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
I've averaged dryers I've taken in and I came up with 136 lbs
6 ft. chest freezer - 200 lbs. Just took one in today.
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.
Last edited by 496blkout; 08-14-2012 at 12:02 PM.
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.
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?
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
microwave stuffed with bricks ~50lbs, jk jk haha
collecting san joses scrap
Motherboards and hard drives average just over one pound each.
Average computer (out of 40 different brands, sizes, and ages) - 26.5lbs
Empty 500 gallon propane tanks weighs 1000-1200 #
Alvord iron and salvage
3rd generation scrapper and dam proud of it
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.
Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein
I'd say 850lbs vicinity
The average 30 yard dumpster full of light iron can run between 4 to 6 gross ton
ibm power mac towers are 40 lbs each get them while there hot!
There ain't nothing wrong with an honest days work. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool.- Old Man
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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