Not long ago i spent two full days hacking,grinding,sawing at an old constant current transformer (used to control/feed air field lighting)until i arrived at the end product, a solid copper transformer that needed two men to lift.
Rubbing my hands together wandering what i should spend my well earned wedge on, i set off for the scrap yard, dropped it on the scales and like your self, felt like hitting the bloke with my brused and cut hands. Ever since, i haven't even considered weighing anythink else in.
As for the reason prices are so low, sorry haven't a clue?
[This message has been edited by james S (edited 05-31-2003).]
Re: Copper prices, why so low?#26145 05/31/0306:19 AM05/31/0306:19 AM
I did some demo work at the local University back in August of last year, and was able to take all of the old disco's and panel boards with me. Spent two days tearing them all apart and busting my knuckels in the process.
When i took all of the solid copper buss bars to the salvage yard, I had a heart attack when I only got $73.22. I thought it was just a local thing.
Re: Copper prices, why so low?#26147 05/31/0308:36 AM05/31/0308:36 AM
My, how times have changed. Copper is at an all time high. Two and a half years later, 12/2 Romex is $55 for 250' (Lowes). In June '03 (original post), copper was about $1 per pound. Now it's $2.11 a pound. Makes me wish I would've invested in romex, copper pipe, and saved the scrap copper flashing from a neighbor's roof that he had me haul away. Next time copper is low, I'll buy as much as I can. -Josh
Re: Copper prices, why so low?#26150 12/13/0502:03 PM12/13/0502:03 PM
Something is wrong, copper scrap has never been higher, you may be selling to a reseller, they pay less then a scrap dealer. We check the market price on the net or in the paper before we bring ours in.