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    Great Thread! ok here's what we have so far:

    30ft above ground pool, and it weighed 300lbs
    Car rims- 15-35 lbs
    Brake rotors- 15-25 lbs
    Cast Furnace no sheet metal about 40" square 400 lbs
    275 gal oil tank. about 300 lbs.
    4" Dia cast pipe. about 10 lbs a ft. Ex. 10' = 100lbs
    Cast iron tub 300 lbs avg.
    5 gallon bucket full of BB copper wire 50lbs
    Average computer tower weighs around 20 LBS.
    40 gallon water heater-- 100lbs
    50 gallon waterheater -- 130lbs
    100 gallon commercial waterheater 485lbs
    Chevy chevette 2200#
    1970-87 Chevy 1/2 ton 4wd minus drivetrain 4000
    1985 dodge 3/4 ton 2wd 5000
    1989 Buick lesabre 3500
    1988 s10 2wd 3200
    1993 ford aerostar 4000
    1985 1/2 ton 2wd Chevy diesel 4700
    1980 ford 3/4 ton 4wd minus bed 4200
    1980 s 10 blaZer 2.8 4wd 3500
    1985 Chrysler 5th Ave 3800 complete
    5ft ATM - small retail in-store size - roughly 700-800 lbs
    4.5 tall by 3 foot 1980 to 90's copy machine 400 plus pounds
    5.5 foot tall by 4 foot long by 3 foot wide copy machine well over 500 lbs


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    I've averaged dryers I've taken in and I came up with 136 lbs

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    6 ft. chest freezer - 200 lbs. Just took one in today.

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    I just picked up 2 old metal office desks.
    One is 215 lbs and the other is 250 lbs.
    Jacobsen snow blower attachment-215 lbs.
    Garage door opener w/track ....broken down ....motor -4lbs, alum track -5lbs, shred -4lbs
    Brass table lamp -2lbs.
    4 random table lamps netted 1lb of cords - 5lbs shred - 4lbs cast iron - and another 2lbs of brass.
    Vintage platform scale -110 lbs cast iron.
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    Im not sure about this but I think its a good idea, what do you guys think about bringing a bathroom scale around with you before you purchase an item such as a 40 gal. water heater. You might be able to put a 3-5 gallon bucket(depending on the scale size) on the scale as a stand and then sit the water heater or other object on top of the bucket. it should be somewhat accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    Im not sure about this but I think its a good idea, what do you guys think about bringing a bathroom scale around with you before you purchase an item such as a 40 gal. water heater. You might be able to put a 3-5 gallon bucket(depending on the scale size) on the scale as a stand and then sit the water heater or other object on top of the bucket. it should be somewhat accurate.
    Old water heaters I would never buy, not enough value there.
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    I agree that the water heaters are not worth much, but my point was about how to weigh the item(with the bathroom scale.) What do you think about that Mechanic668? but besides the original point, I get about 10 bucks per 100 lbs. of shred so id pay around $4 for a water heater. that is worth it right?

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    FWIW you can look up weights on cars ahead of time and get curb weights by going to towspec.com as for everyday items most have to many variables a geo metro rotor is 10 lbs while my duallys are 71 from experience even though both are rotors

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    microwave stuffed with bricks ~50lbs, jk jk haha
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    Motherboards and hard drives average just over one pound each.

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    Average computer (out of 40 different brands, sizes, and ages) - 26.5lbs
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    Empty 500 gallon propane tanks weighs 1000-1200 #
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    Anyone care to throw a guess as to the weight of the two crates in the pic above? Unsure if the large fitting beside them is part of the lot, will have to inspect & ask.

    Items are "" Used Water Meters; Some brass and some brass with plastic in assorted sizes of 5/8" to 2" "". Don't need superaccuracy, just ballpark.

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    I'd say 850lbs vicinity

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    The average 30 yard dumpster full of light iron can run between 4 to 6 gross ton

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post

    HA!

    So much for that. Day one of the 14-day auction and they're already bid up to 1700 bucks. Last load of clean brass I took in got me $2/#.

    850# @ $2/#=... guess what. :confused:

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    between ebay and google i can get average weights.

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    ibm power mac towers are 40 lbs each get them while there hot!
    where there are people there is scrap!

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    I've found that a standard refrigerator carcass (lining removed) will hold 1100-1200#s of "prepared steel" or #2 HMS .

    Hope that helps someone.
    If it wasn't for the $ in $crap, it would just be.....

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    One Carp.....They are considered junk fish around here I figured this one is was about 9 or 10 lbs.......To slimy and stinky to put on my scale.


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