How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressorssealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to come by and great for scrapping as long as you know what you’re looking for and know how to prepare them properly.

Almost always filled with oil, you want to make sure to drain these units correctly so you prevent a few different things from occurring.

What To Do When Scrapping Sealed Units

  • Make sure that the oil is fully drained into a spill-proof container that can be recycled or disposed of properly. There are many companies in your area that will take this oil for free as long as you keep it separated from other liquids and make sure that it is not contaminated.
  • Wear gloves! The worst thing that you can do is to have these sealed units slip and fall…on average the smallest one will weigh well over 15 pounds and can be misleading to the eye. You don’t want to be crushing your toes below. This is a perfect opportunity to remind you of the safety tips for scrapping.
  • Find and post your prices on them. Don’t forget to go to to find the local prices or even to report the prices that you receive for your sealed units.

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