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    could someone explain the difference between #2 and light iron (tin)?

    I know the difference between #1 and #2 but how can you tell the difference between light iron and #2? i got a stove and some other misc light stuff that i cant decide which is which. usually i just bring in a fully loaded trailer and they just tell me where to throw everything, but id like to learn. is tin like thin sheet metal? thanks guys



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    From OneSteel:

    #2 iron (unprepared) 1/8" and 5’ to 18’

    Light iron is less than 1/8". Examples include sheet-metal and bicycle frames.
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    i thought #1 was 1/8" and up?

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    Same source:

    #1 iron ( prepared) iron or steel scrap " or thicker and 2’ x 5’ or less
    #1 iron (unprepared) same as above except over 5’ to 18’
    #2 iron (prepared) 1/8 inch to " and 2’ x 5’ or less
    #2 iron (unprepared) 1/8" and 5’ to 18’
    Torch material is any iron over 18’ long and 10’ wide
    Cast-iron is the same as Breakable Iron. Guidelines are that they should be 2’ x 2‘6” or under and weigh less than 150 pounds.

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    ohhhhhhhhhhh makes complete sense now. thanks again mick!

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    also #2 is anything galvanized.. tru #1 that goes into the foundry should have no galvanized in it.

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    thanks, thats good to know!


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