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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Once you accept your insignificance its not so bad.
    Mongo only pawn in game of life...

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    I thought my scrapper was on glue when he told me 10 cents for aluminum and 15 for 316 stainless. Just took in 2 gaylords, totally not worth my effort to clean the machines between runs.

    I asked if it would help if the chips were bricked, he had no idea what I was talking about.
    Do any of you guys brick your chips? Any return price advantage?
    I could build a bricker pretty cheap, and it would save me a ton of storage space.

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    Do yourself a huge favor, though it away.

    Managing spent chips is for fools

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    I give my chips to my hillbilly neighbor.
    He'll pick up a trash can full at the shop, take it to the scrapyard and drop the empty can back off.
    Apparently a 20 mi. round trip for $8.40 is worth it to him. (.15/lb)

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    All scrap prices suck. Took in a ton of steel chips today as I was out of room, got all of $10 per ton...

    Even if a trade deal goes through tomorrow, probably still be a year or so before scrap prices start to come up. My small amounts of brass and copper will wait, aluminum I can keep a ton or 2 around but the steel is just in the way, but hate to dumpster it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Machining View Post
    the steel is just in the way, but hate to dumpster it.
    I resisted discarding steel chips into the waste stream, until I found out the local county waste system pulls the steel out of the trash with magnets before incinerating the burnables, and sells it. Now I'm referring to it as my contribution to the system.

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    My local scrapper pays for steel by the ton and I don't do the math per pound but they pay a little over $100/ton. That's metric tons though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    My local scrapper pays for steel by the ton and I don't do the math per pound but they pay a little over $100/ton. That's metric tons though.
    For turnings or chips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob F. View Post
    For turnings or chips?
    What doo you consider the difference top be?

    I guess the diff between rats nests and heavy chips?



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    Aluminum is in the toilet. just got $1.7 for about 500lbs of copper chip. Not sure if that is good or not.

    Thought it would be worth more if crack heads are willing to pull the plumbing out of buildings for it.

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    Here, short steel is 120. per ton, chips are 10. per ton.

    Stupid aluminum cans are $0.25 per lb, Seems like it wasnt that long ago they were $0.65+ per lb

    Heck I took tin in this winter for $110 per ton and now its $60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    What doo you consider the difference top be?

    I guess the diff between rats nests and heavy chips?



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    Sorry, I meant the difference between turning & chips to larger pieces of metal, HMS is what they call larger chunks here. I am fab shop so most of what I generate is cut offs of bars etc. If I have a compacted 5 gal bucket of chips in each load I consider that a lot, but most drill shavings etc end up on the ground and swept to the dirt lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoke View Post
    Aluminum is in the toilet. just got $1.7 for about 500lbs of copper chip. Not sure if that is good or not.

    Thought it would be worth more if crack heads are willing to pull the plumbing out of buildings for it.
    I've always said that some people work harder at not having a job (and making less money) than if they just got a damn job at McDonald's or Taco Bell for $8/hr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoke View Post
    Aluminum is in the toilet. just got $1.7 for about 500lbs of copper chip. Not sure if that is good or not.

    Thought it would be worth more if crack heads are willing to pull the plumbing out of buildings for it.
    That's about what I got for pipe when I scrapped all the plumbing from my parents' up north house. Building was going down, they told me and my brothers to have at it. All told we got about $230 from the place IIRC. With three of us working 5-6 hours to do it, figure that's $14 per man-hour, cash.

    Of course, most of the weight was in the 2" main pipes to the boiler, not the pain in the ass to remove 1/2" lines going through most of the house.

    Now, considering that the used pluming with all its corrosion, solder joints, etc. was considered "second class" copper, I'm wondering if copper scrap not as far in the toilet than aluminum or steel, or if I should have held out for a better rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    I resisted discarding steel chips into the waste stream, until I found out the local county waste system pulls the steel out of the trash with magnets before incinerating the burnables, and sells it. Now I'm referring to it as my contribution to the system.
    Yeah, Im pretty much at that point.
    Wont have to worry about listening to the scrapper bitch when I bring in a couple thousand lbs of clean chips.
    And I wont be separating the fucking things anymore either.

    Seems a terrible waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1974 View Post
    I've always said that some people work harder at not having a job (and making less money) than if they just got a damn job at McDonald's or Taco Bell for $8/hr.
    Pretty much true. The problem is usually that they can't keep a normal job and have given up trying.

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    If you briquette your chips, do they pay the solids price ?

    Forgot to ask them the last time I dropped off.(probably because I was so pissed at how much I got)

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    I just got $0.17 per pound for aluminum (500 lbs), chips here in southern IL.. I was quoted $1.10 for clean bronze chips. I decided the aluminum had to go as it was in the way, but i have 500 lbs of bronze i will hang on to until the price comes back up. I think the steel price was $100 a ton for prepared.

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    I'm fairly busy so in a way I don't care what I get for scrap...........................purchase price is down too.............so I guess I'm saving on front end and getting a little less on the backside.............basically a wash. Scrap yard got me a lugger.............they swap out every month or two or three. I don't haul anything. Local scrapper picks up my steel chips............so I don't haul those either. Solids are just gettin piled up..........cash it in someday and make the lil woman happy..............use it for a nice 2nd honeymoon..............South Pacific I think..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxcarPete View Post
    With three of us working 5-6 hours to do it, figure that's $14 per man-hour, cash.
    No wonder they told you to have at it.


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