Window AC unit's scrap metal worth?

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  1. beitzel15

    beitzel15 XDTalk 3K Member

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    I have 2 AC unit's that work, but are of no use to me anymore since I've moved.. just wondering if anyone knew what you could get out of one at a scrap yard
     
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    you wont get anything for scrap, and they might not even accept them with Freon inside.

    put up on craigslist for $25 each or donate them.
     
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    beitzel15 XDTalk 3K Member

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    Correction, 1 of them works.. They are in my parents house that they moved out of and didnt want them...

    I couldnt scrap the copper and metal inside?
     
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    IF there is copper inside, mine is aluminum.

    still, not enough there to be worth hassling. Curb it and let the scrappers who do truck-loads at a time mess with it.
     
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    3# of tanny ought to fix that problem of yours.
     
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    Could be a good item for a small workshed or a garage or camper or something.
    If not I agree with groo. You may even get more fulfillment out of donating it than selling it.
     
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    OKcherokee XDTalk 20K Member

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    Hehe, yeah, there is also this option.
     
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    Knightslugger XDTalk 5K Member

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    this was 6# back in July.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDxafOxEg4w[/ame]
     
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    Most older window AC units have 2 coils. One is all aluminum and one is copper tubing and aluminum fins. I scrapped several from some of my rental houses last year. IIRC we got about $15 to $18 for each set of 2 coils. Housings went to one of my workers. At $200 - $300/ton, I don't have a big enough truck or enough time to mess with that type of scrap.

    kypix
     
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    Set them on the curb, in the evening, with a sign for $50 each. They will be gone by morning!
     
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    +1 my thoughts as well. If you write "free" they'll be there till summer. If you put a price, they'll be stolen. Great way to get rid of anything.
     
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    Take them apart and separate the different parts you will get more money.I make alot each year doing this.
     
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    well, I'd agree if he was doing more than just 1 or 2.
     

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