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    Turning #2 Copper into #1 Since Prices Are Up!!!

    Decided to go around harvesting all my chunky copper bits while the price is up.

    A lot of Cu/Al heat sinks aren't worth dismantling even with current prices(IMO).

    But a lot are worth it especially the sever heat sinks that are 100% copper.

    I cut the chunky copper out with a combo of chisel/hammer or the circular ones I use my hydraulic press.

    The ones with heat pipes/fins soldered on, after torching the heat pipes off, I use the wire wheel on my bench grinder to remove the solder from the plate.

    I have like 100 other things I should be doing but I don't know when I'll see copper at this price again so I'm just making hay.













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    I cant decide if i want to take this apart or shoot it apart.





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    Watch those fins bro, they should go as sheet copper or #3

    Also, In that last pic of the bucket, those long "L" bars can probably go as buss bars.... a little under bare bright and more than copper1
    Last edited by greytruck; 05-02-2021 at 09:40 AM. Reason: Bust bar... Buss bar... its all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    Watch those fins bro, they should go as sheet copper or #3

    Also, In that last pic of the bucket, those long "L" bars can probably go as buss bars.... a little under bare bright and more than copper1
    Ya know now that I think about it last time I brought these fins across the small scale I think they did fish most of them out and throw it in my #2. Its been a while I honestly forgot.

    Good to know buss bars have a price! I dont know that i've ever scrapped more than a few of them.


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