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!
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.
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
Car rims- 15-35 lbs
Brake rotors- 15-25 lbs
hard to do a thread like this but I like the idea!
i sense a fish story coming up here
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
Ever wonder why the members on here buy scales?
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5 gallon bucket full of BB copper wire 50lbs
That was surprisingly timely. I needed to know what an average brake rotor weighed. Thanks!
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.
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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Average computer tower weighs around 20 LBS.
Hard drives - 30 pounds
40 gallon water heater-- 100lbs
50 gallon waterheater -- 130lbs
100 gallon commercial waterheater 485lbs
Chevy chevette 2200#
1970-87 Chevy 1/2 ton 4wd minus drivetrain 4000
1985 dodge 3/4 ton 2wd 5000
1989 Buick lesabre 3500
1988 s10 2wd 3200
1993 ford aerostar 4000
1985 1/2 ton 2wd Chevy diesel 4700
1980 ford 3/4 ton 4wd minus bed 4200
1980 s 10 blaZer 2.8 4wd 3500
1985 Chrysler 5th Ave 3800 complete
Alvord iron and salvage
3rd generation scrapper and dam proud of it
5ft ATM - small retail in-store size - roughly 700-800 lbs
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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