Waste! - Page 2 - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Forum > General Electrical Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #21
Conservitum Americum
 
LARMGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,190
Rewards Points: 126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LightsOn81 View Post
Here's a good waste story for ya. I wish I had pics but anyways....

3-4 years ago, I was building a machine gun range for the USMC. All these targets were fed with some direct burial 4 wire cable. Mostly #4 AWG and #2 AWG. We couldn't have breaks or handholes in the cables so, if a run looked close we had to leave what seemed like a bunch of wire on the spool. Well, as we were getting finished with the underground, the supervisor looks in the conex box at all the scrap and out of left field, gets the weird notion that he's gonna get in trouble for having so much scrap sent back to the shop.

(This is a true story...)

So he takes my old roommate and another guy, has them cut the scrap into 3 ft. pieces, put them in 55 gal. barrels, then uses a mini-ex to dig a huge hole behind the conexs

AND BURIES AT LEAST 5 BARRELS JAM PACKED AND OVERFLOWING WITH COPPER!

my buddy kept it under his hat for about 6 months til the supervisor started blaming everybody for everything he was supposed to do, and basically being a douche. So my buddy told the office, they went and dug it up.

It is an urban legend when they decided to make Lake Milford next to Ft Riley Kansas it was obvious the town of Milford would be abandoned, and underwater. During the razing of the town some army higher ups had a surplus of WWII equipment stored in milvans. Jeeps, 50's, M1's, 30's, but no ammo buried under the former town most still packed in cosmoline.
__________________
Cowboy words of wisdom.
There are three types of men, those that learn by readin, those that learn by watchin, and those that have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

,
LARMGUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 12,167
Rewards Points: 14,714
Default

You know, recycling just wasn't worth it many years ago. I'm of the opinion that one day a business will start up mining old closed landfills (if they aren't doing it already).
__________________
Three vastly different enemies, but enemies who shared one common trait. ALL of them stifle free speech. All of them bully, degrade and terrorize those who hold opposing views and who peacefully express them. All of them are intolerant and demand “loyalty” to the leader. Michael Sand
hardworkingstiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Waste not want not denny3992 General Electrical Discussion 3 05-11-2013 06:39 PM
govt waste wildleg Off Topic (Non Trade) 2 09-11-2012 09:57 PM
Waste of money? B W E Tools, Equipment and New Products 37 12-16-2011 01:28 AM
wire waste spiderman General Electrical Discussion 21 07-23-2009 08:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com