In Missouri and Oklahoma, we are getting $1.75 for
#2 copper, and $1.90 for #1. No insulation of course.
Scrap wire, 50/50 is getting us around 80-90 cents.
MCM750 or MCM550 is getting us 1.25 a pound, with
We have sold over 100K lbs of copper, and over
250k lbs of scrap electronics over the past 6 months.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 7:37 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] copper prices.. Re: Radial wire and antenna spacing
> At 04:39 PM 1/30/2006, Tyler Stewart wrote:
>>I don't think I'd use galvanized steel fence wire unless you want to
>>it after a few years. Aluminum fence wire might work well. Otherwise
>>with a scrap metal dealer for odd lots of copper wire.
> Just so you know the current going price.. scrap wire, 50% insulation,
> seems to be around $0.40/lb to $0.50/lb. Chopped copper is $1200/metric
> ton (That's about $0.55/lb). Those are BULK prices (as in a carload
> lot). October 2005 carload price for #2 copper scrap is $1/lb retail for
> dealers in Chicago.
> New price for copper is about $2.20/lb.
> For reference, 1000 ft of AWG 14 is about 12.5 lbs, awg 12 is about 20
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