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Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Post by mediatechnology » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:11 pm

I've never had any metal on my curb last more than 24 hours.
At our time of the month for bulk pickup we see pickups loaded higher than the cab with scrap metal anything.
It's a rolling Sanford and Sons in the back of those trucks.

You remind me of the retired cast iron plumbing I need to get out of the basement.
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Post by brianroth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm

My wildest "on the curb" story......

Several years ago, it was the entire frame and internal wiring harness of an Ampex MM-1100. It had been a parts donor for another machine, so lots had been stripped off. Head block, motors, VU meters, PSU and audio cards and the card cages.

It lasted maybe two hours on the curb. Lotsa copper wire and aircraft grade aluminum!

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Post by mediatechnology » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:48 pm

brianroth wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Lotsa copper wire and aircraft grade aluminum!

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Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Post by JR. » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:38 am

Speaking of cast iron, in this months pile o' crap was a half dozen 25# plates... I didn't expect it but the junker took the 150# of weightlifting plates and a laundry basket of assorted trash too.

One mans trash is another man's treasure.

I still have a couple hundred pounds of aluminum extrusion from my first generation tuner package. It is black anodized but apparently that doesn't diminish the scrap value. I can probably convert that to a few dollars.

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Post by mediatechnology » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:38 pm

I still have a couple hundred pounds of aluminum extrusion from my first generation tuner package.
What's it's profile like? Anything useful to anyone else?
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Post by JR. » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:54 pm

mediatechnology wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:38 pm
I still have a couple hundred pounds of aluminum extrusion from my first generation tuner package.
What's it's profile like? Anything useful to anyone else?
Not in my judgement....

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[edit I could probably dig up a 2-d profile from when I originally designed this... This was my first generation package for my drum tuner and not even in the same time zone as my later injection molded plastic package. At the time I thought some extra heft would be considered valuable by consumers (boy was I wrong). When I first retired this package I killed a bunch of brain cells looking for a possible application. It has slots for PCB on one end and thinner slot for metal grill and even bosses for mounting speakers with self threading screws.

I am reminded of a classic Peavey mistake of designing products just to use up old inventory creating bigger piles of old inventory, so I'll pass. There is enough left over from the initial minimum push required by alcoa, that I should pursue the scrap value. I might even be able to get the local junk yard to come pick it up with their truck, but not today. First I need to figure out how many pounds I have and negotiate a fair price. [/edit]
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