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Thread: Scrap Metal Tips and Small Talk

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    Hey, lets start a new thread on scraping metal, I know a few members are scrappers also. This can be about local prices, tips on breaking down, etc. what ever you want to talk about.

    One of my favorite things to scrap is vacuum cleaners and gas grills. Each has different types of metal in them as I seperate each metal as much as I can.

    My first tip, save your screws, bolts, and nuts into different buckets, some yards will pay more per pound as they as consider bushling. I get 2-3 cents more per pound vs. just throwing on the steel pile.

    Bossandy
    I wish a buck was still silver, back when the country was strong. -The Hag

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    What are some under-the-radar junk electronics with a surprising amount of copper in them? Aside from copper, what other scrap metal gives you the best bang for your buck?
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    Just curious....what is the price range for cat converters in other areas.....here the minimum is about 35, prices go up to a few hundred....thats not thru the scrap yards...they screw a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarMoreBadass View Post
    What are some under-the-radar junk electronics with a surprising amount of copper in them? Aside from copper, what other scrap metal gives you the best bang for your buck?
    Itís hit or miss with the electronics, fans are good.

    Yellow brass is a goreat metal, found everywhere and @$1.70-$1.90 per pound, it adds up really fast. One thing alot of drive by scrappers miss are garden hoses. I donít, I cut off the brass ends on every hose I find, and in the spring, I find alot.

    Bossandy
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasksilver View Post
    Just curious....what is the price range for cat converters in other areas.....here the minimum is about 35, prices go up to a few hundred....thats not thru the scrap yards...they screw a guy.
    It varies, I never been lucky enough to get one yet, but with all the info the yards ask, I donít need the hassle.

    Bossandy
    I wish a buck was still silver, back when the country was strong. -The Hag

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossandy View Post
    It varies, I never been lucky enough to get one yet, but with all the info the yards ask, I donít need the hassle.

    Bossandy
    i used to run a auto wrecker lol, so i had lots over the years. We dont have to give our yards any info....up until last month...now they want a name and ur id. My cat guy doesnt require any info....like that guy.
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    IL State law is. If you have over $100.00 in any type of copper scrap combined. The first $100 is cash and the balance they cut as a check.

    We get our driver’s license scanned every time, the yard knows me by my first name now Your name, address, truck type and vehicle license number is on your receipt. If you’re legal, nothing to worry about.

    Bossandy

    If your a business and your name is on file, no check and you get cash. But they don’t advertise it very much
    Last edited by bossandy; 03-27-2014 at 02:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossandy View Post
    IL State law is. If you have over $100.00 in any type of copper scrap combined. The first $100 is cash and the balance they cut as a check.

    We get our driverís license scanned every time, the yard knows me by my first name now Your name, address, truck type and vehicle license number is on your receipt. If youíre legal, nothing to worry about.

    Bossandy
    we only get a check above 500, and up until a month ago, when u signed for ur metal, u could sign Fred Flintstone for all they cared lol. Guess lots of thefts are bringing about the changes....fing druggies
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    What kills me is when I see guys throwing water heaters on the pile and there is still copper and brass on them, They are throwing away dollars to make pennies. It take 5 minutes to strip a water heater. Go figure

    Bossandy
    I wish a buck was still silver, back when the country was strong. -The Hag

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossandy View Post
    What kills me is when I see guys throwing water heaters on the pile and there is still copper and brass on them, They are throwing away dollars to make pennies. It take 5 minutes to strip a water heater. Go figure

    Bossandy
    i always save copper and brass....have since i was a kid, why stop now lol. I like the brass valves off the propane tanks...my dad used to hit them off with a hammer...they add up decent...just need a hack saw to cut out the steel spring clip.
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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