General Chat Thread, Old Copper Piping in General; I am getting a complete new Central Heating System installed. The old Copper Pipes are getting ripped out and someone ...
16th August 2012, 11:43 AM #1
Old Copper Piping
I am getting a complete new Central Heating System installed. The old Copper Pipes are getting ripped out and someone said I could get some cash for them. Anyone know if this is true. Also have the old Indirect hot water cylinder.
Are they worth hanging onto and taking to a Scrap Merchant?
I guess old radiators arent worth anything?
16th August 2012, 11:49 AM #2
Metal seems to be worth money these days so yes I think you will get something for all of it.
Try looking for metal recycling sites in your area...try looking here British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) - find your nearest scrapyard, scrap merchant or scrap metal dealer
16th August 2012, 11:52 AM #3
Coper yes, couple of grand per tonn.
16th August 2012, 11:58 AM #4
You'll probably find that the person installing it will take it as granted that he will take away all the old stuff and weigh it in.
The cylinders will be worth some but will probably also be full of scale.
16th August 2012, 12:00 PM #5
16th August 2012, 12:00 PM #6
And as such it may be part of their factored "quote" , but unless that's on their quote it's yours to get the value from.
Originally Posted by plexer
16th August 2012, 12:08 PM #7
No he is leaving everything for me as that is what we agreed.
Originally Posted by plexer
Not sure how much a house worth of copper will weigh but hopefully I should get a few quid?
Should I hang on to the Radiators too?
16th August 2012, 12:13 PM #8
Find out if they are steel/cast or copper first. Then take them allong. If they are ferous you won't get anythign significant but it's the easiest place to get shot.
If the water tank is pre-insulated on the outside then they may not bother to weigh it and just use a guide price.
If there is more than one Scrap merchant in the vacinity then it may be worth getting a price off both. Depends on how much fuel you burn runnign arround.
Thanks to twin--turbo from:
16th August 2012, 12:54 PM #9
Originally Posted by fiza
I got about £95 from my old copper tank alone. Bloke who stopped the leak tried to take away, very kind of him. Wasnt part of the deal, unless he was paying me.
If you're going down the scrappy, always worth taking the rads down too.
I'm in the wrong job.
Thanks to Theblacksheep from:
16th August 2012, 01:00 PM #10
the scrappys around here pay approx £900-£1100/tonne for copper and about £50-70 a tonne for scrap steel/iron, but for radiators they will often give more than the weight in steel indicates as they often have brass fittings which are worth more.
16th August 2012, 01:00 PM #11
I recently had all new central heating.
To get the best price, separate the copper from the brass as the brass is more valuable. Remove the lagging from the tank just leaving bare copper.
It's worth phoning around as scrap prices vary from place to place, but i got £175 for my tank, brass connectors and copper micro bore piping.
The best prices are usually just the non ferous metals places so they won't take your rads. Steel is only about £200 a ton.
16th August 2012, 01:10 PM #12
Our electricians said they usually get about £1,40 per kilo for old Cat5e!
So piping is worth considerably more
16th August 2012, 01:26 PM #13
Actually you'd be surprised - radiators are pretty hefty taken in with all the pipe work and cylinder you'll be in for a few quid - especially if you have some of the really old big rads.
16th August 2012, 01:39 PM #14
Those types you will get more at a reclamation place.
especially if you have some of the really old big rads
16th August 2012, 01:42 PM #15
They look like normal radiators to me. Some doubles and a couple of singles.
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