Thursday, May 24, 2007

Scrap Metal Profits

Well, today was going to be the day that I loaded the aluminum trim from the front of my house into my car and brought it over to the scrap metal place. But, it is raining and the last thing I want to do is load a pile of soggy metal into my car.

So, I'll hold a little contest instead. They scrap metal place will pay me $.075 per pound. How much do you think I'll score? Enough to pay a band of painters to come out to scrape & repaint my house?...haha.

I'll post the real results when I get them.


aaron said...

I made over 500 bucks on that stuff when I tore it off my last house. I had a van full, though. (Now I have a van full of kids) Anyway, I'm guessing....

20 bucks.

You didn't tell us how many pounds you have. That would have made it easier to guess. :)

StuccoHouse said...

Aaron - Ok, now you have gone and gotten my hopes up :-) I honestly don't have a clue what it weighs, although it's folded in the pile pretty tightly. After carrying 40 lb bags of dirt the past few weeks, you'd think I'd be able to just tell by feel.

Anyway, this is just from the front. I can add the stuff I took down last summer and the storm windows I took down. Maybe $25?

That would mean $100 or so for the entire house. Not bad. Not bad.

Greg said...

I was thinking $20 as well, but that was before I saw Aaron's post. So in the spirit of The Price is Right, I'll say $19.99 in hopes of winning the contest.

Greg Petch, Come On Down! You're the next contestant on The Price of Aluminum!

aaron said...

Maybe with your $20 bucks (or $19.99) you could take Bob Barker, Greg and I out for coffee? :)

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

Hopefully you'll at least have enough for a gallon of paint - 25 bucks or so.

Maybe this could be the excuse I give my wife for why we need to remove our siding (she still isn't sold on the aesthetic arguement).

StuccoHouse said...

I probably do owe you guys a coffee for all of the helful comments you have provided to me.

Tiny Oak - Just be careful that she doesn't see a photo of my actual house without the aluminum until it has been painted. Otherwise, I'm afraid it will be a lost cause.

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