Just replaced 11 aluminum windows. What to do with them?

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Forum topic by Sailor posted 05-05-2010 11:53 PM 1562 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2010 11:53 PM

I just finished replacing 11 aluminum windows on my parents house and now I have to dispose of them in some way.

I was thinking about scrapping them for some cash. I wonder how I would get the best money for them? I have read that taking the glass plastic and rubber off of them can help you get a better price for them but I wonder if it is worth my time?

What do you guys think?
(they are not really worth saving for much, they are OLD double panes and they are clouded up badly on the insides)

Thanks for you input!

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 11:55 PM

Donate to Habitat For Humanity’s Re-Store take the tax deduction.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 12:33 AM

See if a cheap woodworker (you know, like me :-) ) is around that may want to use them for a solar kiln.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 12:37 AM

Well 11 windows worth of aluminum is a fair bit. I think you should call up a scrap yard or two and see how much they pay for aluminum and judge if it’s worth your time to scrap it or you can always try what JAGWAH said about habitat.

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 12:56 AM

put them on craigs list for above scrap price – if they don’t go take them apart and scrap them – i’ve done it – simple to tear down

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 01:12 AM

build your own solar kiln or a nice green house.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 01:54 AM

I vote with JAGWAH. Let someone get some use out of them.

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#7 posted 05-06-2010 02:07 AM

I like JAGWAH’s idea too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 12:10 PM

Damage windows can be reused for another work. You should try for Habitat as JAGWAH said.

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