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#706 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:53 AM

That one cleaned up real well, also! Good luck getting it running!



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 01:51 PM

wow that turned out grea glad ya got the other one sold hopefully tis one will leave just as fast



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:13 PM

Today didn't quite go as planned.

 

That all started at 3am when the pregnant cat peed on the bed and my arm. SHe has never done anything like that before so I imagine that it is pregnancy related.

 

After getting that all cleaned up I was wide awake. When I finally did get back to sleep I overslept.

 

So without even making coffee I jumped in my clothes and loaded up all my old batteries and took off to the battery guy. When I stopped for gas I grabbed a cup of coffee and a Monster Energy.

 

I came home with 2 reconditioned tractor batteries and some cash. I did find out that a Mazda Miata battery is the exact same size as a tractor battery but has  much higher cranking amps. I will keep that in mind next time I need a battery for a tractor.

 

When I got back home the neighbor limped his yard Machine over to the yard running like crap. I poured some SeaFoam thru the carb and it ran better. The 1/4 tank  fuel in his fuel tank was brown. I told him to go get some fresh gas and dilute it since he didn't want to drain the tank.

 

Got back to the little Craftsman and tossed in a new battery and fresh gas and it fired up instantly and went up on the trailer. Steph put Heath in his seat and we headed off to deliver the tractor.

 

Steph had her final class of the semester so it was just us guys.

 

After a 45 minute drive we got to my gorgeous friends house. Heath seemed to be more interested in the tractor, guess he isn't old enough yet.

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Her Daughter, Natalie, (the blonde) and her freind thought the tractor was great

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Heath and I headed back home and stopped at Bojangles drive-thru for dinner. Now it is just us guys for the next couple hours.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Bogangles ROCKS !! Best breakfast sandwiches in 50 states ! To bad there isn't one within 100 miles of me.

We built a free standing papa johns in Henderson NC about 15 years ago, bojangles was rite next door. Been hooked ever since then.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:31 PM

I got 2 sausage biscuits, a jambolia rice bowl, and a picnic seasoned fry. Good meal for 2 guys.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:35 PM

I usually get the one piece meal with the dirty rice and mashed potatoes.  If you can get them fresh boberry biscuits are awesome, but I generally wind up with the ones that have been in the warmer till they could be used in a hockey rink.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Willie do you take your batteries to funderberks? I've had good success with car batteries from him but I've never asked if he had mower size batteries. 



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Yep Funderbunk. He is the best place around here.  For a reconditioned tractor battery he gets $15 for new ones it is more



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Wow that's all? Ima go clean him out lol. He is great isn't he? a little oasis from the ridiculous prices stores want for new batteries.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:31 PM

yeah. I haven't bought a new battery in years. I just go see Buddy.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 12:36 AM

We can get $8.00 for a dead battery here right now, what are you getting for junkers in your part of the country?



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:33 AM

They pay you for old batteries? Here they go for slightly above mixed metal prices at the crusher. Think I got about six bucks for three or four the last time I went. Not really worth separating them out of the rest of the junk.


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:53 AM

The lead is worth more than iron these days!  That's why new batteries are so pricey..  Always separate aluminum too..  It's worth more as well..  Take a magnet in your pocket and if it don't stick-  you got aluminum (or brass/copper if it's dark)  MORE  $$$$$$

 

Right now up here scrap prices are up..  Junk your old cars now!! :dancingbanana:


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 08:09 AM

Scrap prices have dropped here in the last few weeks. : ( not sure what batteries are bringing $$ wise, but light iron and cars dropped from $12.00 per 100 to 9.50 per 100. Copper and other nonferrous metals have all gone down a little as well.

I'm not sure why. But the last few years has been pretty good for scrappers overall, with very few downsides.

Anything metal does not stay very long when it's put out for trash pickup. Many, many more driving around looking for it.
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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:41 AM

At a scrap yard batteries are worthless. I might get $5 for one at a yard. If I take them to the battery place I get around $14 each. Since he buys them by the pound I am not exactly sure on the per battery price.

 

All my aluminum goes to a smelter so I get about 3 times what a yard pays ($.42/ pound vs $.14) I have several other places i take things like catalytic converters and radiators to get more money out of them.


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