# transformers

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#### sam2

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Got ahold of a 4 big transformers, I want to keep a couple for fun and tear a couple apart for the copper. While I hate to destroy good stuff, they are about 200( maybe half copper?) pounds each and I really could use the money for other projects.
What is the best way to separate the copper from the core , paper and varnish.

Thanks sam

#### Bob Scott

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Transformers more valuable as transformers than scrap. What are the specifications? Secondary winding voltages? VA?

Call Halted Electronics in the Bay area. They buy used electronics.

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#### killivolt

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Cutting torch, paper and varnish empty 50 gal drum and lots of fuel burn it. But wait I don't like distroying things. (Do not breath in) Toxic

Can you say ebay

#### dknguyen

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Except it's FOUR TWO-HUNDRED POUND things that needs to be shipped on Ebay.

#### sam2

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Bob Scott said:
Transformers more valuable as transformers than scrap. What are the specifications? Secondary winding voltages? VA?

Call Halted Electronics in the Bay area. They buy used electronics.

Thanks Bob, I will call them.
I am not sure of the specs yet, though I did see 780VA on one of the AC outlets on the machine. I had to grab them quick before any one else, but I know they came from a couple of magna flux machines.
My little car was about bottomed out! There were alot of heavy copper bars for all the connections too. You can get almost $4.00 lb for scrap copper now. Sam #### Bob Scott ##### New Member sam2 said: Thanks Bob, I will call them. I am not sure of the specs yet, though I did see 780VA on one of the AC outlets on the machine. A 750 VA transformer would only weigh about 50 pounds. (60 lbs in 50 Hz Europe, and not 'cause gravity is bigger there) Last edited: #### sam2 ##### New Member Wow , I didnt know you could tell the weight from the VA. One is 205 lbs and one is 186 lbs. #### RODALCO ##### Well-Known Member LOL Like those conversations #### killivolt ##### Well-Known Member It would be cheaper to put it in a wagon and take it there himself. ($3.25 a Gal) I still remember it at (.17 cents)

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