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 Is it easy to cut a mattress in half?
MTUSA  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 9:43:34 AM
I need to dispose a matress. If cut cut in half it will fit in my car to take to to the dump.
Otherwise its $25 for refuse pick up.
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Silence  [Member]
11/5/2007 9:44:53 AM
Depends on the mattress, and how much a mess you wanna make.

but yeah, if you have a decent set of linemen's pliers, or small bolt cutters, they are simple to cut up.
dedfella  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 9:45:01 AM
modern matress?

I predict hell cutting it in half


others may have more experience
Rush0212  [Member]
11/5/2007 9:45:59 AM
Im the first to say KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!

MTUSA  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 9:47:54 AM

Originally Posted By Silence:
Depends on the mattress, and how much a mess you wanna make.

but yeah, if you have a decent set of linemen's pliers, or small bolt cutters, they are simple to cut up.


I have some worn out light duty bolt cutters.
Cost in effective if I buy new ones.
I do not want to do the alley dump and run either
behindenemylines  [Member]
11/5/2007 9:56:37 AM
I know, bloodstains can be a bitch to get clean.
The_Reaper  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 9:58:39 AM
I'm going to be faced with the same problem when it comes time to
replace my mattress.

It was hard enough getting the king size pillow-top down the basement stairs.

It will have to be cut up to go back up.

pyro6988  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:01:49 AM
just tie it to the roof whole
Forest  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:02:39 AM
Cant you just fold it in half and tie it that way with cord? Or are you planning on making 2 trips to the dump?

Got a buddy with a truck or trailer? Buy him lunch and I'll bet he'll transport it to the dump for you.
webtaz99  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:04:45 AM
Ifn it don't cut, itll fold, bend, spindle or mutilate.
Silence  [Member]
11/5/2007 10:04:51 AM

Originally Posted By MTUSA:

Originally Posted By Silence:
Depends on the mattress, and how much a mess you wanna make.

but yeah, if you have a decent set of linemen's pliers, or small bolt cutters, they are simple to cut up.


I have some worn out light duty bolt cutters.
Cost in effective if I buy new ones.
I do not want to do the alley dump and run either


There are a buttload of small wires tying all the springs together. Any wire cutters should be able to handle them.

The only really bad ones are the two that ring the outside edge of the mattress, top and bottom. In the mattress I cut up they were about 3/16th to 1/4 inch in dia. You could probably use a hacksaw to get them, I used a small pair of boltcutters I had.
Disintegr8or  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:15:41 AM
Be a man and buy a truck. Cars are for girls.
mnd  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:23:30 AM
I disposed of a queen sized mattress and box spring in my regular curb trash pickup.

Bolt cutters for cutting up the wire mattress frame. Power drill for unwinding the spring binding wire. Chop saw for turning the box spring boards into 6" pieces. Pocket knife took care of the rest of the cutting required to separate the coverings.

Took about an hour. Fit everything inside a rolling trash can.
webtaz99  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:28:44 AM

Originally Posted By Disintegr8or:
Be a man and buy a truck. Cars are for girls.


And people who afford gasoline.
Fat_McNasty  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:31:38 AM
yes with a chainsaw..
MTUSA  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:33:47 AM

Originally Posted By mnd:
I disposed of a queen sized mattress and box spring in my regular curb trash pickup.

Bolt cutters for cutting up the wire mattress frame. Power drill for unwinding the spring binding wire. Chop saw for turning the box spring boards into 6" pieces. Pocket knife took care of the rest of the cutting required to separate the coverings.

Took about an hour. Fit everything inside a rolling trash can.


Fack that. Maybe the ex- crackhead neighbor may want it.
Bladeswitcher  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 10:34:11 AM
If you're buying a new mattress and having it delivered, the furniture place will likely haul the old one away. You might have to pay them $10 but they'll do it.

Otherwise, I'm all for the hit the truck-driving buddy approach.

Or, you could go truck shopping and take a "test drive."
fish223  [Life Member]
11/5/2007 12:10:22 PM
The guys that deliver the new one will take the old one.

Why can't you roof it??
dpmmn  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 1:43:38 PM
If you live in town, set it out by the curb............someone will take it home
70satvert  [Team Member]
11/5/2007 1:45:06 PM
Burn it out back? Tie it to the roof of your car? Ask for a buddies help who owns a truck?
Blick  [Member]
11/5/2007 1:47:09 PM
Just carry it over to the for sale property down the road and let it be someone else's problem.

It's good enough for Georgians, it'll be good enough for you!
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