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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
    1280-x,Cortes, White's 6DB
    199
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    flourescent ballasts

    Just wondering if flourescent light ballasts are worth anything and what would need to be done to them? Thanks for replies.

    Ed

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
    1280-x,Cortes, White's 6DB
    199
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: flourescent ballasts

    These ballasts are all newer. Our building was built in 2002 and they are slowly starting to need replaced. May end up with about 50 of them. They are all 4 bulb ballasts. Thank you.

    Ed

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
    (RS)Discovery 2000, white's bullseye, NEW DFX!!!
    194
    1 times

    Re: flourescent ballasts

    I just cut the wires from the fixtures and throw the rest in the tin/iron scrap

    Iron worth about .09 cents per pound

    #1 wire about $1.00 per pound

    #2 wire about .50 per pound

    this way would be the fastest and most profitable
    Treasure is everywhere, calling you. You just have to find it.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2007
    Just south of St. Louis, Mo.
    Garrett GTAX 1000
    95
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: flourescent ballasts

    They are transformers, throw them in with the motor breakage/electric motors. Scrap steel pays 7 cents and motor breakage pays 20 cents per LB.
    If it's not nailed down it's mine.
    If I can pry it loose it's not nailed down.

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    66

    Re: flourescent ballasts

    The newer ballast do not contain any PCB's and are easy to spot since they are marked so right on the metal casing. If you peel a ballast apart you will find a copper transformer encased in a resin. The resin is usually on the brittle side and can be beat off the transformer. On one end will be an aluminum foil capacitor(s). Some ballasts have a combination aluminum and copper transformer. Regards, Chris Hyder.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
    1280-x,Cortes, White's 6DB
    199
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: flourescent ballasts

    Thanks for all the replies. Will bring them home and do something with them, that's for sure.


    Ed

 

 

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