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    copper #1 & #2

    I know this is a basic question but I want to know what you guys say/think....

    What is the difference between #1 copper and #2 Copper both stripped and insulated?

    Chukers
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    no responses? Really?
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    Around here #1 is anything that is bigger then say the lead in a pencil has to be clean and shiny. #2 is basically everything else except for burnt copper

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    I sell it at three different places. I throw my No.14 and larger in the No. 1 pile and anything smaller goes into the No. 2 pile. Burning it off really doesn't make any difference to them except on copper tubing. If tubing is shiny one place will take it as No. 1

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    when it comes to wire, regardless of whether it is insulated or not, it often depends on the yard &/or the guy grading it

    best answer will come from the yard(s) you use

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    thank you for responding... my yard says its the size that matter I always thought it was condition... thanks for clarifying
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    Quote Originally Posted by dumpdigger View Post
    I sell it at three different places. I throw my No.14 and larger in the No. 1 pile and anything smaller goes into the No. 2 pile. Burning it off really doesn't make any difference to them except on copper tubing. If tubing is shiny one place will take it as No. 1
    In WA, most places won't take burnt wire of any kind.

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    I was just in my recyclers place yesterday and they have a big electronic board listing prices. They have a listing for burnt wire I think it was about 15-20 less than #1

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    I work as a non ferrous buyer. Start with wire. #1 bare bright is pencil lead size strands and looks new. #1 green is light bare bright. But green in color same with #1 burnt
    # 1 cut tube is just that. No paint and solder with little tarnish.
    #2 cut has paint-solder- and tarnish. It is also wire with strands that are smaller than a pencil lead.
    Hopes this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsehoule
    I work as a non ferrous buyer. Start with wire. #1 bare bright is pencil lead size strands and looks new. #1 green is light bare bright. But green in color same with #1 burnt
    # 1 cut tube is just that. No paint and solder with little tarnish.
    #2 cut has paint-solder- and tarnish. It is also wire with strands that are smaller than a pencil lead.
    Hopes this helps
    Jsejoule - you work for one of major scrap metal dealers? I used to deal a lot with the publicly traded ones - Schnitzer steel and simsmm.

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    Getting more for copper

    Should silver plated copper, like dented, old, tableware platters that are stamped "Silver over Copper" bring more than #2? What can a person do "Cheaply" to treat #2 copper to make it bright and qualify as #1?

 

 

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