Scrappys buys and sells second hand copper pipes.
Items containing copper can be found in a lot of items found in house renovations, property clean-outs, deceased estates or simple trade and builders surplus.
Copper tubing is most often used for heating systems, and as a refrigerant line in HVAC systems. Copper tubing is slowly being replaced by PEX tubing in hot and cold water applications. There are two basic types of copper tubing, soft copper and rigid copper. Copper tubing is joined using flare connection, compression connection, pressed connection, or solder. Copper offers a high level of corrosion resistance but is becoming very costly.
Pure copper has the best electrical and thermal conductivity of any commercial metal. Over half of the copper produced is used in electrical and electronic applications.
Copper also forms alloys more freely than most metals and with a wide range of alloying elements to produce the following alloys:
Brass is the generic term for a range of copper-zinc alloys with differing combinations of properties, including strength, machinability, ductility, wear-resistance, hardness, electrical and thermal conductivity, and corrosion-resistance.
Bronze alloys are made from copper and tin were the first to be developed about four thousand years ago. They were so important that they led to a period in time being named the Bronze Age.
Gunmetals are alloys of copper with tin, zinc and lead and have been used for at least 2000 years due to their ease of casting and good strength and corrosion resistance. Most typically used as ammunition, as the name suggests.
Copper-nickel alloys have excellent resistance to marine corrosion and biofouling. The addition of nickel to copper improves strength and corrosion resistance, but good ductility is retained.
Nickel silver alloys are made from copper, nickel and zinc, and can be regarded as special brasses. They have an attractive silvery appearance, slightly different to the typical brassy colour.
Beryllium copper is the hardest and strongest of any copper alloy, in the fully heat treated and cold worked condition. It is similar in mechanical properties too many high strength alloy steels but, compared to steels, it has better corrosion resistance.
Along with copper, Scrappy’s buys the full range of scrap for recycling including lead, stainless steel, scrap white-goods, brass, nickel, steel, aluminium, PVC and wire. Plus scrap cars, machinery, radiators, batteries, pipes, off-cuts, extrusion, pressings and more.
Our scrap metal recycling centre is conveniently located in Albion (near Sunshine), the heart of Melbournes Western suburbs. We offer a wide range of scrap metal recycling resources to industrial, business, commercial, residential and domestic customers. This includes competitive scrap metal recycling prices for all metals and recycling programs tailored to suit our clients.