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So how much do you think I made?

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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    No spoiling it, Jamie. :ph34r:

    I recycled 217 pounds of wiring and 17 pounds of copper piping.
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    $5.67
     
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    did you strip it first.. i'd say about $55 unstripped

    i took 2 truck loads of copper wire and got about $90-110.. its was about 6 yrs ago so i cant really remember
     
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    I won't spoil it either. :p I already know.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    There's another 3 boxes under the ones in the back that you can't see btw.
     
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    thats nice to know now.. my answer changed
     
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    i dont know how it is in Indiana, but here.. yea right.. i took about 3 times that amount and didnt even come close to $500
     
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    I based my answer based on an article that said recycled copper was 3.75 a pound. I subtracted for the weight of the wire insulation and still came up with $689, so I rounded down a few hundred because that seemed WAY too high.
    You made at least several hundo.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Forgot to put that in.

    Klyph was way high, and you were slightly low.


    Copper wire is 45 cents a pound, and copper piping is 2.20 a pound here.
     
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    I thought Klyph was from Alaska...? Well, either way, they're stealing copper from schools and things... I guess it's worth a lot? Bah.
     
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    if its stripped you can make a lot off of it.. thats not stripped and neither was mine.. i started to, but i realized i'd be there for the rest of my life doing it.. so i just took it in
     
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    Dude, wait, what?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Kick ass. Glad to see Math is taught up there in Alaska. ;)
     
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    way to go, mathemetician!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Your first guess of 500 was waaaaaaaay high.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah I know. 217 pounds worth of grounding wire, 25 pairs, cat5, cat 3, speaker wire, jumper wire... um... I have more important things to do than strip that all back.
     
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    i'm sure that copper piping got you quite a bit more.. mine was all wrapped wire, so i didnt get shit for how much i took in.. i took the wire from a 5'x4'x6' trailor that was full.. i would have just pulled the trailor, but the tires were shot and would blown out on my 5 min down the road
     
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    I OWN 3RD GRADE MATH! WOOOOOT!

    Oh ya.

    It was a stoner joke, nm.
     
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