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Is an empty keg worth anything?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by XD-9Guy, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. XD-9Guy

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    I know some scrap metal prices are up, is it worth a trip to the recyclers to drop off a couple old kegs?
     
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    Are they aluminum or stainless?
     
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    Must be aluminum - a magnet would stick to stainless right?

    The labels from the place that they came from are still on top - don't you have to pay a deposit on these things? I wonder if I take them back if I can get the deposit? I don't know how that works - I'm not a drinker.
     
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    How did you acquire kegs and how many of them? We use them for workouts and they aren't easy to come by.
     
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    In Tulsa the deposit is about $40 each. I would take them back to the place on the label. (Or at least call them.)
     
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    Most scrap yards won't take them because people steal them. I bought the last one I got for $9.

    If you want to sell it, PM me and maybe we can work something out.
     
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    With a little work, one can make a really nice portable BBQ grill out of one for tailgating.
     
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    They probably won't give you a deposit back if you don't have a receipt. There are a bunch of ways you can reuse old kegs. So, I would say let someone here get them rather than scrap them.
     
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    Just 2 of them, some neighbors threw them out when they cleaned out their garage – speaking of work outs… there's a weight bench over there too that looks like it's pretty sturdy built and in usable condition if anyone is looking for one.

    Sweet - that'd be great. I'm calling them tomorrow. That's probably the right thing to do anyway - I have been doing some internet research on them and apparently they can cost the retailers 100-150 bucks to replace. So they may want them back and if there's a $40 deposit on them I will gladly drive them on over.

    I'm going to call the place they came from and if they aren't interested I'll post em up in the classifieds -I'll be sure to PM you and B96Brig first.

    Sounds like it'd be cool looking but I just picked them up because I thought I might turn a buck on them. I don't want to have to do work - LOL
     
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    That sucks, I'll ask them if a receipt is necessary when I call tomorrow.
     

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