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    Default Cost of 1-1/2" steel square tube

    Does $32 bucks sound about right for a 24' stick of 1-1/2" 16GA steel square tube?

    I got this price from a local shop and think its a little high since it matches the prices this site give me:http://www.metalsdepot.com/
    Always thought that the online metal sites marked up the prices quite a bit.
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    we pay about $2 a pound for new steel.
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    I bought 24 foot stick of 1/8 1.5in tube and it was $36.00 so that is probably about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcstott View Post
    we pay about $2 a pound for new steel.
    the shop i use to work at got that price for aluminum=O
    i thought steel was like 60cents a pound guess I'm wrong huh
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcstott View Post
    we pay about $2 a pound for new steel.
    I hope they're gold plating it for you at that price.
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    Hey andyman,
    That's a good price for 16ga(.065) 1.5sq..... that's $1.54/ft.....quite reasonable. That is what I pay here in SW PA & my local supplier will cut it in half for me free. In the spring I had to get (4) 24' lengths of 16ga & the next day when it came in, the foreman said all they had was 14ga(.083) & he gave it to me for the same price......made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.57 View Post
    I hope they're gold plating it for you at that price.
    That's A36 with certs flamed out. I will say we don't buy much steel so we don't get any discount at all.
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    1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 14ga was $0.90 per foot last I bought in mid Sept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 14ga was $0.90 per foot last I bought in mid Sept.
    that is about 71cents a lb
    my price would be $1.33 a foot or about $1.05 a lb
    Do you know if you were getting it at cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyman View Post
    Does $32 bucks sound about right for a 24' stick of 1-1/2" 16GA steel square tube?
    That's a reasonable price around here.
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