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Old 05-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Recycle that old copper pipe

Last year I took out all of the old freeze damaged copper pipe in my 22' Argosy and replaced it with PEX. I saved all the old pipe in a cardboard box, cut up and folded into small pieces.

Today I finally got to town where there is a metal recycling location. I was told that my pipe was "type 2" quality, as it had solder and some other stuff involved, but still they took it with no problem. When I went into the office to get my money, they gave me almost $50!!!

It was about 20# of copper.

No wonder the copper theft issue is huge.

So, don't toss that copper in the dumpster if you are re doing your plumbing. $50 for the junk is pretty amazing. That more than paid for the PEX that I purchased for the replacement job.

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:59 AM   #2
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I just saw this. Thanks for the heads up. I'm ready to rip out the old copper, so will save and recycle.
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