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post #1 of 7 Old 02-16-2017, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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that hurt

Last week my Dad ,my wife and I loaded a load of scrap to sell for a little extra money. We took it in on Monday this week. When we were getting it ready to unload at the scrap yard I was taking the straps off I gave it a jerk to get from the other side of the trailer ( they are the large straps like used on a 18 wheeler). The hook hit me directly in the mouth bursting my lips and breaking my left front tooth. The tooth was broken into 3 pieces and had to be pulled. We had 2900 pounds of junk at $6.00 a hundred. That came to $179. It cast me $200 to get the tooth pulled besides whatever a parcel plate will cost. That was a lot of work for nothing. Oh well that's how it goes sometimes. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.
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Sorry to hear of the bad experience.

Also sorry to hear that scrap iron prices are down to 6 cents per pound. It has been a couple of years since I last made a load. got 11c at that time.

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Yes that price is pretty low. Last year I got $11 a hundred at the same place I took this load. But aside of the bad luck that would have been more than I had. So that's the way it goes sometimes. Maybe I'll do better at my first craft show next month. Take care and be safe.
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Sounds like my luck sometimes, hope you heal up quick

I miss the high scrap prices too, in 2008 I changed out eight Trane chillers, the kids that worked for me thought I was crazy when I had them cutting them apart for scrap, yeah I was copper was right at $4 a pound I got over $10,000 per chiller just in copper

A couple years later one of my buds was needing some money so I told him if he scrapped everything that was left over in the bone yard he could have it, I told him he might get $2000, but if he took one piece he had to take everything, it took him a week to clean it all up but damn I about fell over when he told me he got $8000 for it all, not bad for a week, but he was broke in a couple days LOL
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There's 2500 pounds of copper in a chiller?
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There's 2500 pounds of copper in a chiller?

Yep, these were only 200 ton machines, some of the bigger ones would have about 25,000 lbs, that is why they cost so much

I got that account in 1995 when the owners had called everybody in the DFW metromess to get them running and no one would said they needed to be replaced, for $4500 I got them all running and got another 13 years out of them, and made good money all 13 years keeping them running, so it was a win for all of us
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That sucks. Hope you heal up soon.

$6/hundred is actually up from what it was a few months ago; about $4/hundred.
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