I have heard of electricians after a big job getting an old box springs & putting all the wire drops on top of the box springs. Light 'er up. Plenty of fumes and plumes of fire and smoke. Do it in the country with fire extinguishers on hand.
IF you have over 30# of copper it would pay for the roller mill and then you would have, no argument, #1 copper...sometimes the scrap yard is fussy about how much carbon is left on the wire (oh yah have your copper BBQ at night...) and robs you for #2...I took in a whole bunch of plates from a big pile of old motors I got at an auction and because they saw one spot of solder they tagged the whole pile as #2 (1/2 price at time). I've built a used oil smelter and I'm melting all my stuff now into bricks.
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:47:09 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm, Gunner Asch quickly quoth:
There ya go!
True, and that means more of the same shit for years to come.
Yeah, where 26% of American voters damnear turned this country around. He scared the holy -shit- out of both our thoroughly corrupted parties (Reps and Dems for those of you in Rio Linda) and that likely won't happen again.
-- Smokey the Bear's rules for fire safety should apply to government: Keep it small, keep it in a confined area, and keep an eye on it. --John Stossel in _Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity_