Compressors

This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Rudy Muscetta 1 week, 5 days ago.

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  • #3105
    scrapman77
    scrapman77
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    Hello everyone!
    So this seems to be a tough question. I have 22 compressors from air conditioners on hand. One yard told me to bring them drained(they already are) and they would give me 12 cents a pound. The other says put the time in and cut them open and I will have a pile of copper. I own a grinder and have plenty of cutting wheels. Is there anyone who has done it? Is my pile worth the time? Should i get more and then cut them up? Any help would be great. Thanks everyone….

  • #3106

    jamesandyman
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    I cut them open and separate the copper from the steel. Not alot of people do where I turn my scrap in though. Many have aluminum in them as well.

  • #3107

    johnwwx1
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    cut them up

  • #3109

    Madam
    Participant

    Cut ’em
    I cut all mine open with an angle grinder only. Love them and the oil makes the copper come off real easy. I drain the oil and save it to treat wooded shovel handles and the like

  • #3114
    scrapman77
    scrapman77
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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I got quite a bit of copper from them so it seems to be worth it to me to take them apart also. Some were aluminum windings. Any value to stripping that off and seperating it too?

  • #3117

    Rudy Muscetta
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    If it’s worth it to you, strip the aluminum windings too, I’ve never seen one with aluminum windings though.

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