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Steel scrap yards near me

Postby Dustin27 » Tue May 05, 2020 2:51 am

I live in Tomball, are their any scrap yards anyone has used before near my location.
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby GRailsback » Tue May 05, 2020 7:28 am

There is a scrap yard at 529 and 290. Never used it but it has been there a long time.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue May 05, 2020 7:32 am

I sent a message to a friend of mine that should know and I'll let you know what he says when I hear back :tup:
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby hogaboomer » Tue May 05, 2020 11:06 am

I haven't had any luck with scrapyards over here by Port Arthur. It just turned out to be a waste of time, I go to the steel supplier now.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue May 05, 2020 11:35 am

OldUsedParts wrote:I sent a message to a friend of mine that should know and I'll let you know what he says when I hear back :tup:


My friend doesn't know of any either :dont: :scratch:
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby Chasdev » Wed May 06, 2020 6:42 am

Back in the 70's a local scrap yard sold a bunch of surplus medical equipment to a smelter outfit in Mexico and included some radioactive material that found it's way into folding metal chairs which were sold here in the states.
Very bad juju resulting.
Since then I wonder about the safety of random pieces of scrap and I too prefer nice new metal.
Used car parts are of course the exception since it's easy to see where they came from.
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby k.a.m. » Wed May 06, 2020 11:31 am

Years ago here in Beaumont we had steel yard that dealt with nothing but drops from places and I used them a lot. They have since closed and I just use new material now. By the time you scrounge through used stuff to find what may work you will have saved time buying new. Prices are pretty low right now with a full 48" x 96" #9 flat expanded sheet going for about 50.00.
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby hogaboomer » Wed May 06, 2020 9:35 pm

Yep, I just bought a sheet of 3/4" expanded 4x8 today for $50 and a sheet of 1/4 inch plate 4x8 for $165
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby dwilliams35 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:26 pm

not exactly tomball, but rose steel generally has a pretty good pile of used stuff they sell by the pound..
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Re: Steel scrap yards near me

Postby strength_and_pow » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:19 pm

hogaboomer wrote:I haven't had any luck with scrapyards over here by Port Arthur. It just turned out to be a waste of time, I go to the steel supplier now.

My steel supplier has some bins of drops and such. It’s all indoors. Rusty steel that you have to wire wheel or grind first isn’t worth the hassle.


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