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Old 06-08-2019, 01:45 PM   #21
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Unlike US pennies, which began to be minted after 1982 using Cu-clad zinc slugs, I'm pretty sure Canadian cents are still pure copper!
So prolly worth more as scrap metal than as fungible lucre..!

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Oh, hell's no!
Unlike US pennies, which began to be minted after 1982 using Cu-clad zinc slugs, I'm pretty sure Canadian cents are still pure copper!
So prolly worth more as scrap metal than as fungible lucre..!
likely true and no longer produced - cash sales are now rounded off to the nearest nickle - only in plastic transactions is 1 cent calculated now - it's likely that every Canadian household has a jar or jar of pennies tucked away somewhere, amounting to $Billions of dollars stuck in the back of cupboards somewhere - one of our locals came up with this idea to commemorate the penny, with the idea if everyone donated their pennies to charity - - - - - 'The World's Largest Penny'
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I have a little experimental box that I built out of sheet metal from my bus. I cut holes in the bottom, attempt to patch them in whatever way I'm experimenting with, then fill the box with water to see if the patches hold (the first thing I tested is using cork as a gasket material underneath patches, and I'm glad I tested first because it's like cork accelerates the water through it).

This afternoon I tried covering 3/8" holes with Dynatron-500, one with just that stuff and one where I added a tiny flat wad of steel wool to the dynatron on the theory that it would work kind of like fiberglass. They're both watertight, although the one without the steel wool is pretty floppy and seems like it could poke out pretty easy. The steel-wool-reinforced dynatron seems like it isn't going anywhere.
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I have a little experimental box that I built out of sheet metal from my bus. I cut holes in the bottom, attempt to patch them in whatever way I'm experimenting with, then fill the box with water to see if the patches hold (the first thing I tested is using cork as a gasket material underneath patches, and I'm glad I tested first because it's like cork accelerates the water through it).

This afternoon I tried covering 3/8" holes with Dynatron-500, one with just that stuff and one where I added a tiny flat wad of steel wool to the dynatron on the theory that it would work kind of like fiberglass. They're both watertight, although the one without the steel wool is pretty floppy and seems like it could poke out pretty easy. The steel-wool-reinforced dynatron seems like it isn't going anywhere.
years ago a car buff buddy used copper Brillo pads for backing Bondo when filling holes - copper doesn't rust
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years ago a car buff buddy used copper Brillo pads for backing Bondo when filling holes - copper doesn't rust

Not directly, but it DOES oxidize.








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