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  • #25
    Hey guys,
    Just after a rough current figure for heavy steel (not light gauge). I'm doing a scrapping video on stacking steel in 44 gal drums and how I go about it. So, to do some calculations at the end, I need a rough idea of current price for nuts/bolts/offcuts and other small heavy steel pieces. Melbourne area would be good - but anywhere would give me a guide.
    I'd call some yards - but they are probably closed for a week or two this time of the year!

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    • #26
      Ok - this forum barely has a pulse! Perhaps I can breathe some life into it by posting everywhere and someone may just wake up!

      Further to my request for a steel price - I believe what I have in drums is referred to as "HMS insize" - (Heavy Melting Steel - of less than a metre in length so it doesn't need any processing before heading to the smelter). Correct me if i'm wrong here!

      And another question - some of it is good heavy cast iron. Do the yards pay better for cast? Is it worth separating the cast from normal steel/iron? Many years ago I used to sell cast to a local foundry and they paid much better than scrap steel price..
      Thoughts?

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      • #27
        And another question..
        A few years ago I remember many scrap trucks passing through town heading to Melbourne when the steel price went sky-high!
        I have a feeling it was just before the Beijing Olympics - which would make it 10 years ago!
        Does anyone remember the prices Melbourne yards were paying back then??

        (Come-on.. someone must be awake in here....?)

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        • #28
          Nah Chris, no one is awake in here. This forum has been dead for so long mate. You have sort of started something, but I reckon you are bashing your head against a brick wall.
          OKEDEN SCRAP & PM's
          http://www.okedenscrapandpms.com.au

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          • #29
            Hi all - been scrappimg for year but only found this forum recently - great info in it but very sleeeepy. My take is that it is just a reflection of where the metals market is at - which is normal!
            When prices were sky high every one was all over scrap metal but now the norm prevails.

            Regardless - great to swap ideas and knowledge so I hope the forum kicks on.

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            • #30
              Hey Loveagoodscrap - and welcome! Bill may very well be right about banging my head against a wall trying to wake this forum up.. but I'm not one to give up easily!
              If I can't wake the dead though, at least I can chat to newcomers!
              Yep - I agree with the flat market transposes to a flat forum theory.. but for those of us who aren't really active sellers and just enjoy the scrapping and accumulation, then the market doesn't really matter!

              Interestingly, every time I log on here I check "who's online" and mostly it's just myself and one or two other registered members who don't post - but there's always between 60 & 120 guests perusing the forum!!!!
              So I figure activity should increase if we keep ticking things over! If nothing else, I do seem to get some traffic to my youtube channel when I post links on here... so I'm happy with that

              Cheers,
              Chris

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              • #31
                Interesting development with the Chinese setting a july end date for scrap steel..........I imagine it has already had a major effect on prices.

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                • #32
                  I have two local scrap dealers (Alexandria and Marrickville). Neither pays for ferrous.

                  Any suggestions of who will pay in the southern Sydney area. I don't have a lot of ferrous but it galls to hand over 30 kg of heavy melt brake discs and get nothing.

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                  • #33
                    I don't know what's happening in Melbourne lately - I checked some prices earlier in the year but haven't followed up. I just store my heavy steel as I have room and don't need the cash flow. One day the planets will align!

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                    • #34
                      Perth prices - light gauge is around $80 a ton, heavy and Insize $160 a ton. Stainless and cast alloy are both paying 70 cents a kg.

                      You are right Chris Insize is less anything less than a metre.

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