Gold price was: Re: ebay feedback

From: Peter Joules <>
Date: Tue Dec 7 06:05:54 1999

In article <m11v9t8-000IyJC_at_p850ug1>, Tony Duell
<> writes
>c) Place the CRT outside, put a couple of old coats over it and throw a
>hammer at it (!).
>I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for any injury caused by trying the above, BTW!!!
>Modern CRTs can't violently implode, but it's still wise to take care.

I have included the caveat in the quote for obvious reasons. A master
at my old school used to break up old CRTs by _gently_ tapping at the
base of the neck with the ball of a hammer. This created a small hole
to release the vacuum.

It looked dangerous to me so I used the 'blanket and brick' approach as
in (c) above or put the tube in a dustbin and crouched down beside the
bin and used a hammer to knock off the neck keeping the bin between me
and the CRT.
Received on Tue Dec 07 1999 - 06:05:54 GMT

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