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Summer DIY ‘Duct Tape’ For Kids

READY FOR SOME FUN!
Kids are home. What are you going to do? Why don’t you get some duct tape. 1001 things to do with duct tape.

IT’S SO EASY A KID CAN MAKE IT!

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 30 ROLLS OF DUCT TAPE?

Haven Snider, 3, left, and brother Hudson Snider, 5, paddle their pirate themed boat “Silent Mary,” constructed of cardboard, recyclables and duct tape, across the Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park pool during the 10th annual Pleasant Hill Derby Day cardboard boat race. (published by Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

What about Lunch Money Holder for “BACK TO SCHOOL” Oh No!!


There are so many ‘duct tape’ wallet designs for kids to make. This one is a real favorite of mine. If you find a similar design, all you have to do is add the eyeballs and fangs or should I say teeth. I hope you will try some of these ideas. It keeps the kids busy this summer.

‘Duct Tape’ Wallet

Craft Shops have Coloured Duct Tape with Zany Designs. look online for patterns on how to make these flowers. You can make any other designs. The Internet has tons of ideas, different styles of key chains. Don’t forget your own ideas! The sky’s thee limit.

You can make some ‘Duct Tape’ key chains.

Organize With A Makeshift Craft Caddy

Let’s all do the “Monster Mash”. It was a graveyard smash! Make funky, funny creatures. How about a lizard or dragon. Put a “duct tape” spider in your sister’s bed! Use plastic cups, popsicle sticks, plastic spoons and  anything you can find to steady the body. Ask mom for ideas and she can get you your  ‘body’ parts.

The Monster Mash

Don’t Forget A Halloween Costume.

I just love this innovative idea. Like I said 1001 things to make from Duct tape. I had to share this college student’s hammock with you! You can still use Duct Tape from 6 to 60 yrs old!

Cindy With Her Duck Tape Hammock Visiting College Friends

Scrap Metal Art: Dancing Cow

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Let’s Upcycle – Trendy

CREATIVE IDEAS
It’s so wonderful to see many new ideas for upcycling. Old tires are repurposed to make sandals, tables, chairs, flower pots and flooring! That’s only a few ideas for fun ideas with used old tires.

Fences and gates are designed by artist like Bob Dylan.
UPCYCLED –ALUMINUM GATE
Its hard to believe that this gate was once a pile of aluminum rims.

Aluminum can be recycled over and over without degrading or losing any of its innate characteristics.

SUMMER PROJECT
This maybe a project you want to get started this summer and have it ready for late summer and fall. Start looking for rubbish now. You can use old shovels for the top trim. Or, just use your imagination.

Fire Pit

THIS IS MY FAVORITE USE OF AN OLD VEHICLE
I suppose a couple of hens ventured into this old car and before you know it, a chicken coup was built. At night the wire gate is closed to keep the hens inside. A summer home for the hens. How lucky can you get!

Chicken Coop

Recycling cars can be elegant or trashy; from one extreme to the other. Plasma cutters have broadened the versatility and expanded creativity for upcycled projects.

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Scrap Metal Dragon Flies

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How to Scrap A Car

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Many people keep their old cars running a bit too long …..past their prime. As a result,  you just end up with spiraling mechanic’s bills to keep your car running a wee bit longer. I am very qualified to make that observation since I have been on the precipice of a dead car many times.  At some point you need to ‘scrap your car’.  After all, cars weren’t built to last forever.

The Model T (truck) was first sold in 1908. Although no verified hauling specifications are known, this one is pictured loaded with 8,000 pounds of hay. It was probably driving well below the Model Ts top speed of 40 mph.

Basically, the customer gives the tow truck driver the ownership papers in exchange for a predetermined cash amount.  A heavier car will draw more money for the customer. It’s all based on the weight of the car, where both parties agreed on a dollar figure for the value of the scrap metal for the car.  It’s not a lot of money. Quotes are based on the ton weight of scrap metal. Each car weight so much. The metal buyers decide on the prices for the processed scrap metal. The vehicles are usually crushed into large cubes of steel.

All the gas and fluids are drained. The car then goes down a conveyor belt to the furnace to melt the steel into manageable size for transportation.    The ownership goes to the government (stamped as a recycled car). Most customers don’t know that the scrap car owner, in this case Paul’s Scrap pays HST for the money he gives for the cars. Everything is done by the book!

Simply stated; here is the process.


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quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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First Day of Summer

A-H-H Yes. It’s the “official” first day of Summer!!! . . . . June 21, 2018 . . .

Does it feel like summer? Yes, we already had one heat wave. I would say that was that was the day summer kicked in. Lazy days, swimming and picnics!  University and college students are  trying to get the jump on summer jobs. Bees and wasps are searching for their summer home.

BEES A-BUZZIN
Summer also lets you know that the birds and the bees are out in full force. It is bee season for scrap cars too. If your old jalopy is sitting out in the hot sun, it becomes an incubator for wasps and bees. I have seen more wasps than bees nestling in for the summer in old cars.  Honey bees are a bit more high brow. Wasps or yellow jackets are feisty. They will sting so fast, it’s like Jumpin’ Jack Flash! That’s been my experience.

MY CAR STORY: I had to bring my mother’s car from Florida on a flatbed. It was a long drive . we parked the car at a friend’s place in Upper New York state for a few months. We decided to bring the car up to Canada one day since we needed to bring up a big concrete flag pole for the cottage;  another 400 miles away. We had our driving cut out for us. I was dropped off before the car was brought to a dealership and the flagpole continued on its way to cottage country. While checking the car, I opened the door on the driver’s side.  I had disturbed a swarm of yellow jackets. I slammed the car door and ran.  As we drove the flatbed, my cherry red Bonneville and flagpole to boot to the border crossing. It came time to inspect the car. We warned the agent at the Peace Bridge crossing that illegal yellow jackets were trying to cross the border.. The agent opened the door anyway. The yellow jackets did not seem to bother her as they swarmed out of the car. I guess they thought she was not worth of their stinger. Best guess! A few stragglers stayed in the car and made the trip to Canada.  The car went to a car dealership and I got myself a new car.  I suspect, the old heap went to the scrap yard. I did keep the Florida plates for sentimental reasons. It’s sad to see an old friend depart.  You just can’t hang on to the past.  An old car with many miles and just as many memories. New cars arrive in your life to begin a new journey, building new memories.

Scrap Your Car Today:  Don’t Leave It To The Bees!

 

Summer Home For The Yellow Jackets (Social Wasps)

The best idea is to call a professional beekeeper to have them come and remove the swarm by finding and relocating the queen bee.

WARNING: Make sure you check your car for any critters, kittens or anything else that has invaded a car sitting around for a few months.

 

Global Issues

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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Scrap Car Prices June2018

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE SCRAP METAL MARKETS?

Turkish scrap import prices recovered in the week ended Friday June 15 on steady demand from the country’s steel mills. This was due to bullish sentiment in the markets arising from the United States’ decision to impose its Section 232 import tariffs on material from the EU, Canada and Mexico. published by metalbulletin.com

Here in Canada and the US, we have stable iron prices from May continuing into June. We should also see July/Aug as productive months.
CHINA
China is still making the rules. They are reducing their imports of copper. Copper is used for electronics, wiring, cables and technical devices. Strong domestic recycling has dropped the copper demand (from China) about 15%. Scrap yards are starting to build up their inventory.
Building up inventory may start dropping prices for scrap in the Fall. October is the Tell Tale month. October will dictate prices for the next year.
Trump may be able to negotiate a better deal with China. At one point 68% of The U.S scrap went to China. Today, this no longer exists. Trump has raised tariffs for any imports to the USA from China and other countries. Trump wants to squeeze out cheap Chinese products and have companies rely on US made items. It’s been a rocky road so far. If China wants to retaliate against the new tariffs, they may shift some of their import needs to Canada.

And The Winner is – CHINA!

Emerging Power!

Here is the WOW factor.
Chart provided by Bloomberg.com

The Future Forecasters

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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The 25% Solution -Scrap Car Repurposing

Why do we call it the 25% solution?
New cars are produced using a minimum of 25% recycled steel. You have heard me talk about how recycled steel is equally as strong as new steel. This does not mean that we should close the “raw” steel fabrication plants. However. A lot more scrap metal processing plants are popping up around the country.

COAL BURNING PLANTS
Old coal-burning steel plants will not be revised. They are left to be demolished.
Here, in Canada, we closed a big coal-burning plant in 2005. The “Three Sisters” was built on the shores of Lake Ontario in 1961. At the time, it was the largest coal-fired power plant in the world. It has now taken the path of the dodo bird. In 2005, the announcement was made to topple the gigantic smokestacks. A coal-burning era had ended across the country. Bethlehem steel in Lakawanna, NY was another casualty. It was built at the turn of the century and enjoyed 80 years of employment for the locals.

RECYCLING PLANTS
New electric arc furnaces are more efficient way to fabricate steel bars, coils and sheets from Scrap metal: cars, refrigerators, ironing boards, etc. Essentially, Arc furnaces melt iron and do not use coal, instead they use a DC electrical current. With plenty of electricity, this furnace works best. I’d like to see solar-powered plants, if it is even possible. This video is really great! It is one of the top 10 videos about scrapping cars. It is funny and very well done!

Recycling ….

1. Does not …pollute the environment.

2. Does not …contribute to energy waste.

3. Does not …add to green house gas emissions.

4. Does not ….scavenge the earth of its raw metals.

5. Does not …take up space in your back yard or garage (old car).

6. Does not …add toxic lead in landfills and waterways (lead acid batteries from your car is re-processed)
recyclePAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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Digital license plates finally hit the road in California

Currently, the DMV has 116 vehicles with digital plates in California. The cost is $700 U.S. with a monthly charge of $8.00. The chips and batteries are fragile in that they will decline after a period of time. Extreme weather may also affect the digital plate. But, I imagine it will start to drop in the future. The digital plates were first tested in Dubai.

Dubai’s 7 month trial, will weather local climate extremes, including 106 degrees Fahrenheit. (40 C.)

Dubai is also testing digital licence plates. The license plates can flash the word stolen same as the California plates. Are we coming closer to the future talking cars? Maybe. More testing is on the way. California seems satisfied with their results. Arizona will be testing the digital plates. Let’s see if they can stand the heat. QUESTIONS: I am curious about the batteries involved. Is there a warning light before or when the battery dies?  Can you hooked up the digital license plate to the car’s battery? That may be too costly. What about one solar battery to charge the existing batteries. Some kind of plan may need a further investigation. Even if it saves the state some $$$ what about the consumer. It is their responsibility to make sure the digital license plate is in good working order. What about blind spots? With digital plates, the govt can follow you and find you. H-m-m-m-m.

Motorists who choose to buy the digital plates can register their vehicles electronically and eliminate the need to physically stick tags on their license plates each year, which could save the state money. The digital plates come with their own computer chips, batteries, and wireless communication systems. They also may be able to display personal messages — if the DMV decides to allow that. published by theverge.com


This was bound to happen at some point. The highway patrol will have to be equipped with digital scanners.That will cost the state some $$$. QR may have been a better solution. Personally, I don’t think it was thought out well. Their goal may have been just get it out.

This Is How The Digital License Plate Is Made

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
THANK YOU! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Georgetown.

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