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    Had a nice score on Sat....50 pounds of copper pipe and heavy wire at the local dump....stopped on a whim and only had a hammer in the car for "tools"....cut the hell out of my hand while beating one end of the wire out of a old heater lol. Still worth it, cuts heal
    One in a million...GNR ...sums it up nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossandy View Post
    Red, did you build that? I noticed how he puts the coke can in the same position every time

    Bossandy

    No I didn't but I have a motor. If I could get a gear reduction box cheap I would have one of those.
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

    432Hz

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    Quote Originally Posted by redraspberry View Post
    No I didn't but I have a motor. If I could get a gear reduction box cheap I would have one of those.
    Check this out Red....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2ZAkXy1UE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerner View Post

    Ha, there use to be a scrap yard in my local town. I worked with the guy for years and he quit to run the junk. He had some sort of contraption that was a bicycle frame and used a motor to drive the rear wheel to crush and throw the cans into a trailer for collection.
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

    432Hz

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    I have also been collecting CPUs and computers for scrapping. Here is a ok introduction to the gold recovery trade....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s8HiIG--Nc

    Of note our local Habitat for humanity restock store often sell the whole computers for around $20 +- when the older ones are often much cheaper.

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    That's a sweet video. What do you do after you breakdown all the gold pieces on the computer components? Melt them into a pellet and take it to a cash for gold place?
    The beard has turned into the padded bra of masculinity. There's a whole generation running around looking like lumberjacks, and most of you can't change a tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerner View Post
    I have also been collecting CPUs and computers for scrapping. Here is a ok introduction to the gold recovery trade....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s8HiIG--Nc

    Of note our local Habitat for humanity restock store often sell the whole computers for around $20 +- when the older ones are often much cheaper.
    Donít stop there Westener,

    I check all computer cable ends as long as cat5 ends, they are gold plated also. Last fall I found two large tubs full of old SCSI cables. I clipped off the ends, sliced open the cable and pulled off the braided #2 copper shield and the rest of the wire goes into a common wire bin.

    My problem now is finding a buyer for all of the ends, CPU, HDís etc without shipping it across the country, but Iím in no hurry, that take up such a small space.

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

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    Scrapper girl.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSQHSLTGYwA

    Interesting information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarMoreBadass View Post
    That's a sweet video. What do you do after you breakdown all the gold pieces on the computer components? Melt them into a pellet and take it to a cash for gold place?
    Normally, we would send to a e-waste buyer and get X.XX per lb. for all the diifferent things, but now I am waiting until gold goes back up a little. Here is one source, but I need to find a local buyer.

    http://www.cashforcomputerscrap.com/current-pricing

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

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    Default Fridges

    How would you safely and legally de-gas a fridge?
    I have tried (not very hard) to find online advice.
    Fridges are the final frontier here in UK, you can't take 'em to the scrapyard.
    Got to be a legal site.
    I see SO many fridges, I can't help but want to set up a recycling unit.
    I looked into plastics, from £100/300 ($165/495) per ton, steel £120 ($200) if I can extract and store the gas, there must be a chemical company that buys it? And the insulation, possibly mashed up and then bonded to form a building material?
    If I can get people to PAY to take the fridge away, I can get a nice living and employ people.

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