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Old 04-01-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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We have aprox 2000 aq ft house with aluminum siding that I am removing and scrapping. Our local scrap yard gives .62 a pound. How much do you think I will get total for all my old siding.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Assumptions:
1/3 lb/foot^2
Foot print 25x40
2 levels

$483

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Old 04-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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I'll bet that price may be for #1 scrap aluminum. Is aluminum siding considered #1 scrap? Maybe not. Might be worth closer to 15 cents. It would be interesting to know what you find out.
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I called and asked them if they took scrap aluminum siding and they said yes and they pay .62 a pound. I even said to them .52 a pound and they said no .62 a pound.
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your number is correct it's 70c a pound here...for now

copper is around 3$
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That price sounds about right. If you have other yards in the area call them too.

That business is highly competitive and prices due vary.
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After scraping a 12x13 wall, 20x6, and a 24X4 walls of siding I had 222 lbs. $133 dollars worth. Needless to say I was very happy.
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Last year one day, I was cleaning up inside the barn, and decided to load up the back of the pickup with scrap steel. As I started off to the scrap yard the next morning, I happened to recall one small box of scrap aluminum that I had tossed up in the loft, and had forgotten to take before, so went back to get it, and sat it on the seat beside me. Lo and behold, I ran across the scales, unloaded the steel, ran over the scales again, walked in with that box of aluminum under my arm, and walked out with more money for the aluminum than for something like 1,500 lbs. of steel. No real surprise, but that trip sure drove the point home.
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little known fact,the Washington monument is capped with a small pyramid of pure aluminum which at the time was more valuable than gold or platinum

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