I agree to Idea keep old abandond homes empty and safe
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keep old abandond homes empty and safe

a simple act like spray painting in clear large easy to read letters . the words "NO COPPER" have proven effective in stopping looters and scrappers from picking through a home thought to be empted or scrapped ,even if the building is full of valuables the visual deterrent is a great ruses.

Submitted by 8 months ago

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  1. Why aren't these buildings being torn down if they are in such bad shape? Children will always be curious even if a sign is on it and homeless or drug users will use it just for a place to do what they do. Really not sure about this idea.

    8 months ago
  2. This assumes that people planning to steal copper wiring and copper pipes are both 1) Smart enough to know what the "NO COPPER" graffiti is supposed to mean; and 2) Stupid enough to believe that a building doesn't have any copper in it just because some graffiti says so.

    8 months ago
  3. If I was a copper thief I think I might do this just to give me time to steal the copper later.

    7 months ago

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