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cool hand fluke
09-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Hello people,

Does anybody know any scrap yards in the warrington
Area that take compressors.

My shed is bulging and being new to the area I'm don't know the north west that we'll. Google is not helping much.

Thanks guys

Rob White
09-10-2014, 03:08 PM




cool hand fluke
09-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Thanks rob,
Will ring around see if any take fridge pots.

Rob White
09-10-2014, 04:50 PM

In the past we have had some scrap yards refuse the comp because
of the oil and sometimes because they are deemed a pressure vessel.

Over the years the compressor has been in and out of favour with the
scrap yards so I'm not sure how we stand at the moment.

We have in the past had to cut, drill, grind or any other method of getting
a hole into the thing to drain the oil and prove it is not pressurised.

If they play silly buggers then cut the things open and drain the oil out.




install monkey
09-10-2014, 07:21 PM
EMR will take compressors, you need to register with them first, passport,driving liscence and recent utility bill, then you can dump ur pots- they used to take them as fridge motors, but now theyre just classed as non ferrous- so basically 20 quid for 200kg:(

10-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Have you got any semi-hermetic compressors or screw machine as I would be interested?

cool hand fluke
11-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Hi James, sorry they was all hermetic. I found a place in warrington, just like you said install 20 for 208kg. Been ages since I have been to a scrap yard, bacs transfer is good tho. Few beers tokens in a few days.
Thank you for your help people

29-10-2014, 06:28 PM
hehe here in South Africa we know how to recycle. We grind our faulty compressor pots open. Get all the copper out and then go to the scrap yard. Get a nice chunk of $ for the copper.

17-12-2014, 09:32 PM
I used to give all mine to a friend who used to get scrap, other week i had around 30 in my yard so thought i would take them myself and see what i got, turned out for even for a 7cc compressor i got between 3 & 4 qid!! Well worth the trip, over 300 pound!