I am fairly new to the game of saving and turning in scrap metal, and I have a question for y'all.
I pretty much get how to sort #1 and #2 copper, and know how to cut the steel tube sheets off of coils, but I am not completely sure what to do about brass.
Right now I have a 5 gallon bucket full of a mixture of brass stuff, including things like relief valves, ball valves, pipe fittings, refrigerant schrader fittings, refrigerant sight glasses, etc. How should I sort it to get a decent price from the scrap yard. Do things like the stainless ball inside of a ball valve, steel pieces as part of a relief valve, or the glass inside of a sight glass screw up my price? I have already removed the steel handles from the ball valves, should I be doing more? Do I need to figure out the difference between yellow and red brass, or should I just keep everything mixed together.
I don't really want to put a ton of work into sorting everything out, but I would like to get a decent price out of it.
What do you guys do???