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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Bob La Londe, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Trust your senses. I pulled up to a job site, and smelled hot plastic a
    little while ago. I walked around, and could not find anything, so I went
    to work. A little while later I headed out to my truck to get something...
    I don't even remember what. When I opened up the side box on my work cap I
    was greeted by flames. Fun. My big tool bag had fallen over dumping a file
    across the terminals of a spent battery I had not tossed in the spent pile
    back at the shop yet. Plastic terminal caps were in place on the battery.
    I set on fire a large plastic case full of security tips, the handle of my
    drywall saw, and a stud finder. One of the fancy video ones. I flicked the
    file off the battery, blew out the flames, and decided I needed to go back
    to the shop and wash out my side box. Ouch. What a mess. Tools lost
    probably fifty or sixty bucks, but the entire work cap smells like plastic
    smoke, and I have to wash out what looks like acid from the box.

    Be careful. Even a spent battery can be dangerous. I guess I'm lucky. In
    (more than) fifteen years doing this I have never had something like this
    happen, but I have always been careful because I knew it could happen.

    Bob La Londe
    I should gone fishing today.
  2. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    As they say, the worst day fishing is still better than the best day at
  3. that goes for lithium batteries as well put a spent one in my pocket with
    some lose change and pocket got really hot glad your safe.
  4. Nicko

    Nicko Guest

    You keep a *pile* of "spent" batteries at your shop?

    Allrighty then. That's sense you can trust.
  5. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    So you just illegally dump them instead of taking them in like the law
  6. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Confucius asks ... What does Chinese woman sliding down banister
  7. Nicko

    Nicko Guest

    whoosh! That went right over your head, didn't it?

    I hope your shop doesn't go right over your head--in flames created by
  8. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Q: Do you smoke after sex?
    A: I don't know, it's too dark to tell.

    There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire
    to become a great writer. When asked to define "great" he said,
    "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read,
    stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level,
    stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

    He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.

    < Eliminate Googletards - >
  9. Roger W

    Roger W Guest

    Sliding down the banister is how my wife warms up my dinner.
  10. Roger W

    Roger W Guest

    Yes. Confucius did cover this topic.
    "Man who put battery in pants pocket may find short in hairs" or "Much
    better to have short in hairs than short in dickie."
    I think thats how it went.
  11. Nicko

    Nicko Guest

    Not at all. I take them to your shop every now and then, after hours,
    and stack them on the pallet alongside yours. You guys have been
    getting rid of my spent batteries for some time now. Thanks.


  12. I just took 300 + pounds of batteries down to interstate battery today
    trying to find room in garage.
  13. alarman

    alarman Guest

    I dropped all of mine off yesterday at ADI.
  14. Joe

    Joe Guest

    shouldn't we be getting money for all those old batteries? wonder what
    the scrap value is?
  15. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    We recycle ours for 25 cents a pound. The money goes into the Christmas
    Party fund.
  16. We ship them to China. They extract the lead to manufacture baby pacifiers
    and such.


    Robert L Bass

    Bass Home Electronics
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    Sales & Tech Support 941-925-8650
    Customer Service 941-870-2310
    Fax 941-870-3252
  17. Bob Worthy

    Bob Worthy Guest

    About the same as the value of the copper in scrap 2 conductor wire.
  18. Joe

    Joe Guest

    oh, man, now I gotta start saving that too!?
  19. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Scrap yards around here will give you a buck a pound for wire. They
    don't seem to care what kind it is; my co-worker just collected a tote
    full of tails and scraps from the last few months' installs and took the
    thing in to a scrap yard, where they just threw the whole thing on a
    scale and gave him $50 for the contents.
  20. Joe

    Joe Guest

    wow, that'll get me almost a half tank of gas!
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