How To Scrap An Air Conditioning Unit

September 22, 2011

Welcome to ScrapMetalJunkie! The interent’s finest scrap metal recycling resource. This entry in the Scrapper’s Handbook is an overview to recycling an AC unit for the copper, aluminum, and steel scrap value.  Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under […]

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Basic Metals – Scrap Yard Hall of Fame

September 20, 2011

Give a warm round of applause for the first entry in the Scrap Metal Junkie Scrap Yard Hall of Fame, Basic Metals! Learn more about the award here.  Basic Metals is a fast-growing, hard-working scrap metal recycling company out of south-eastern Michigan. You can connect with Basic Metals on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. They’ve also sent […]

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How To Sell an Old Scrap Lawn Mower To A Scrap Yard

September 2, 2011
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Welcome to Scrap Metal Junkie, the ultimate scrap metal recycling resource on the web!  I’ve been getting a lot of suggestions and feedback about the new site, and it looks like everybody really likes it! I’m going to remind my readers to check out the Forum if you have more specific questions! Old lawn mowers and small engines […]

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The End of the Beginning

August 3, 2011

Welcome to the new and improved Scrapping Metal Blog! As you can see, I have taken the liberty of transferring my old “how-to” posts over, and I have officially branding my site: ScrapMetalJunkie.com. The “how to” section is now known as the Scrappers Handbook. When I started the Scrapping Metal Blog in October of last year, I […]

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June 2011

June 16, 2011

So, it’s been a long time coming, but I finally grabbed some photos to add to the Scrap Metal Show Offs page. If you would like to send in your photo’s, yard tickets, or scrap projects, send them to HallOfFame@ScrapMetalJunkie.com and they may be included in the July 2011 page! I hope to see this […]

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How To Scrap A Dishwasher

June 1, 2011

Dishwashers are a surprisingly easy appliance to disassemble, especially when compared to things like scrap refrigerators. Check what your yard’s policy is on dishwashers, as many are mostly plastic. For more info on scrapping appliances, check out The Scrap Metal Guide! The first step in determining the value of a dishwasher is to check to see how much of it […]

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8 Incredible Gas Saving Tricks For Scrappers

May 28, 2011

Using a GPS is one way to make your trips more efficient, saving you both time and money! These 8 tips are for those who like to collect scrap metal that has been left out in trash, garbage, dumpsters, skips, ect. (In a few select areas, this is not allowed and could get you a […]

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The Magnet Test

May 17, 2011

The Magnet test is used to distinguish ferrous from non-ferrous metals; or, rather obviously, magnetic metals from non magnetic metals.  I found also, that it is important to have a magnet that works for you! If you need help finding a magnet, I suggest you check these cheap sources of where to find free magnets! Another […]

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Where To Find Scrap Magnets

May 16, 2011

Magnets are a scrappers best friend, and are necessary when performing THE MAGNET TEST! With a magnet, a scrapper can pretty much sort all of the ferrous from non-ferrous metals. But where can you find them?Magnets are such useful tools, and if you know where to look, they can be aplenty! These 5 places are a  “must-check” […]

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How To Scrap A Water Heater

May 13, 2011

There are two main types of water heaters that I find on a regular basis, gas and electric.  The Scrap Gas Water Heater Gas water heaters are usually pretty good scrap items. I find them pretty often, and I’m happy when I do. They are a home appliance, and classified as a light-iron/shred/mixed-metal/tin item when […]

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