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CrazyTom
Penny Sorter Member



USA
52 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  22:58:32  Show Profile Send CrazyTom a Private Message
Grabbed an electric hot water heater someone dumped on the side of the road and got 7.56 for it.

Read Atlas Shrugged if you want to know why this country is in the crapper.
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cpthnsolo
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50 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2010 :  10:17:07  Show Profile Send cpthnsolo a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by CrazyTom

Grabbed an electric hot water heater someone dumped on the side of the road and got 7.56 for it.


Assuming that was a full size unit that seems a bit low but free money is free money I suppose ;). I *love* finding water heaters that are still mostly full as they are quite heavy :D.

This morning I turned in 3 appliances & assorted scrap at $10.50/100 netting $65 for 620lbs.
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  14:54:05  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
590 lbs scrap steel .08 lb $47.20
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thogey
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  15:06:47  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by cpthnsolo

quote:
Wow you're getting high dollar. I can only get .065 here.



I've been getting $10.50/100lb for about a month now. Spend some time on google looking for other yards in your neighborhood if you haven't already.



Only to yards are close enough to make it worth driving to.

Little town=little competetion.

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cpthnsolo
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50 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2010 :  08:09:48  Show Profile Send cpthnsolo a Private Message
quote:
Little town=little competetion.


Awesome! Here in Orlando the competition is extreme. I see two to three other guys driving through every trash night :|. Heck I have a new neighbor that just started scrapping the other week. I don't know the guy so I'm a bit concerned that he may drive by my house one weekend when the garage door is up and see my hoard.

Prices went down for me this week. Wednesday it was $10.50/100 but today it was $8.50/100. Bummer...
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maoguinn
Penny Pincher Member



USA
118 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2010 :  21:06:09  Show Profile Send maoguinn a Private Message
53 lbs alum. cans @.43 lb - $22.79
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2010 :  11:32:08  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
Price of steel dropped to .07 down .01

410 lbs made $28.70
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2010 :  13:11:34  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
140 lbs Ext Alum .68 up .13 from Jan
15 lbs MLC alum .58 up .06 from Mar
45 lbs elect motor .18 down .02 from 2 weeks ago
5 lbs ins #2 wire 1.00 down .10 from 2 weeks ago
22 lbs alum cans up .08 from Feb

$129.76 TTL
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2010 :  13:03:03  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
The last of my steel 320 lbs @ .07 $22.40

If the price keeps dropping I may not be doing much steel. But we will see, they are doing clean up week in my area the next few weeks so I may not be able to pass up on the free steel!
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Heartkill
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USA
91 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2010 :  19:03:49  Show Profile Send Heartkill a Private Message
New state, new yard. Took a small load in today to see how they operate.

41 lb. #1 copper - $112.75 @ 2.75 lb.
2 lb. cans - $1.10 @ .55 lb.

I'll be making a few more trips this week. $2.75 is about .50 higher than I would have gotten in ND.
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Heartkill
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USA
91 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2010 :  21:41:02  Show Profile Send Heartkill a Private Message
Another small load today. Prices down so I'm glad I didn't take a lot. I think I'll sit and wait it out a bit.

33 lb. #1 copper - $79.20 @ 2.40 lb.
5 lb. yellow brass - $6.50 @ 1.30 lb.
5 lb. stainless steel - $2.25 @ 0.45 lb.
2 lb. diecast - $0.16 @ .08 lb.

Total - $88.11
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  09:45:27  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
900 lbs. scrap steel .07 lb $63.00
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CrazyTom
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USA
52 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2010 :  01:22:18  Show Profile Send CrazyTom a Private Message
Been picking up metal on my daily bike rides. Bolts, nuts, washers, screws, lead tire weights, and other junk.

In one week I had over 30 pounds of metal!

Read Atlas Shrugged if you want to know why this country is in the crapper.
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2010 :  16:00:28  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
590 lbs scrap steel .07 a pound $41.30
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Burntrubber87
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14 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2010 :  17:14:17  Show Profile Send Burntrubber87 a Private Message
This is my first post here..recently got myself a f150 4x4 on the road and some spare time..recently the college semester just ended and I drove around and picked up an overflowing truck bed of computer monitors, tv's, vacuums, 4 garbage disposals a small collection of power cords and wires and one bookcase that when disassembled had 29 LBS of solid yellow brass in it.

Brass- 29lbs- 1.70/lb- $49.00
#2 copper- 18lbs- $2.35/lb- $42.00
1 Aluminum rim- $11.00
Mixed aluminum- 18lbs-0.35/lbs-$6.00

Total= $108.00
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2010 :  18:03:52  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Burntrubber87

This is my first post here..recently got myself a f150 4x4 on the road and some spare time..recently the college semester just ended and I drove around and picked up an overflowing truck bed of computer monitors, tv's, vacuums, 4 garbage disposals a small collection of power cords and wires and one bookcase that when disassembled had 29 LBS of solid yellow brass in it.

Brass- 29lbs- 1.70/lb- $49.00
#2 copper- 18lbs- $2.35/lb- $42.00
1 Aluminum rim- $11.00
Mixed aluminum- 18lbs-0.35/lbs-$6.00

Total= $108.00



Whad did you do with the garbage disposals? I turn mine in with my electric motars.
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Burntrubber87
New Member



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Posted - 05/19/2010 :  18:55:08  Show Profile Send Burntrubber87 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by hobo finds

Whad did you do with the garbage disposals? I turn mine in with my electric motars.


I cut the power cords off, I took one apart and saw that it had copper coated aluminum for the wire in the windings. So I seperated the peices that were stainless from the rest and cut the power cords off..I actually never scrapped those because I am saving up my stainless still and figure i will throw the windings and motors in with the ferrous scrap I have.
Can you get money for those electric motors even if they don't have copper windings?
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2010 :  19:14:55  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
They take mine as is. No one looks to see if it is copper or alum. I get .18 a pound
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rock881
New Member



USA
4 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  18:06:46  Show Profile Send rock881 a Private Message
304 Stainless 76 lbs @ 0.87= 66.12
Electric Motors 152 lbs @ 0.27= 41.04
Yellow Brass 2 lbs @ 1.79= 3.58
Red Brass 29 lbs @ 2.05= 59.45
#1 Copper 107 lbs @ 2.55= 272.85

ATM Rounding -0.04
Total 443.00

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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2010 :  17:46:07  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
slow scrappin week only did 340 lbs scrap steel .07 lb
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hobo finds
Penny Hoarding Member



838 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2010 :  12:33:39  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
Scrap steel down to .06 per lb. 460 lbs $27.60. I don't think I will do too much steel this summer with the prices going down not worth it!
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Flbandit
Penny Hoarding Member



USA
851 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2010 :  21:00:22  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I've been kind of slow lately not having a truck anymore. I did pick up 3 Vacuum Cleaners, a computer Monitor, and a window AC the other day. I also got part of a tail pipe from a truck that's partly stainless.

Are you throwing that out?
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NotABigDeal
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
3890 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2010 :  12:04:45  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
It's been a bit.

#1 Cu 78lbs. @ $2.40 $187.20
#2 Cu 98lbs. @ $2.25 $220.50
#2 Ins Cu 50% 28lbs. @ $0.80 $22.40
ACR's (Au/Cu Radiators) 448lbs. @ $1.25 $560.00
Total $990.10

I'll take it.

Deal

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Plain and simple.

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rock881
New Member



USA
4 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2010 :  20:19:55  Show Profile Send rock881 a Private Message
#1 Copper 83 lbs @ 2.50/lb= 207.50
Electric Motors 270 lbs @ 0.20/lb= 54.00
Shredder Scrap 120 lbs @ 9.00/CW= 10.80

Total= 272.30

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drpineapple
New Member



22 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2010 :  02:40:26  Show Profile Send drpineapple a Private Message
If anyone hasn't tried, look at craigslist ads for giveaways to scrap.
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