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01-15-2013, 04:16 AM #1
What a waste...
Found this image on Tumblr posted by a friend who lives in Japan. Fujitsu mini-splits just sitting on the sidewalk waiting for trash collection. I would have stripped the copper out of them as my friend told me the coils were still there. Just wondered where the refrigerant is? Possibly still in the condensing unit.
nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, honto wa gutto koraete'ta jibun ni dake wa makenai you ni, nagakatta yo mou sukoshi de atatakai hizashi abireru, hanarete sugoshiita jikan ga samishiku nakatta to ittara uso ni naru...
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01-15-2013, 06:24 AM #2Regular Guest
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May be in Japan only registered recyclers can strip any thing that has value. That is how it should be here anyway.
01-15-2013, 10:22 AM #3
In Chicago that would have been gone before he got his camera out of his car. You know what's funny. In some areas here in the US people need to pay to have scrap metal removed. I could throw a fork out on garbage day and it would be gone before the garbagemen picked it up.Local 597 Service Fitter
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It was working when I left...
01-15-2013, 10:48 AM #4
The indoor units have so little in them it's hardly worth it, but the outdoors have an ok amount, I would still have scrapped them myself. Free money.
01-15-2013, 10:50 AM #5
01-15-2013, 12:33 PM #6
01-16-2013, 12:08 AM #7
I repaired a condenser coil in a 10 ton unit sitting behind our shop, and showed up to work and found the entire coil cut out with a sawzall
01-16-2013, 12:23 AM #8
Probably well organized disposal routines that must be followed. Perhaps scrap cannot be sold by the just anyone. That would solve alot of problems here.Never argue with a crazy man.