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    aluminum cans

    how many cans are in a pound of alum?



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    Recognize that the number of cans that make up a pound of aluminum has changed, and may change in the future. The number of aluminum cans that make up a pound has changed quite a bit over the years. In 1984 one pound of aluminum cans equaled 22 cans. In 2008 to make one pound of aluminum cans took 32 cans according to the Natural Resource Recovery Association

    10 seconds of google search

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    you wouldve sounded more knowledgeable without stating the google search, but i am starting to understand this forum. i'll keep coming. thanks.
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    The remark wasn't meant to be sarcastic. It was to show the wealth of common information out there if you look for it.

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    thats what this forum shows many. search first, ask later. wasn't implying sarcasm.

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    And there's a difference in the thicknesses of different cans by brand, some take over 30 to make a pound.
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    How big is your can? lol 12oz-16oz-32oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    How big is your can? lol 12oz-16oz-32oz
    in Louisiana they had some ten oz ones ( maybe some 8 oz ones too)

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    So now that you know the number of cans to a pound 32-34 or so, are you going to just turn in a pound? I weigh my bags before I go so I know the number. If you are in a deposit state you normaly will not turn them in by the pound.

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    15 grams a can. ~340mls.

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    Man, this could be confusing. Just checked a few beer cans and found four different sizes so far. I'm guessing that if I check pop cans it will be similar? How many per pound? Depends on the size of your cans. lol lb

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    # of cans to make a pound

    32 - 12 oz or 16 oz tall cans
    16 - 24 oz cans
    18 - 16 oz alum bottles with caps
    12 - 32 oz alum can

    Study done with Miller Light! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryB View Post
    Man, this could be confusing. Just checked a few beer cans and found four different sizes so far. I'm guessing that if I check pop cans it will be similar? How many per pound? Depends on the size of your cans. lol lb
    Pop cans come in 8 oz sizes now, also red bull and other energy drinks has many different sized cans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    # of cans to make a pound

    32 - 12 oz or 16 oz tall cans
    16 - 24 oz cans
    18 - 16 oz alum bottles
    12 - 32 oz alum can

    Study done with Miller Light! LOL
    I think we need more testing

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    The number of cans to make up a pound may vary if u pull the tabs off... in some places you can scrap the tabs as aluminum clippings and get more money for your can scrap... I never knew this until a guy at work told me and he had previously worked at a scrap yard for like 15 yrs.

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    I wonder if my yard would go through all my cans just to look for the tabs..if so, their going to be upset. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayhova85 View Post
    The number of cans to make up a pound may vary if u pull the tabs off... in some places you can scrap the tabs as aluminum clippings and get more money for your can scrap... I never knew this until a guy at work told me and he had previously worked at a scrap yard for like 15 yrs.
    My yard told me that they are old sheet, less than cans

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