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    USB chords

    How do your yards grade usb chords?



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    Usb cords with ends are basically the lowest grade wire u can sell around here....you might get a slight bump if you cut the ends off

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    Communication wire here. Pays even less than Xmas lights

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    I have not figured out yet what my yard grades them as.... But i do have a ton of them.... I am 99% sure I could throw them in with my yards 'insulated wire' category.... Which is $0.40/lb at my yard... Currently all cut power cords and computer powersupply cords (all with connector ends and plugs all go into this category and get me $0.40/lb)

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    We buy them with ends as #2 35% and without as #2 40%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post
    I have not figured out yet what my yard grades them as.... But i do have a ton of them.... I am 99% sure I could throw them in with my yards 'insulated wire' category.... Which is $0.40/lb at my yard... Currently all cut power cords and computer powersupply cords (all with connector ends and plugs all go into this category and get me $0.40/lb)
    See if your yard has a "harness wire" category. PSU pigtails with the ends on are like 48-49% recovery. You should be getting a bit more for those than your low grade wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    How do your yards grade usb chords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJinLV View Post
    See if your yard has a "harness wire" category. PSU pigtails with the ends on are like 48-49% recovery. You should be getting a bit more for those than your low grade wire.

    I have checked with my one yard, they literally only have 1 category.... "Insulated Copper Wire" and it has been at $0.40/lb for almost a year now. The other yard close to me has at least a couple more categories (christmas light which is very low paying, romex which is much higher paying, and then insulated copper wire, which is pretty much everything else.....)

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    Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge ... oh ... wait ... wrong thread. That's my favorite snack.

    * Nevermind *

    The yards i go to grade USB cords as low grade. You can see that there's just a scant of copper in there if you strip one out.

    The way it was explained to me:

    High grade wire is wire you find " in the wall ". That's stuff like Romex and spaghetti wire. Heavy copper cable that brings power to the house falls into that category as well. It normally carries 110 -or- 220 volts.

    Mid grade wire is stuff that " plugs into the wall ". It normally carries 110 volts. Power supply wire passes for mid grade as well.

    Low grade wire is stuff that has fine " hair wire " in it. Just a few fine strands of copper that are used for carrying low voltage.

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    As JJ has kindly taught us : It's all based on how much copper can be recovered from a pound of wire.

    My electric wire stripping machine came in the other day. I'll try to develop some averages and post back on recovery rates over time. Right now i'm just running spaghetti wire.
    Last edited by hills; 02-18-2020 at 06:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge ... oh ... wait ... wrong thread. That's my favorite snack.
    Did you ever teach Piano in the late 1970's in the Denver metro area? I've heard others say "Every Good Boy Does Fine" but the only other person I have ever heard say that - "deserves fudge" was my piano teacher... way back when.

    Oh.... yeah USB cords.... low grade insulated copper wire here.

    "USB Chords" might be a good name for a techno band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKWrapper View Post
    Did you ever teach Piano in the late 1970's in the Denver metro area? I've heard others say "Every Good Boy Does Fine" but the only other person I have ever heard say that - "deserves fudge" was my piano teacher... way back when.
    Back in music class in the late 80s they taught us that. Also.... All Cars Eat Gas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    Back in music class in the late 80s they taught us that. Also.... All Cars Eat Gas...
    what? I thought it was "All Cows Eat Grass..." times have changed I guess...
    Last edited by SKWrapper; 02-20-2020 at 10:19 AM.
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    Lol ... as Mike pointed out in another thread : Mostly old guys here.

    Deserves fudge was taught to me back in elementary school music class.

    < facepalm > That would have been sometime back in the late 1960's. Dam* ... i'm gettin' old. It's a miracle i can even remember back that far. (Can't even remember what i had for breakfast.)

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    KSS - same here in CT -I just checked the yard on Monday and it was .40 a pound for 'insulated copper wire' with ends off .
    Remember... wherever you go... there you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalvlin View Post
    KSS - same here in CT -I just checked the yard on Monday and it was .40 a pound for 'insulated copper wire' with ends off .
    I keep all the end/plugs on mine and get $0.40..... Never get hassled about it.



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