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Tips For Making Money With Scrap Metal

These days, the scrap metal industry is a highly lucrative one with many opportunities for everyday people to make a little extra cash simply by getting rid of their old junk. If this is something that you are interested in getting involved in, the following tips may help you make some extra money:

  • Most people hold garage sales on a Saturday morning and, by mid afternoon, anything that hasn’t sold is often tossed to the curb. You could do a drive-by to see whether anything of possible scrap value has been tossed out that you can salvage.
  • Remove any copper from the scrap metal that you collect, as it is worth more (especially when deposited in one go). This means cutting off the power cords from any appliances and electronics, as well as removing the copper coils and tubing from them.
  • Do some research online and at your local scrap metal dealer to determine how much each metal is worth at a given time – the prices can change from day to day, so it is always best to hold onto your scrap until you can get a good price for it.
  • Become familiar with the rubbish days in your local area, including the days when hard rubbish collections are scheduled. The night (and, in the case of hard rubbish, the week) before collection is often a great time to salvage some of the scrap metal your neighbours are throwing out.

Another way that you can be sure to collect a considerable amount of scrap metal for selling to a dealer is to let your friends and family know that you are collecting old appliances and other metal objects. Most of the time, people cannot be bothered to haul these things away themselves, so they will be grateful of you taking them off their hands.

Article Source:- http://metalqualities.blogspot.com/2012/05/tips-for-making-money-with-scrap-metal.html

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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How To Remove Hard Water Marks From Brass

Whilst a lot of people think that hard water is the best way to remove really caked on debris, it can actually leave spots and flakes on the surface of any item it touches – including brass. This is because hard water has a higher concentration of magnesium and calcium than normal water. If you notice your brass fixtures and possessions developing spots and flaking from hard water, there is a way to remove it.

Begin by pouring a little white vinegar onto a clean cloth. Then, use the cloth to wipe down the brass items, focusing especially on the areas where hard water spots and flakes have occurred. You can then rinse the brass under some clean running water and dry it with a lint-free cloth.

To return the brass item to its usual lustrous appearance, take a lemon and cut it in half. Sprinkle some salt onto one of the halves, and use it to rub over the entire brass surface in a slow circular motion. You should notice the brass returning to its usual gleam and shine. Then, to finish, take a clean lint-free cloth and use it to buff the brass dry and remove any lemon or salt residue.

In the future, you should avoid using hard water to clean your brass items and fixtures, simply because it can cause unattractive spots and flaking that you will also need to clean off. If you accidentally use hard water again, don’t stress too much because you now know how to remove it.

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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