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    How I 'disassemble' a ballast:
    1. snip the wires connected to it & the fluorescent fixture & toss in bin of "to be stripped' wire
    2. remove the screw at one end of the ballast.
    3. loosen the screw at the other end of the ballast
    4. toss the ballast in my "ballast" bin
    5. toss the fixture in my shred pile
    Done



    Truth be told, when I see fluorescent fixtures at CurbCo, I generally do steps 1-4 and the fixture is just leverite.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    Also could note that non PCB ballasts can be sold intact to scrapyards around here they have there own category.
    The local yard doesn't take them unless they are still attached to the light fixture - and they are only worth shred price.
    The yard doesn't even take aluminum wire unless it's stripped !

    I actually did not know there was PCB inside of old light transformers ... I do know there is powdered mercury in the bulbs, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    The local yard doesn't take them unless they are still attached to the light fixture - and they are only worth shred price.
    The yard doesn't even take aluminum wire unless it's stripped !

    I actually did not know there was PCB inside of old light transformers ... I do know there is powdered mercury in the bulbs, however.
    https://www.epa.gov/pcbs/disposal-fl...t-ballasts-flb

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    The local yard doesn't take them unless they are still attached to the light fixture - and they are only worth shred price.
    The yard doesn't even take aluminum wire unless it's stripped !

    I actually did not know there was PCB inside of old light transformers ... I do know there is powdered mercury in the bulbs, however.
    Yep they take the tubes at a monthly household hazardous waste place by me. I remember as kids we would find them in the desert and drive our bikes over them! LOL

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    Scrapping a portable television & radio unit

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    Scrapped one of those recently, pulled a similar speaker out of it. I just took a hammer to it to get into it though, avoiding the CRT of course.

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    Ripping open a VCR in this episode of Cash In The Trash

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    In today's episode, I scrap some RC cars !

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    In today's episode I rip open an electronic diary in my hunt for scrap !

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    Today I rip open some portable smartphone speakers !

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    A broken Super Pong game system is today's candidate for scrapping !

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    I wonder what could be inside of these DDR dance mats ... let's find out !

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    Here is a scrap Quantum Pad learning system !

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    $5.00 a pound for silver mylar seems like a good price!

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    I'd like that confirmed. I haven't been offered more than a buck for mylars from even silver refiners.

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    It's amazing how small technology has become. Today I scrap an old VHS camcorder !

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    In today's episode I scrap an old broken Tele-Games 'Super Video Arcade' unit !

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