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    where to sell my glass from scrapped windows

    Does anyone know where i can sell the glass from my scrapped out windows



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    I have been wondering what to do about glass i need to look and see if anyone around me buys it glass is somthing you can always get
    Get outtta here you scrapper

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    Ripple Glass is in KC...........but they won't pay you. It would be hard to find someone to buy it from you.

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    I only know of one place that buys glass, plastic, cardboard in addition to metal, in Huntsville, TX. BUT, for instance I turned in 78 lbs of cardboard, and only got 3 cents, so I don't mess with anything besides metal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rca987 View Post
    I only know of one place that buys glass, plastic, cardboard in addition to metal, in Huntsville, TX. BUT, for instance I turned in 78 lbs of cardboard, and only got 3 cents, so I don't mess with anything besides metal now.
    That had to be like a kick in the gut lol

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    Eh, not so much, it all had fit in my corolla that i had before my truck, and the place was only 2 miles up the road. nothing huge lost. Useful information gained though.

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    We have a glass factory in the next town over that will buy glass...They make containers for food and so on....However, I do not think that they pay a lot for glass....Probably just a few cents per pound at best if not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rca987 View Post
    Eh, not so much, it all had fit in my corolla that i had before my truck, and the place was only 2 miles up the road. nothing huge lost. Useful information gained though.
    Yea anytime ive had a bad exp scrapping i just looked at it like oh well i learn not to do that again

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    You might want to look at getting a tumbler and making the glass into something a paving company can use to build roads with. Any really thick plate glass can be used to make knapped arrowheads with, and with a glass cutter and a wet sander you can make a pile of glass shelving....

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    I sell glass here at work. You would be sick if you knew the amount of mark-up on glass. Somewhere I read, that everytime glass changes hands, it doubles in price.
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    If you go to fairs and community festivals you might be able to find a glass worker that will buy the glass off of you to remelt as long as the glass isn't dirty. A friend of mine has a kiln and melts random bits of glass he comes across into useable items.

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    If you get any of the thicker glass panels put them on craigslist. I made good money on a few that I sold from a office demo. Guy was building a greenhouse.

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    If they are prior to about 1920 and have "wavy" glass there is a building materials yard in Gonzales TX that is trying to charge me $25/sq. ft. So the stuff is valuable, and I can tell you here in the San Antonio area it is scarcer than hen's teeth, esp. in larger dimensions (>35").
    Quote Originally Posted by smokemaker68 View Post
    Does anyone know where i can sell the glass from my scrapped out windows

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    Aluminum framed storm windows and the old wood type frames.

    I find that the glass from the aluminum framed windows has to be like new without clouding and scratches for most others to have a interest.

    Also the quality of the glass panes can be very low if it was a lower priced window when new.

    As for the older poured wavey glass. It is rare to find it installed and not broken as people have been searching for it longer then they have the stained glass windows.

    I do find some of the older glass now and then around the yard as I hauled many old wood doors and windows home over the years. But the larger panels are in heavy doors, or old forgotten wood framed storm windows that they would change out with the screens in summer. Those can have the older glass still mounted in them. But they became hard to come by after the aluminum framed windows became popular.

    And MOST of that old wavey glass from those old storm windows was hauled to the dump or piled up and burned back in the days of progre$$.

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    I sometimes replace broken glass panes in windows for people i know for some extra $$.
    Mostly where somebody ducked....

    Someone i knew was collecting red & blue & certain green glass liquor bottles for craft recycling.

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    I collect and save the blue, red and green glass as well as most other bottle type glass of thickness.

    Red is a rare one then blue then the more common green. Around my area they get good prices for a truck load of the green glass to be made into new bottles and such.

    I save the colored glass for tumbling it and using it for aquarium media. Or it can be sold if sorted correctly. But it's a heavy product with sharp edges that can make a mess.

    I figure glass can sit outside mostly. So I don't mind having it around. But for most, glass of most types just gets in the way.

    It is the plastic generations with little thought of the value of glass packaging for food items and such.

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    ChDream, you said it better than me, either tumbling the broken glass or melting it into lumps in a pottery kiln for craft supplys.

    Theres a glass place near here that makes 'slumped glass' products. I think they carve out slabs of carbon block to use as a mold.
    Pour glass media into it & bake it in a kiln so the glass is like 3/4 inch thick & has taken the molds form on one side. Its quite effective.
    I see it used as molded into awards & trophys, custom light shades as wall slabs, bank counter dividers etc.
    I guess a 3D router could carve out the carbon mold, but i see fern leafs ( a NZ icon ) incorporated into them too.

    If there's nobody doing anything similar in your area, its a potential business idea, like a 'I started this business in my garage using a old pottery kiln & now i employ 10 workers" sort of stuff.

    I will look into how they actually do it now. One day i would like to learn how to make Leadlight glass, its a art i could do, welding/soldering to a pattern, and use coloured bottle glass. Pool table light shades etc.


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