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    Old telephone wire

    It's everywhere. The phone company or my landlords never bothered to remove it and as far as I know none of it is in use. I ripped a bunch off the roof that was attached to a pole just leaning against the she's and cut it from another seemingly useless telephone pole. Any value in it. I'm in Phoenix.



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    You would be surprised at how much old telephone wire is still being used. I hope at least one end of the wire had already been cut.

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    This isn't going to age well.
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    What could possibly go wrong here?

    Vandalism or theft charges? Shocked or worse electrocuted? Causing a fire?

    Sounds obvious that this is neither your wire or your property.

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    I don't think there is much copper in this wire anyway

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    Yea test it with a strong magnet. Likely it is copper plated steel wire. Move on to more productive activities.
    73, 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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