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Old 08-21-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Can I toss old cast iron tub?


This thing is a monster in terms of weight. I have a dumpster and wonder if I can throw it in there or if there is a better use for it. All I know is I need to get rid of it and not sure if throwing it away is "pc".

This thing is seriously heavy. Probably three strong guys will be required to move it...maybe more.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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I would drape a drop cloth over it and smash it into manageable pieces with a sledgehammer.
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if this is just a plain jane iron tub I agree bust it up. IF this is a lion claw critter than there are recyclers that will buy it
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:58 AM   #4
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It is plain jane. I didn't know you could bust it up. Just hit it with a sledge hammer?
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If you live in cattle or horse country, they make great water storage. Run an add in a local paper "free" see if you get a call. You might even get some help if they want it bad enough.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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As MACC said put a FREE sign and see what happens, call a "junkyard" since it is cast iron. if all else fails then Ron has the right way, put a heavy blanket over and take a sledgehammer to it. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU BREAK IT THE CHIPS BECOME SHRAPNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It'll move faster if you put a $20 buck sign on it instead of "free"
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:30 AM   #8
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Well I broke it apart. Much easier to handle in smaller parts. For those that want to do the same, you must cover it. The ceramic that coats the cast iron is like glass. It shatters into small bits that are very sharp. The cast iron will break into bits where you hit it. But you can break it into sections and carry those.

Thanks for the tips!
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