Another blog explains how plumbers can make a good side hustle out of their excess materials. The same goes for electricians. Both are in the business to make money through contracted projects of their own but are able to make a significant side income off of excess scrap materials. And with frequent visits to the yard, they’ll have more leverage for asking for better scrap metal prices.
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Electrician’s Common Scrap Materials
- Bare Bright Copper Wire
- #1 Copper Bus Bar
- #2 Tin Bus Bar
- Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6)
- Romex® Wire
- 500/750 MCM
- THHN Cable
- Insulated Cable
- Aluminum BX Cable
- Copper Transformers
- Aluminum Transformers
- Cat 5/6 Cross
As you can see, electricians make off well with all the various copper wires they come across in their everyday work. It’s never too late to go back to trade school, scrappers!
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