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Old 03-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Removal and disposal of lead shower pan


I'm remodeling a bathroom in my 1966 house and am starting to take out the lead shower pan liner. However... I'm noticing that I'm scraping the lead liner a lot when cleaning up the broken tile on top.

I'm wondering two things:

1) Should I be concerned about lead dust created when removing the lead liner? Especially since I have two small children in the house
2) How do I dispose of the lead liner once I remove it?

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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i take it to the scrap yard and get cash if i have a lot. if i have a small amount i call one of three semi to pro fishermen i know and they take it with a great big smile so they can make lures and weights

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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As long as the kiddies aren't gnawing on the lead, it's no big deal...


Local recycling center maybe?
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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i used to peel the paint off our walls and eat it and iiiii am fine really i am
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alrighty then... I'll feed it to the children for dinner.

So aside from that, can I actually resell it to a scrapper? throw it in the trashcan? how does one find a scrapper?
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So aside from that, can I actually resell it to a scrapper?
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throw it in the trashcan?
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how does one find a scrapper?
Not to be flippant, but a phone book works well. Metal recycling or scrapyards
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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look in phone book or if you have curb trash pick up just set it out next to trash and it will disappear "at least here there are people who drive through our neighbor hoods the night trash gets put to curb for search of metal scrap" or call a fishing bait and tackle place they might know of some one.

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