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Here is something really nutty...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by concrete jedi, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 21, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I just had to replace a light bulb down by the washer and dryer, you say so what, well let me tell you it has been on for the last 10 years, thats rights F'ing ten years !! We never turn it off and we just wanted to see how long it would go. It was a 48 inch fluorescent bulb, in the basement, never hot, never cold, I always heard this ole wives tale about never turning off a light, go figure.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    thats awesome..some lights are good for that stuff. Id laugh if your wife(or whoever) was changing it regularly for the past 10 years, and just didnt tell you.


    Althou, if you ever watch Orange County Choppers, when they build the fire bike, they visit the FDNY and they had a light thats been on for 100 years or somethin like that, never been turned off, and never burnt out. Amazing
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:07 AM
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    CheeseWithTaco

    CheeseWithTaco Well-Known Member

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    grrr...
    i hear that the long bulbs take a beating turning "on" but once on its all good, :confused:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:13 AM
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    DJ@LLX

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    WOW i guess you learn something new every day. hope your new bulb last you longer :).
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    geez... :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    Hey Concrete!! !! I used to work for a Sign Company and we found that signs that were left on all the time very seldom needed service! !! Go figure!!!:)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i've always heard that turning a light on is more strenuous on it than it actually burning. I've always been told a light left on will last forever and that constantly turning it on and off is what kills it
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    Snipe

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    My brother maintains the fire houses here and they buy high quality fluorescent bulbs by the pallet, the funny thing is due too fluorescent bulbs being considered hazardous waste because of the mercury in them it costs $.10 more per bulb to dispose of them then it costs to purchase them in the first place.
     
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