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    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 21st Nov 08, 10:37 PM
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    savemoney
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    • 21st Nov 08, 10:37 PM
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    • 21st Nov 08, 10:37 PM
    I think scrap levels are virtual none at mo due to the world economy
  • EliteHeat
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    • 21st Nov 08, 11:48 PM
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    • 21st Nov 08, 11:48 PM
    Zero, zip, nothing.
  • brightonman123
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:07 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:07 AM
    cut it in half, soak in formaldahyde(sp?), and sell to some dumb arty type for milions!
    Sometimes seen lurking on competitions forum :-)
    • Contains Mild Peril
    • By Contains Mild Peril 22nd Nov 08, 1:19 AM
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    Contains Mild Peril
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:19 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:19 AM
    If you can transport it to the scrapyard you might get something for it, but not much. If they agree to collect it you'll get FA.
    I'm curious now as to how it got broken - I thought they were almost indestructible!
    • Canucklehead
    • By Canucklehead 22nd Nov 08, 7:34 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 7:34 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 7:34 AM
    Good morning: The OH (plumbing & heating) took 140 kg of scrap metal (eg. radiators, bath,floor mounted boiler) to a local, reputable scrap merchant in July and received £17....same weight taken this week £2.10.

    Cue an increase in dumped cars and scrap fly tipping near you.

    HTH

    Canucklehead
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
  • Strike_Team
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:08 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:08 AM
    Thanks for replies everyone.

    If you can transport it to the scrapyard you might get something for it, but not much. If they agree to collect it you'll get FA.
    I'm curious now as to how it got broken - I thought they were almost indestructible!
    Originally posted by Contains Mild Peril
    The plumber smashed it up to make it easier to get out of the house.
    • 27col
    • By 27col 22nd Nov 08, 11:48 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:48 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:48 AM
    Some years ago, my neighbour's daughter was at university in Portsmouth. She was renting a room in an old house that was being renovated and chained her bike to a cast iron bath in the front garden. The next morning she came out find that the bath had been stolen and her bike was still there.
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • ormus
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:59 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 11:59 AM
    renovated cast iron baths were bringing 800 quid in london a few yrs ago.
    scrap prices are now very low. china dont want anymore metal!
    Get some gorm.
  • Quietmanc
    Sub £30/ton now,I believe.Down from at least£180 about 6mths ago!
  • dottylotty
    yeah probably not worth the hassle of getting it to scrap yard!

    I had a new exhaust fitted about 6mths ago, and garage tolf me to take it to scrap yard and Id get about £35-40.

    Well it had sat in my garden until last weekend when I finally got round to taking it down, and I only got £15 for it
    Was a bit annoyed to say the least :rolleyes:
  • metoyoubear
    Is a cast iron bench worth anything scrap wise these days?
    • devildog
    • By devildog 16th Aug 11, 9:49 AM
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    We took an old car in to be scrapped approx 4 weeks ago and got £150.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Aug 11, 5:36 PM
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    Is a cast iron bench worth anything scrap wise these days?
    Originally posted by metoyoubear

    I tool some scrap in today and light iron (which your bench will be classed as) is currently £160 / tonne (or 16p per kilo). Its probably worth between £5 and £10.
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
  • Aquatronixjenny
    Unless its copper or brass then it will be practically worthless.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Aug 11, 7:18 PM
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    Unless its copper or brass then it will be practically worthless.
    Originally posted by Aquatronixjenny
    But £10 isn't practically worthless. this is MSE after all. Providing you don't use loads of petrol taking it their, then its got to be worthless. You wouldn't knowingly throw £10 in the bin would you?
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
  • Aquatronixjenny
    There's a huge queue at my local scrappie. It depends on how I value my time. Do I spend an hour sitting in my car just to get a couple of quid for an old tin bath or do I take it to the tip which is much closer and only takes me 5 minutes?

    Edited to mention... I took 5 massive radiators to the scrappie the other day, they weighed a lot more than an old bath and I got £3 for them.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Aug 11, 8:26 PM
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    Edited to mention... I took 5 massive radiators to the scrappie the other day, they weighed a lot more than an old bath and I got £3 for them.
    Originally posted by Aquatronixjenny
    Maybe you are going to the wrong scrappy. I took 2 washing machines a cooker and 2 small rads and got £44 today.
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
  • STOCKWIRE
    Maybe you are going to the wrong scrappy. I took 2 washing machines a cooker and 2 small rads and got £44 today.
    Originally posted by phill99
    Old car batteries between £6 ~£10 each 2 weeks ago !
  • panchenlama
    paint it gold and put it into a 'cash for gold' freepost envelope
    As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
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