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09-28-2007 02:16 PM
larphead
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
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
09-28-2007 02:07 PM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by kotiktj View Post
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.
09-28-2007 06:42 AM
kotiktj 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
09-28-2007 05:18 AM
woody_k 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.
09-27-2007 10:56 PM
whiteyj Yeah, they're stealing the copper condensate drain lines of the rooftops of commercial buildings here in the Bay Area as well.
09-27-2007 09:37 PM
rebelBullDawg325 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
09-27-2007 09:21 PM
larphead
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Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare View Post
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
09-27-2007 09:16 PM
Dare2BSquare 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.
09-27-2007 09:15 PM
larphead
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Ask a crackhead.

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.
09-27-2007 09:11 PM
rebelBullDawg325 i'd use a ziz wheel or something
09-27-2007 08:43 PM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Ask a crackhead.
or an illegal immigrant
09-27-2007 07:54 PM
woody_k
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Ask a crackhead.

Good point! I'll ask one of the mopes in my courtroom tomorrow and post the reply.
09-27-2007 06:52 PM
4point Try using a Sawzall to cut the winding in half.
09-27-2007 05:28 PM
larphead 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.
09-27-2007 04:58 PM
debruins 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!!!!
09-27-2007 04:17 PM
whiteyj
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Ask a crackhead.
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.
09-27-2007 04:08 PM
1BLKJP Ask a crackhead.
09-27-2007 03:55 PM
rebelBullDawg325 what kind of motor?
09-27-2007 03:36 PM
larphead
scrapping copper

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

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