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Thursday, June 28, 2007

frustradiation

Thanks for your suggestions about the radiators, folks, but I'm still stuck. I called Housewerks -- where I plan to go and spend a great deal of money once I have some studio space to work in -- but they don't take radiators unless they're of the interesting variety: decorative, or interestingly shaped, or what have you. Which makes sense, really. I spent some time on the phone with them, and learned that they don't want our windows, either -- hopefully the housebloggers will want them at some point -- but that if we wanted to get rid of our doors they'd probably take them. Of course, we're keeping our doors, because they're cool -- which is, after all, the same reason they'd take them!

So then I called United Iron and Metal, who do take radiators (and don't have a website). But they pay $100 per gross ton, and you have to drop them off. Heavy as they are, and as many as we have, there's no way we've got a ton's worth of them, and for under a hundred bucks there is no freaking way we're moving the bastards again.

So I'm stuck. Alex mentioned that radiators can be worth between $200 and $400, but so far it's looking like we're going to have to call a hauling company to just take them away for free (if that). Maybe I'll post something on Craigslist. Sigh.

2 comments:

becoming-home said...

Definitely post them on craigslist..or maybe also at houseblogs.net in the forum?

Chelsea said...

We ended up letting a crew come in and take ours for free. No body wants them anymore (not even our preservation station), and we just didn't have the man power to take them out ourselves. Although the extra money would have been nice, it was still very nice to come home at the end of the day and all traces of all radiators completely gone.