Post By jsehoule
Aug 18, 2012, 02:48 PM
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?
Aug 19, 2012, 04:04 PM
Aug 19, 2012, 04:29 PM
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
Aug 19, 2012, 06:24 PM
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
Aug 20, 2012, 02:37 PM
Aug 20, 2012, 03:26 PM
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
Aug 20, 2012, 06:07 PM
thank you for responding... my yard says its the size that matter I always thought it was condition... thanks for clarifying
Oct 25, 2012, 09:43 PM
Master of None
In WA, most places won't take burnt wire of any kind.
Originally Posted by dumpdigger
Oct 30, 2012, 05:24 PM
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
Feb 24, 2013, 01:30 PM
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
Feb 25, 2013, 02:45 PM
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.
Originally Posted by jsehoule
Mar 02, 2013, 10:53 PM
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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