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Old 09-27-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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scrapping copper

anyone got a easy way to get the copper windings out of a motor?

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Old 09-27-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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what kind of motor?

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Old 09-27-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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Too much work for them. Out here they're cutting down power lines to well pumps etc. Wife's uncle has 500 acres growing grapes in the central valley. Neighbor has been hit twice. Dummies are cutting through 480VAC feed lines to the pumps so they can steal the freaking copper.
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some one stole my dads credit card and they bought $3,000 in copper wire form home depot, they think that they sold it and made about 1 -2 grand!!!!
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copper is at about $3 a lb (i think) right now its easy money if they are stealing it.

i just happen to have a bunch of junk motors laying around that im gonna scrap just trying to get more $$ out or them

all metal is high right now. i took a load monday of just junk i had around the house. i had 1400 lbs of steel, 260 lbs of unclean aluminum (stuff with steel mixed in..lawn mower engines pistons ect..) and 16 lbs of clean aluminum (pop cans, engine front covers..) and i got $125 out of all of it.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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Try using a Sawzall to cut the winding in half.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #8
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Good point! I'll ask one of the mopes in my courtroom tomorrow and post the reply.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #9
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or an illegal immigrant
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i'd use a ziz wheel or something
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thats why i posted here.



the only way i have come up with so far, is where the copper wraps the steel thing on the shaft, the steel is kinda like a "T". take a grinder and grind the tops off the T and then attack it with a pair of needlenose pliers.
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You guys see the news story of the two guys who broke into a building to steal the copper wiring and the building was full of a different kind of copper? The k-9 unit was training in the building and busted them for commercial burglary.
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You guys see the news story of the two guys who broke into a building to steal the copper wiring and the building was full of a different kind of copper? The k-9 unit was training in the building and busted them for commercial burglary.



thats good stuff there.

there was a lady on the news the other day that when she woke up her water wasn't working. the reason. someone shut her water off at the main, crawled under her trailer and stole all her plumbing while she was asleep
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they've started usin pex around here for all the plumbing lines, just to keep people from stealing it. and builders wont install an AC unti until someone is living in the house
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:56 PM   #15
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Yeah, they're stealing the copper condensate drain lines of the rooftops of commercial buildings here in the Bay Area as well.
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Some fool stole the copper coils from the A/C's oon the building of my Wife's store. The repairman said they got hurt doing so. He could tell by the way it was taken off. Someone got seriously burned by the freon.
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man copper scrapping is awsome though man me and my brother made 600 bucks each a little while ago doing that shit with his truck we use to work for a telecom company and we would keep all the scraps that they trew away at the end of the day and it took us a good 2 or 3 months to fill the back of his truck with scrap but it was well worth it lol
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man copper scrapping is awsome though man me and my brother made 600 bucks each a little while ago doing that shit with his truck we use to work for a telecom company and we would keep all the scraps that they trew away at the end of the day and it took us a good 2 or 3 months to fill the back of his truck with scrap but it was well worth it lol
The electrical company that runs all the power for our servers had an employee doing that same thing. Cept he would order more materials than the job needed and keep the rest for the copper. They didn't like that very much.
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The electrical company that runs all the power for our servers had an employee doing that same thing. Cept he would order more materials than the job needed and keep the rest for the copper. They didn't like that very much.
and there is the difference between salvaging and stealing

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