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

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Congrats on the clean up! I love my scrap pile too!

I go to the dump a lot. Man you could make an absolute killing if you could pick those piles. Unreal the stuff people toss out.
Thanks
If a person works at it, it pays for those extra little things in life.
Though it's beneath so many people to do things like this.
 

King Farmer

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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.
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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.
 

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Update:
Transferred the funds yesterday for the Deus ll. 9" coil, WS6/Bh-01 headphones :headbang:
$2300.00 Can. all in shipped to the door (currency difference + 13% taxes makes the detectors a tad pricey)

The Mrs saw the transfer paperwork-"Gee they're sure going up in price-Aren't they? :laughing7::dontknow:
So there's $3700.00 left over in the scrap budget for that dinner out. :hello2:
(Just have to put things into perspective.)
 

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I have a pile also but not as big as yours lol I don't throw much away until its usefulness ends. I just hauled a complete steel VersaTube carport structure 14" x 24' feet home I'll find a place for it. Also 60 sheets of steel roofing 22' feet long I have a use for the roofing.
 
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I have a pile also but not as big as yours lol I don't throw much away until its usefulness ends. I just hauled a complete steel VersaTube carport structure 14" x 24' feet home I'll find a place for it. Also 60 sheets of steel roofing 22' feet long I have a use for the roofing.
I always think can I use it, project, future.
Then reality starts to show, and the clean up starts.
 
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Well thus scrap pile was a thought and a wish it was to have a new toy of a :metaldetector:.

Well today it was fulfilled and now it's a reality. :headbang::hello2::notworthy::icon_thumleft::icon_thumright:
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