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Scrap Value of Cast Iron Bath
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Old 21-11-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default Scrap Value of Cast Iron Bath

My old bath (1960's vintage) is currently sitting in the back garden, smashed into pieces.

Is it worth my while to sell it for scrap? How much is it worth?
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Old 21-11-2008, 10:37 PM
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I think scrap levels are virtual none at mo due to the world economy
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Old 21-11-2008, 11:48 PM
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Zero, zip, nothing.
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Old 22-11-2008, 1:07 AM
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cut it in half, soak in formaldahyde(sp?), and sell to some dumb arty type for milions!
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Old 22-11-2008, 1:19 AM
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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!
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Old 22-11-2008, 7:34 AM
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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.

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Old 22-11-2008, 11:08 AM
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Thanks for replies everyone.

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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!
The plumber smashed it up to make it easier to get out of the house.
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Old 22-11-2008, 11:48 AM
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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.
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Old 22-11-2008, 11:59 AM
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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!
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Old 22-11-2008, 4:10 PM
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Sub £30/ton now,I believe.Down from at least£180 about 6mths ago!
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Old 22-11-2008, 4:16 PM
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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:
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Is a cast iron bench worth anything scrap wise these days?
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Old 16-08-2011, 9:49 AM
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We took an old car in to be scrapped approx 4 weeks ago and got £150.
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Old 16-08-2011, 5:36 PM
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Is a cast iron bench worth anything scrap wise these days?

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.
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Old 16-08-2011, 6:34 PM
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Unless its copper or brass then it will be practically worthless.
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Unless its copper or brass then it will be practically worthless.
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?
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Old 16-08-2011, 8:20 PM
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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.
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Old 16-08-2011, 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.
Maybe you are going to the wrong scrappy. I took 2 washing machines a cooker and 2 small rads and got £44 today.
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Old 16-08-2011, 9:14 PM
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Maybe you are going to the wrong scrappy. I took 2 washing machines a cooker and 2 small rads and got £44 today.
Old car batteries between £6 ~£10 each 2 weeks ago !
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Old 17-08-2011, 10:12 PM
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paint it gold and put it into a 'cash for gold' freepost envelope
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