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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 08:57 PM

I've been working the new job for four months and have been getting to know the people around the plant.

Ever since I started here I noticed a lot of scrap laying around the yard.

I found out Tuesday that there was a major cleanup underway for a mucky muck visit next week.

So... I went and talked to the maintenance boss for the plant, and he let me take what I could.

So far, 188 feet of 1-1/2" 1/8 wall Square tubing, 500 feet of 1-1//2 x 1/8 wall angle steel, 20 feet of 6" x 3" x 1/8" angle steel, 48 feet of 1-1/4 inch conduit, and 8 feet of 4" x 1/8" flat plate.

Tomorrow I'm going for 80 feet of 3" x 2-1/2" I=Beam.

Happy day.

Now I need to figure out what I'm going to build with it.

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 10:27 PM

nice
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Posted May 12, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Wow!!! GREAT score!


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 11:25 PM

I love metal, and machinery, and the stuff I saw them throw out today, and every ay since I've been there, makes me sick

 

I see a dumpster full of uniforms and coverall get trashed daily.

 

I watched several thousand dollars worth of stainless and hydraulic equipment get trashed, because it "wasn't worth the time" but it was worth the time for a crane and flat bed to come in and haul it away.

 

Heck, given time, I could have cut it up and paid off my credit card.


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 11:40 PM

All that waste has to be paid for by someone.
Hope the visitor isn't there to find all the stuff.

Anyways, great score. Glad it's going to go to good use.
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 04:31 AM

Nice score on all that!


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:12 AM

Nice score. I used to be able to do that, they would give us some scrap, old skids, used plastic drums, etc. Then people started taking other things like a small welder, snow blower, portable air compressor, etc. We think it was one of the maintenance guys who no longer works here. Now we cannot take an empty box without approval from plant manager


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:15 AM

Nice score. I used to be able to do that, they would give us some scrap, old skids, used plastic drums, etc. Then people started taking other things like a small welder, snow blower, portable air compressor, etc. We think it was one of the maintenance guys who no longer works here. Now we cannot take an empty box without approval from plant manager

Getting to be like that everywhere.


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Nice haul!

Been a long time since I've seen a Yamaha like that. :smilewink:


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 07:56 AM

That's what I miss about being retired. no more steel on a scrap ticket.


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:26 AM

There's a shipyard here that has a scrap pile, you just have to go in the office and register and take anything on the pile. Often it's big pieces of plate in various thicknesses that 2 men and a boy couldn't pick up.


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Getting to be like that everywhere.

Ya the liabilities and people taking things that were not scrap ruin it for others..  It's a shame to see things just get scrapped and the employer won't let anyone have it,, even for scrap prices...


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Nice score
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Nice haul!
Been a long time since I've seen a Yamaha like that. :smilewink:


Good eye, it's an old MX175 waiting to be picked up by a customer.
It was in for a kick starter spring, air filter, carb repair, and shifter shaft and output shaft seals.

The new filter cause a serious change in mixture so I had to drill out the slow jet a bit.

I managed to get the I-Beam cut today, but I may not be able to get into my driveway to unload on Monday. Got a notice that the city decided to replace all the storm drains and catch basins in my alley for the next couple of weeks. Problem is, the front of the house is a no parking one for most of the day. and the neighborhood is a no parking zone "unless with permit" for special events, like the Beyoncé concert on Friday, and the football game on Monday.

I doubt I'll be able to get a permit in the four business days before the event, so it will be interesting.

Edited by Chopperhed, May 13, 2016 - 09:41 PM.

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