spring cleaning

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  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Been cleaning out the shop, shed and carport at moms.

    Should have around
    350 pounds of #1 copper
    200 pounds of red brass
    300 pounds of mixed brass
    100 pounds of #2 copper
    2000 pounds of scrap iron

    I just remembered where some more copper is at in the barn and in my garage.

    G3
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Don't forget to get mom a nice present with the proceeds. They should be substantial.
     

  3. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    You have good "junk"!!!
     
  4. tecumseh

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    the price is really up some here at the scrap yard.
     
  5. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    That copper'll fetch a pretty penny :lol: no pun intended :thumbsup:
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Well the wife and me just got back from selling our junk and a few other chores.

    Did pretty good, better than I thought we would have. :yahoo:

    I was right on with some of the weights and off on others

    356 pounds of #1 copper (stripped wire and tubing)
    48 pounds of #2 copper (sweated fittings)
    19 pounds of insulated wire (deep well wire that would not strip)
    16 pounds of mixed brass (chromed cut off valves for plumbing)
    205 pounds of red brass (stripped out brass valve bodies and valve seats)
    309 pounds of semi red brass (sprinkler heads)
    9 pounds of stainless (bolts, springs, backing plates)
    418 pounds of batteries (car batteries)
    4500 pounds of scrap iron (pipe, fittings, glands, cast iron valve bodies, scrap iron)

    did pretty good.........................$2,919.15

    WOOOOO HOOOOOO :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Not bragging in the least just excited, we needed a little extra bump and that sure did help out.

    G3
     
  7. tecumseh

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    a bit off on the short iron was ya'?

    glad you did well. the scrap business (ie $/lb) is likely the best economic indicator that I know of....
     
  8. srvfantexasflood

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    Nice piece of change. Around here, the drug addicts steal that kind of stuff to sell for drugs. They'll climb poles to steal the wiring. They do tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage for a few dollars worth of metal.
     
  9. brooksbeefarm

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    I bought 8 1/2 acres for an investment that had 3 junk trailerhouses on it. I called around and found a fellow who said he would remove them and clean up the mess for the metal. I guess he's doing alright selling the aluminum off the sides and seel frames (heavy older trailerhouses), said he was going to make a trailer out of one of them. It would of cost me around $2,000.00 to burn and have them buried. The guy needed the work and money,i found out his kids go to school where my daughter teaches and she said their having a hard time. If he does what he said he would do, i'll pay him a bonus. Jack
     
  10. Hobie

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    If any of those trailers have a VIN plate, I'll buy them from you! I can't say why, though. :shock:
     
  11. brooksbeefarm

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    Sorry hobie, i told him he could have them and anything in them he could use or sell just to get rid of them. They were a mess,junk everywhere pots,pans,cook stoves,ref.,couchs,chairs,old clothes,dishes, knifes,forks,spoons,fast food wrapers,beer cans strung everywhere, you couldn't walk through them. :shock: I did keep two wheelchairs a pair of crutches and a walker i found and gave them to a place for the handicapped. This is in a county with no zoning ord. and most of the time the outside of there home is just like the inside. I was thinking about putting some hives there (woods and open rough fields all around) but they probably wouldn't be there when i went back. :roll: Jack