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Thread: weight of a bathtub?

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    weight of a bathtub?

    what is the average weight of a steel bath tub or cast iron? did they make some bath tubs out of stainless steel?



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    I had one that was 375 pounds. The weight may be forged into the underside of the tub. Mine went as Light Iron instead of cast or #1 because it was coated with porcalin (sp?). Don't know about stainless steel.
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    I'm a plumber. I've never seen a tub made out of stainless. I'm sure there are probaly a few out there, but I would think they would be pretty rare.

    Most tubs are steel or cast. A steel tub is maybe 50-75 lbs and a cast iron tub is **** heavy, the average is probaly 300-400.

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    I took one in the other day it was 220 lb cast iron

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    I had a 6ft tub the other day weighing 320.. and Mick, if you got payed light iron bc of the porcalin thats BS they ripped you off.

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    I have a cast iron bathtub in the basement. Just waiting to get other stuff down there cleared out like old clothes and all my sports cards. Don't want to turn on the grinder and cut the pipes and have sparks catch something on fire. Unfortunately, the pipes are steel or something. Magnetized.

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    Cast iron can be broken with a sledge hammer if you want to pull it out in pieces but make sure you wear safety glasses because the porcelain flies off and will cut you

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    And again, just for everybody's background information, in the "not everything is scrap" department, antique clawfoot bathtubs are in demand, and can bring big bucks. Don't go scrapping something for 30 bucks that might be worth hundreds...

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    I sold one that wasn't even a claw foot for $100. I have another tub I'm going after pretty soon (covered with 2' of snow right now). I expect to be selling that one, too.I just wish I'd have known before I took up the first one and got about $20 for it.

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    I suppose I will try to sell the one in the basement before I scrap it. I wish it was one of them bear foot tubs, but it isn't.

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    The weight of the bath tub must be a given because of the variables of construction and materials. Measure the interior length, depth, and width to the nearest foot. Multiply these values together and then multiply by 7.48 gals/cuft.
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    So are all bathtubs scrappable? or are some just porcelain and don't contain metal?

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    Never have seen a porcelain bathtub, just sinks and toilets. Magnet rarely lies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchdigger View Post
    And again, just for everybody's background information, in the "not everything is scrap" department, antique clawfoot bathtubs are in demand, and can bring big bucks. Don't go scrapping something for 30 bucks that might be worth hundreds...



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    Farmers also use tubs as troughs for water or feed. Try the agriculture/farm section in CL.
    They plug them and then can drain out the water when it gets murky.

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    200- 250 pounds average, they dont make stainless steel bathtubs as in for bathing and showering, but they do make large tubs and sinks that are about as large as a bathtub made of ss, also there are some antiques tubs made of copper and bronze

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    Tire shops will also buy tubs to check for leaks to know where to patch them, have sold a few to them myself

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    Hi, I have a bath size stainless steel tub that I bought at an auction about 15 yrs ago. I was told it came from their dairy barn. A visitor recently said it was used in bathrooms. What to do with it? How valuable is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia View Post
    Hi, I have a bath size stainless steel tub that I bought at an auction about 15 yrs ago. I was told it came from their dairy barn. A visitor recently said it was used in bathrooms. What to do with it? How valuable is it?
    Pictures may help in figuring out the value. Or pop it on craigslist and see what people are willing to pay.
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    If I do not sell as a tub, what is the scrap price for 250 lb stainless steel? Thank you.


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