recycle used transformers?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by David Gretzmier, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's a good thing as long as you can stand the problems junk equipment cause.

    Waste not, want not...

    And then there is the old saying about cobbler's children who have no shoes... Which is my problem.

    Use the stuff or recycle. I really hate to see any reusable materials go into a dumpster.

    I'm wondering if I've told you guys the big news yet...

    Naomi and I are moving to Portland, Oregon sometime this Fall. She's got a job offer that is too good to refuse and I'm looking forward to losing my snow shovel. Right now, we're trying to sell our house and Naomi's office. Anybody interested in moving to Troy, NY?

  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tom I wish you and Naomi well on the next chapter of your life's adventure! I tell you, I had a wonderful time in Troy when we came to visit. It is a fascinating town.

    You will be getting a chance to do some wild 'moon lighting' out in Oregon! Bigger taller & older trees than we have here that is for sure... remember "The higher the light, the closer to God."!
  3. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tom- I wish you well and hope you don't miss your shovel so much.
  4. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks James and David! We are excited.
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Portland is awesome! Lots of rain and gloomy days but its one of the greenest places you will ever see. Big, dense, thick landscaping everywhere! I have family there and like to visit often.
  6. Tomwilllight

    Tomwilllight LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Joey,

    I'm told by a realtor (automatically suspect) that when it mists in Portland, it's raining in Seattle and pouring in Vancouver.

    Is that true?

    We loved our visit last May and I spent a month in Portland when I was a 20 year old hippy hitchhiking across the country. We are looking forward to the move.

    Naomi has accepted a position with Pacific Northwest National Labs that will provide her a platform from which she will join and help guide the national conversation on energy efficient lightning.

  7. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not sure if thats true or not but I do know whether its rain or mist there is a lot of it!! LOL Vancouver and Portland are essentially the same city sperated by a stateline/river. So if its raining in Vancouver I would assume its raining in Portland. I could be wrong? Best of luck and congrats to you and Naomi!
  8. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I think keeping transformers around can be problematic. I had 6-7 on a shelf and when I came in this afternoon, they had transformed and were playing poker in my warehouse! The stupid things chased me out and locked the door...sigh.
  9. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tommy did you get my email yesterday in regards to the refurbished units?
  10. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tom, I am jealous!!! I wanted in the worst way to move back out to the Portland area. You are absolutely going to love it there! It doesn't rain all the time like everyone thinks it does. They have a wet season, late fall through late spring and then the summers are fantastic (some rain but mostly sunny dry days). It never gets super hot and the humidity is very low. you are only about 2 hours from some of the best coastlines in the western US. If you like to ski, Mt Hood is only about 1.5 hours out of town. It is incredibly green too. It is a very beautiful city, congrats on the move. I know you will love it there!

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