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    It's been a few months since I posted but I'm still at it. I had a service ticket today and me and a coworker had to install a new battery backup and remove the old one. I got to keep the old one. The pic below is the one we removed and the customer has 3 more they will be replacing in the next two months that are much bigger. I'm guessing the one below is around 1200 pounds.

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    I wanted to share some more pics of the UPS above. The top part had a 15 inch toroidal transformer and was super heavy. The next cabinet down contained all of the big power boards and the other 6 were full of batteries. 112 pounds of batteries in each of the 6 cabinets. They're not hard to take apart, just a lot of heavy lifting. I'm going to start checking around on battery prices but most places are usually .20 a pound.
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    I took apart a big one similar in weight to this one. I had sooooo little to do I disassembled all the coils and windings to get the #2 cu out. I don't recommend doing that. 73, thanks for sharing, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    I took apart a big one similar in weight to this one. I had sooooo little to do I disassembled all the coils and windings to get the #2 cu out. I don't recommend doing that. 73, thanks for sharing, Mike
    Mike I've taken some smaller ones apart before but didn't get much copper out of them. I just weighed this one and it's 125 pounds and the center is filled with epoxy? Not sure but it would have to go in order to get to the copper. I might save it for a rainy day.
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    That center piece will just hammer/push out....i have a pretty good system doing these

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    That center piece will just hammer/push out....i have a pretty good system doing these
    I might have to get my BFH out!

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    Yea the hammer you have in the pic probably won't do the job.........I picked up a big EASTWING roofing hammer in some scrap and it weighs probably 2 to 3 times what a normal cheap hammer weighs and has a longer "shaft" to give more leverage.........It is kinda awkward working in smaller spaces but for knocking the **** out of something it does the job.........If you could get it stood upright and braced properly a sledge might do the job...........Usually I cut away some of the exopy/glue before I go to hammering

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    ITT 601 KSU/1A2 phone system

    I installed a phone system last week in an old building that was being remolded. This old phone system was mounted on a board in a back room and the GC said I could have it.

    These systems were still being installed in 84 and I got to install a few of them. You gotta love the old technology. Each phone required a 25 pair cable!
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