#1 is copper pipe with nothing on it…or as we call it in the scrap meal world…it is clean, unalloyed, uncoated, and not insulated copper wire. The copper wire is thicker than 1/16” (14 gauge and thicker). A good rule of thumb is if the copper wire is thicker than a pencil lead, it is considered #1 copper. The pricing on Copper #1 at this moment (subject to change) is $2.85 per pound.
Examples of Copper #1:
#2 Copper is not clean, as in it has solder or has fittings still attached to the pipe, not insulated, but may have a lacquer or tin finish, and/or is 1/16” or smaller. Also…#2 is copper wires that have had the casings burnt off. This makes the copper look Black from the heat. No.2 copper scrap may include oxidized or coated/plated pieces including oxidized or coated copper wire free of excessive oxidation. The pricing on Copper #2 at this moment (subject to change) is $2.65 per pound.
Examples of Copper #2
If you have any questions regarding Copper #1 or #2, or if you have any question about any of our ferrous or non-ferrous material that we will purchase from you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:
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