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    This thead is a question - DCM Dichloromethane { sp? ) Would do it, thats...

    DCM Dichloromethane { sp? ) Would do it, thats paint stripper, but theres a big fume hazard witn it & its expensive.
    Alcohols not going to dissolve much.
    I do take that insulation off, but they...
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    I got given some servers & i got the ( wrong )...

    I got given some servers & i got the ( wrong ) impression that they were faster better computers, & i could use them for that.
    So i googled the part numbers & i found ebay adds for the power supplys...
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    When i worked on Hydropower stations, all their...

    When i worked on Hydropower stations, all their roofs were quality Copper sheeting, something to do with lightning strikes.
    About that time the price of Copper was climbing very quickly & people...
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    Call around & find out who takes Mercury as...

    Call around & find out who takes Mercury as hazardous waste. Theres always somebody who takes it. It depends on your county or goverment.
    Dont put it in the waste and as said before, its got no $...
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    Recreate part of Pink Floyds 'Dark side of the...

    Recreate part of Pink Floyds 'Dark side of the moon' Album


    ( I got two sacks ful of computer fans, i'm cooler than justin bieber )
  6. Thread: New hustles??

    by eesakiwi
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    Im not doing anywhere as much scrapmetal as i...

    Im not doing anywhere as much scrapmetal as i was. But am still cleaning up what I have sitting around.

    My Escrap piles probably over a Ton but its a 450 mile journey to get it to a buyer, who...
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    I love those days. Like when i once opened a old...

    I love those days. Like when i once opened a old fridge & found the icebox was made of Brass sheetig with Copper tubeing Silver soldered to it.

    I think its downpipe, if it was rectangular i would...
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    The HDrive magnets backing plate is made out of...

    The HDrive magnets backing plate is made out of MU metal..

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu-metal
    ...
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    Yep, i was 1/2 way thru a project to make a...

    Yep, i was 1/2 way thru a project to make a laboratory hotplate & magnetic stirrer and found this out.
    = Project abandoned..
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    The backing plate is made of some special metal (...

    The backing plate is made of some special metal ( that i cannot find the name of ) that is resistant to magnetic fields ( i think thats what it does )

    And i read that Chinas rare earth mines are...
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    This thead is a question - I have been saving up the 'Paint drop' Tantalum...

    I have been saving up the 'Paint drop' Tantalum capactors, and the yellow 'Brick shaped' Tantis, but in the photos above theres the same colour yellow 'Pillow shaped' capactors that i have not saved...
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    This thead is a question - Oh nooooooo. How much of these have i chucked...

    Oh nooooooo. How much of these have i chucked out?

    I know the 'paint drop tantis are worth $

    But the flat green ones?????
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    The silver coloured metal is either Aluminium or...

    The silver coloured metal is either Aluminium or Magnesium ( i chuck it into the 'Aluminium domestic pile' because most aluminium is alloyed with Magnesium anyway.
    Magnesiums also worth less than...
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    Basically it was this for a short time in NZ, and...

    Basically it was this for a short time in NZ, and if it had rubbish in it, it was 'You pay us'
  15. This thead is a question - Though it would be nice to Broker a...

    Though it would be nice to Broker a deal/connection & make a % on the arrangement.

    I thought i did pretty well when i saved up 330Kgs of Copper #2 over 12 months....
  16. I googled and 'Risers' & 'Backplanes' seem to be...

    I googled and 'Risers' & 'Backplanes' seem to be the same thing except Backplanes might be bigger & have a component or two on them.

    I know what you mean though Eagleice, 'Backplanes' with some...
  17. My kitchen bench, because it is. ( My kitchen...

    My kitchen bench, because it is. ( My kitchen bench.. )
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    I have always made sure theres no plastic in my...

    I have always made sure theres no plastic in my computer & miçrowave cases.

    I can get rid of the plastic in my wheelie bin for 'free' & nobody buys plastic here anyway.

    My cases get filled with...
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    I pick up the small change too. Somebody once...

    I pick up the small change too.
    Somebody once asked me "Why? Its only Ten cents"

    "Yeah" I answered

    "But that Ten cents saves me from getting a $10 parking ticket"
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    I sold some to somebody to use in their security...

    I sold some to somebody to use in their security system.
    I pointed out that using the big flatscreen would 'burn' the image into their screen & ruin it for normal use.
    They can keep one screen on...
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    This thead is a question - I dont make much money off it since its something...

    I dont make much money off it since its something i only do for people i know.
    Fixing broken windows, the ones in Wooden frames.

    Theres legalitys about windows now & people have gone to double <...
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    Late 80's - early 90's was the best years for...

    Late 80's - early 90's was the best years for CPU.
    Thats where the big & easy money is, mostly pink/purple ceramics with Gold.

    Pentium rectangle shaped, Gold capped with bolts out the top of...
  23. Thread: Hello to all

    by eesakiwi
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    Hi Marie, i'm a Kiwi. Welcome and read read &...

    Hi Marie, i'm a Kiwi. Welcome and read read & read, theres plenty of info here & even more experience.

    What sort of scrap are you interested in recycling & what part of the world do you reside in?
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    I worked out that it would take 72 full container...

    I worked out that it would take 72 full container ships full of 40 foot containers, worth of containers standing on their ends, to build a complete wall.
  25. This thead is a question - Yep, i think a proper auctioneer. They know how...

    Yep, i think a proper auctioneer. They know how to handle it, due diligence ( i hate that word, but.. ) insurance & liabilitys.
    At least that way whoever buys it has to remove it & it goes to the...
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