Trying to get rid of three picture tubes

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  1. A Homeschoolers Workbench

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    Hi i'm trying to get rid of three picture tubes from a projection tv
    Thanks
    ps I am also open to creative ideas
    A.H.W.
    I live in Utah
     
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  2. wayneh

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    Projection TVs don't have "picture tubes". Do you mean the expensive halogen bulbs? E-bay
     
  3. A Homeschoolers Workbench

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    I just checked the repare manual and it says they are CRT's
    Thanks
     
  4. wayneh

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    My bad. You are of course correct. I didn't realize that technology had ever been used.

    Anyway, it'll be tough to find a buyer I think. Every day on Craigslist I see projection TVs on curb alert – free at the road if you get there before the trash truck.
     
  5. A Homeschoolers Workbench

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    I got it for free off craigslist
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    My town has twice a year collection of all sort of trash that can't be put in the trash, including devices with freon. It will also pick up old CRT TV's at the curb once a month. I presume your town doesn't offer either. Have you checked? While checking, ask where it can be disposed.

    John
     
  7. A Homeschoolers Workbench

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    OK
    Thanks
     
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  8. #12

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    Somebody played a joke on you.:p
    You got it for free on Craig's List...now you have to find someplace to dump it instead of them.:D

    I like it.:) I have so much junk here that needs a Dumpster!
     
  9. crutschow

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    I read a funny (perhaps urban legend) story is about someone who placed a piece of furniture at the curb with the sign "Free" but no one took it, even after several days.
    Then he changed the sign to ("$20") and it disappeared within a day.
     
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  10. RichardO

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    I have heard a similar story told about used shipping pallets...
     
  11. wayneh

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    Brilliant. I've got a few items I need to re-price right now.
     
  12. mcgyvr

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    I just write "Vintage" before the item name.. Hipsters love "vintage" crap now..
     
  13. ian field

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    The older ones do - they're about 2" diameter and run off outrageously high EHT.
     
  14. ian field

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    They're usually small diameter and round, so you could push them into a soft earth embankment and shuffle away whistling.
     
  15. crutschow

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    That was before they had LCD or Micromirror devices to make either front or rear TV projectors, thus they used lenses to collect and focus the light from small, high-brightness, Red, Blue, and Green phosphor CRTs unto the screen.
     
  16. wayneh

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    They'd love my basement!
     
  17. A Homeschoolers Workbench

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    The reason I got the tv was for the screen one piece of the screen is a fensal lens which is basically a magnifying glass (or plastic) so for FREE I got a 5foot x 3foot magnifying glass.
    That is why I got the tv
     
  18. SLK001

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    Take it back to where you got it and leave it on the curb.
     
  19. ian field

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    What part of; "the older ones" did you not understand?
     
  20. ian field

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    Disposing of them legally might be expensive - projection CRTs use *VERY* high EHT, which means more X-rays, and more lead in the glass.
     
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