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Re: Mercury silence

Posted By: neon57
Date: Sunday, 18 April 2010, at 6:45 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Mercury silence (Dana)


> A 40-year veteran bender who was a mentor to
> me had a shop with mercury lining the floor
> from all the spills over the years.

> I was careful not to spend more time there
> than I had to and even (without his
> knowledge) changed my shoes when I came to
> his property and carefully bagged them
> between visits.
If the place is a mercury pit get out now! Mercury vaperizes at 70 degrees but the vaper generally falls to the floor that is why venfloor leval is importantting at the
> The risk of pumping opened merc tubes cannot
> be overstated since you will be breathing
> the air being pumped out of them. Some pump
> those tubes anyway since the client can
> probably find someone who will.

> Without that concern, however, it is
> dreadfully contaminating to your pumping
> system so there are two very good reasons to
> avoid merc repairs.

> I have only lost a few jobs to this
> non-negotiable policy.

> With just a few precautions, the dangers of
> handling mercury are easily overcome.

> I read somewhere that mercury salts can
> evaporate at room temperature, so any
> exposed mercury will present a dangerous
> environment.
If the place is a mercury pit get out now! Mercury vaporizes at 70 degrees but the vapor generally falls to the floor that is why ventilating at the floor leval is important.
Here in florida I have been inspected for safe handeling and disposal by the state.They love there water here!! The Inspections are coming to your neighborhood soon to.These shops that been dumping there lamps in the trash for yeare are going to crap there britches when they show up to core drill there property because of mishandled lamps and tubes, You must now show who collected your waste and where it went. Most havent had this happen yet so you better have your story straight when it happens.I told them I do not except merk repairs to enter my shop and my customers were responsible for there own disposal. Since they found me using merk electrodes(encapsulated merk)with no liquid merk visible in the work area they left me alone. Good luck to all


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