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    Stepping over dollars to make a dime hm. Well...

    Stepping over dollars to make a dime hm. Well since i only get wires from a guy at work my supply isnt super high personally id rather take time to strip it corse if i thought about it i can always...
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    My yard pays .85 for insulated num 1 so if i have...

    My yard pays .85 for insulated num 1 so if i have 100lbs of romex mixed gauges id get only 85$ if i strip it i should get a bit more 138$ if its 60% not sure wat peecentage is tho have to get the...
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    Wow cool nice tool time reference lol. Yeah funny...

    Wow cool nice tool time reference lol. Yeah funny how wire works lol.
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    Well i fit 60lbs of shiny wire in a 5gal bucket...

    Well i fit 60lbs of shiny wire in a 5gal bucket had to step on it though lol. I managed to only fit 5lbs of num 2 wire in a 5 gal bucket it must take up more space than wire i can coil around the...
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    From what i did in percentage wise i found that...

    From what i did in percentage wise i found that thhn
    Has percentage of 84 that was 4 awg now will the same gauge awg 4 but has rubber insulation will it have 84% rcovery as well or not since the...
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    Heaviest type of copper

    I got to thinking is wire the heaviest form of copper or is it pipes or something else i dont know about?? I always thought wire was heavy untill i got a scale and started weighing it =(. So im gona...
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    Oh wow so gauge isnt important then? Ok have you...

    Oh wow so gauge isnt important then? Ok have you ever done a full spool of a certain gauge wire and came up with a certain bare copper number ? I found a chart that tells bare wire weight of 1000ft...
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    I just got a minimal amount wow that low of...

    I just got a minimal amount wow that low of percentage huh. I tried to calculate percentage of a cord once got 60% rate mite be wrong though maybe my scale is off? It was 2lbs 9oz whole and i got 1lb...
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    Whats the biggest power cord you have scrapped?

    Hi been a while im gona be getting some big wires soon some of these 2/4 ,4/4, 10/4 and 10/3 and some xhhw 2 anyone done percentages on these types of cords do they fair better than a extension cord...
  10. Thread: water softener

    by mike1
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    Oh wow never new that cool=).

    Oh wow never new that cool=).
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    Well turns out they are just going to leave it...

    Well turns out they are just going to leave it there with the gas in the radiator the guy is gona give me the fan motor and the wires that got to the ac and a box on the house also a black wire going...
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    Help with ac questions

    Ok so my grandma is getting a new central ac unit for her trailer. We live in a trailer park the guy said its illegal cause its a industrial ac or maybe it was because its got r 22 in it not sure.
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  13. Thread: Recovery rates 2

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    Lol=).

    Lol=).
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    Recovery rates 2

    Hi did some wires got these for recovery rates hope these are close to what u guys have? Also is kcmil 250 is that mcm 250? Why is it so small? I thought it would be bigger more like the thhn 3/0...
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    If its mcm will it say so on the jacket? I dont...

    If its mcm will it say so on the jacket? I dont think ill get that im not sure. The biggest wire that i should get is at least 19 strands of solid wires about 20 3 foot sections. Mostly from breaker...
  16. Thread: Recovery rates

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    Recovery rates

    I just did some 10 gauge thwn nylon stranded wire it was 2oz whole then 1.6oz bare wire. I did 1.6 divided by 2 and i got 0.8 so thats a recovery of 80% tight did i do it right? As the dize of the...
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    Im using a box cutter lol. That machine of yours...

    Im using a box cutter lol. That machine of yours looks good though i think i have arthritis lol from manual stripping lol.
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    Insulated wire thwn 2 gauge

    I come across some thwn 2 gauge and somr other wire its black and stranded the thwn 2 gauge is white and it said nylon coating is it hard to strip with a box cutter? Whats the percentage of wire...
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    I see yeah i strip everything except 18 gauge....

    I see yeah i strip everything except 18 gauge. Since i dont find or get muxh wire to begin with.
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    lol sell all ur tools for 2$ a load thats...

    lol sell all ur tools for 2$ a load thats terrible and funny to=).
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    Cool ill look around. Also when im cutting...

    Cool ill look around. Also when im cutting compressors my vice is to small how big of a vice am i going to need to buy? Ac compressors not the fridge ones.
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    Lol well im on okcupid and pof but so far nothing...

    Lol well im on okcupid and pof but so far nothing but scams ugh. Maybe ill find a scrapper girl someday that would be fun=).
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    Yea definately messy. If you dont count time the...

    Yea definately messy. If you dont count time the copper all adds up you would have to do 3 balists to get slightly over a lb of #2. I dont get them often though so when i get them i take out the...
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    Thanks for the info=).

    Thanks for the info=).
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    Oh ok if i manage to get it ill have more acurate...

    Oh ok if i manage to get it ill have more acurate information. Recovery rates im gona be getting some 4/0 and some other thermo plastic looks like maybe 1 or 2 foot segments they come out of mobile...
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