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    Quote Originally Posted by JJinLV View Post
    Depends on the sizes of the copper pieces. A full gaylord of copper flake can be almost 5000lbs, a full gaylord of copper granules from wire shredding can be 7000lbs. A full gaylord of #2 pipe can be less than 400lbs. It really does vary dramatically. if you post a picture or two of the kind of stuff I can give a better estimate. For brass too it varies. A full gaylord of small valves is around 4500lbs while an average box of mixed yellow brass stuff is closer to 1800-2200lbs but it can be dramatically lighter, as little as 800-1000lbs if there's a bunch of thin, hollow shapes like brass bowls taking up a lot of space.
    Mostly copper tubing cut to approx 2 ft in length. I have most packed in smaller boxes for easier handling



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    Quote Originally Posted by nutpie View Post
    Mostly copper tubing cut to approx 2 ft in length. I have most packed in smaller boxes for easier handling
    With smaller tubes inside larger ones and careful packing to increase density you might be able to get 1600lbs in a full size gaylord. My expectation when a box like that comes through the door is closer to 900-1200. #2 boxes that are heavier than that normally have a lot of very small pieces, solids, sheet or wire.


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