Scrap brass ...again

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  1. bobm

    bobm Silver $$ Contributor

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    Dropped off 120 lbs. yesterday and got a lousy $1.31 lb. Whatcha gonna do. Paid for my recent HN .22 pellet order and lunch for two at the Chinese place next to the scrap yard.
     
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  2. watercam

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    Yes, market is down. Since you posted originally I have received just about $350 this year doing nothing but policing brass that everyone else was supposed to but never do. Our gain.
     
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  3. gman47564

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    I took a bucket full to the scrape yard awhile back... thinkin daddy's gonna get a pile of cash... got 12 dollars...lol
     
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  4. LonewolfMcquade

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    Wow! Thought Screenshot_20191212-180127.jpg brass was up higher than that
     
  5. bobm

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  6. Rustytigwire

    Rustytigwire Gold $$ Contributor

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    Had some free time at work. 2 employees load and haul off 4900 pounds scrap steel. $137.
    Minus 4 hrs wages of course.
    Still first world blessings.
     
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  7. Don

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    So now I know what happened to my and Allen's Brass :rolleyes:
     
  8. Defty

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    I have a large plastic pickle jar next o my reloading bench. For ALL spent primers, damaged brass and range pick-ups go into it.
    Took to scrap yard got a couple dollars. MORE THE if I'ld thrown them away.
    I guess you could say I'm a MINI tree hugger, Saving the land fill.
     
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  9. Lee in Texas

    Lee in Texas Gold $$ Contributor

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    Well that’s a bummer. I remember scrapping copper at three bucks a pound. I’m a plumber and have eight years of copper and brass saved up. I guess I’ll sit on it a little longer.
     
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  10. JMayo

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    The fuel burned to "save the world" far exceeds the amount of saving being done.

    Garbage can ....
     
  11. AJC

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    I bet you could get more than that for the people that are home smelting for projects
     
  12. Monte F

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    Got $25 for a flatbed truck load of scrap furnaces and A/Cs plus $62 for six copper/aluminum coils two days ago. Summers I can get several hundred for coils and tubing. Brass and motors get a few bucks more.:)
     
  13. SEM

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    At my shop I Have a local scrap guy visit several times a year, give all the scrap to him he cleans it up and gets some money, I don't have to store it till it gets a better price load it or clean it, worth every penny...
     
  14. Shooter13

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    On the bright side of this is you don't have to worry to much about someone stealing your A/C unit for the copper!! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Dusty Stevens

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    Scrap prices may be going up- they have started breaking into substations and stealing grounds again. I like it when they steal the copper coated steel ones we use now
     
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  16. Lee in Texas

    Lee in Texas Gold $$ Contributor

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    I saw the motor of a bashed up garbage disposal once. I decided to start saving those up for scrap. I had my nephew help fill my small trailer with them (just to give him a chance to earn a few bucks. He was 9 at the time). When pulling the trailer from the back gate to the street, both tires walked off the rims. I got both replaced, along with the spare. We got to the scrap yard and found out that wire is copper plated aluminum. After paying my nephew and replacing three tires, I lost 12 bucks on that trip.
     
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  17. bobm

    bobm Silver $$ Contributor

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    I found one of those 8 ft. ground rods on a dirt road, must have fell off a truck. Thought I hit pay dirt. Twenty miles home with it hanging out my window to discover a magnet stuck to it.

    This is what I have been doing with my last three trips to the scrap yard. Exchanging brass for .22 cal. lead.;) Out of habit I got another 1.5 gallons of brass yesterday.

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  18. 69mach

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    in Wichita Kansas the idiots were ripping ac condensers off the side of houses for the copper in the condenser coils And a lot of them were newer micro channel all aluminum coiled condensers which aren’t worth crap. I guess that’s why they are thieves. They are to lazy to look into what they are stealing.
     
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