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Old 12-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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I haven't found a place for the plastic heads but I do take the stainless steel spring out and recycle. Not really worth the time $ wise but makes me feel like I am not wasting something that could be used again. If you've got nothing better to do in the winter you could do this.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:47 PM
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We have a ton of clocks in our shop....Every year the pile gets bigger and bigger...My supervisor won't let anything go..Which sometimes can be good, but most of the time we end up with tons of second hand stock....

do a photo gallery of the oldest and weirdest clocks
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:21 PM
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Should have been more clear... I'm talking about recycling in the sense of recycling the plastic, NOT reusing. The fittings are not worth the time spent to clean them up... the heads will have to be date checked as some are still warranty eligible but I was really questioning recycling the plastic versus just tossing it in the trash.
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the ABS plastic in most sprinklers is non-recyclable, in the way that current recycled plastics are
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:25 PM
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I do sometimes reuse poly fittings, as they are easy to cut out of the pipe. heads, I keep if I am replacing them for a bad design, rather than the head being actually bad. i have a whole box of good, but used toro stream rotors from this reason.(they were used where sprays should have been and changed them out yearsa go. )
If you were going to part out a Stream Rotor head, you would want to keep the stator from them, as the spring in them can sometimes break, which will stop them from rotating.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:31 PM
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Does any manufacturer do " wanted dead or alive" days anymore? for heads
I think i still have a few cases of junk heads I'd set aside for those exchange promotions.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:44 PM
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We reuse the fittings. Called my local waste hauller they brought out a recycling container and they take it. Didnt tell them what type of plastic let them "sort" it out. Old pipe pile takes about 15 min to cut down into small pieces using a jig saw and put into recycling.
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