Scrapping metal 2018! Scrapping metal for beginners is a subject with a lot of noise to navigate, so here is a contribution of scrap metal tips on what one should be looking for when scrapping metal for money.
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so im really interested in investing in a scarp business i have a good 3/4 big rig with trailers 48ft probably can haul around 21 tons also have 5 acres of industrial land.
i just had the idea this morning,
never have i ever thought about transporting scrap metals until now.
so i guess my question would be where would you transport scarp metal in bulks to ? i know theres scarp yards, land fields, yards, etc but would you know where they take the metal to?
I was thinking about doing some scraping myself and this video was great for me.... Now I’m a subscriber and binge watching all your videos, trying to absorb as much info as I can.... Thanks for the video ❤️
Try boardsort.com for your computer scrap if you can afford the shipping cost at this time they are paying 15.25 a pound for gold ram memory if you dont have any near by yards accepting ewaste look them over and see if its worth it for you.
I'm retired and had been trying to find something to make a little xtra money w/o having to work for the man. Then down the street one day, there was a washer, dryer, and refrig was next to the road so I stopped. After the owner helped me load them I went to a used appliance repair and store to see if interested. NOPE, but he told me I could scrape them. Scrap, scrap, what do you mean scrap! LOL!! Well, I didn't get much but I did get the fever. I pick up any and everything now. I have a magnet, put a nylon string on it and walk the streets picking up tire weights. Since the weight clip is metal, ya don't have to bend over. I put them in a strong canvas bag on my shoulder, and go back to empty in the truck when getting too heavy. I was shocked by how many are out there laying on the side of the road. If you hustle, ya can get 30-50 lbs a day. The most work is walking back to the truck to empty. But then just drive to where you left off. This video has been awesome and has really helped me. Thanks so much.
You def should be recycling ac/heat pump units. While the older units used a lot more copper, today's models have started switching copper coils up with aluminum. However the compressors do have a high dollar value for refurbishing. (It's best to find connections for a specific buyer of such products, and check into whether or not they allow a drop off point, and then be sent payment later. The old style is rotary, the newer models work more like a piston.
Here in the States lead batteries don't pay very much at all in scrap yards, (Maybe about $2.00 USD) since most States passed laws that require recycling facilities to pay extra waste disposal fees, even though the consumer already must pay the fee when purchasing a new battery.
As an added FYI, South Carolina, in many jurisdictions now require a person to file for a scraping license, which basically means you fill out a form with the local police department, they run a background check on you.
I think the intent was to better be able to track if a scrapper brings in a lot of high value metals, such as copper etc. it makes it easier to trace where it came from, and to match whether or not it was obtained legally or stolen.
As with any commodity, when it comes down to money, there's a a lot of theft going on. It wasn't unusual for people to go into new construction, and rip out all of the new copper wiring.
Some being so brave to actually target peoples summer, or winter homes, stripping them down of even their ac/heat units.
The permit is mostly required to the sell of copper, and isn't needed if selling most other metals, such as steel, or aluminum.
Just Awesome! I typed in Recycling and I am so glad I came across your video. Our HOA doesn't have it's community residents on any type of recycling pickup at the curb. It bothers me that people think EARTH is a TRASH 😡 CAN. I am so glad I came across your video. But, this here is gold. It serves as a motivation to make $$$. We definitely need more people to recycle and nearby recycle centers. I am going to share your video. Thank you for making this video.
You can get a pump to pump out what is in the Air Conditioner! Need to keep the different types apart, R-12, R22, so on, for that to be worth much. You are working with very high pressure, can be bad. I looked into a class on pumping it out of the units. The cost of the classes and the cost of the pump, high pressure tank and everything, until you can do a lot of them I didn't see where it would pay. If you find someone that scrapes them it could be worth it. But to do one or two a month,it isn't worth it. As for selling the gas, not sure about that. If the compressor in the unit went bad the gas becomes acid and can't be used. It would distroy anything it was put in! Don't think anyone would pay for it, not knowing if it was good. I have 3 units at my house that have copper tubes, yes old ones. They have R-22 I know the gas is good, the compressor good, just the fans don't work, the frame rusted out! I will not let the gas out. I just need to save up money to take the classes on how to pump it out safety without putting to much pressure in the tank I pump it into!
Well I just happened to be online, haha. Scrapping is mostly a side hustle for me, I've never gone all out with a trailer. From what I can tell though, the real money is in steel because its so common and a lot of scrappers focus on the nonferrous because they don't have the means to haul big loads. Whenever I check the free section of kijiji there are always a few listings of free scrap metal but they just sit there because its always a small pile of steel. If I wanted to spend the day doing it I would look those up, reply to them and plot a route from one to the next to the next all the way to the scrapyard BUT skip the roads and drive all the alleys from one to another and I guarantee the truck will be full by the afternoon with bits and pieces found along the way. If you do this a few times I'd bet some of those listings are from people who produce scrap regularly and if they like you, they'd probably call you rather than bother taking pictures/making listings/catching phone calls. Probably even know other people in the same industries who could use a reliable pickup service. Focus on service and I wouldn't be surprised if you quit your job in a year. Just my thoughts. All the best!
+thubprint wow! Didnt think you would respond at all! Let alone so quickly too.. I love your vids as im trying to make ends meet and love to recycle especially for some profit. I am a single parent of 2 kids and only work 5 hrs a day 5 days a week so always looking for more independence income. Thanks a whole bunch. Just want to be able to make 400 a week with scrapping. About to buy a truck and trailer for more than scrapping alone.. any tips??
IF you have that heavy duty copper wire, anything bigger than 12g, i strip all that insulation off. If you dont, at my local scrap yard, depending on prices.. can pay 75 cents more a lb. Might not be worth to some people.. i know some old folks that just like to burn the insulation off. That is fine but i like to make more and stripping off the insulation when you have a nice sharp pocket knife is easier than buttering a piece of bread.
They pretty much never use Freon for anything anymore. If you do find something that you know has Freon in it then you just made a small fortune. The stuff goes for around $50 a pound(not that you would get that) and an AC or fridge that actually has Freon would have 2-15 pounds in it. They have been cutting back on Freon for decades now and it will be 100% phased out in 2020. Go ahead and start scrapping those fridges and ACs.
freon can be captured and resold to companies that recycle it. but an ice box only has maybe 8 oz. and you have to have a freon license to mess with it. the fine without it is $35500. i do it because i am a hvac tech and have the license.
On e-scrap, don't forget the disc drives. I'm in Florida and e-scrap is a payer. A high speed side cutter is great for your newbies. Also, stainless steel is non magnetic.
On Freon items, state of Florida requires proof of removal by a registered a/c company. However, there ARE some scrap yards that will take those items with the Freon intact. Check around. Note: I like to use the same scrap yard all the time (even if they don't always give the best price). Often when they get to know you, they'll give you perks like grouping clean aluminium and your "dirty" aluminum together and giving you clean aluminium pricing. JS
It helps to have a place to bring scrap, and get the best price. Try getting a business account at the main scrap yard, all other yards send their stuff to. I have an account at a place that deals in export scrap. I get the highest prices that way.
I did trip when you said that your dream-tool would be a band-saw, since I had just had a conversation with my brother about cleaning a bunch of transformers that ended with "but who's got a bandsaw?
And then YouTube did some kind of "enhancement upgrade" thing and I had to reload the page..
Not scrapping, "they" won't let me drive (even though I haven't had a wreck that was my fault since '79 or '80) Making art. Wire, and the transformer's from the microwaves off the street are going into a Lichtenberg burner.
Like you attitude, bro.
Some of the power transformers from vintage electronics are worth hundreds of dollars to the folks that dabble in vacuum tube audio. Not all of them but the bigger and more wires coming out the better.
+whatthefuckiswrongwithyou? asshole it used to be something like $25k if you could provide proof of an intentional blow off, or so that was what another tech that worked with told me anyway. There was a competitor company in town that was notorious for it, I could've gotten rich off of them alone. But this was the world before smart phones and I wasnt going to carry a camcorder around with me. Lol.
+DaddyO's Ink I havent heard that they do anymore but I really havent looked either but I know when my dad whent through the course they told him about it and they never mentioned it when I went through it
You'll make more at a minimum wage job. Get a tent or build a shelter in the woods and work a min wage job. Save all your money. Only spend money on cheap food. After a few months you should have enough to get a studio apartment.
Brass = alloy of copper and zinc (cheap substitute for bronze). Bronze = alloy of copper and tin/nickel and is more expensive. Difficult to tell apart for a layman.
Stainless steel is stainless because of its chrome content which is about between 4 and 18%. The 4% one can rust if it's been in salt or acid for a long time. The 9% one is normally a welded part because 9% is the way between normal carbon steel and a 16% grade and they make 9% electrodes to connect the two. There are mainly two grades of stainless (apart from knife steel that is a bit different and not collectible because the blades are so thin and would take long to stack up and even longer to take apart) and those are the 4% that do take "half a magnet" and 16-18% that don't, are very heavy, have this aluminium sort of whitey sheen and will not bend. The latter is also very resistant to both salt, acid and other general causes of corrosion. When the 4% grade does rust, it's only a "here and there" type of deal, not everywhere like on mild steel up to high carbon steel. Keep in mind though that if you find high carbon steel like bearings, spring steel etc. (look up types of hardenable steel), you might get better prices for them from knife makers (blacksmiths) than scrap yards. As one (but in Iceland, where everything is imported) I have paid 50$ for 10 kilograms of hardenable steel, so definitely keep that in mind. Also, wholesome looking old parts can sell for a lot more to antique enthusiasts because of their "rustic" looks so please try not to throw those away because they can catch a pretty good price as well.
Who has the time to waste to even cut that copper sounds like you need a job my man I strip houses and send it all one shot well when you make 1,500 a day I guess taking a break for half HR to play Sanford and sons don't work here my friend and scrapping in your car make you look like a junkie getting your fix money lmao
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