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  1. I'd be trying to sell it 'as is'. I don't think...

    I'd be trying to sell it 'as is'. I don't think there's a lot in it to scrap really.
    From this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_reader I find out that it shines light into a plastic tray full...
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    This thead is a question - I scrapped about 20+ of them. Some had bad...

    I scrapped about 20+ of them. Some had bad capacitors. But they had great video editing software built into them, so I kept a couple.
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    I find my little hanging scales ( with a spring...

    I find my little hanging scales ( with a spring inside them ) are pretty accurate to give me a good idea if I am over a certain weight.
    Like they weigh up to 12 Kgs. I put my metal into plastic...
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    I looked at buying 200 coins ( NZ$1000 worth )...

    I looked at buying 200 coins ( NZ$1000 worth ) when it was $3.. I couldn't find solid info on how or where to buy Bitcoin & after about a hour I gave up.

    ****.
  5. It looks familiar to me too....

    It looks familiar to me too....
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    These are the 'Read/write heads' out of a VCR...

    These are the 'Read/write heads' out of a VCR drum shaped Aluminium head.
    They are just Brass, all of those Ali VCR heads will be Aluminium ( Ali ) with Brass, Steel screws, Steel bearings, Copper...
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    This thead is a question - Nothing. It's worth nothing. There's too much...

    Nothing. It's worth nothing.
    There's too much plastic in DVD drives & monitors, and not enough escrap to make any $$ from.
    If you got it for free you would have to dismantle it, get rid of all the...
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    Beer, Ginger beer. That and Coffee & a night...

    Beer, Ginger beer.
    That and Coffee & a night drink of milkyTumeric tea/lattŽ sorta thing.
    Occasionally water too.
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    It depends on where you are, maybe 9n what yard...

    It depends on where you are, maybe 9n what yard you go to, and what they are aiming to sell at the time.
    Here.
    #1 is 'Berry Copper'. Basically clean Copper wire, without varnish or oxidation,...
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    The Aluminium Tellus vacuums have a faithfull...

    The Aluminium Tellus vacuums have a faithfull following & I pick up the hoses and the wheel bases at 2nd hand places when I find them..
    Mostly interchangeable parts but the little plastic screw that...
  11. Thread: What is it.

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    Different windows but it looks similiar....

    Different windows but it looks similiar.
    https://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/two_third_slider/public/cars_images/feed_580865/orig_8882.jpg...
  12. Thread: What is it.

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    Different windows but it looks similiar....

    Different windows but it looks similiar.
    https://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/styles/two_third_slider/public/cars_images/feed_580865/orig_8882.jpg...
  13. Thread: Any idea

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    The metal that I make the most $$ out of, uses...

    The metal that I make the most $$ out of, uses the least space, takes the least time & brings in the most money.

    Is Copper.

    It was 2/3rds of my yearly $$, & 1/2 the total volume & I didn't get...
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    I read last week something about China changing...

    I read last week something about China changing import grades of Copper & trying to move away from 'waste' & to prefer Ingots instead.
    This could have been a reason for the shift in how the metal...
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    It might be another name for "Domestic" & my...

    It might be another name for "Domestic" & my scrap buyer changed Microwave transformer coils to 'Domestic Copper' a few years ago.

    I wasn't happy about it & he said that "It's because of the extra...
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    Thats something I learn about the length of the...

    Thats something I learn about the length of the cord on a 9 inch grinder.
    You want it so that when you use it, the plug & socket of the extension cord is bouncing on the ground.
    If something...
  17. Nice ! I dropped a metal ruler across the bottom...

    Nice !
    I dropped a metal ruler across the bottom 1/2 of a mold once by accident & was quite amused later on to find the indentations of the measurements were very vivid even with it being a average...
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    I still have that UPS supply, I had to shift it...

    I still have that UPS supply, I had to shift it last week to move a cupboard into a different place in the hallway.
    Not long after that post I had sold a LOT of scrap at one time & got NZ$3000 (...
  19. I hope a lot of those are up & on the road now. ...

    I hope a lot of those are up & on the road now.

    Dodge & Plymouth's are a thing of beauty.
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    I found some nice day slot Silver contacts on old...

    I found some nice day slot Silver contacts on old clothes driers start up switches on the motor.

    Once the motors got the drum rolling, a switch operates to turn the heating elements on, it's those...
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    If they are really big, like 6 X 10 or bigger, I...

    If they are really big, like 6 X 10 or bigger, I would try & sell them as Heatsinks, on eBay or such, for BTSV.

    Large heatsinks are ridiculously expensive compared to their scrap value & somebody...
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    That 4 1/2 inch grinder above. Price a 5 inch...

    That 4 1/2 inch grinder above. Price a 5 inch grinder & discs.

    For the difference in diameter of the discs ( I'm not going to work this out )

    Ok, I did.....
    5 inch dia =. ...
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    I found that Heat pump compressors often have...

    I found that Heat pump compressors often have Aluminium windings in them, even if they are Copper, they are a pain to get into & don't return much more Copper than a fridge compressor.

    Most fridge...
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    WoW ! That's impressive ! I'd love to see a...

    WoW ! That's impressive !

    I'd love to see a Bronze spike, or Brass. That 'Old world' effect that the Copper spike's got is great.

    I notice ( I have to, I've done some casting metal too..) The...
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    I first thought that escrap went to refiners who...

    I first thought that escrap went to refiners who seperate every sort of escrap.
    And then clean the ferrous off it & then it would go up big vats of acid in Titanium mesh baskets to removed the...
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