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scraping copper $$$$$ #69921
09/24/06 10:00 AM
09/24/06 10:00 AM
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russ m  Offline OP
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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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Re: scraping copper $$$$$ #69922
09/24/06 12:31 PM
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Suwanee, GA USA
Metro Atlanta

$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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Re: scraping copper $$$$$ #69923
09/28/06 08:44 PM
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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!!!???

Re: scraping copper $$$$$ #69924
09/29/06 05:51 AM
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Sparks30  Offline
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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.

Re: scraping copper $$$$$ #69925
10/01/06 10:11 AM
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russ m  Offline OP
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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.

Re: scraping copper $$$$$ #69926
10/01/06 10:23 AM
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iwire  Offline
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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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Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

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