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  • #85
    1. Throwing in Motors/Transformers with aluminium windings, I presume this is how they justify the 50c/kg
    I do this. How are you to know unless you've done some surgery and pulled some weight out of it? I think it's a fair mistake.

    2. The yards I have visited seem to have a broad spectrum when it comes to lowgrade insulated wire, some decent gauge TPS with outer sheath removed is considered lowgrade. Would throwing in a few small pieces of insulated aluminium wire, insulated steel wire (i think, it's connecting wire on some circuit boards), or even coax with a central copper wire into lowgrade be considered cheating? It's only into lowgrade I have done this at this point.
    Anything ferrous I don't throw in the LGICu pile. It's too easy to check.

    Any Al wire I get is so thick it goes into the dirty aluminium / irony aluminium pile as the covering is generally too hard to strip with the kiwi knife.

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    • DavidD
      DavidD commented
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      Thanks for that. It would only be a very small percentage, ie snip off some wires from a circuit board and chuck it into the wire bin. Yes, the aluminium wire is pretty thick, nice to know how to grade it.

  • #86
    Scrap run 18 Sep 2020

    Copper Bright/Green (tube etc) $8.05/kg
    Copper Burnt $7.55/kg
    Cu Attachment Wire $1.15/kg
    Cu LG Insulated $2.75/kg
    HMS Insize $0.18/kg (this was a gift as half was shred and he keeps forgetting to take out the weight of the drum it's in)
    Lead Batteries $0.48/kg

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    • #87
      LoveaGoodScrap, the prices here in W.A. are slowly returning. Where did you take your boards? Is it Collins?

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      • #88
        Yes mate - it was Collins - never dealt with them before - seemed straight up and better prices than my long time regular.

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        • #89
          That is the only place I have found for e-waste, although I did stop looking once I found them, as they are close enough, were friendly, and also seemed about the same as others for other scrap items.

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          • #90
            I have also rang or messaged them to get prices before, and they seem happy enough to give info.

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            • #91
              Just started out but so far my prices have been as follows for Wollongong NSW
              Extruded ally $1.60.
              Domestic Ally $1.15
              Heavy oversize steel $0.22.
              Heavy undersize $2.50
              Crappy steel $0.10.

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              • #92
                I have an opportunity to buy some motors at heavy steel prices. I havent seen any prices in the thread yet. Can someone enlighten me what they would be worth in NSW.

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                  • #94
                    Hey Staffa - a motor is a motor - it should be a decent mark up if you can buy at an insize steel price and sell at electric motor price - WA prices are poor compared to NSW - we get 35c to 40c a kg at the moment but refer to NSW prices in this thread as prices don't usually fluctuate too greatly. Cheers

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                    • #95
                      Thanks mate. Im such a newbie so please forgive my stupidity. Didnt think little motors are the same as the big ones and the monsters. Over 20 tonne there. I guess the prices must really suck in WA or im getting lucky. My scrappy is offering $0.70 for the smaller ones and $0.40 for the larger motors. Pretty good considering i am paying $0.25 for the lot. Im new to this scrappy stuff but damm im loving every bit of it. Thanks again loveagoodscrap.

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                      • #96
                        All good mate - obviously more steel in a larger motor but likewise more copper - I stand corrected scrappers but if you put them all together I am yet to have a yard differentiate. I reckon you are onto a good thing.

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