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06-06-2012 11:24 PM  5 years agoPost 1
rcjon

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Getting my hands on a some insulated copper wire. Demolishing a house and also have some laying around here. Would like to get all the insulation off so I could take the copper to the recycle place. They will buy it with the insulation, but just copper brings more. Any ideas other than sitting down with my wire strippers?

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06-06-2012 11:59 PM  5 years agoPost 2
desulli

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We used to burn it off. Throw it in a big barrel, set it on fire, then clean it up a little.

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06-07-2012 12:19 AM  5 years agoPost 3
rcjon

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Did the copper melt?

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06-07-2012 01:30 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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Nope the copper wont melt.

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06-07-2012 12:28 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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I'd call your scrap yard first before you burn it. I was told they don't like it burnt or won't take it if it was burned off.

There is a tool you can buy that you just run your wire through but it most likely wont be cost effective unless you have a ****load of wire

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06-07-2012 01:18 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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Well I did some ciphering. They are paying $2.77 per lb for #2 copper and $1.40 per lb for insulated wire. I stripped a piece and found that the insulation is about 45% of the weight, so it wouldn't pay to go through the trouble.

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