Did a clean up/scrap out(picture heavy)=New detector?

pepperj

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Been really kind of busy, not having anytime to do the scrap.
So over the past 8 years I have just thrown it in a pile, and all the detecting iron in barrels.
So it came time to start cleaning this pile up.
An assorted collection in behind the small shed, out of sight=out of mind, but it was starting to flow onto the access lane to the sugar bush lane.
This has been a direct result of a house renovation, barn demolition, an auction, iron detecting finds for a decade

I worked at this pile to get some gate material out, and it kind exploded.
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I then it got me thinking it's time to clean it up, so on and off for 2+ weeks, to get it all sorted.

I sold some reusables for $400-Basically a little over what I would of got from the scrap yard to a couple of buddies.
Net result $400.00
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Yesterday I got the 40 yrd bin of steel taken to the scrap yard net result 16,200 lbs of oversize clips category.
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I followed later with the truck and trailer of the mixed load of 3387 lbs net of the non-ferrous aluminum/wire/copper/brass.
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So there's still a monel water tank to be processed/tested/sold price can very from $ 2.00-5.00 a pound.
Misc irony alum, bits and pieces that were missed. But most of it was cleaned up and recycled into $$$.
Even the bits and pieces of iron that accumulated for a decade got the toss.
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Over the years folks have done the :icon_scratch::dontknow:"What are you going to do with it all"
Basically not really seeing the scrap=$ side of the trade/industry.
Granted it's easier in life to just throw it in garbage, recycling bin at the landfill-carry on.
My thinking is yes a mess, my mess, don't worry about mine & I fret not about yours.
Total was $5654.03 :headbang::hello2::occasion14:
My first post up was on the Random Chat thread.
I stated my goal was to buy a new detector.
My thinking is now I have enough left over for a dinner out with the Mrs.
 

Jorgeke

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Been really kind of busy, not having anytime to do the scrap.
So over the past 8 years I have just thrown it in a pile, and all the detecting iron in barrels.
So it came time to start cleaning this pile up.
An assorted collection in behind the small shed, out of sight=out of mind, but it was starting to flow onto the access lane to the sugar bush lane.
This has been a direct result of a house renovation, barn demolition, an auction, iron detecting finds for a decade

I worked at this pile to get some gate material out, and it kind exploded. View attachment 2048515 View attachment 2048516
I then it got me thinking it's time to clean it up, so on and off for 2+ weeks, to get it all sorted.

I sold some reusables for $400-Basically a little over what I would of got from the scrap yard to a couple of buddies.
Net result $400.00
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Yesterday I got the 40 yrd bin of steel taken to the scrap yard net result 16,200 lbs of oversize clips category.
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I followed later with the truck and trailer of the mixed load of 3387 lbs net of the non-ferrous aluminum/wire/copper/brass. View attachment 2048526 View attachment 2048527 View attachment 2048528 View attachment 2048522 View attachment 2048523 View attachment 2048524

So there's still a monel water tank to be processed/tested/sold price can very from $ 2.00-5.00 a pound.
Misc irony alum, bits and pieces that were missed. But most of it was cleaned up and recycled into $$$.
Even the bits and pieces of iron that accumulated for a decade got the toss.
View attachment 2048529

Over the years folks have done the :icon_scratch::dontknow:"What are you going to do with it all"
Basically not really seeing the scrap=$ side of the trade/industry.
Granted it's easier in life to just throw it in garbage, recycling bin at the landfill-carry on.
My thinking is yes a mess, my mess, don't worry about mine & I fret not about yours.
Total was $5654.03 :headbang::hello2::occasion14:
My first post up was on the Random Chat thread.
I stated my goal was to buy a new detector.
My thinking is now I have enough left over for a dinner out with the Mrs.
I love this post.

Congrats, enjoy a great dinner after this hard work.
 
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pepperj

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I love this post.

Congrats, enjoy a great dinner after this hard work.
Thank you Jorgeke
The mrs only saw the steel $$$,
And comment after the new :metaldetector: purchase there might be enough for dinner.
When I got home I showed the other $$$ she was a :hello2:
 

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Been really kind of busy, not having anytime to do the scrap.
So over the past 8 years I have just thrown it in a pile, and all the detecting iron in barrels.
So it came time to start cleaning this pile up.
An assorted collection in behind the small shed, out of sight=out of mind, but it was starting to flow onto the access lane to the sugar bush lane.
This has been a direct result of a house renovation, barn demolition, an auction, iron detecting finds for a decade

I worked at this pile to get some gate material out, and it kind exploded. View attachment 2048515 View attachment 2048516
I then it got me thinking it's time to clean it up, so on and off for 2+ weeks, to get it all sorted.

I sold some reusables for $400-Basically a little over what I would of got from the scrap yard to a couple of buddies.
Net result $400.00
View attachment 2048517 View attachment 2048518 View attachment 2048519 View attachment 2048520

Yesterday I got the 40 yrd bin of steel taken to the scrap yard net result 16,200 lbs of oversize clips category.
View attachment 2048521

I followed later with the truck and trailer of the mixed load of 3387 lbs net of the non-ferrous aluminum/wire/copper/brass. View attachment 2048526 View attachment 2048527 View attachment 2048528 View attachment 2048522 View attachment 2048523 View attachment 2048524

So there's still a monel water tank to be processed/tested/sold price can very from $ 2.00-5.00 a pound.
Misc irony alum, bits and pieces that were missed. But most of it was cleaned up and recycled into $$$.
Even the bits and pieces of iron that accumulated for a decade got the toss.
View attachment 2048529

Over the years folks have done the :icon_scratch::dontknow:"What are you going to do with it all"
Basically not really seeing the scrap=$ side of the trade/industry.
Granted it's easier in life to just throw it in garbage, recycling bin at the landfill-carry on.
My thinking is yes a mess, my mess, don't worry about mine & I fret not about yours.
Total was $5654.03 :headbang::hello2::occasion14:
My first post up was on the Random Chat thread.
I stated my goal was to buy a new detector.
My thinking is now I have enough left over for a dinner out with the Mrs.
Good clean up and score$$$$$.
 

Tony in SC

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I love this post.

Congrats, enjoy a great dinner after this hard work.

Been really kind of busy, not having anytime to do the scrap.
So over the past 8 years I have just thrown it in a pile, and all the detecting iron in barrels.
So it came time to start cleaning this pile up.
An assorted collection in behind the small shed, out of sight=out of mind, but it was starting to flow onto the access lane to the sugar bush lane.
This has been a direct result of a house renovation, barn demolition, an auction, iron detecting finds for a decade

I worked at this pile to get some gate material out, and it kind exploded. View attachment 2048515 View attachment 2048516
I then it got me thinking it's time to clean it up, so on and off for 2+ weeks, to get it all sorted.

I sold some reusables for $400-Basically a little over what I would of got from the scrap yard to a couple of buddies.
Net result $400.00
View attachment 2048517 View attachment 2048518 View attachment 2048519 View attachment 2048520

Yesterday I got the 40 yrd bin of steel taken to the scrap yard net result 16,200 lbs of oversize clips category.
View attachment 2048521

I followed later with the truck and trailer of the mixed load of 3387 lbs net of the non-ferrous aluminum/wire/copper/brass. View attachment 2048526 View attachment 2048527 View attachment 2048528 View attachment 2048522 View attachment 2048523 View attachment 2048524

So there's still a monel water tank to be processed/tested/sold price can very from $ 2.00-5.00 a pound.
Misc irony alum, bits and pieces that were missed. But most of it was cleaned up and recycled into $$$.
Even the bits and pieces of iron that accumulated for a decade got the toss.
View attachment 2048529

Over the years folks have done the :icon_scratch::dontknow:"What are you going to do with it all"
Basically not really seeing the scrap=$ side of the trade/industry.
Granted it's easier in life to just throw it in garbage, recycling bin at the landfill-carry on.
My thinking is yes a mess, my mess, don't worry about mine & I fret not about yours.
Total was $5654.03 :headbang::hello2::occasion14:
My first post up was on the Random Chat thread.
I stated my goal was to buy a new detector.
My thinking is now I have enough left over for a dinner out with the Mrs.
In my hobby l almost never throw a piece of metal away!
 
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pepperj

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That's a great feeling come scrap yard day, congrats on a job well done!
Thanks oldmxrat.
It's always a good feeling getting rewarded for one's labour.
 

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Been really kind of busy, not having anytime to do the scrap.
So over the past 8 years I have just thrown it in a pile, and all the detecting iron in barrels.
So it came time to start cleaning this pile up.
An assorted collection in behind the small shed, out of sight=out of mind, but it was starting to flow onto the access lane to the sugar bush lane.
This has been a direct result of a house renovation, barn demolition, an auction, iron detecting finds for a decade

I worked at this pile to get some gate material out, and it kind exploded. View attachment 2048515 View attachment 2048516
I then it got me thinking it's time to clean it up, so on and off for 2+ weeks, to get it all sorted.

I sold some reusables for $400-Basically a little over what I would of got from the scrap yard to a couple of buddies.
Net result $400.00
View attachment 2048517 View attachment 2048518 View attachment 2048519 View attachment 2048520

Yesterday I got the 40 yrd bin of steel taken to the scrap yard net result 16,200 lbs of oversize clips category.
View attachment 2048521

I followed later with the truck and trailer of the mixed load of 3387 lbs net of the non-ferrous aluminum/wire/copper/brass. View attachment 2048526 View attachment 2048527 View attachment 2048528 View attachment 2048522 View attachment 2048523 View attachment 2048524

So there's still a monel water tank to be processed/tested/sold price can very from $ 2.00-5.00 a pound.
Misc irony alum, bits and pieces that were missed. But most of it was cleaned up and recycled into $$$.
Even the bits and pieces of iron that accumulated for a decade got the toss.
View attachment 2048529

Over the years folks have done the :icon_scratch::dontknow:"What are you going to do with it all"
Basically not really seeing the scrap=$ side of the trade/industry.
Granted it's easier in life to just throw it in garbage, recycling bin at the landfill-carry on.
My thinking is yes a mess, my mess, don't worry about mine & I fret not about yours.
Total was $5654.03 :headbang::hello2::occasion14:
My first post up was on the Random Chat thread.
I stated my goal was to buy a new detector.
My thinking is now I have enough left over for a dinner out with the Mrs.
Great haul pepper !! Detector, dinner, ..... I think you'll have enough after the detector for a few really nice dinners !!
 
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Outstanding
Congratulations on your major accomplishment
Thanks Bill
It was nice to see a return instead of paying for the clean up for once.
Hope all is well
 
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In my hobby l almost never throw a piece of metal away!
It all adds up over a period of time.
Free $$$ the way I look at it.
Just yesterday I was sorting the boxes/bins/buckets of pouch dumps from detecting.
50 lbs of brass
30 lbs of lead
12 lbs of copper
Plus a whole pail of finds to go through this winter when I'm held up sorting the finds out.
Found a sterling teaspoon and a possible case cover.
 

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It all adds up over a period of time.
Free $$$ the way I look at it.
Just yesterday I was sorting the boxes/bins/buckets of pouch dumps from detecting.
50 lbs of brass
30 lbs of lead
12 lbs of copper
Plus a whole pail of finds to go through this winter when I'm held up sorting the finds out.
Found a sterling teaspoon and a possible case cover.
I have a bad problem of not throwing things away. If I can possibly use it later or sell it I keep it.
Now this hobby is definitely going to add to that.
That's a nice pouch dump🤘
 

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