ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#193157 - 03/20/10 08:40 AM scrap conduit
Rewire Offline
Member
Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Missouri
I have two barrels full of scrap conduit both emt and pvc of various lenghts and sizes does anyone know of a practicle use for this stuff or do you just cut it into smaller pieces and toss in the dumpster?
Top
Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
#193164 - 03/20/10 01:56 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: Rewire]
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6778
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
All the 'cuts' that I hung on to over the years, sooner or later found the way to a dumpster. When a 'cut' could be used, it was never at the jobsite.

_________________________
John
Top
#193168 - 03/20/10 05:19 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: Rewire]
NORCAL Offline
Member
Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 865
Drop it off at a scrapyard.I have never liked throwing metals into the garbage.
Top
#193175 - 03/20/10 06:51 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: NORCAL]
Rewire Offline
Member
Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Missouri
I had a guy stop and collect a bunch of the PVC he said he was making a crappie bed another guy used some of the emt for wind chimes this stuff would be great for crafters I just dont know how to let them know I got it
Top
#193189 - 03/20/10 07:34 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: Rewire]
gfretwell Offline


Member
Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9039
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
You can put an ad in craigs list and a scrapper will come get any kind of metal you want to get rid of.
_________________________
Greg Fretwell
Top
#193191 - 03/20/10 07:40 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: Rewire]
LarryC Offline
Member
Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 780
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
Quote:
I just dont know how to let them know I got it

Craigs list, Freecycle, Local surplus outlets catering to theater groups, etc.
Top
#193202 - 03/21/10 07:57 AM Re: scrap conduit [Re: LarryC]
Rewire Offline
Member
Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Missouri
i think i will give Craigs list a try
Top
#193204 - 03/21/10 08:45 AM Re: scrap conduit [Re: Rewire]
mbhydro Offline
Member
Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 347
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
If you want to get rid of the metal for free just stick it outside and make it noticeable.

In our city there are guys that drive around the night before garbage day looking for small scrap metal up to washer and dryers. By the time they are fully loaded their trucks look like the truck from Beverly Hillbillies with stuff stuck everywhere.

Top
#193205 - 03/21/10 10:07 AM Re: scrap conduit [Re: mbhydro]
gfretwell Offline


Member
Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9039
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
That is true. I set an old dresser out and a scrapper came by and took the knobs off.. They were not anything special either, just mismatched/broken pot metal and a couple hardware store pulls.
I have just started putting scraps of wire and such on top of the cans. I had a pile of signal cables somebody scooped up and I am not even sure why. There isn't much copper in them. It is mostly aluminum foil and PVC.
_________________________
Greg Fretwell
Top
#193241 - 03/22/10 08:10 PM Re: scrap conduit [Re: gfretwell]
Rewire Offline
Member
Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Missouri
pvc is still hard to dispose of
Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 55 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals