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    Insulated Al wire

    Had a little time today so ran a bunch of insulated Al wire through the stripper to see about recovery. At all the yards I know of Insulated Aluminum has a pretty huge gap vs. EC Wire price. Ins Al is usually priced as if recovery is 65% or so. But the lowest I found today is in the picture below and the highest was 85%. To be sure there is Ins Al out there that is only around 55% with very thick insulation. But most that I get is closer to 75-81%. As a general rule I don't recommend stripping wire if the goal is maximizing $ as time spent locating more scrap to sell usually pays more than stripping. But if your yard has an enormous gap between EC wire and Insulated Aluminum it's not wasted time if you can strip fast. Took me about 45 minutes to do 150 pounds or so and turned $34 into $95. Name:  20210122_100959.jpg
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    It's probably not the best way of spending my time but i run mine through the stripper as well.

    Best guess is that most yards would class it as clean aluminum or maybe sheet ?

    Rockaway is interesting because they seem to class it as " clean aluminum wire " @ .60/lb.

    Everything else doesn't seem to be worth much more that .38/lb.

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    Yeah "clean aluminum wire" or "ec wire" *should* be how it's graded at any yard. And it should be roughly the same price as 6063 bare extrusion. For yards that don't do a lot of non-ferrous volume maybe just clean aluminum.

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    Yup ec wire at my yard to took in 1lb of it lol. I dont get much of that.

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    I've always called that stuff leverite.

    I may have to rethink that...
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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