Just removed this Better'n Ben's from grandfather's chimney, valuable or junk?

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New Member
Aug 23, 2022
Williamstown, MA
Hey all, I found this forum through Google, seems like Better'N Ben's doesn't have much of an internet presence and I know next to nothing about this.

Is this something I should pay to take to the dump, or is it worth something? As far as I know, it was used just a few years ago. I took off the plates/bolts that held it into the chimney and with help was able to just barely carry it out of the house!

The plate says Model # 101, serial number is completely gone. 36"x36", tested in 1977.

Some rust, mostly on the backside which I assume the chimney hadn't been cleaned in ages, but otherwise the condition looks to be pretty darn good for its age.

I appreciate any info y'all might have!

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
When I pulled the old Majestic insert from our house I found the best way to get rid of it was to give it away for free. Otherwise, the scrapyard value is about what it's worth.
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Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
central pa
Yeah not much of any value in them. Pretty much just scrap value