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« on: May 12, 2014, 07:09:59 PM »

Dear Friends,

I have had a series of setbacks and also been keeping busy in other things.

This week we decided to push forward a little bit, but alas: I was not able to find a place where I could sweep up some money into large black plastic bags. Anyway, my slow brain cells got to working. I called my carpenter friend Beto who has done all my interior. We went over to the bus and loaded up all the old aluminum panels that used to line the interior walls, aluminum inside luggage racks, a whole bunch of steel that was removed from various places, especially the over-the-road A/C unit ducts, and the two old truck batteries that had been in the bus and committed susyslide.

Anyway, we made two trips with Beto's pickup to the local recycling joint.

--170.5 Kilos (375.9 pounds) of aluminum
--196.8 Kilos (433.86 pounds) of steel (stainless and galvanized, they pay the same)
--2 Batteries (weigh more than an ex-mother-in-law)

I think I made out like a bandit! $3,346 pesos ($258.58 dollars U. S. at today's exchange rate.)

Anyway, some of you may be thinking of hauling the guts you took out of that bus to the dump. Think again! Oh, and we have yet to take all the copper from the A/C condensers etc. They pay 6.7 times more for that then for aluminum.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 07:32:07 PM »

Hi Dr Steve, good work! I got rid of the over the road heater and airconditioning system lost almost 800lbs and gained a 4X3 sp ace in the bay, a 3X2 space on the side and no compressor in the engine bay, came home with $$$s, lvmci...
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 08:45:26 AM »

I had never been to a scrap yard before I took a bunch of stuff from my bus to one.  I had a pretty good trailer load and was expecting maybe $100.  I ended up with $500 or $600!  One thing I did that helped get me more money was I removed the copper/aluminum coils from the assemblies.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:23:36 AM »

Lol I cannot take stuff to the scrap yard every time I start loading up the guy behind me says somebody will need that  Roll Eyes I did sell a lot of batteries when they were bringing 50 bucks each that was the easiest 1500 bucks I ever made in 2 hrs
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 09:32:54 AM »

Ive got a metal scrap bucket on my bus and tell the kids to pick up any metal they find as we are walking amd traveling around.   Its like finding dollar bills. Copper alone is worth quite a bit.  We are saving up the scrap metal for a night out at the movies Smiley

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