Once a resident of Chicago and then Gary for some 20 yrs combined, I've been in California for about 15 yrs and now have returned to Gary.
I've lost track of the good scrap yards where a homeboy blacksmith could drive/weigh in and pick out stuff, like round stock, structural pieces heavy springs etc, then weigh out.
I'm having a heck of time finding places that are open like that. The old ones are either gone or now have a much stricter policy about vehicles (or pedestrians) in and out.
If there are any posters here in the above mentioned areas:
Chicago (south) - Hammond - East Chicago - Gary
Please give me some tips on finding usable scrap for my projects. I need varous sizes round stock, flat bar, some angle. Pipe pipe flanges etc. I'm hoping to get this stuff by the pound for whatever is the going rate.
Feel free to contact me off list if this seems inappropriate to post here.
Tips to other forums that might be usefull for this would also be welcome.
Googling for scrap yards on Google has proven to be really tedious and then you can't tell if it allows retail buyers.