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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:eek:
 

dknguyen

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

o_O
 

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

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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)
 
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sam2

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Wow , I didnt know you could tell the weight from the VA.
One is 205 lbs and one is 186 lbs.
 

RODALCO

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LOL :D :D

Like those conversations
 

killivolt

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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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