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Old 11-25-2020, 11:03 PM   #61
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There have been zero arrest in the past two years and apparently the recycle centers buy the scrap without questions some where.
I am just curious what the scrap value of a catalytic converter is? Is it that quick and/or easy to remove?

It is pretty sad that this even happens. In my area, it is wire, copper or aluminum. Burn off the insulation and sell the rest.

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Old 11-25-2020, 11:19 PM   #62
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I am just curious what the scrap value of a catalytic converter is? Is it that quick and/or easy to remove?



It is pretty sad that this even happens. In my area, it is wire, copper or aluminum. Burn off the insulation and sell the rest.


My research suggests the scrap value is $100+/-. With an RV, where ground clearance is not a problem, I think an experienced thief with a sharp blade could have it off in under a minute. On my lot they got 6 when they took mine. I guess if you can show up at the recycler with a truck full itís ďworth itĒ. Itís a vile way to make a living.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:05 AM   #63
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There is a definite need for the Junk Yard Dogs.
I know a Kerrville TX storage lot got hit. Makes you want to set up a trip wire.

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Old 11-26-2020, 02:23 AM   #64
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[QUOTE=MS60ocb;265653]There is a definite need for the Junk Yard Dogs.
I know a Kerrville TX storage lot got hit. Makes you want to set up a trip wire.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:43 AM   #65
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Until seeing that 290 a month I had forgotten how expensive storage is.


I would FREAK THE HELL OUT at $300 a month for storage.

I have a motorhome and a trailer 560 a month total.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:56 AM   #66
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I think that you need to vote with your wallet, and find a different storage facility.
I found one with guard dogs loose at night.. and the daytime the owner is on watch..
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:24 PM   #67
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If you do lose one, don't start the vehicle without a pretty good perusal underneath. A sliced, or even knicked wiring harness or fuel line and the ensuing fire will be your fault.
I'd look, and if unknowing or incapable, I'd have it towed to a shop.[/QUOTE]


Thatís a good thought....I looked under at the lost converter but Iíve not crawled in to look for collateral damage. Iím planning to move it to its new digs tomorrow and Iíll explore further before I do. Thank you.
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:31 PM   #68
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There's thievery...

And then there's mean-spirited thievery!

Checking things out is a great idea!
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Old 11-26-2020, 04:50 PM   #69
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Thus reminds me of a large storage unit we had which was broken into as were many others in the complex

Thieves were caught eventually after selling off stolen items

Nothing was returned to owners

In order to prosecute the DA needed or wanted 5 owners to agree to testify

Only 4 including me were willing so they just got their hands slapped

In our area the converter thefts seem to be acceptable and bettter than armed robbery

Springfield area is in the top 20 high crime rates in the nation so they are busy
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Old 11-26-2020, 05:30 PM   #70
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There is a definite need for the Junk Yard Dogs.
I know a Kerrville TX storage lot got hit. Makes you want to set up a trip wire.

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Old 11-26-2020, 07:54 PM   #71
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And your last name is More.
As I said...
"Front toward enemy",
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:12 PM   #72
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As I said...
"Front toward enemy",
Solves the problem.
Alt. 120vac w/ ground plate a little neater.
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:16 PM   #73
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Solves the problem.
Alt. 120vac w/ ground plate a little neater.
Make it 240: I like my justice extra crispy...
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:24 PM   #74
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Solves the problem.
Alt. 120vac w/ ground plate a little neater.
or an Electric Fencer connected HOT to chassis and GND to Earth.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:30 PM   #75
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I'll have to dig out my "electric fence" story.
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:24 PM   #76
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I had a call from the manager of my storage yard this afternoon to let me know that my catalytic converter (along with most of the others on the lot) was stolen sometime in the last week or so. Argh! Fortunately nothing else seems to have been bothered. Replacement looks straightforward enough but it looks like a new converter from Ford for my 2019 F53 is about $1100. Yikes! I see universal models for under $200 and model specific aftermarket in the $4-500 range. Also need the O2 sensor of course. The selection is pretty vast. Has anybody done this repair and able to offer a specific replacement or a good vendor? My insurance deductible is $500 so Iím not sure itís worth submitting a claim. Police said there have been dozens of reports in the last several weeks. Argh, again!
No security cameras??? I'd find another place to store it. Next time could be much worst!!!! Bob
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:26 PM   #77
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There is a definite need for the Junk Yard Dogs.
I know a Kerrville TX storage lot got hit. Makes you want to set up a trip wire.

Clay

NO!!! It makes me want to sleep in it til some dirt bag starts sawing then accidently, on purpose rack a shell into my 500 Mossburg and let him have it right between the legs!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:46 PM   #78
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Buckshot... or birdshot?
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:55 PM   #79
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Buckshot... or birdshot?
Ha, Ha; wish you could get a shell with just wadding in it, just to scare the hell outta some idiot!!!!
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Get someone to load some shells with salt for you
They're non-lethal as long as you don't shoot anyone in the face...

But they'll sting like Hell!!
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