This is just a post for new starters here in the UK as to approximately how much you can make from dismantling the following household appliances. I've found this little guide very useful when deciding whether or not to bother driving out to collect one-off domestic items.
Feel free to add to this thread if there are any other appliances anyone else has calculated. Please note, it is assumed all wires are stripped, motors removed...etc... (IE not just shred price). Obviously, prices will vary with location and time.
TV (CRT) £1.67
TV (LCD) £2.11
Vacuum Cleaner £0.72
Freestanding Oven £9.05
Washing Machine £7.85
Sink and Taps £5.40
Last edited by Mulden; 01-12-2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: repeated the word 'items' in a sentance
That's really helpful for the UK contingent. Thanks Mulden
i just wanna know how ur getting more for a crt then a vacuum. between the cord & windings i always beat out my crt yokes and wires.
ah ok yeah i break the motor down for the copper in there and sell the plastic and motor casing in my steel pile. im just lucky my yard will buy anything for steel. and with the bigger tv's i 90%of the time find the degaussing cable to be alum. more of just a crap shoot i suppose.
In the UK if you take an appliance with lots of plastic on it to a scrapyard they will look at you like you have just landed a shiny, round UFO in their yard and descended from a beam of light.
The value you have for the CRT TV would probably be for a fairly small TV (or monitor). I just scrapped a 32" Sony and easily got 4 or 5 lbs of copper from the degaussing cables, yoke and misc. tuning coils. With the other miscellaneous items (heat sinks, transformers, etc.) scrap value should run about $12 - $14 (about 8 British pounds). Also, older microwaves can have a bit over 3 lbs of copper.
This is also true - many of the TVs I get given are very small, around 12-14in screens. Consequently the transformers and heatsinks are only a couple of inches wide. As said, this was never meant to be a definitive almanac, just a ready reckoner to see if it's really worth the fuel collecting.
Yeah excellent post Mulden!
Very helpful to us in the UK
Awesome post mate, when I move back in August this is great info to have!
This is a great help for us UK people.Have you done a tumble dryer yet.
Great Topic, will be keeping this thread handy, just starting out, bit gutted ill have to break down everything. What is the price drop if you don't strip it out?
need to refigure the dishwasher, i picked one up the other day was pure plastic! excepting a lightweight motor and maybe a thin al skin on the front
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