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Weight of old boiler

Daniel_3 Member Posts: 543
Leave it there and post it on craig's list. Right now there are many scrap people who will haul it out of your basement for free. I had a couple and another guy come and take my 4 section 1,000 pound Delco out for free.


  • Yonson
    Yonson Member Posts: 10
    Weight of old boiler

    Bet you never had this question before. I am planning on installing a new boiler in my home this spring. My old one is a circa 1950's: NRC 10 Series National- U.S. Boiler. It is 86,000 BTU/hr water. The overall size is 21"x21"x50".

    Would any of you folks have a clue, an approximation of how much this boiler may weigh? I am trying to decide if it would be worth while to bring it to the scrap yard to get a few bucks.

  • [Deleted User]
    it's not

    the metal they pay much for, and if you can find someone to take it there for the money, let them have it. otherwise, they may want to charge you
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083

    800-900 lbs..pulled many in my day. Used to get a penny a pound, but metal scrap is up these days. Almost a wash by the time you buy gas to get it there, but at least it will go to the most recyclable place..

    Feeling frisky? If it has a coil, you can try to pull it and get a few dollars for the copper..you may get as much for that than the whole boiler :)
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    Before or after your overload springs bust loose...

    from the clamps and snap the axle? :))) no thanks. you keep it ;)

    the only time i buy them is from old timers who already put in the pain.

    i use the boilers to hold down the ground around my yard :))
  • [Deleted User]
    i went to the scrapyard today

    1040lbs brought $31.20, or $3.00/lb
  • Plumdog_2
    Plumdog_2 Member Posts: 873
    You were cheated!

    3 bucks a pound would get over three thousand dollars. I think 3 cents a pound is closer.
  • Hey mike,

    Ha,Ha,Ha, it didn`t take Plumdog long to climb-on that!
    But then again,, I never was too good at math.

  • [Deleted User]
    i'm good at math,

    but not good at double-checking my typing's intentions
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