Ben Lippen

Cutting up an outdoor hot tub for disposal

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Who's done it?

What tools did you use?

Disposal where?

 

I'll tell ya my story after ya tell me yours.

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its a royal pita!  Sawzall and either take it to the transfer station or get rid of it on a weekly basis with trash pick-up (takes forever)

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Assuming it's fiberglass I'd use a diamond or carbide grit recip saw to cut it to manageable chunks. It'd eat through several regular blades. Disposal depends on your locale. Around here I'd have to call a private hauler of some kind. What would you do with a regular glass tub?

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Brought this up a few moths ago. Tub is still in place, glad the manual for cleanup is here. 24 foot sailboat is next. Please have photos. Thanks! 

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57 mins ago, Shag said:

Brought this up a few moths ago. Tub is still in place, glad the manual for cleanup is here. 24 foot sailboat is next. Please have photos. Thanks! 

24’ sailboat? You may want to think chainsaw.

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51 mins ago, giant basshole said:

24’ sailboat? You may want to think chainsaw.

Pretty messy, I was thinking of a circular demo saw.

 

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My brother-in-law did this with a Sawzall and  disposed it over time in the weekly trash to saem some $s on disposal costs.  Said between the fiberglass and the insulation it was kind of messy

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On 5/14/2020 at 7:02 PM, Shag said:

Brought this up a few moths ago. Tub is still in place, glad the manual for cleanup is here. 24 foot sailboat is next. Please have photos. Thanks! 

Drop the mast, remove the boat's registration plate and any identifiers, scuttle it by dark of night in 30 ft, mark the spot to tog there next year.

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6 hours ago, Bill163 said:

Burn it.

 

Puts off a lot of smoke, even with a hot fire.

 

But yeah, that's what I did with mine after sawzalling it up into manageable pieces. At least the cedar enclosure burnt nicely.  

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19 hours ago, Kml said:

Burning fiberglass does give off quite a special aroma. 

Shag, is the keel on the sailboat made out of lead?

 

Yup! Lots of bucktails and sinkers there.

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