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#69921 - 09/24/06 08:00 AM scraping copper $$$$$
russ m Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Burbank,IL,USA
Scraped some copper I pulled out of an old service and some feeders. # 1 copper (striped clean) was $2.45 a pound. House wire 14 and 12 unstriped was $1.23. What's the going price in different areas. I'm in the Chicago south suburban area.
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#69922 - 09/24/06 10:31 AM Re: scraping copper $$$$$
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Registered: 03/20/04
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Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
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$2.70 stripped/ bare bright
$1.60 for 10/12 insulated

That's the best we have close to the house. I could drive an hour to get a little better price, but the gas almost exceeds the gain.
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#69923 - 09/28/06 06:44 PM Re: scraping copper $$$$$
Clydesdale Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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someone said the other day that scrap copper was $3.50 a pound. i am in connecticut. not sure how accurate, but i have a couple hundred pounds right now stripped bare, so i'll find out real soon how much i[m gonna get for it. makes me wonder; if they'll give you THAT much for it, who THEY'RE selling it to and for HOW MUCH!!!???
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#69924 - 09/29/06 03:51 AM Re: scraping copper $$$$$
Sparks30 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/02
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Loc: Connecticut.usa
I also live in CT. In new Haven you get good money. Call around to see. About $3.00 a pound clean here were I live.
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#69925 - 10/01/06 08:11 AM Re: scraping copper $$$$$
russ m Offline
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Loc: Burbank,IL,USA
Took more back on sat 9-30 it was up to $2.50 for bright and $1.25 for "house wire" un striped.
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#69926 - 10/01/06 08:23 AM Re: scraping copper $$$$$
iwire Offline
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Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
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someone said the other day that scrap copper was $3.50 a pound.


I believe $3.50 a pound is what 'new' copper is currently trading for but of course you will not get that at the scrap yard.
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