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Uses for plastic caulking tubes



 
 
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Old August 8th 09, 02:08 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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I am doing a lot of caulking lately and it seems a shame to discard
the used plastic tubes.

Any ideas as to how to reuse them?

Thanks

TMT
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Old August 8th 09, 02:26 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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On Aug 7, 9:08*pm, Too_Many_Tools wrote:
I am doing a lot of caulking lately and it seems a shame to discard
the used plastic tubes.

Any ideas as to how to reuse them?

Thanks

TMT


Most recycling programs would take the plastic. But you have to clean
them first.
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Old August 8th 09, 03:25 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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Slit lengthwise - no top/bottom - small tree protectors from trimmer.
Martin

Too_Many_Tools wrote:
I am doing a lot of caulking lately and it seems a shame to discard
the used plastic tubes.

Any ideas as to how to reuse them?

Thanks

TMT

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Old August 8th 09, 04:01 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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8th pic on this page..... http://thereifixedit.com/page/2/

Last pic on this page..... http://thereifixedit.com/page/9/


Sonny


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Old August 8th 09, 05:22 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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"Too_Many_Tools" wrote in message
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I am doing a lot of caulking lately and it seems a shame to discard
the used plastic tubes.

Any ideas as to how to reuse them?

Thanks

TMT


Stick some batteries in them and give them to your moms (both of them) as
birthday presents. They will think you gave them new dildos.

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Old August 8th 09, 02:39 PM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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O

Most recycling programs would take the plastic. But you have to clean
them first.


The local landfill outright rejects them if they see them in a load of
construction debris. If they see several, they will reject the entire
load.



Ron
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RonB wrote:

O

Most recycling programs would take the plastic. But you have to clean
them first.


The local landfill outright rejects them if they see them in a load of
construction debris. If they see several, they will reject the entire
load.



Ron


You know things have gone too far when the dump starts getting picky about
what it will take.



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Old August 8th 09, 11:55 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 13:04:38 -0700, Mark & Juanita
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RonB wrote:

O

Most recycling programs would take the plastic. But you have to clean
them first.


The local landfill outright rejects them if they see them in a load of
construction debris. If they see several, they will reject the entire
load.



Ron


You know things have gone too far when the dump starts getting picky about
what it will take.


Our recycle program requires washing of items before setting them out.
I do not recycle, but I do conserve and re-use.
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Old August 9th 09, 04:36 AM posted to rec.woodworking,rec.crafts.metalworking
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"Too_Many_Tools" wrote in message
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I am doing a lot of caulking lately and it seems a shame to discard
the used plastic tubes.

Any ideas as to how to reuse them?


Give them a really good washout and reload them with peanut butter. This
would save time washing the knife when preparing your lunch.


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Old August 9th 09, 11:13 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Mark & Juanita writes:
RonB wrote:

O

Most recycling programs would take the plastic. But you have to clean
them first.


The local landfill outright rejects them if they see them in a load of
construction debris. If they see several, they will reject the entire
load.



Ron


You know things have gone too far when the dump starts getting picky about
what it will take.



You mean like:

- won't take medical waste?
- won't take toxic chemicals?
- won't take radioactive materials?

Don't you support businesses making their own decisions (the landfill is a
business, too)?
 




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