has value.

    All in all though...
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    That's true enough. One would think that low...

    That's true enough.

    One would think that low grade power supply boards would have more copper per pound but very little in the way of precious metals.

    I suppose the math would be different...
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    I don't know if it's true or not ... but i read...

    I don't know if it's true or not ... but i read somewhere that 18 wheeler truck loads of circuit boards are shipped from the US to Canada for processing every year. It seems that it was somehow...
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    There's aluminum sheet There's cast aluminum ...

    There's aluminum sheet

    There's cast aluminum

    There's extruded

    There's EC wire

    All four are just different kinds of aluminum. Some kinds have more value than others.
  6. * Giggles * Mom used to say that little...

    * Giggles *

    Mom used to say that little pictures should be seen and not heard.

    ...
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    It's hard to tell from the photo. ;) I dunno...

    It's hard to tell from the photo. ;)

    I dunno ... maybe the graphics use up a lot more bandwidth ? Some forums limit their use out of necessity.

    I was thinking that you might be able to couple...
  8. I don't know much about steel but i do work at a...

    I don't know much about steel but i do work at a gas station. Regular gas jumped twenty cents to $ 4.60 last week. It took a ten cent jump to 4.70 yesterday morning.

    The pattern every year is...
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    I like that rolling mill. The price really isn't...

    I like that rolling mill. The price really isn't bad compared to sheet metal rollers. If you could attach a high torque / low speed electric motor where the crank handle fits on ? Maybe a DC motor...
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    I think i've been getting mid grade high for...

    I think i've been getting mid grade high for mine. I remove the co-ax & RCA connectors along with as much other junk on the board that's easy to remove.

    If you've got 120 VAC changing to 12 VDC...
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    A scrapper friend of mine had the same idea of...

    A scrapper friend of mine had the same idea of using two solid rollers as well.

    He talks about scrapping out a treadmill for the parts some day but he hasn't gotten around to it just yet. I think...
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    Mine is very much like yours Dan. The design is...

    Mine is very much like yours Dan. The design is pretty good but there is a learning curve.

    1: Look at the second pic. Look at the height adjustment knob. Next ... look at the nut that is touching...
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    It seems like a good design but i would be...

    It seems like a good design but i would be concerned about fuel vapors and sparks. Even a static electricity spark is hot enough to ignite the propane. Doesn't take much.

    About the only...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/rpg5md0N/20220504-105823.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/rpg5md0N/20220504-105823.jpg

    What could possibly go wrong ?>:)
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    It looks like a nice rig .... but you have to be...

    It looks like a nice rig .... but you have to be extra careful when working with any kind of fuel tanks. It's always that one oddball chance you didn't anticipate that makes it go BOOM ! ;)

    ...
  16. Thread: Dirty Brass

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    Could you post a picture ? Without better...

    Could you post a picture ?

    Without better information ... it sounds like a friction fit. They drove a plastic pipe into the inside of a brass pipe ? The plastic pipe is just a little bit bigger...
  17. This thead is a question - The video was interesting to watch. Your transfer...

    The video was interesting to watch. Your transfer station is similar to the one i visit here in Maine. There's still a bit of snow on the ground so it's likely to be the slow season. As you mentioned...
  18. Thread: Hey I'm new here

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    This thead is a question - Don't quit your day job. ;) Now ... use your...

    Don't quit your day job. ;)

    Now ... use your noodle here. Did you ever stop to consider that exposure to the chemicals that he was working with might have contributed to his death ? Even...
  19. Thread: Nickel

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    There's a lot of instability in the nickel...

    There's a lot of instability in the nickel commodities market lately. Lot's of news stories. Ran across this one a few days ago.

    ...
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    It's all good. Whatever works best for you is...

    It's all good. Whatever works best for you is fine. We all have our own ways of doing things. What works for one might not work well for another. We're all on our own here so the way somebody else...
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    I use the 4 1/2" angle grinder with a 1/16" thick...

    I use the 4 1/2" angle grinder with a 1/16" thick cutoff wheel to make the cuts. Brass is generally a lead alloy so i'm mindful that the dust probably isn't good to breathe in or get on your skin....
  22. It's a little different here. I get all different...

    It's a little different here. I get all different kinds of people coming through our bottle recycling center. Most are nice some are not so easy to deal with. Surprisingly ..... it's not the addicts...
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    It's just an electric motor. Most of them aren't...

    It's just an electric motor. Most of them aren't too complicated. There are a whole bunch of youtube videos on how to test an electric motor with a multimeter.

    Probably wouldn't hurt to try...
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    Interesting discussions for some but they're not...

    Interesting discussions for some but they're not socially appropriate for this place. There are no mods and the admin is only in from time to time. It's pretty much on us to exercise good judgement...
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    It's probably an urban legend. Metal implants...

    It's probably an urban legend.

    Metal implants ... and even screws ... are stamped with a serial number so that the metal pieces can be traced back to the manufacturer in the even of a medical...
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