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  1. I've done mostly ewaste in the past and have been...

    I've done mostly ewaste in the past and have been getting back into non-ferrous over the last couple of years. The pandemic hasn't affected my pick ups but there isn't much material as of late.

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    I've had pretty good luck over the years. All of...

    I've had pretty good luck over the years. All of my electronics are second or third hand. Picked up a nice 72" lcd and all it needed was a new power board. Thirty dollars spent, as opposed to over...
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    She was probably sayin' " Dude ... WTF ... GROSS...

    She was probably sayin' " Dude ... WTF ... GROSS ... you pee'd all over me ! "
  4. Thread: What is it.

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    It's an old car that's been sitting in the field...

    It's an old car that's been sitting in the field for awhile. :cool:
  5. Thread: Any idea

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    Copper is getting harder to come by in this area....

    Copper is getting harder to come by in this area. It's not just scrappers, but tradesmen are into it as an additional income source.

    Take the locally available scrap copper resource, divide it by...
  6. Thread: Need some help

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    I was thinking along the same lines but wanted to...

    I was thinking along the same lines but wanted to give the OP the benefit of the doubt.

    Doesn't seem like a well disciplined professional building contractor but maybe a native French Canadian...
  7. Thread: Need some help

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    (Thirty five years in the building trades here.)...

    (Thirty five years in the building trades here.)

    There are really no simple answers to your post. It's entirely situational.

    I would say this: The general trend in construction these days is...
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    I experimented with breaking down the boards buy...

    I experimented with breaking down the boards buy it didn't seem worthwhile to for different reasons. Time vs. reward, job hazards, and so on.

    Tend to think of the square flatpacks as being one...
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    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't...

    Yeah, lots of terms & conditions there. Wouldn't be suitable for air B&B.

    The long term renters here are often problematic. I think that's why they went to seasonals & weekly rentals. Anyone that...
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    Way to go T. :winner: Crazy thought, but air...

    Way to go T. :winner:


    Crazy thought, but air B&B's are a big thing this year here in Maine. I've never seen the likes of it before. Those darn things are making 1,000.00$ a week for their...
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    This thead is a question - It's just a thought, but you might contact...

    It's just a thought, but you might contact Rockaway Recycling as a starting point. Ask them if they would be interested -or- if they know of someone in your area that could help you out.
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  12. Thread: Motor Windings

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    I think it may have more to do with being...

    I think it may have more to do with being careful. Things like copper pipes and motor windings are well known quantities and easily identifiable in the scrap market. They are low risk. Copper chops...
  13. Thread: Granulator

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    It seems like you have a lot of different...

    It seems like you have a lot of different projects in the works. You must be a very busy man.
  14. Thread: Newcomer

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    This thead is a question - Welcome from Maine. As the others have said...

    Welcome from Maine.

    As the others have said .... read through the old threads.

    Aside from reading , the best teacher is hands on experience. Dive into something small just yourself started...
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    Hey Ken. Welcome from Maine ! :) Originally...

    Hey Ken. Welcome from Maine ! :)

    Originally from Winthrop but made the move North about 40 years ago.

    Jeez man ... take care out there ok ? I was reading in the Globe that Lynn, Chelsea,...
  16. This thead is a question - You might need to have something like ten posts...

    You might need to have something like ten posts before you can do pics and links ?

    I suppose there's a market for just about everything but it's hard to imagine manhole cover collectors.

    You...
  17. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    LMAO ... i'll grant you that ! Big things...

    LMAO ... i'll grant you that !

    Big things start happening when a government turns the military loose on it's civilian population.
  18. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    I'm not so sure about that. On the face of it ......

    I'm not so sure about that. On the face of it ... the Chinese way of doing things looks strong. They responded with overwhelming force to crush dissent.

    On a deeper level ... you come to...
  19. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    It's a still fairly good quality of life here in...

    It's a still fairly good quality of life here in the rural parts of Maine ... albeit ... hella cold in the winter. Not so bad here on the coast, but i spent one winter going to school in a college...
  20. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    We had a pretty easy winter here too. If...

    We had a pretty easy winter here too.

    If everything goes well ... our new generator should be delivered over the next few days. It seems like we placed the order just in time. A few days later...
  21. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    I do remember T. It sounds like you guys have...

    I do remember T.

    It sounds like you guys have built a really good life for yourselves down in Florida. My eldest son is doing well down in South Carolina. Even has a fully stocked RV as a " Bug...
  22. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    I've noticed that as well. Ratings do = profit...

    I've noticed that as well. Ratings do = profit but i think it goes deeper than that.

    Most of the newspaper outlets here in Maine are slanted center left. They're using the BLM / race issue to...
  23. Thread: Riots in Cities

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    It's pretty quiet here in Maine. What does...

    It's pretty quiet here in Maine.

    What does have me concerned is that property sales have surged with wealthy urban refugees fleeing the pandemic. The civil unrest in the cities might be a...
  24. Hope for the best and rig for the worst. Harry...

    Hope for the best and rig for the worst.

    Harry Browne had some really good advise on how to make serious money during the bad times. The opportunities are there ... you just have to be in the...
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    Jeez ... i may be creating a monster here ... but...

    Jeez ... i may be creating a monster here ... but look at what else you might be able to do with a hammermill. :))

    The videos from mbmmllc put all kinds of crazy ideas in my head.
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