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#36531 - 04/09/04 11:39 AM scrap copper prices  
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I'm cleaning out some of my electrical wire and was just wondering what some of the different areas are buying scrap copper for? Thanks Steve...


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#36532 - 04/09/04 12:12 PM Re: scrap copper prices  
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Steve,
Wednesday I got $.85/LB. for unstirred wire, #6 THHN to some 3/O. This time last year if I remember correctly I got $.28 for the same thing.

Sam


#36533 - 04/09/04 12:41 PM Re: scrap copper prices  
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I've heard that its over a buck here.


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#36534 - 04/09/04 01:05 PM Re: scrap copper prices  
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Any easy way to clean copper. I guess a 50 gallon barrel and burn it off, huh? Stripping it takes to much time if you got a lot, unless you got a lot of time to spare, and looking at the "long term" benefits [Linked Image]


#36535 - 04/09/04 03:56 PM Re: scrap copper prices  
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sparkync,

DO NOT burn the isulation off the wire. Doing so destroys the copper (making it totally worthless), and burning PVC insulation releases extremely hazardous chemicals into the air.

The scrap wire processors have special equipment to strip wire. The price of even insulated scrap is up so high now that I wouldn't waste my time trying to strip it, unless it's big stuff.

Peter


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#36536 - 04/09/04 07:12 PM Re: scrap copper prices  
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Chicago- copper: .90/ lb unstripped 300 MCM, same for copper pipe. Aluminum: .45/lb, Stainless: .40/ lb. Steel: 125.00/ ton clean. Watch your materials, folks


#36537 - 04/11/04 12:56 AM Re: scrap copper prices  
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I just recycled 333Lbs of old feeders I had sitting on the side of my house.. Copper Insulated... $290.00 Woohooo! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]



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