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  • Hardrockshot
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    # Copper Thiefs

    Last April they stole my welder off the trailer. You could not see the welder unless it was in use. The thief's pried the welder from the welded frame that was bolted down, and made off with the welder during the day. Welder was in place at 6:30 am and gone at 3:30 pm when I returned from work. It's a good thing I did not catch them! I would have ended up going to jail.
    Not being a pro welder it was more of an inconvenience for me. You are right something need to be done to the thief's.

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  • cws612
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    Originally posted by Helios View Post
    Yeah, me too.

    I'll stop beating his face in when the rebar I'm beating him with breaks from metal fatigue.
    Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
    The last time I took stripped wire to the recyclers, they said they wouldn't take it any more if it was stripped, telling me it was illegal to strip it???????
    so clean copper (#1) is illegal? they must be breathing the fumes from the insulation there burning! around here they welcome clean copper at the scrapyards (must show id for payment)

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  • nocheepgas
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Salvage shops don't care, they'll call it burn't copper (weld cable thats had it's sheathing burned off with a trorch) and off you will go cash in hand.
    The last time I took stripped wire to the recyclers, they said they wouldn't take it any more if it was stripped, telling me it was illegal to strip it???????

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  • cruizer
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    Salvage shops don't care, they'll call it burn't copper (weld cable thats had it's sheathing burned off with a trorch) and off you will go cash in hand.

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  • nocheepgas
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    The low lifers here recently started stealing pool pumps too. I recently replaced 250' of welding leads and I'd like to recycle them but I'm afraid they'll try to arrest me as a thief, maybe if I bring my reciept for the new leads with me?

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  • kvwall
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    Originally posted by ILikeFlyin View Post
    Originally posted by kvwall View Post
    Game cameras is a great idea. Much cheaper than video surveillance.
    A 12 gauge with rock salt is even cheaper.
    Yeah but I live in CA. I'd be the one going to jail.

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  • jmpgino
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    Local dentist was pulling teeth last month, he told his office girl to phone the air con boys because it had stopped working, when they arrived, he was told it had stopped working because the outside unit had been stolen, all while he was pulling teeth.
    I had a 5 ton unit stolen from one of my houses earlier this year. I spent two days welding cages around my other two houses, they are not attractive but serious stuff will be needed to remove the cage and a lot of noise will also have to be made in doing so.
    Just make it hard and I think they will go for something easier. I even thought of putting 110V onto the cage but have not done so yet.

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  • Helios
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    Originally posted by bbraman View Post
    Please don't take this wrong, in not advocating any violence! Ok maybe a little!!
    Yeah, me too.

    I'll stop beating his face in when the rebar I'm beating him with breaks from metal fatigue.

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  • TerryL
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    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Ive never done that before.. thats sounds like a good idea. One of my friends is a farmer and he caught someone in one of his buildings one night stealing tools and some other stuff. He shot his gun in the air and told them to scram and dont come back. The cops came and arrested him for some bulls!:@t charge and he did 3 yrs in prison at 65yrs old! A week before the night he caught them someone ( probly same people) stole 20,000 dollars worth of stuff from his property. The thieves got level 1 probation. The law doesnt do squat to theives, their more worried about writing speeding tickets and such.
    That really sucks!!
    Farmers are working their backsides off to eek out a living and feed us.
    Next time a farmer catches one of these low lifes maybe that low life should be buried for a night or two like a post in a five foot deep post hole. In the next day or two the post should be dug up and told if he/she is found in the area again the feet will be the only part showing for the next night or two.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by ILikeFlyin View Post
    A 12 gauge with rock salt is even cheaper.
    Ive never done that before.. thats sounds like a good idea. One of my friends is a farmer and he caught someone in one of his buildings one night stealing tools and some other stuff. He shot his gun in the air and told them to scram and dont come back. The cops came and arrested him for some bulls!:@t charge and he did 3 yrs in prison at 65yrs old! A week before the night he caught them someone ( probly same people) stole 20,000 dollars worth of stuff from his property. The thieves got level 1 probation. The law doesnt do squat to theives, their more worried about writing speeding tickets and such.

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  • ILikeFlyin
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    Originally posted by kvwall View Post
    Game cameras is a great idea. Much cheaper than video surveillance.
    A 12 gauge with rock salt is even cheaper.

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  • kvwall
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    Game cameras is a great idea. Much cheaper than video surveillance.

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  • bbraman
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    #^(k! copper THIEVES!!!

    Not so long ago I was in the Law Enforcement world. My last assignment was a rural job where individuals would would steal copper wire that would run underneath levi's to run irrigation pumps. They would get $30 worth of copper. It would cost the farmer $3000 to fix it. I had one farmer that had 22 pumps hit in a week!

    I started a program that had the farmers put up Game hunting cameras. The beauty of these cameras are they now have no flash infrared only. Bad guy never sees his picture taken.

    Once I started sending these photos of the bad guys out to the rest of the local agencies. They started identifying the same old guys they have dealt with for years. Same burglars that are breaking into our homes and stealing our stuff.

    Please understand local cops most of them, do not have the resources or time to deal with copper thefts, to the rest of society its just a property crime. To our world it is an infringement not only on our lively hood but taking food out of our family's mouths!

    Please don't take this wrong, in not advocating any violence! Ok maybe a little!!

    When most people are sleeping, theses dwellers crawl out from underneath their rocks and victimized hard working people like you!

    Cabelas has these cameras for 60-70 bucks! It well worth the investment. Plus its a write off!

    Never typed so much in my life! SORRY Venting!!! Hate thefts from hard workers!!! I'm out!!!

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  • beamwalker
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    my gear is on a trailer. i have a 5 bolt pattern to put the hitch on to actually tow the trailer. plus cops use my yard to watch traffic. all my gear comes home at night. so far no problems yet

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  • jazond82
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    yep it isnt the economy its lazzy druggies

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