Originally Posted by Vikingdad
Great find! They will take wire with the insulation at the recycler around here, but they don't pay well for it. I have a bunch of old electric motors that I need to strip out the copper on. They pay maybe 60 cents a pound for electric motors but around $2.50 for copper (last time I checked).
Oh, if only I could strip the motors I have access to...
I searched and couldn't find one like it. I'll see about taking some pictures tomorrow.
I have two giant electric motors just sitting. They're trash, but no one wants to hall them off. The company that made them doesn't even want them anymore, and the city doesn't want to pay to have them hauled away.
I believe they weigh at least a ton each. Think of it this way, each one is big enough to pump water to the entire city by itself.