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    Anything and everything copper

    I'm looking for some ways < besides wires(lol)TO GET COPPER, thanks!!!



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    Plumbing pipes, pre-1982 pennies (although it is illegal to melt them), eBay.
    Copper, brass, and Leather. 3 of my favorite things.

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    Well i alreday melted 601 of them woops

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    what do you mean by ebay tho????

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    what do you mean by ebay tho????
    Seriously...???

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    buy all you want EBAY will make more!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    buy all you want EBAY will make more!!!!!!!!!!!

    copper scrap | eBay
    Only thing bad about Ebay its not free stuff and then you must wait for shipping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for some ways < besides wires(lol)TO GET COPPER, thanks!!!
    I love copper.

    Seriously your going to have to do some research, watch some of Jason's youtube videos.


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    Only thing bad about Ebay its not free stuff and then you must wait for shipping...
    oh well I tried.......perhaps I don't live up to THE SCRAP KING

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGOFSCRAPPING View Post
    I'm looking for some ways < besides wires(lol)TO GET COPPER, thanks!!!
    You have mail.

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    Next time you come to the forum. Look at the top right corner of the home page. There is a search box. type in whatever you are interested in. You may have to wrap your search term in quotation marks ("") for best results.

    Read a post. Then look at the bottom of that post to find other related posts to read. Enjoy

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    Collect appliances or anything that can contain copper. If someone is throwing something out (vacuum cleaner, etc.), ask if I can cut off the power cord. Someone is putting in a new washing machine? Ask if you can have the old one. I recently stopped by the city dump and found a copper pipe in a refuse pile. Carry a wire snippers in your vehicle. City having a cleanup day and stuff is stacked on the curb for pickup? Check the piles for items.

    Keep up on what buildings are being demolished. A local tavern and house in my neighborhood are set to be demolished. I contacted the owner and he has allowed me to scrap it out. Copper propane line, wiring, electrical boxes, compressors and other items I have retrieved.

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    Your name KINGOFSCRAPPING and your question does not indicate kingship yet , Wile copper is a good payer based on a rarity . It really is not rare to find
    TV's are a fine way to start , Vacuum motors . Safe to say ANY THING electric will have copper BUT as the years continue to move forward Aluminum has been used to replace many copper electric components . But since Aluminum is a decent payer , save your Aluminum in a trash pail as you search for COPPER ,
    So the general tip ANY THING electric and that is just about every thing
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    Since the prices dropped A new day has dawned
    Time to separate the chaff from the grain

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    Wire, Generators, Transformers, Motors, Bus Bar, Plumbers Scrap, Cathodes

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    I just buy only one thing on eBay yet.

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    Get hooked up with some ac guys. One thing though, their slow season is coming when the cooler temps roll in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRecycler View Post
    Get hooked up with some ac guys.
    Easyer said than done.

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    I have been picking thru a huge pile of rubble thats come from a two story shopping centre being demolished.
    Got about NZ$160 of Copper wire bare bright, mostly earth cables by the look of it.
    I have stripped the outer plastic cover off it to get a good price.

    Theres about 25Kgs of plastic covered 240V AC cable & telephone cables with 30+ odd pairs in it.
    I strip off the outer covers so theres only one layer of plastic on it now, thats got a 66% return in Copper of the full weight.

    Theres also a lot of 2 foot long Aluminium extrusion from window frames, its all twisted from the demolition & some has bits if Steel screws/nails/pins in it. But i reckon theres 100 Kgs of that all up.
    So i should get about NZ$300 all up, its not far from home, walking distance.

    The moneys going into a new ( to me ) car. 2003 Audi, paid $240 for it, it had a flat battery.
    Needs 2 upper suspension arms ( i have a 'parts car' to get these off )
    two tyres & wheel alignment. ($355)
    Fix a cloudy headlight ($30 kit)
    Brake hose ( $12.50, i got 4 for NZ$50 from Germany )

    My other running cars oil pickup screen must have got clogged & that ruined its engine, 2 weeks ago.
    Will have to buy another motor for it. Thats a pity because it was running great beforehand.
    Its time to sell some audio gear i dont need, then sell my escrap & use that to fix other cars & sell them.

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