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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011
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    Scraping contactors

    Anybody scrap contactors? Ive got a whole bunch of em. Ya know 3p 30a 24v around that. Some bigger some smaller. Just the regular ol' Hvac contactor.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2011
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    Central Indiana
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    I scrapped a few a while back. You can get some decent copper out of them. It takes a lot of contactors to make it worth it. The best way to get them apart, from my experience, is a hammer. Whack them good to bust the plastic, pull out the contacts and copper bridges and the coil and move on. Some of the contacts on better quality ones are silver so try to collect those if you can. even if they are burnt or pitted. Thats really the only reason I take them apart.
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