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coax
04-02-2012, 09:28 AM
I need to pick up some steel for a project in the near future. Any recommendations on places to buy in either southeast Denver ( I work on Arapahoe and Havana) or northwest (near 20th and wads). Noticed one shop called Altitude Steel at Colfax and i25, so that's on the way home, but not sure what the danger of getting mugged there is :confused: :help: Haven't been down in that area before. Willing to pay higher prices if I get to keep my car :)

:cheers:

RicardoJM
04-02-2012, 09:34 AM
I need to pick up some steel for a project in the near future. Any recommendations on places to buy in either southeast Denver ( I work on Arapahoe and Havana) or northwest (near 20th and wads). Noticed one shop called Altitude Steel at Colfax and i25, so that's on the way home, but not sure what the danger of getting mugged there is :confused: :help: Haven't been down in that area before.

:cheers:

My office is just a few blocks from there. It is an industrial part of town but not at all an area that I have safetye concerns with. I've bought some metal (small stuff) there on a couple of occassions and have always had a good expereince.

rover67
04-02-2012, 09:46 AM
I love altitude for scraps. they have a monster scrap pile. they have lots of square tubing too. round tubing not so much. They also don't mind little projects. They are super nice.


Then of course we have Hinton Steel. Our good Friend Jim works there and they have lots of round and square tube as well as pretty much anything else you want. I have honestly been going to Hinton a lot more lately, that is unless I want to look through the scrap pile. Hinton has a much greater selection and does pretty good volume discounts.

subzali
04-02-2012, 09:50 AM
There is also Den-Col which I've been to on multiple occasions.

coax
04-07-2012, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the info everyone. I acutally ended up ordering an oddball piece of the web. I also stopped by Altitude this morning to browse through their cutoffs. Wow, I'm used to cutoff's being a foot or 2. They've got some huge pieces of steel. I ended up getting a few smaller bits for the project.

:cheers:

LARGEONE
04-07-2012, 04:16 PM
I love altitude for scraps. they have a monster scrap pile. they have lots of square tubing too. round tubing not so much. They also don't mind little projects. They are super nice.

X2 on their scrap pile! I did my entire modification to my swing-away tire carrier from their scrap pile. They also had this bucket of little "gussets" (actually just corners of 1/4" plate that were cut off from another project) that worked perfect for gusseting my welds! For the scraps, you just pay by the pound and the more pounds, the cheaper it gets.

They were really nice, too!

baja1d
04-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Jim at Hinton Steel has always treated me right.

Jacket
04-08-2012, 08:54 AM
There's also a place up in Commerce City up on the north side that has a great scrap selection. I used to go out there quite a bit. Can't think of the name right now though...:o

coax
05-11-2012, 10:01 AM
Ok, now anyone have recommendations for something far south side? :D I'm at work (arapahoe and I25) and need to pick up a 3'x2"x0.25" piece of bar stock. I buggered up a project :rant: But seems like there is virtually nothing on the far south? Its all steel building sellers. And I can't get to the north side by 4p when altitude closes, since rush hour starts at 2p on Fridays :mad:

nakman
05-11-2012, 10:05 AM
I consider Hinton south side... I mean, not only is it south of I-70, but heck it's like Evans.. that's like Hampden almost, may as well be Monument at that point.

Call Jim, have him set something aside for you!

Rock Dog
05-11-2012, 10:11 AM
I consider Hinton south side... I mean, not only is it south of I-70, but heck it's like Evans.. that's like Hampden almost, may as well be Monument at that point.

Call Jim, have him set something aside for you!

Hinton Steel Co
1401 W Wesley Ave, Denver, CO
(303) 922-6389

frontrange
05-13-2012, 10:48 AM
You Denver guys are lucky to still have metal places with a scrap yard, the one down here in COS is now nothing but dirt. Guys were buying steel scrap and taking it down the block to the recycle place to sell for a profit. Now it's all gone and I'm buying full sheets except for the occasional drop that meets my needs. Priced a 4x8 sheet of 14GA lately? Ugghhh...

Old40Dog
05-13-2012, 01:34 PM
There's also a place up in Commerce City up on the north side that has a great scrap selection. I used to go out there quite a bit. Can't think of the name right now though...:o

Matt, That's likely K&K Surplus on Brighton Road. www.kksurplus.com

I've had great success there with full & drop pieces of tube and lots of smaller drops for gussets. They also have some interesting hardware that varies each time I'm there.

euroford
05-14-2012, 09:04 AM
Matt, That's likely K&K Surplus on Brighton Road. www.kksurplus.com

i just LOVE that place. huge selection of salvage/scrap steel, i almost always find exactly what i'm looking for and you can't argue with $.50/pound. lately they have been getting tons of 1/8 and 3/16 plate that is perfect for brackets/bumpers etc.

new steel prices are very reasonable as well, and they are always happy to cut, so they are great for small projects. i'm not sure what the exact prices are, but i've bought several individual pieces of DOM less than 4' long, and along with some scrap plates, i've never spent more than $20 on a trip.

its nice to have several project in mind and hit the place regularly, sometimes you just stumble on the perfect piece, and then you can score it at scrap yard prices. especially awesome for sheetmetal, they have TONS and $5 buys a lot of sheet when priced by the pound.

people are nice and helpful, signs say they charge to cut, but i've never had them actually charge me.

Jacket
05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Matt, That's likely K&K Surplus on Brighton Road. www.kksurplus.com



Yup. That's the place. Good supply of scrap for sure.