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    Copper scrap from HID light balast

    So i tried to scrap 200 lb. In one place 8cents and another 14cents still had some paper on them. I took the steel core out of them

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    What is a transformer, Alex lol

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    Good stuff. Looks like what I end up with after processing microwave transformers. I had an attachment made for a harbor freight 20 ton press that pushes the steel out.

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    Sell the ballast as is even with the steel on it.
    Better than the dump!

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    Those prices sound like dirty aluminum prices, not copper prices.

    Assuming it is copper and not aluminum wire, then remove the paper and it should go as #2 copper.

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    the 8cents he said was electric motor price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    What is a transformer, Alex lol
    R.I.P. I hear Ken Jennings going to be next host for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    R.I.P. I hear Ken Jennings going to be next host for a while...
    "I'll take "Old News" for 1200" Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endmill View Post
    So i tried to scrap 200 lb. In one place 8cents and another 14cents still had some paper on them. I took the steel core out of them
    Assuming if it is copper, those prices are a rip-off! Hopefully you did not sell to them!
    At the yard I go to, those can go as #2 copper as it is.


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