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  1. #1
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    i can't get a straight answer from any of our supply houses

    pull an old t-stat or other control that has a mercury bulb in it, what are you supposed to do with it? we have a box in the shop with controls etc. in it and no legal place to bring it

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    garbage can
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Our local Totaline distributor takes them.
    We've been doing so much,for so long,with so little, that now we can do almost anything, with nothing at all.

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    Call your local solid waste dist. and ask them
    Or
    Call your local recycle center
    They will know

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    Get a fish tank or better yet use your neighbors fish tank maybe put some baby salmon in, they absorb mercury just fine.

    Some of the supply houses around us take the bulbs back so keep calling. Also your city may have a hazardous waste recycle day and they may take that stuff then.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    We just break open the bulbs

    and put the merc. in a jar. Have collected about pint now and it weighs like 3 lbs.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Lookie what a simple google search found
    http://www.nema.org/gov/ehs/trc/

    Thermostat Recycling Corporation The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), a not-for-profit corporation owned by three NEMA member companies, facilitates the collection by HVAC wholesalers from contractors of all brands of used, wall-mounted mercury-switch thermostats so that the mercury can be purified for re-use.

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    WooWoo; your such a show off. how many fingers do you type with smarty pants?
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Originally posted by tinner73
    garbage can
    NOOOO!!!!

    Is there a R.E. Michel near you? They will take them. That **** is nasty. Do the right thing.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    Originally posted by HVAC Pro
    Originally posted by tinner73
    garbage can
    NOOOO!!!!

    Is there a R.E. Michel near you? They will take them. That **** is nasty. Do the right thing.
    How about a dumpster?
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Bring Em Home....

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    Talking mercury stuff

    some time ago I remember taking about 3 pounds of old mercury to a scrap metal yard, they weighed it on a postal scale and gave me $6.00 an ounce for it.(mind you that was over 30 years ago)
    Dave

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    HHHHMMMM - getting paid for it - sounds like a winner to me.

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    Its a wonder I am still alive. We used to play with that stuff when I was a kid.

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