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*Merlin*
02-10-2009, 18:24
I took 2, 1980s tanks to the scrap dealer today. Minus the valves.
I walked out with a cool $13.00 :smiley28:

LRDWILDER
02-10-2009, 19:18
Cool thats pretty good.....I remember think about this when I was behind a scuba store that had about 40 tanks there! Thats about $200...but I'd have to stack 40 tanks into my truck....which would suck!

navyhmc
02-10-2009, 19:21
I have a couple to take in too. Sucks that I didn't do it 6 months ago when the price was way up there. :(

awap
02-10-2009, 21:02
I have a couple to take in too. Sucks that I didn't do it 6 months ago when the price was way up there. :(

6 months ago, $13 might not have covered the gas.

mike_s
02-10-2009, 21:50
I took 2, 1980s tanks to the scrap dealer today. Minus the valves.
I walked out with a cool $13.00 :smiley28:



just think of the fun things you could have made with those tanks!


like a mailbox!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i114/mikes2006/misc_images/0a27023d-c77d-4f7b-ab2b-cd4cf8e4068.jpg


or a Lamp! :smilie39:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i114/mikes2006/misc_images/scuba-tank-lamp_small.jpg


or you could make it into a Windchime and sell it on Craigslist like this guy is doing :rofl:

Condemned Scuba Tank Bell / Dive Tank Wind Chime (http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/art/1026664091.html)

nrembis
02-11-2009, 00:23
I think hymark gives 10.00 for a regular alum 80, they have a price list on there website for scrap tank pricing. It might be a like a trade-in type program though, can't remember off top my head.

LRDWILDER
02-11-2009, 05:51
That picture of the SCUBA mailbox is awsome!!!! Wish it would work up here in MA! THe mailmen around here would just think its a bomb!

frozenwarp
02-11-2009, 05:59
how can i order one of those mail boxes? :-)

fire diver
02-11-2009, 06:28
I like the look of the mailbox. Looks to be a 63. Wonder if my nieghbors would throw a fit if I put one up?

The "windchime" looks interesting, I wonder what it sounds like. Better have a reinforced hook to hang 30 pounds of tank, clangers and chain though!

I wonder if the wife would let me put a scuba lamp in the office?

I wonder alot becuase I have two, nice, AquaLung '80's in the garage gathering dust. I think one would make a nice lamp.

LRDWILDER
02-11-2009, 06:30
Do it......go ahead make a lamp and put it in the man cave....if she doesn't like it tell her your going to start selling them on the internet and need to see how it looks in real life......maybe that will work.....my wife would hit me and tell me to go to H*ll.

bandit6789
02-20-2009, 14:37
Wow, that mail box is awesome, love the lamp also, did you do those yourself? That's awesome

Black-Gorrilla
02-21-2009, 17:53
That mail box is really nice.
Too bad the association where i live makes everything have to look the same.

chilly willy
02-21-2009, 19:16
The mailbox is a must have.

Crimediver
02-22-2009, 09:23
I went to the landfill yesterday to drop off a stove and found two aluminum 80's sitting with the propane tanks. I took 'em home. They are minus the valves. Seeing as I have about 40 cylinders already cluttering up my shop I wonder why I pick them up. I figured they were old Luxfer 6351 alloy tanks that nobody wanted anymore, but I did not see a Luxfer manufacturer or arrow on them. I need to see check out who made them, may not be 6351 alloy after all . Anyway I may use them for a pressure pot or something other than a tank.

fire diver
02-22-2009, 13:47
At the very least you found about $15 worth of scrap metal!

mike_s
02-22-2009, 13:53
Wow, that mail box is awesome, love the lamp also, did you do those yourself? That's awesome


I can't take credit for either of them.

the Lamp was done by someone on Scubaboard many years ago. It couldn't been that hard to do since the neck is already threaded and you could easily thread a pipe and reducer to a threaded lamp socket. The only other "work" would be drilling a hole in the bottom of the tank to run the cord out of. (I'd pick a spot about 2" up from the bottom to drill through as it's not as thick as the "very bottom".

The mailbox pic I ran across a couple years ago and just saved it. Not sure how hard it would be to do. they might have just cut off off the entire bottom which would have been easier (in my opinion) that trying to do a circular cut in the bottom. the tank boot likely acts as the door, with a whole cut it in or something.





I went to the landfill yesterday to drop off a stove and found two aluminum 80's sitting with the propane tanks. I took 'em home. They are minus the valves. Seeing as I have about 40 cylinders already cluttering up my shop I wonder why I pick them up. I figured they were old Luxfer 6351 alloy tanks that nobody wanted anymore, but I did not see a Luxfer manufacturer or arrow on them. I need to see check out who made them, may not be 6351 alloy after all . Anyway I may use them for a pressure pot or something other than a tank.


Even if they are 6351, you still might get some bulk aluminum recycling $$$ from them.

if it doesn't have a manufactuerer stamp on them, you can possibly determine the allow by the date. If it's after May 1988 I think, then it's not 6351. (I'd have to double check that date, but I think that's it. someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

Zyxistal
02-24-2009, 17:26
My LDS has one of the mailboxes sitting on the counter, what they did was cut the top off it, re-attach it with a hinge then weld a metal block on the side of the tank to mount it onto the mailbox post with.