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Old 11-13-2011, 12:44 PM   #21
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pros i tell ya real honest to goodness PROs.... you guys really show us all a good example..
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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Pacificpainters,

Because of your post and DeanV's explanation of what floccing is, I'm going to initiate a program at my place of work.

Currently, we have two separate 55 gallon drums that are for oil and water base paints.
A waste management service picks it up on a scheduled basis. Since we are generating more water base paint waste these days, I think floccing may be the way to go. I'll have to compare the cost of chemicals and floccing equipment to the waste management service fees.

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A simple way to start is buy a wheel bin and pool flock which is aluminium sulphate. You may need some bicarbonate of soda just to raise the ph level a bit.

By the way it is fun, I enjoy watching the chemical reaction and it is satisfying to think you are doing your little bit. Let us know how you go mate.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #23
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In Australia there are at least two companies that sell reclaiming kits. My students can't get them in the Pacific so I am experimenting with my students to find sustainable options that are affordable. The reefs can get a hard time from the heavy metal in paint waste here so I think it is an important thing for me to get right...

A simple way..
.. By the way it is fun,
I enjoy watching the chemical reaction and it is satisfying to think you are doing your little bit.
Let us know how you go mate.
You are a good teacher I'm sure.. motivating, considerate,
and investing in others.

Do you discuss certification programs ?
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My wife was looking over my shoulder as I read this thread the other day, and has been "encouraging" me to look into getting such a system, whether I buy one or build one. I actually like the idea and I think I could put one together for relatively little money. Does anyone know what the Glidden units cost?
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You are a good teacher I'm sure.. motivating, considerate,
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We have no such program in Australia yet, but we have Greenpainters programs that give you a certification. The Greenpainter program covers this and other sustainable initiatives.
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My wife was looking over my shoulder as I read this thread the other day, and has been "encouraging" me to look into getting such a system, whether I buy one or build one. I actually like the idea and I think I could put one together for relatively little money. Does anyone know what the Glidden units cost?
Thats great, good on you. Let us know how you go.
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Great set up Ben, how do you keep your sink so clean? Mine looks pretty scungy.
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Just fussy with my tools : ) plus I just work by myself so it's easy
To keep things how I like them
Being a Dulux Acredited painter they have been encouraging us painters to invest in an envirowash system . I got mine early in the year and it works well great with the electric pump to pump out the clean water.
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G'day Mate
Just fussy with my tools : ) plus I just work by myself so it's easy
To keep things how I like them
Being a Dulux Acredited painter they have been encouraging us painters to invest in an envirowash system . I got mine early in the year and it works well great with the electric pump to pump out the clean water.
Hands down the Envirowash bin is the most professional looking option. Unfortunately it is not an option here as painters in the Pacific can't afford a unit like that. So I am trying to find a cheaper alternative, if I was back in Oz and back on the tools I would be using the Envirowash too.

I use an Envirowash here too by the way, I am just looking for alternatives for the industry.

As I type this I am thinking, perhaps I should approach Dulux here to see if they can come up with an economy design for the Pacific.
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We use the enviro wash and swear by it. The only thing to note is be sure you use the right size for the site. The smaller systems can quickly get overloaded on bigger sites.
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G'day Mate
Just fussy with my tools : ) plus I just work by myself so it's easy
To keep things how I like them
Being a Dulux Acredited painter they have been encouraging us painters to invest in an envirowash system . I got mine early in the year and it works well great with the electric pump to pump out the clean water.
So do you advertise the fact that you are a green painter and use the envirowasher ? I'm Dulux accredited also. Your avatar doesn't say where you are.
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So do you advertise the fact that you are a green painter and use the envirowasher ? I'm Dulux accredited also. Your avatar doesn't say where you are.

G'day Brian
I'm based in Sydney we're are you based ?

I need to update my website and add the envirowash logo and maybe a little article
On how it works : ) so yes I Plan too
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Good to see some Aussie's on board.
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