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    Went to the scrap yard yesterday morning to see if they had anything interesting. I saw they had several pieces of round tubing 2'' solid stainless steel. There's probably 12-15 pieces of it in various lenghts from 3' to 10'. All the metal at the scrap yard sells for .030/lbs. I didn't pick any of it up yet, thought i'd ask if any of you have ideas for this stuff ?

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    2" SS is going to be hard to work with if you are not set up for it. if you have a use for it, its a great price but without a use in mind it could be more trouble than its worth.
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    .030/lb is obviously a mistake. 3 cents a pound?

    30 cents a pound for 2" stainless solids is a **** of a deal. I'd actually be interested in some of those if there was a cheap way to get them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcb View Post
    Went to the scrap yard yesterday morning to see if they had anything interesting. I saw they had several pieces of round tubing 2'' solid stainless steel. There's probably 12-15 pieces of it in various lenghts from 3' to 10'. All the metal at the scrap yard sells for .030/lbs. I didn't pick any of it up yet, thought i'd ask if any of you have ideas for this stuff ?

    Off the top of my head, I cant think of anything but at 3 cents or 30 cents a pound, that is one heck of a price. Buy $20 worth if you have the room and stock it. You may not have a use for it now but 5 years down the road, you'll say, dang, I should have bought that SS.

    I just recently used a 1 foot piece I had laying around for at least 10 years. Maybe I'm tight but it pays off in the long run.
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    last time i heard of pieces of stainless that size and length in a scrap yard is when they were stolen from our shop.....just sayin...anyway-solid makes for good adjustable legs fer alot of things. cut a piece at inch and a half run some threads through it weld it inside a piece of 2 1/4 schedule pipe. then take some threaded rod that matches +weld a piece of the 2 inch solid by half inch thick and yer set.



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    I use stuff all the time that I hung onto for years. You gotta have stock....altho I would recommend getting the normal stuff before you lay in the weird stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    I use stuff all the time that I hung onto for years. You gotta have stock....altho I would recommend getting the normal stuff before you lay in the weird stuff.
    Whats normal in a welding shop ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBar View Post
    Off the top of my head, I cant think of anything but at 3 cents or 30 cents a pound, that is one heck of a price. Buy $20 worth if you have the room and stock it. You may not have a use for it now but 5 years down the road, you'll say, dang, I should have bought that SS.

    I just recently used a 1 foot piece I had laying around for at least 10 years. Maybe I'm tight but it pays off in the long run.
    3 cents a pound is impossible, even for mild steel...

    I sell steel/ stainless to the scrapyards all the time. East coast rate (what a scrap yard buys it for) is 9 cents per pound steel 10 cents per pound cast iron
    50 cents per pound aluminum or stainless, which is going up soon.

    Now, when I need something and buy it back, usually steel is 12-15 cents per pound, and stainless is 75 cents per pound. I think you might have been mistaken at 3 cents per pound.... if not let me know where the place is, i'll take a roadtrip and stock up!!!! Here comes the dumptrailer...
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    Default scrap rates

    They were paying $1.10 per lb for stainless here last i checked 6 months ago.

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