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Copper Thefts

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by agrostis, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya live by the transformer , ya die by the transformer.
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why steal a transformer? Weren't those thing liable to contain PCBs?
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Geez, how do you hock a transformer?
     
  6. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you don't. you hock the hundreds of pounds of copper windings that are inside. that is if the chemicals inside of the thing don't kill ya. and you don't kill yourself trying to steal the thing in the first place.
     
  7. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    You have to remember, they are stealing this to buy METH. I would say they have no concern for PCB's

    James
     
  8. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought an investment house where all the copper wiring and the outside A/C unit had got stolen. The wiring cost me over $1200 in materials to replace.
    Doper-Drunks, that's what I call em.
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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