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Old 03-04-2020, 06:45 PM   #891
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I have seen and replaced several times the copper on the horizontal from toilets, the piss sits and rots the copper , never seen that on lead or pvc...but ripping out copper DWV is great for going to the scrap yard...
Surprisingly 2 weeks ago for a 10 month period I got 2.25$ for a water heater at the scrap yard and yesterday I got 20$ WTF???
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Surprisingly 2 weeks ago for a 10 month period I got 2.25$ for a water heater at the scrap yard and yesterday I got 20$ WTF???
I think they made a mistake.....maybe it was suppose to be $2.00..they added an extra 0 by mistake
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i get anywhere from 10-20 bucks for 1- 40 gal water heater at the local yard
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Surprisingly 2 weeks ago for a 10 month period I got 2.25$ for a water heater at the scrap yard and yesterday I got 20$ WTF???



Might depend on the insulation. If it's the newer spray foam than I imagine it's worth much less than a steel can wrapped with easily removable fiberglass.


Here steel is like ten cents a pound so even a water heater wouldn't be much. Pretty sure empty water heaters don't weigh 200lbs. since I can easily bear hug a 60. And I am sure they knock some weight off because of all the crap in the bottom.


You guys do have steel mills up there so combined with the exchange rate I guess $20CAD is prolly what a 60 gal would fetch.











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Might depend on the insulation. If it's the newer spray foam than I imagine it's worth much less than a steel can wrapped with easily removable fiberglass.


Here steel is like ten cents a pound so even a water heater wouldn't be much. Pretty sure empty water heaters don't weigh 200lbs. since I can easily bear hug a 60. And I am sure they knock some weight off because of all the crap in the bottom.


You guys do have steel mills up there so combined with the exchange rate I guess $20CAD is prolly what a 60 gal would fetch.











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Our 60 gallons weighs about 160-170 pounds and you can't hug them they are too wide and heavy, I can just barely hug a 40.
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i get anywhere from 10-20 bucks for 1- 40 gal water heater at the local yard

we used to save them here and I probably would again if I got 10 to 20 bucks each for them........ Around here they go for about 2 dollars each here and its not worth the time to spend fooling with them....

I threw 2 out yesterday into the alley ....so some crack head will get to work his ass off and make a whole 6 dollars for his effort..

Dont thank me , I have a big heart and I feel its my duty to humanity to help the stupid and inbred.....





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It's about a 1.5-hour drive to the nearest scrap yard for me, so I only save brass and copper.

There's a couple of local scrap metal collectors here, and I usually just donate the heaters if I'm driving by, or I'll collect 3 or 4 and he will come to pick them up.
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i got like 4 scrap yards within 10 minutes of my house and the largest steel mill in Canada in my back yard..



so i earn my 10 dollars a tank and pay by being poisoned by noxious fumes in my sleep


Had one of them 100 gal storage boilers.. it was so limed up weighed an incredible 900 lbs... i was shocked got over a hundred bucks for it
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Stairway to Hell


I was eating lunch when a guy asked for a water heater quote. Since it felt just like a price shopper I said 50$ to check it out. I'll talk to my wife...

I had just laid down to take an afternoon nap with the cat when he called again and gave me the go ahead. I asked him before I left how the stairs were and said they were fine. NOT!! What a freaking $hit show in this 100 year old house or something, someone in the past had cut a hole in the floor and used some rickety stairs found on the side of the road. It was split on one side. I asked the guy for some 2x4 and I had to brace the thing, 500 pounds on that thing and it would of crashed down for sure. The original house had only like 3' crawlspace and it was dug to 6' eventually. On the last step going down the staircat with the tank was hitting the back wall, had to get him to help get it off while stacking some planks to make a landing.

The worst part was to get the old one out, there wasn’t enough room to start with the lift. I had to stack more planks while he was holding the staircat a little higher and I cursed to get it up to the first stair to strap it to the stair climber. You know there's no way to grip that freaking cylinder. man I should of brought those copycat handles I made a while ago. Then it kept getting caught in the ceiling. He gave me the go ahead to demolish that part, good thing it was carelessly installed I hammered the whole thing out and a ton of mousse poop sprinkled the guy below while ripping the ceiling out.

Another mission impossible complete. The wife didn't understand one second how insane the stairs and fubar were as if everyone has them. By the way it's the first time I get to install a Bradford, they are out of the Giants we all install, look how slim it is in the pan. The ones I usually install only leaves about an inch of gap from the the sides of the pan.



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I just want it soldered...


A guy calls for an estimate, he wants a copper drain that his father had cut into the stack and soldered and now it broke with another break somewhere else. Like usual he didn't want to pay for me to go so I told him send pics. During the day I got out of the hardware store and the guy is waiting for me at my van, same story send pics and I'm not hacking it but replacing it.

I count it up and give him the price and all of a sudden he's adding all new tub drain and toilet flange thinking it's included in the price. No you didn't mention it it'll cost more. Bla Bla it's expensive. Yeah whatever I hear that tune every week....


keep on hacking!


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