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Old March 21st, 2014, 12:56 PM   #21
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Last time i put a can out...
I wrote in black sharpie "free metal, leave can"
A scrapper stopped and asked me if i had any more.
When he left he took my can.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:30 PM   #22
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Last time i put a can out...
I wrote in black sharpie "free metal, leave can"
A scrapper stopped and asked me if i had any more.
When he left he took my can.
That has the makings of a good country song.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:31 PM   #23
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sounds more like a coffee shop poem.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:35 PM   #24
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sounds more like a coffee shop poem.
Scrapper's haiku.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:42 PM   #25
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How do we know the can of wires is not stolen?!!!!
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:43 PM   #26
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How do we know the can of wires is not stolen?!!!!
we don't, do we?
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Old March 21st, 2014, 01:51 PM   #27
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we don't, do we?
So the new law for scrapping is STOOOOPID!
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:05 PM   #28
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So the new law for scrapping is STOOOOPID!
Especially for copper wire. Pretty hard to prove or disprove where it came from.

Of course, some scrappers actually try to scrap manhole covers.... "I found it laying in the street"
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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:41 PM   #29
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Some scrappers already melt the copper wire. "Oh I do clean up for burned out houses."
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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:46 PM   #30
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i have seen them spend hours striping the wires to get pure copper price.
the wife was doing like she was knitting
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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:56 PM   #31
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I've done my share of scrapping, I'd strip the jacket off but that's it. Lot of work, to do it right and legally. I was doing it when I was unemployed to survive then for extra cash.I got to sick from the mold, dust and mouse crap, so I had to stop. I tore down travel trailers and mobiles.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 07:08 PM   #32
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I usually turn in $300-$1000 in scrap copper every month or so. I have even had to replace some of those storm drain covers. Believe it or not, some people call plumbers when those are missing. They usually cost $180-$300 each, plus my time. Scrapers probably get $4 for them.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 07:59 PM   #33
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I usually turn in $300-$1000 in scrap copper every month or so. I have even had to replace some of those storm drain covers. Believe it or not, some people call plumbers when those are missing. They usually cost $180-$300 each, plus my time. Scrapers probably get $4 for them.

Hope your not the kind of guy that tells old people, they need to replace their copper lines with plastic.
Guy by me claimed he was a licensed plumber. Wasn't he preyed on the old folks. Stripping copper and then running plastic, hanging it along the walls by ceilings. Claiming to prevent freezing. Also claimed he (licensed plumber) could repair wells.
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Yeah, I'm not that guy.
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old people are dumb sometimes
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old people are dumb sometimes
So are dumb people
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Old March 21st, 2014, 11:52 PM   #38
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I don't care. I scrap stuff only because I was going to throw it away anyhow. So now I put it in a pile, take it to the scrap yard and don't give a shit what they give me as long as it something.
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I save copper and brass/bronze. Old valves add up quick and don't take up as much room as copper. I don't shop around for the best prices. I just take it all in when storage is full. Then BAM! Steaks and titties!
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I save copper and brass/bronze. Old valves add up quick and don't take up as much room as copper. I don't shop around for the best prices. I just take it all in when storage is full. Then BAM! Steaks and titties!
If you get a lot of cast iron valve knobs(not the handle type), I'd be interested in those.
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