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Actually they have had a problem in Las Vegas with thieves stealing the wiring from the lights on the streets. They use a pickup truck to pull the wires from the conduit in the middle of the night while the lines are still hot.
this is something for all those that steal copper you know those tall poles along the streets well there is clean #1 copper up there feel free to take as much as you want
ps dont tell them but some one just tried this and well you know the rest of the story
and now he is
now that is one way ti get rid of them
Working in The Bronx, we had thieves stealing lead shielded copper telephone cable off of the apartment buildings. We usually replaced the cable one time around the building as it was and if they stole that we would place poles around the building and install galvanized metal guard where it was low enough to grab. The newer cables contained very little copper compared to the old stuff, it was hardly worth taking but a big expense to replace.
the law needs to team up with the scrap yards on all this
some around here are paying by check and want ID but i dont know how that will work with some of the good home less that just pick up junk off the streets and dont steal it
I just don't get how someone can walk into a scrapyard with manhole covers or several cadalidic converters or copper pipe that was clearly cut out of a house at a couple of sections-still soldered together and not be questioned? Maybe the employees of the scrapyards are getting a cut too? I just don't get it.