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scraping central AC unit

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I read a post somewhere awile ago about scraping out a central ac unit for scrap iron. I really dont remember the specifics though I was thinking all they did was drain all the oil and brought it in and got $70 $80 for it. Anybody know anything about this?

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I think you get $15. If you drain the freon you get a little more. I gave mine to my HVAC guy (bro-in-law) when he took mine out.

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Roofer is right on the money.

If you strip the unit. Separate all the different components you will get a little more.

Copper #1, with no brazing/solder three weeks ago was around $1.40 LB.

Copper #2, With brazing/solder $1.30 LB.

aluminum/copper coils (clean) that means the cap tube cut off the ends and no

steel attached. 0.45 LB.

Sheet steel $100 a ton.

With those numbers I can get about $30 dollars out of a large unit. It takes me

about 20/25 min. to strip one and 7 gal. of gas to get to the scrap yard and back.

You do the numbers...

The refrigerant and the oil in the compressor ARE hazards waste, and you do

need a license to handle it. Thank you G. Bush the 1st. TDF opps did i say that.

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Since the recycled metals market took a dump a month or two ago, it's almost not worth it to process stuff any more, if you are just getting rid of it as junk.

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Looks like I should have let the AC guy take it huh?! blush

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I got $87 for the consdensor and lines from my daughter's rig this spring. Drilled holes in the compressor. I guess it depends on how far you have to go to sell it and whether you want to screw around. Just the compressor may be be worth the effort.

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Piece on KARE11 tonight about how the price has dropped considerably. Guess my experience last spring was timing the market. Now if the broker could only have done that!!

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Copper prices are less than half of what they where three months ago.

Bare brite is $1.40lb, was 3.10lb

#1 heavy is $1.03lb, was 2.90lb

It's not going to get any better anytime soon, if you are sitting on some scrap I'd sell it now or prepare to hold onto it for years.

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A friend scraped a furnace out on Monday. Got $3.40 for it.

At least it's not in a land-fill some were.

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