Chuckle If you, like myself had watched a tv fall off a high shelf and
disappear in a cloud of shrapnell you would certainly not ask such a
very funny in slow motion though I have to say.
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I don't even think about giving answers to stupid questions, Hucker.
I would not give you a drink of water in the desert, Hucker
What happened to your k/f, Hucker?
Why have you not yet killed yourself, Hucker?
The nation would save a lot of money in dole payments if you were dead,
I doubt it. How the hell would you get the shadow mask out ?
That's only a small part of what you would need to do.
And even if you could do it, access later would be fucked anyway.
In theory you might be able to cut the top off with a diamond
saw and get the shadow mask out that way, but it's a hell of a
lot of work just to end up with a fish tank which would look
pretty silly when you could see thru the front and see the
neck etc on the other side.
Almost impossible and very very dangerous. The front has phospher to remove,
there are numorous other bits. I'd suggest that its all a bit pointless.
You might be better finding an old console model, remove the whole of the
innards to recyclers and build a tank inside that slides in and out or the
cabinat slides over it. Baird and Bush first generation ones were sturdy
cabinets often with doors and some had plate glass over the front too.
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When I were a lad, we had a TV (I think Baird) which had a sliding door which rolled around the side. I was about 3 or 4 and fascinated as to where the apparently solid door went to. I was also very proud of making my own radio, by finding a channel with music on it and closing the door :-)
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On 8/14/2017 5:13 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
When I was a teenager in the 60's, we had a CRT tv to dispose of
(probably about a 15 inch, B&W and not "low profile" of course) and, not
having a car, my father decided the best way to reduce the size for
dustbin disposal would be to break the tube. I expect we had canibalised
the chassis and any useful bits. Obviously, we were aware of the debris
risk from implosion (my father used to train sappers in demolition
during the war) so we wrapped it in substantial blankets before putting
it in what we thought would be a suitably vulnerable orientation and
lobbing breeze blocks at it.
It turned out to be very much more robust than we expected. Eventually
we managed to break off the neck part containing the gun. IIRC the glass
of the main part was about 6 mm thick.
But this does seem like a particularly daft exercise to me, particularly
given the internal construction of a colour CRT and the fact that the
phosphors could well be toxic.
Damn, the whole one I put in the wheely bin probably won't implode then.
As a kid I used to smash them at the skip by throwing them against a hard edge of concrete, face first. I guess someone had a lot of sweeping to do.
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The flare, possibly, but the faceplates were much thicker -
20mm or more.
Where I worked when I first left school, we used to dispose
of CRTs in the rubbish.
All the rubbish went into a large drum with one end removed.
When the level in the drum reached a critical level we would
take all the old tubes downstairs and put them in the bin,
face down, one at a time.
The 'critical level' ensured that the very end of the neck
just protruded above the brim. The drum was sited next to
where the toilet wall jutted out, making it convenient to
hide round the corner.
The deed was done using an odd length of galvanised iron
conduit: you hid round the corner, poked your head out while
taking a violent swipe at the tube neck then ducked back out
of sight while a sharp hiss indicated success!
We smashed up the flare of the tube with the conduit and put
the next tube on top, then repeated as required until all of
the CRTs had been disposed of.
When my brother, four years my junior, started work with us
he was shown this procedure. The last tube was an old round
12" CRT. After it was loaded into the drum, he was handed
the conduit and we all retreated round the corner.
Tap! Nothing happened so he was told to try again but much
harder. Tap! Again nothing ...
More encouragement, more tapping until, eventually: WHOOMPH!
After the initial implosion there was a second rush of noise
as all the glass that wasn't contained in the drum hit the
ceiling! Another short pause and them the sound of all the
glass hitting the solid floor.
It took him over half an hour to sweep up all the glass!
We used to have a place where we put them outside and could then lob a
brick at them from the nearby flat roof, a very satisfactory WHUMP!!
occurred plus the crashing and tinkling to the glass fallout. We got the
works minion Chris to sweep up!
One day a 26" colour CRT accidentally slid off the bench, three blokes
were in the room they were rather shocked to say the least, one did get
a bit of flying glass in the side of his face which required a hospital
On Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:12:24 UTC+1, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
I tried that using coke as I heard it will disolve phosper it didn't really work although some seemed to come off but that could be just luck, rather than a fish tank I wanted to make a lava lamp, seemed too much effort in the end.
You open the case, throw away all the contents including the tube, build
tank inside case.
Nobody wants to look through dark TV screen glass and they usually are
as it improves the contrast.
Its also hard to remove the shadow mask.
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