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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02-24-2008, 01:33 PM #1Member
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Trip to the scrap yard
02-24-2008, 02:13 PM #2
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.thanks for the help
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02-24-2008, 02:31 PM #3
.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.Syncrowave 250DX
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02-24-2008, 03:11 PM #4
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.
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02-24-2008, 03:32 PM #5Junior Member
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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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02-24-2008, 03:33 PM #6
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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02-24-2008, 03:54 PM #7
02-24-2008, 04:58 PM #8
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...Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.
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02-24-2008, 09:27 PM #9
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02-25-2008, 04:08 AM #10
They were paying $1.10 per lb for stainless here last i checked 6 months ago.