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    Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Hi everyone,

    I found threads here from years past referring to this product:

    http://www.porters.com/silver-magnet...very-unit.html

    But unfortunately the company is out of business, and I can't seem to find the product anywhere else in my Internet research. Does anyone know if it still exists somewhere? Or do I just need to go for the car battery trick?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    jnanian (on here and apug) sold me one last year.

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Steel wool works extremely well and is close to free and effortless.

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulr View Post
    Steel wool works extremely well and is close to free and effortless.
    True, but then we still have the issue of what to do with the leftover steel wool. The magnet seems like a really easy method.

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Is there still somewhere to send the pick-up cell when it's full?

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Porters is gone, but my Google search led me to this place -

    http://www.silverprofitphoto.com/

    looks like they made the silver trap thing that Porters sold.

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgetconn View Post
    Is there still somewhere to send the pick-up cell when it's full?
    Ask your doctor where they send theirs to.

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgetconn View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I found threads here from years past referring to this product:

    http://www.porters.com/silver-magnet...very-unit.html

    But unfortunately the company is out of business, and I can't seem to find the product anywhere else in my Internet research. Does anyone know if it still exists somewhere? Or do I just need to go for the car battery trick?

    Thanks!
    thanks JP -


    hi brigetconn

    i have been a distributer for the silver magnet for about 3-4 years now.
    feel free to contact me either by email or pm, i will be happy to
    talk to you about the magnet.
    porters never made the magnet, they were a distributer ( like me ) there is a bag in the box
    that is addressed to a refiner that will give you your $$ once the magnet is full.
    you don't need to send it to them, you can bring it to anyone who refines silver, tell them
    it was from spent fixer ... not sure if you will get hit with other fees, or minimums &c some refiners will do that.
    ( the refiner whose address is on the bag, the folks in canada, and the UK i have lined up, won't charge (extra) fees, just 10% )

    the main thing about the magnet is it needs to be used with spent fixer, not one shot or 4 shot, but spent ...
    at least 50-60 parts / million .. the hypo check drops will give you a false reading, but the clip test ( 2x the original unused fixer clear time )
    will work. if you use fixer without enough silver in it, the magnet's pickup will turn black and might reek of sulfur ...
    if you don't like using your fixer until it is exhausted there are other ways ( like steel wool or a trickle tank ) that might
    work better for your situation. the trickle tank is full of steel wool and is sealed and will take most of the silver out
    of a low concentration ( wash water, used fixer ) but they can be expensive, and unless you are in canada
    there is usually a fee involved with having it refined.

    good luck!
    john
    Last edited by jnantz; 6-Sep-2013 at 15:37.
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    I just found the Silver Magnet is now available again from digitaltruth photo $68.95 (US 115v and Europe 220v options)
    http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/ca...er-Magnet.html

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    Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    The Silver Recovery System (Trap Trickle Tank) is also available for $179.95 (4.25 gallon), $205.95 (6 gallon)
    http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/ca...ckle-Tank.html

    "The Silver Trap Trickle Tank is an extremely precise, slow flow, foolproof dispenser that will, very effectively, de-silver used bleach/fix, B&W fixer, super stabilizer and wash water, separately or combined, to below 5ppm. Ideal for photographic and digital mini-labs, the Silver Trap Trickle Tank is an EPA compliant system that can recover up to 150 troy oz of silver. Available in 4.25 or 6 gallon sizes."

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