Cement Laundry Sink Remove/Dispose


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Old 12-18-22, 10:53 AM
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Cement Laundry Sink Remove/Dispose

I have this old cement laundry sink I removed and replaced. The problem is getting the old one out of the basement for disposal. It must weight--and I'm curious of the actual weight-- about 250 lbs?

So I'm thinking I can smash it apart, and schlep it up the steps in pieces. But then I'm imagining it must be reinforced by metal mesh of some kind and it won't break apart into pieces without cutting the embedded metal as well?

So if this is true, then what is the best way to cut this apart? Thanks in advance?

 
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Old 12-18-22, 10:56 AM
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First check if it is actually soapstone- they can be rather valuable- to the right person...
 
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Nope, I don't think it's soapstone.
 
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Soapstone is fairly soft. If you can scratch the surface easily it is most likely soapstone. I sold one in the 70's but it was so heavy I only got $5 for it.
 
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I had the same sink. I used a large sledgehammer to bust it up.
You must wear eye protection and I'd highly recommend a sweatshirt.
The slivers fly and are extremely sharp.
It was still heavy even breaking it up.
 
 

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