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Need some ideas to clean this

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by rondog, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    So I found a bunch of tempered glass on the side of the road. I scooped it into a 5 gal bucket and I am in a bit of a quandary.

    I need to somehow separate all the glass from the small to medium sized pieces of gravel. I've tried a few sifting ideas but the problem is a lot of the glass and rock are around the same size. I've also filled the bucket up with water and mixed it. It took care of a lot of the dirt but that is it.

    What other things should I try?

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  2. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    I have to ask why
     
  3. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    gas fire pit. I already tested out a few big pieces in it for about 30 mins to see if it will black or pop. The test was good

    It is this or $50 for a 10lb bag of fire glass
     
  4. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Seriously, all I can think of is to manually sort it piece by piece.
    Water has dissolved the soil/mud, the cat scooper has picked up anything larger than the holes, all that's left is material that is the same size as the glass particles. You can use a magnet to pick up anything magnetic, but that's probably not going to pull out anything since any nuts and bolts would have been picked up by the cat scooper.
     
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    unless it weighs the same as a duck
     
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    Hot glue, super glue, or duct tape?
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    Spray lacquer
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Aqua Net!

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  10. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    I saw those guys in concert

    :anonymous:
     
  11. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    OP I think you're stuck manually sorting here.
     
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    I would probably pay the $50 myself... Only thing I can think of is that you would need to pick out each individual piece
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Ya... what's your time worth?

    I wouldn't spend more than an hour to save $50.




    Too bad I pay myself more than my boss does :D
     
  14. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Chuck it in there rocks and all
     
  16. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    Can't you just throw it all into a fire? Rocks hold heat well.

    Or melt it. I think the glass will melt before the rocks do. Then you will has extra touch screams windshield
     
  17. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    The thing is I need about 5 of those 10lb bags..so about $250 worth of fire glass I'm trying to save here
     
  18. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    So you're going to scavenge glass from the side of the road as a hobby ?
     
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