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mj74
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Posted - 09/07/2010 :  20:42:41  Show Profile Send mj74 a Private Message
What is considered #1 copper?
I have seen it referred as bright or uncoated,but does it have to be a certain thickness?

What is considered #2 copper?

All help is greatly appreciated. :)

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rambo_k9
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Posted - 09/07/2010 :  20:57:47  Show Profile Send rambo_k9 a Private Message
Me personally, I don't think it exists...LOL I've stripped wire, decent size and still get the crap prices for it. This answer eludes me as well and I'd like to hear.. even SEE (Anyone have pics??) of what #1 & #2 are.

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hobo finds
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Posted - 09/07/2010 :  21:22:55  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
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messymessy
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Posted - 09/07/2010 :  21:43:34  Show Profile Send messymessy a Private Message
#1 copper is free of insulation, free of any solder or corrosion, and bigger than #12 AWG.

#2 copper is free of insulation, can have solder or corrosion, and can be smaller than #12 AWG.

Some places pay slightly more for "bare bright", which is just like #1, but shiny (ie freshly stripped).

Best bet is to call the yard and ask for prices and definitions. Some places have such a small differential between #1 and #2 it's not worth your time to cut the solder joints out of copper pipe.

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Flbandit
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Posted - 09/08/2010 :  06:22:47  Show Profile Send Flbandit a Private Message
I always put the bigger stuff I have on top, and my yard will weigh it separately as #1. My experience is that if it's bigger around than a pencil, it's #1.

Are you throwing that out?
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Posted - 09/08/2010 :  14:44:09  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
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