>see a broken electronic/appliance thrown out on the side of the road. >cool, maybe it's an easy fix

>see a broken electronic/appliance thrown out on the side of the road
>cool, maybe it's an easy fix
>see that someone already came and snipped the power cable off of it

why are copper scrapers like this?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're a huge issue in my city. Last month they went too far and stole the copper out of the local radio station. Obviously, they got caught, because it was hundreds of pounds of copper wire, so they're behind bars now. But they'll probably just get released because the justice system is a joke.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Their untouchable because they're broke.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >broke
        if only

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >batonny chop chop the wrist
          Now that's something.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        "Their" untouchable because their presence in society lends a random destructive element that prevents the people from fully recognizing and organizing against the elites who exploit them and seek to destroy them.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anarcho-tyranny

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You could still get some bearings out of it or maybe some cool gears.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do I into appliance stripping?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        keep a tool bag in your car

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Take it home, then do with that little slut what you please

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >have washer machine
    >sell power cable for meth
    >throw out washer machine

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they see the world differently.
      >that's 30 cents of copper!
      make $150 on a catalytic converter that costs 1200 to replace

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FYI, removing the power cord or just the plug from electronics was/is repair tech shorthand for "this thing needs to die and not be resurrected". At the very least it's a signal that if you want to try, it's on you if it somehow gets powered back up and somone gets hurt.
    It's a safety protocol like taking the door off of an abandoned refrigerator.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's how I've understood it. Not a scrapping thing, but an indicator of the fact that it's broken and not just free at the curb. I've picked up electronics before only to find that they're toast, and it would have been helpful had someone indicated that they were dead by snipping the plug.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But then you would've left it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not necessarily, I've paid money for vintage/collectible stuff like old tube radio/ hi- fi stuff and guitar amps that had clearly been disabled on purpose by cutting the plug off, and took my chances that maybe somone just gave up too soon because of sunk time and cost or becausexthey missed something obvious. It's like buying a lottery ticket.
          FWIW nearly all of them did something exciting and smoky when plugged in and ended up being worth more as parts than it would have taken just for an hours bench time to diagnose them.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            folga wolga imoga womp

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's how I've understood it. Not a scrapping thing, but an indicator of the fact that it's broken and not just free at the curb. I've picked up electronics before only to find that they're toast, and it would have been helpful had someone indicated that they were dead by snipping the plug.

      I thought this too until i noticed all of the electronics i throw to the curb always end up with their cables snipped off

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      When was the last time they had latching refrigerator doors?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need latches where we're goin

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          When they were last made doesn't = when they stopped existing, and not all refrigerators and freezers are residential ones that stopped using them.
          The laws requiring the doors to be removed are still in effect because toddlers who might go in one may still be too weak, oxygen deprived and/or panicked to get out on their own. Those laws also may apply to washers and other appliances and cabinets large enough to get into, locking or not.

          Example:

          >Abandoning a refrigerator without removing its door is a criminal offense under California Penal Code Section 402b PC and conviction can carry significant consequences.
          >A number of appliances fall under the restrictions of California Penal Code Section 402b PC, including refrigerators, iceboxes, deep-freeze lockers, clothes dryers, washing machines or any other appliances that have a capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more.

          https://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/california-penal-code-section-402b-pc-abandoning-a-refrigerator.html

          Kids get in them and they topple over, or just shift a bit in the pile of refuse and now the door is wedged tight. Even non latching fridge doors kill kids.

          All these regulations is why we are moving closer to Idiocracy every single day. Social Darwinists were right all along.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        When they were last made doesn't = when they stopped existing, and not all refrigerators and freezers are residential ones that stopped using them.
        The laws requiring the doors to be removed are still in effect because toddlers who might go in one may still be too weak, oxygen deprived and/or panicked to get out on their own. Those laws also may apply to washers and other appliances and cabinets large enough to get into, locking or not.

        Example:

        >Abandoning a refrigerator without removing its door is a criminal offense under California Penal Code Section 402b PC and conviction can carry significant consequences.
        >A number of appliances fall under the restrictions of California Penal Code Section 402b PC, including refrigerators, iceboxes, deep-freeze lockers, clothes dryers, washing machines or any other appliances that have a capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more.

        https://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/california-penal-code-section-402b-pc-abandoning-a-refrigerator.html

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Kids get in them and they topple over, or just shift a bit in the pile of refuse and now the door is wedged tight. Even non latching fridge doors kill kids.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my boomer mom threw a shitfit about fridge lock death when I showed her a deep freeze that I bought to store bulk meats in. I'm an adult man, I live with my wife and no kids, and I cannot fit inside of it. That refrigerator panic really fucked people up.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            My mother in law did the same thing when I got a deep freezer so I put my kid in it and had him demonstrate how easily he could open it.
            I'd have gladly crammed her into it instead if she wasn't too obese to fit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I used to remove all the plugs and fuses from any appliance I tossed and stuck them in a drawer. Always handy to have spares knocking about.
      Don't really bother anymore since it's all molded plug shite nowdays

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Replacing a cord is probably one of the easiest electrical repairs you could make, if it's worth repairing it's worth replacing the cord.
    But yeah fuck those "people".

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good scrapper pulls hard on the cable before cutting, destroying the internal connection board to get that extra inch of wire.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The worst part is, you dont realize you are just as bad as the copper scrappers.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cord may not be even copper. could be aluminum or nickel. or even silver in high end appliances.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hey gay, I snip off my power cords before I throw away my useless unfixable garbage.

    Power cords are useful after all, they make great wips.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I use power cords and scrap wire all the time for yard/garden projects like lashing things and training vines instead of twine, works great, never rots and I never have to buy twine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sauce for pic?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You trying to get me banned?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          can you just tell me the artist?
          please?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are they doing to that poor jogger?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lets say I can roam an scrapyard and get a lot of coiled motors of old compressors, fans and like these, it's worth to get all these doped copper?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Power cables are worth using so I cut them off. The thin, flexible tough vacuum cleaner cords work great on my angle grinders. Heavy three and four wire cables work on heavier duty motors.

      Scrapping discarded items which are already scrapped is hardly a bad thing, but OP is butthurt xir didn't get there first.

      Visit scrap sites since we have no idea where you live. Find out how that scrap is categorized (scrapping is more comple than it seemeth to noobs) and if it will pay you to harvest and separate it. Money is the measure of scrap.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Most large motors use aluminum wire for the stator.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Replacing the power cable is the epitome of easy fix.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you think you can fix an appliance, fixing thr plug is prolly the least of the issue...

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >can't fix a sniped power cord

    What we're you planning on doing with the appliance?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      seriously, snipped cords are a way of life by me. just get the euro-style terminal block connector, cut off 2 pieces, feed the wire

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe they just needed the power cable? are you not able to fix the fucking power cord?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I snip the power cables off scrapped appliances so that I'll have power cables to fix scrapped appliances that have had their power cable snipped off.

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