- What are ferrous metals?
- What are nonferrous metals?
- Why don't you buy iron and steel?
- Do you buy copper wire with the
insulation still on it?
- What is #1 copper?
- What is #2 copper?
- What is copper lite?
- What is #1 insulated copper wire?
- What is #2 insulated copper wire?
- What is mixed low grade copper wire or
"#3" copper wire?
- What is yellow brass?
- What is red brass?
- Do you buy magnetic stainless?
Ferrous metals contain iron and
are generally magnetic. The word ferrous comes from the Latin
word "ferrum", which means "containing iron". Ferrous metals
may be pure iron or they may be alloys of iron. Because
quality stainless steel does not stick to a magnet, it is often
classified as a nonferrous metal. However, stainless steel
does contain iron and technically is a ferrous metal.
Nonferrous metals do not contain
iron and are generally nonmagnetic. Some examples are
aluminum, brass, copper, zinc, tin, and lead.
We have chosen to locate our shops
in town for the convenience of our customers. As a result,
residential areas are in close proximity to our shops. Because
iron and steel are usually purchased by the ton, they have to be
stored and handled outside. We generally try to keep all of
our metals inside to keep our shops aesthetically pleasing to our
neighbors. For your convenience, our Rapids shop is able to
accept (not purchase) appliances and small amounts of ferrous metals
because it has a roll-off container onsite.
Yes. There are several
grades of insulated copper wire. See explanations below for
Copper solids that do not have
impurities like paint or soldered joints. Some examples are
copper pipe or bare copper wire. It is acceptable for #1
copper to have surface corrosion.
Copper solids that have impurities
on them such as tin coating, paint, or soldered joints. Some
examples are tin coated copper wire and copper pipes that have
soldered joints still attached.