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  • #16
    Re: stripping copper wire

    acitone

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    • #17
      Re: stripping copper wire

      I used an insulation ripper last time I did scrap. An old school Telecom tool, it is a plastic block with a razor knife in it, a grove and a metal finger guard.Mine is made by Benner Nawman and is at least 30 yrs old. But it does the job

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      • #18
        Re: stripping copper wire

        http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5C656

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        • #19
          Re: stripping copper wire

          the wire
          The Wire Seasons 1-5 DVD Boxset

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          • #20
            Re: stripping copper wire

            Hi HVAC HAWK.

            I order copper wire from fcx. Flat Wire and Copper Strip is a rectangular or square shaped wire that has been rolled from round wire or extruded stock to precision tolerances. But it was very big order.

            http://www.fcx.com/metals/round.htm
            http://www.fcx.com/metals/flat.htm

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            • #21
              Re: stripping copper wire

              Unstripped or burned wire does in fact decrease the value. Here in the US wire burned or unstripped is considered Number 3 and number 2 respectively. Clean stripped copper wire is considered number 1 or (A) and brings the absolute most money.

              Take the wire and tie it to something. Using a regular pocket knife start the slice and pull the knife along while removing a small strip. The wire must stretched out and not crumpled up. Its easy, takes a little practice and brings the most bang for your buck.

              I don't know where you live or what country or planet but, #1 wire is fairly large wire and is good for 110 amps at the least. It should be stripped by the method I described. Burning is stupid and it is not good for anyones health or the environment.
              Licensed Electrician

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              • #22
                Re: stripping copper wire

                Let people like me buy it who have copper granulators... and i dont recommend burning... any scrap yard within like an hour away from our location wont accept it due to us

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                • #23
                  Re: stripping copper wire

                  yea epa blows ... he said which is logical more money for the weight stripped.. anything smaller than 6awg really aint worth your time but #1 awg is no hard at all with your utility knife i strip 500lbs beween 1/0 and #1 by myself cutting like above posters said its called pencil cut (just like u sharpen a pencil with ur utility knife) the warmer the better
                  p.s if ur in s. florida go to josphe's scrap off 84 and i-95 #1 clean copper going for $2.25 lb goodluck

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                  • #24
                    Re: stripping copper wire

                    You could purchase a wire stripping machine or attempt to make your own.....you have two options if you're going to make your own....mechanical feeder with a blade just past the feed rollers (one of which would obviously have to be spring loaded to allow different sizes) or you can go with something that needs to be a little more precise but seems to work well....a set of rollers that "crush" the insulation causing it to split along the side.
                    Ideal Plumbing

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