Scrapping metals is definitely the favorite when it comes to my hobbies.
Some people say that scrapping is an easy way to make money. I am here to tell you that there is nothing further from the truth.
Scrapping is dirty, tough and can be extremely dangerous. Looking at it from another perspective, I can say that scrapping metal is one of the most fulfilling hobbies I have ever come across. Scrapping is fun! I scrap because I love seeing how things work. Seeing the beauty of freshly stripped copper wire is what I do it for. Or how about the engineering of a circuit board. Taking the time to imagine that somebody out there somehow designed every little pathway for the electricity to follow. It is beautiful art, that I can recover the precious metals from!
I remember the first item I scrapped. That item? A circulating pump given to me by my boss to throw out in the trash! I like to take things apart to see how the pump worked and was completely amazed at all of the brass, one solid hunk of brass. Weighing in at 6.5 Lbs. As I started to remove more pieces, I noticed the copper coil windings for the motor. That copper weighed 1.5 Lbs.
In the end I made $21.30 in scrapping that pump. From that point on I was hooked my life and my house would never be the same.