[TCML] pole pigs from Gustav
kc5uto at wt.net
Sat Sep 20 22:28:42 MDT 2008
This is also a good point. If you could figure out where they were going
to dispose of them you'd be good off. However you would likely be met
with a complete and total lack of cooperation due to "insurance issues".
This is of course even more disgusting of a policy. Most large companies
will go to great lengths to make sure their junk is either destroyed or
very securely disposed of. Just look at how our government handles it's
Unless you make friends with a guy in the field you will probably not
get one from them. Ever tried to get a used tire from a tire shop? They
charge you a $5 "disposal fee" then SELL them to a recycler from a
locked up metal cage in the back. But, of course, they don't tell you
that if you ask for a used tire. No, they just say "our insurance will
not allow us to do that" because they don't want to get sued if you
drive off the lot with a used tire and get in a wreck when it goes flat.
This is what I mean by this NOT being black and white like some would
like to believe...
From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
Behalf Of jimlux
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2008 11:38 PM
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
Subject: Re: [TCML] pole pigs from Gustav
> Hey Herr...
> I checked with the Entergy employee after reading this email. I asked
> what the company does with the damaged piggies. They throw them
> not recycled, not melted down for scrap metal, not referbished, just
> simply thrown away. The costs to "resurect" piggies is not viable. It
> costs more to do a total overhaul on a piggie than to buy a new one.
> Plus it gives the company an opportunity to replace old units with new
> Scot D
They may well throw them away, in which case you can be there ready to
receive it. But grabbing it before they look at it and decide to pitch
it is, as others have pointed, out, plain and simple theft.
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