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    Lets start this - How much scrap items weigh.

    I think is would be great if you haul something in, you put up what it weighed. Like i hauled in a 30ft above ground pool, and it weighed 300lbs. I would like to know what some things weight for future reference. So lets get it started!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ResourcefulRecycling View Post
    I think is would be great if you haul something in, you put up what it weighed. Like i hauled in a 30ft above ground pool, and it weighed 300lbs. I would like to know what some things weight for future refrence. So lets get it started!

    To many variables, for instance two identical cars same year and model could have 500 lbs or more difference in weight after 10 years one could be rusted away while the other had tons of road tar, grease or mud accumulated underneath, tire wear, jack or spare tire missing.

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    Yes i agree, but lets say you sell a washer, it weighed 50 pounds, the next guy sold one and it weighted 60 pounds. Then if i went to pick one up and the person wanted some money i would guess that it would weight 55lbs

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    hard to do a thread like this but I like the idea!

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    It's not that hard to do and can be a great way to look for reference. I have constantly been using the search options for stuff like this and always come up dry. For instance, I have found a furnace on the side of the road. I hauled it in only as cast (it did not have any sheet metal) and it was 400 lbs. A week later a friend wanted me to offer him money for his, I looked it was the same one. I got 60$ for the other one so I gave him 30$. My point is it will only help.

    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.

    These are not 100% accurate but they are not too far off

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    That was surprisingly timely. I needed to know what an average brake rotor weighed. Thanks!

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    nice thread idea! Get weights of things from all the scrappers who specialize in specific scrap. Then someone compile a list of everyone's answers. It would make an interesting/ informative list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscuit View Post
    To many variables, for instance two identical cars same year and model could have 500 lbs or more difference in weight after 10 years one could be rusted away while the other had tons of road tar, grease or mud accumulated underneath, tire wear, jack or spare tire missing.
    I agree. Tends to be the same thing as "how much is this worth?". It all depends. However, it could be an informative thread for a jumping off point.

    I still have yet to weigh a computer tower and see if the $4 I am paying is equal to or less than the 25 cents a pound my scrap yard is paying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylinejack View Post
    Ever wonder why the members on here buy scales?
    I think it would be more for someone who is thinking about picking something up that they have never dealt with before, not something they have already

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    5ft ATM - small retail in-store size - roughly 700-800 lbs

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    A 4.5 tall by 3 foot 1980 to 90's copy machine 400 plus pounds
    I also sold a 5.5 foot tall by 4 foot long by 3 foot wide that was well over 500 lbs
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