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Re: Mercury silence/whos hiring?

Posted By: SVP Neon Equipment
Date: Monday, 3 May 2010, at 8:31 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Mercury silence/whos hiring? (bohemiantesla)

> Hg repairs....well, unless you want to walk
> off the job and surrender the location you
> have just quit(i'm laid off thanks to bogus
> green and LED movement-and looking for a
> neon job!)keep your mouth shut, and, just
> try to remake the HG units on the downlow in
> between other units...I am laid off from the
> wests largest sign co...and even they asked
> me to perform Hg repairs...if I didnt do
> it...another employee did it when I was
> clocked out for the day. Take charge and
> just remake the unit, dont contaminate your
> pumping system...and try not to breathe in
> when fusing new electrodes onto a Hg lamp. I
> personally used a homemade balloon diaphrahm
> in-line with my blowhose with limited
> success when I performed Hg repair-long
> ago!.A few Hg repairs will not fry your
> brain, but will contaminate your manifold
> right away and you will know the difference
> when back-filling with any gas. Your vacuum
> pump oil accumulates the mercury vapor
> before it gets to you unless you have old
> pump oil and perform Hg repairs all the
> time.Do not call and report the
> employer(tried this already), someone with
> more skill and swagger will take the
> position over...try to get creative
> reasonings to re-make the unit. IF it IS a
> staple of that particular employer to
> re-pump Hg, route his vacuum port outside
> and use a sauna alot and research herbal
> flushes.

Like I said, there are ways to do it and keep your manifold and pumps clean.

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