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    Quote Originally Posted by sasksilver View Post
    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.
    I thought about that, but donít want a bomb to go off I will need to look into that though. Thanks


    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
    I thought about that, but donít want a bomb to go off I will need to look into that though. Thanks


    Bossandy
    my dad always had a taste for danger. If u want a safe way to undo them....take a piece of heavy steel pipe, weld a socket into one end....1/2 drive so u can use a impact, then cut a section out of the pipe...opposite of each other....so it slides over the valve and has a piece if steel on each side to grip the valve, and voila...u have a impact socket for removing propane tank valves....hope u follow what i am explaining lol....pics would help but phone wont post them lol.
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasksilver View Post
    my dad always had a taste for danger. If u want a safe way to undo them....take a piece of heavy steel pipe, weld a socket into one end....1/2 drive so u can use a impact, then cut a section out of the pipe...opposite of each other....so it slides over the valve and has a piece if steel on each side to grip the valve, and voila...u have a impact socket for removing propane tank valves....hope u follow what i am explaining lol....pics would help but phone wont post them lol.
    Just researched this on you tube, what happens if I create a spark? Am I going to take a magic carpet ride

    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
    Just researched this on you tube, what happens if I create a spark? Am I going to take a magic carpet ride

    Bossandy
    brass wont spark, my dad used to break them off with a hammer...usually while smoking a cigar (he would have a couple on weekends when he was scrapping stuff)
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasksilver View Post
    brass wont spark, my dad used to break them off with a hammer...usually while smoking a cigar (he would have a couple on weekends when he was scrapping stuff)
    Maybe I will ask my neighbor to show me first.

    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
    Maybe I will ask my neighbor to show me first.

    Bossandy
    it will be fine....google it....brass does not spark. Hard part is finding a place to get rid of the tanks....propane is heavy so i am sure a little stays in the bottom of thr tank lol.
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasksilver View Post
    it will be fine....google it....brass does not spark. Hard part is finding a place to get rid of the tanks....propane is heavy so i am sure a little stays in the bottom of thr tank lol.
    But if the valve is out of the tank, the tank should be empty and a yard should take them, right?

    I toss a lot of helium balloon tanks in there all the time.

    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
    But if the valve is out of the tank, the tank should be empty and a yard should take them, right?

    I toss a lot of helium balloon tanks in there all the time.

    Bossandy
    oh i am sure they will....they do here as long as u remove valves or shoot holes in tank...with the safety regulations getting the way they are in some areas....who knows....may come a day when u have to wear chemical gloves when wiping ur ass at the rate things are going lol.
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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    I scrap. I have a truck bed half full of aluminum right now. I scrap out what ever I can. I have a place around me that buys computer parts too. So I disassemble computers and all the parts and separate it all and take it all in. The hard drives I take a part for the cast aluminum, and I can sell the magnets online, the motherboards they buy for $0.60 a lb and the rest I get steel price for. I do not find it worth stripping down the other drives like the CD drive etc, so they give me steel price for that as well. Funny how you start scrapping and how you look at everything differently. When I see a computer that is old, I see it in scrap/money terms. When I see a fan on the side of the road, I see an electric motor and steel.

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    Speaking of hot water heaters, some may still have usable magnesium anode rods in them. Google that, then google what can be done with magnesium.

    My place is starting to look like a junk yard, I have been stacking metals for over four years now waiting for scrap prices to go back to their highs. It's getting kinda embarrassing. Need to build some solid cedar fences just to hide some of me treasures.

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