Yesterday afternoon Kevin and I stripped wire and piled up the copper and brass that i’ve been collecting. We loaded two bags using the bathroom scale to make sure we didn’t have over 50 pounds in either. You can check two bags and carry on one and Kevin packed everything he brought in a carry-on.
We checked him in for the flight and one bag weighed 47 pounds and the other 38. The TSA employyes grabbed them off the scale and when the woman opened the first for inspection I saw her reach in and heard the copper pipes rattle. She looked over her shoulder with a very confused look and said “you guys!” I laughed out loud. She asked if we were making a still and I laughed some more. Then I told her it’s worth up to $3 per pound and she looked at the bag and said we had 47 pounds worth.
it was a great idea to haul that back… Thanks Kevin!