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  1. #1
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    Scrap = vacation

    I spent half the day yesterday flattining out coils and stacking them, removing the armaflex from old copper lines, I got misc. aluminum, old motors, HX's, wire etc. etc.

    My neighbors took all their alum. gutters off as well as some other alum., and trashed it. I went over and grabbed it....yep, Im a trash picker too.

    Im actually looking forward to a scrap yard run and useing the dough to take a nice little vacation at the end of summer.

    Save that scrap metal you guys, its worth a fortune!

    Especially when your a poor bastard like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Especially when your a poor bastard like me.

    You forgot to mention ugly too...



    I save coils and copper too...unless my kids turn it in first...


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    Hide it from on lookers. We scraped some coils and some jerk came on our land and stole some.. not all were taken but it was a blow to find out some A~~ hole was here in the night taking it. Now with camera rolling and shot gun in hand they'll think twice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    You forgot to mention ugly too...



    I save coils and copper too...unless my kids turn it in first...


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    Thanks for letting me know to come visit scrap pile, ( I mean you ) around midnight tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Thanks for letting me know to come visit scrap pile, ( I mean you ) around midnight tonight.

    Hey...beenthere you almost have 20000 postesess...how the eff do you guys from Pennsylvania do it...must be something in the water...

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    Get up early, stay up late.
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    Bought wifey's engagement and wedding rings back in '80 with scrap $$$. Annual company outing on scrap $$$ several years after that. Looking to buy a used cruiser mo'cyle with this year's (last year's) scrap money. Got my eye on a '01 Victory Cruiser, fully loaded, cherry, 3600 miles. He's asking $6k, I think I can get it for $5.5k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A/C guy's chick View Post
    Hide it from on lookers. We scraped some coils and some jerk came on our land and stole some.. not all were taken but it was a blow to find out some A~~ hole was here in the night taking it. Now with camera rolling and shot gun in hand they'll think twice...
    Don't forget in Texas it's legal to shoot them at night, no questions asked

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    Ive been hitting the scrap yard about once a month, usually get 300-400 dollars, should be more over the summer months, wish I could have back all of the old units we used to give away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PikeyDawg View Post
    Don't forget in Texas it's legal to shoot them at night, no questions asked
    Daytime too , under the right circumstances .

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    Thumbs up

    I like Texas justice....the rest of the states should conform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    I spent half the day yesterday flattining out coils and stacking them, removing the armaflex from old copper lines, I got misc. aluminum, old motors, HX's, wire etc. etc.

    My neighbors took all their alum. gutters off as well as some other alum., and trashed it. I went over and grabbed it....yep, Im a trash picker too.

    Im actually looking forward to a scrap yard run and useing the dough to take a nice little vacation at the end of summer.

    Save that scrap metal you guys, its worth a fortune!

    Especially when your a poor bastard like me.
    Old motors? how much ya getting for them? I didn't think they were worth much...

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