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    Scrapping Units

    Hey yall.
    Ive been scrapping a bunch of outdoor and indoor residential units. Ive been taking apart all the steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. But Im not quite sure what to do with all the capacitors and circuit boards. Wondering if anyone has some input based on personal experience.

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    You'd have to see if your local scrap processor wants that stuff I know mine doesn't they'll take it for disposal but won't pay anything for it.

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    I keep a graveyard of boards in my basement so I can steal components off them
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    Keep track of all of your time involved in separating all those metals, including the trip to the Scrapper.

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    I used to turn boards into a charity that recycled them but now I think they are just left on as are capacitors.

    Equipment built up over the summer, now have someone scrapping. He's fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    I used to turn boards into a charity that recycled them but now I think they are just left on as are capacitors.

    Equipment built up over the summer, now have someone scrapping. He's fast.

    I do not remember the dates...
    I remember the price of copper went down... so I just held onto things for a while.
    The pile of coil slabs was probably similar to the one in the quoted pic...

    Note we would get rid of the steel when we had a trailer full... it accounts for the bulk of volume scrapping.

    Anyways... when the price of copper went up again, scrapped it all out... made a bunch of $$$!
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    A guy who used to work with us found a place online to sell circuit boards to. Might do some online searching for that.

    Our scrap guys throw the caps and stuff into sheet metal piles. guess the boards and heaters and all go there too. Only thing they really separate are the coils and the motors.
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    Gotta cut the end sheets off to make any money.

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    Ill grab my truck and run all that in for ya! 50/50?!

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    If you have the boards separate would the local ewaste people take them off your hands for free? Should not be any different than dropping off a used TV or computer, and you have saved them the effort of taking off the outer shell

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