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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by LoveaGoodScrap View Post
    Hi Chris - yep my yard accepts them as transformers
    That's interesting! Obviously different yards have different opinions! Always pays to check before taking a load in I guess..

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  • LoveaGoodScrap
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    Hi Chris - yep my yard accepts them as transformers

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  • Chris
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    Yeah, it was good cat! A busy place!! Forklifts running back and forward everywhere as well as plenty of trucks coming & going!
    The bin system is pretty good but they seemed rather disorganised and we did have to wait a while for empty bins and then for the forklifts to come and get the full ones. Luckily no flat tyres which I was warned could be a problem.
    I'll post a link to the video once I have it up on YouTube.
    Ended up with a very nice payout! Just over $3k made the trip well worthwhile. Looking forward to doing another run soon

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  • cat
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    Wow. I actually enjoy going into a scrap yard. What did you think of the process, now that you have done if yourself?

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  • Chris
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    By the way - yesterday's trip was the first scrap metal I've sold in over 20 years!!
    In fact - when I was dealing in scrap back in the 80s & 90s, I used to organise trucks & drivers to take scrap in for me... so yesterday was the first time I had actually set foot in a scrap yard!!
    Video coming soon

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  • Chris
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    Thanks guys. I took a load to the scrap yard in Melbourne yesterday and asked there... no problems with grills as long as the elements etc are removed 😊👍
    I've been throwing elements in light gauge as well - even though some are not magnetic. I don't know what the metal is on the non-magnetic ones - but it's quite "dirty" anyway with the insulation material inside!

    My next question - does your yard accept flyback transformers from CRT TV boards as copper bearing transformers?
    I've been told yes - but checked yesterday and my yard said no..

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  • LoveaGoodScrap
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    My yard accepts all grills etc as clean cast ally - unquestioned for years.

    The elements all go in light gauge.

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  • Okeden
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    Yeah Chris, my yard accepts them as clean cast if they're stripped down like you say. Haven't heard any problems about the Teflon coating. I guess there are many items we all come across and wonder what to do with them. One of mine is the heating elements you find in washing machines and many various white goods. Some are magnetic but some are not. They all seem to have an inner core but I don't know what it is made of. I have a huge collection of them. Anyone know whether they are worth anything more that dirty light gauge>

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  • Chris
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    Nice posts guys!
    I agree that the "Admin" post awhile back did seem to put a damper on things! Surely any conversation among like minded folk is good conversation - and sharing relevant videos should be encouraged.
    Anyways, onward & upward..

    Perhaps each post should end with a question - that may encourage continued engagement!!

    My question - Do scrap yards accept the heating plates of kitchen appliances (such as George Foreman grills, toasty makers, etc) as clean cast aluminium if you pry off the elements and of course remove all the other fittings, or do they still class it as dirty ally due to teflon coatings??
    If it is still "dirty" then I may as well leave all the fittings/elements for extra weight!

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  • cat
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    Good points LoveaGoodScrap. I don't do a lot of scrapping, just bits and pieces picked up from kerb collection. mostly e-waste. I mainly look for re-sale items, but grab some scrap as well to make it more worthwhile. Still loving reading about and seeing videos of the scrapping that I would probably never do myself.

  • Okeden
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    Great post LoveaGoodScrap, keep it up mate. We have gotta get this forum firing again.

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  • LoveaGoodScrap
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    This is a great informative forum, no doubt about it. I found it via a long term scrapper and spent months reading old posts, researching and learning the "trade".

    I think one of the key differences to other forums is that scrapping is scrapping - prices change but the metals don't. Once you learn the basics, know the differences in metals, where to source them and develop what works best for you there is not a lot to talk about. We generally keep our best sources of scrap to ourselves as once it is posted then it's a free for all.

    I love seeing other scrappers post there scrapping methods, kerb collections treasures, skip hauls, visits to scrap yards and opinions on what works best for them - please keep this coming.

    In particular, Chris, Bill, Wee Ben - fantastic videos - love your passion and knowledge - keep doing what you do.

    Prices are fantastic at the moment = perhaps we are all too busy scrapping!

    The deletion of posts/videos by "admin" not so long ago did seem to pull the hand brake on a bit - was a shame as it was at that this time that things were pretty active on the forum.

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