DH and I cleaned out an area the PO used as a dump, included in all the junk were 4-5 various sized tires that are bald but DH says they still have 'good rims'. I know nothing about tires (obviously ), could they be something anyone would have a use for? I hate to throw out anything that has any possibility of being reused.
Also, there are several bundles (?) of barbed wire that have been in the weather several years, not too rusty though....useable?
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Rims can have a 5-10 value if some one needs that size.
Kinda bald works on farm wagons and stuff. 15 inch is becoming rare, used to be the common ones, but pickups all changed, now we scramble to find 15 inch. Weather checked or truly bald might not be worth anything. In any case worth is a relative thing, not going to make money on them, just a few bucks.
I've wound out and rewound the same spools of barbed wire for grazing my cattle on the cornstalks for 40 years. It can work fine for decades. On the other hand when the galvanizing wears off and it gets rusty and brittle, it will break and that's it, done for.
As stated, rims in good shape should be able to be sold for spares or scrap fairly easily. We just cleaned out our dairy barn this last weekend preparatory to a remodel and used some old tires for potato planters.
Down here in south FL we have a lot of wooden fences. People like to put flower beads next to them, of course wet dirt on wood, even presser treated, means rot. I collect tire treads; the big wide ones from the semis are best, I tack them along the inside of the fence and then build up the flower bed. They make a great water barrier.
The main sight for any interstate construction will have a trash pile, a great place to look and a lot safer than getting out of the car on the high-way. I also find lumber that was used and then discarded.
Great ideas everyone. Our local land fill wont take old tires unless they are cut up and you have to shlep them to a rather distant recycling center so as a consequence there are lots of old tires laying about looking unsightly. Its good to get some ideas on how to put things like this to use.