The gas grill is a perfect opportunity to any scrapper, and although you won’t make as much money as removing a scrap pool, you will find yourself getting a good amount of money for just a little bit of reverse engineering.
For all those who plan on transporting a gas grill which still has leftover coals and soot, don’t forget to tie the grill top down to itself so that you don’t spill that stuff all over the back of your truck or the road.
So you picked up a nice gas grill. The first thing you will want to do, is identify the different metals the grill may have:
- Brass: found in regulators, knobs and fittings. non-magnetic.
- Stainless Steel: Used for aesthetic purposes, and often is only found in moderation. Heavily used in upscale grills. non-magnetic.
- Cast pot metal/aluminum/zinc: Used very often for the top and bottom of the grilling chamber. Non-magnetic.
- Propane Tanks: Many yards will not scrap these unless they are cut in half or drilled open; (which makes scrapping these tanks…*puts on glasses* a Pro-Pain….. YYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!) But in all seriousness, these are worth more as tanks then as scrap.
- Mixed metal/shred steel/light tin: the rest of the grill, if it doesn’t fall into one of these catagories, will fall into this one.
|This grill has stainless steel sheathed components, and looks
like it has aluminum panels on it’s lid.
The first thing you will need to test, is if it is non-magnetic. This may be a chore because grills often have steel which is simply covered with thin stainless sheeting. In this scenario, you may find removing all of the stainless sheeting more frustrating to remove then it is worth.