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Old 03-06-2008, 04:41 PM
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scrap pile

I've been instructed to reduce my scrap metal "pile" to zero. Apparently raw material isn't welcomed here any longer.

I didn't make the cut-off time at the pay-for-scrap place so this load goes tomorrow morning bright and early. This is the first of what I estimate to be about four loads.

I am keeping the very straight, not-rusty square tubing however. Have a tank to make for my son as well as a headache rack for me, and various odds and ends I'm sure I will be denied time to construct.

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Sorry for the blurry picture, I was balanced on a sawhorse that turned out not to be very stable. I should throw it in as well since last fall I managed to saw through the top pretty good.
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who instructed ya to get rid of it?? Hey maybe you could dump it off at my exes house lol theyd barely notice it
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:06 PM
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The truck is now filled above the roofline. Added four or five more piece of exercise equipment, two rusty dead lawnmowers, the guts of two riding mowers of unknown origin, about four mower engines that are broken beyond repair, a dented chevy door from who knows what, and I dumped my four full "scrap buckets" in there as well (5 gallon pails full of 1-2" cutoffs". If I had more room I'd empty out the chip trays of my various machines, as they're full at the moment.

Should be fun getting it out in the morning. This will be one of those days I wish I had a dump bed!

Who do you think instructed me to get rid of it? All that crap was in front of the garage doors on the driveway. I didn't even take stuff out of the garage yet lol.

I was asked about the ladder I made for you today... "that's junk too, right?" I was thinking to myself, "hey, that's not that crooked!"

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LOL mine instructs me to get rid of stuff she gets a "yes dear"
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Exactly. Plus, considering I am consistant, they'll be a new pile in a few weeks. One of the retail stores near me looks like they're going out... which means tons of thin-wall square tubing to acquire
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lol maybe theres enough you could make me a headache rack for my truck lol
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Exactly. Plus, considering I am consistant, they'll be a new pile in a few weeks. One of the retail stores near me looks like they're going out... which means tons of thin-wall square tubing to acquire
if it goes out, let me know.

we can start the new pile in the back yard here.



before you toss everything, you got any 1/4 diamond grate laying around?? i need a piece 2 ft X 3 ft for my plasma cutting table.
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No diamond plate unfortunately. That is a rare find at the curb, and why I have none

If you need a small piece, I have a good relationship with a steel supplier in South Plainfield, they do small cut-offs of any size, and don't mind small orders.

BTW, diamond plate for your plasma cutting table? Wouldn't you want to cut on a non-solid surface? Like a grid? The reason behing, is you get better cuts when you can cut THROUGH the material completely, and not have a reflecting flame coming back up.
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ah,silly wabbit, i said diamond Grate.

this way the slag gets blown through, and not bounced back to set my shirt on fire. again.

which is what started the whole cutting table in the first place.
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With the price of scrap you should do allright.
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what most people do Tom is weld little tabs on an angle iron frame, then slip 1/8" or 1/4" slats across the frame, and there's your table - easy to replace the slats as they wear out, though setting up the tabs is a bit of effort.

That's what I was going to do for mine.

Steve - did pretty good.... 2107 lbs according to the recipt
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yea, but the 1/4 diamond grate is easier to setup and change.

think chicken wire, only with 1/4 inch thick wire.


2107 lbs. nice. what are they paying these days?
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$9 per 100 for "heavy steel" and $5 per 100 for "thin steel" or in my case, $7.25 per 100 for "mixed".

Even though "mixed" isn't full price, "mixed" did contain some non-metal bits as well. Easier than sorting.

I emptied out one of the 30-gallon rubbermaid containers of lathe/mill chips. I asked them if they wanted me to dump that into something for recovery and the guy pointed at the ground so... sprinkled all over all the scrap they have machine chips lol.

whatever works.
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ya know fred theres prolly a bunch of junk at my exes house that you could have too... and i got some in the brooklyn house if you wanna bring it over with more of your own starting with them two chevy doors in the basement
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