How To Reuse and Recycle Copper Wire

Copper is an essential path element necessary for the healthy growth of most plants and animals - even human beings. Generally speaking, copper's moderate excess quantities are not known to be problems. Intense observation is taken to prevent wasting copper. Recycling it whenever possible is highly recommended. Excess copper is not permitted to escape into the air as fume. It is not allowed into discharged process cooling water. Both air and water are treated with utmost care. Many metals related to copper alloys are basically not regarded as dangerous and are proven to be just helpful.

Copper is also used for non-electrical purposes such as roofing sheet and heat exchangers or making huge quantities of plumbing tube. High electrical conductivity needs not be imposed and other quality requirements are not so legally obliged.
There are many easy ways to teach copper ampacity or copper gauge and to learn how to reuse and recycle copper wire.  

You only have to give a just amount of energy to start. It does take time to strip the wire out but you have to give plenty of time so you can sell the copper wire in bundles.

If you are patient and can do more, the price will be higher than if you just bring a single bundle. It can be profitable, but if you are busy and can do only a few, the time to allocate in stripping the wire out may not be worth the price you want. If your only complaint is boredom, you can invite your friends to do the task with you.

Here are some ways to do it:

  1. Remember that when you take the strip of the copper wire, you will notice a bright and shining copper in the load of wire.  Recycle the wire when you get a couple of hundred pounds scrap built up, bare wire must be separated from insulated wire and that applies to both aluminum and copper. The rest of it can go right in with the copper pipe.  
  2. If you are ready to begin with stripping the wire, to clamp one end in a vise is the simplest and easiest way to do it. A hand stripper is useful but it is time consuming. Using a sharp razor, big pair of scissors or knife, if you don't have a pair of steel rollers similar to washer wringer, cut down its length. The action can be compared to peeling green mangoes. Some may instruct you to light a fire then burn the insulation off, but wire thieves or people who steal wire to sustain their drug habits are the ones who commonly do these things. Not only is burning wire insulation illegal, it also contaminates the copper and to spot it is very easy just by looking at the thick, black smoke. It is better to be patient doing it the right way. 
  3. When you are done and have gathered enough then you are ready to sell your stripped wires from copper. Don't forget to bring photo ID with you when dealing with recyclers of wires and pipes. Your first recycling experience should be recorded. Most legal recyclers will need your ID numbers for record purposes. This procedure is encouraged to turn metal thieves off or track them in the process. You can show up in these recyclers' establishments wearing your official company or school uniform although it’s not a requirement. That only gives you an additional legitimacy, but of course, you still have to go through the same standard procedure of presenting your identification card.

Once again the suggestions above are for you when you have an extra time, if not, let your creativity unleash, try to make copper wire as a picture hanger or a decoration you have in mind. It's all about putting what you have to good use.


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