Metal Monday: Cast Iron Radiators

Radiators…so many types and from so many places. Radiators are used not only to heat things up…but also to help cool things down. Depending on the type of radiator that you are talking about will affect what type of material that you have.

19-Brass-RadiatorsCast iron radiators are generally found in older homes and have hot water or gas heat them up so they keep your homes very warm during the winter. Ever try removing one? It’s HEAVY! Most radiators from houses can weigh anywhere from 150-500 lbs each. Great for scrapping…….but make sure you have on a back brace!

Another type of radiator is one that you will find in a car or truck. This has engine coolant run through it and helps to keep your engine at a regulated temperature so it won’t overheat. Originally these were made with brass and copper, but in recent years most have become switched over to aluminum/plastic radiators due not only to the cheaper cost to build them, but the better performance from them.

Idea to make more money with your rads? Cut the steel or plastic off of them to clean them up. You will ALWAYS make more money that way.

Until next time, scrap ya later! -Tom

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