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Conventional Fixtures PAR64 Lamp storage

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Sean, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Sean

    Sean Active Member

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    Hello all...

    Very specific question for those dealing with larger volumes of PAR-64 lamps:

    How many will actually fit in a 44-gallon Rubbermaid trash can?

    Derek: Could you check to see if the ones you use are 44 or 55 gallon cans? If you're not sure (as I think the volume in notated on the bottom), could you give me the measurements of the cans you've used?

    Thanks all...

    --Sean
     
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    The 44 gallon variety.
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    Rubbermaid® 44 Gallon Brute® and Accessories - US Plastic Corporation.

    Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact count, as the shop has phased out every PARcan in favor of the S4-PAR. But 44 gallons≈10,000 in^3; divided by volume of a PAR64 lamp ~(4π^2*4); ≈ 63. Subtracting for wasted space, I still think they held around fifty lamps.

    As I've said, the only think I disliked about this storage system was preventing people from throwing waste on top of the lamps. Perhaps the lid, as well as buying non-standard colors, would help this problem.
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    You can fit a lot more if you break the lamps first...
     
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    Thanks Bill....very helpful. *rolling eyes*

    I suppose that would make the choice of rolling trash can even more appropriate.

    --Sean
     
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    Or purchase a matching lid: [​IMG]

    Rubbermaid Part Number: RUB264560BLA (List Price 24.60, available (usually cheaper) at your local office supply store!)

    Chain to container to prevent it from walking away. Write in big letters: NOT TRASH!
     
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    I have seen people using trash barrels for many non-trash things including cable storage and even for potable water used to fill drinking cups at a running-race water station. In every instance, despite covers and signs, people always threw trash in there. Maybe a locking cover of some sort will help.
     
  7. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    You can drill holes through the handle area and use padlocks with a long shackle or bolts to keep it shut.
     
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    Spray painting it Red is always an option. I would take time time to read that!
     
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    Or just buy a red one.

    --Sean
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Nobody is going to mess with a biohazard trash bin.
    :lol:
     
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    Seems to me those emptying trash don't read and or know about color codes etc. Sorry but trash can means trash can and it gets emptied.

    Short of chaining to the wall and somewhat doubtful the extra effort in hand emptying it, you run the risk of spare lamps getting trashed by the clean up crew.


    Possible not but Trash Can shape normally means something that's trash - bio-hazzard or not in not understanding it's not normal trash. Depends on the staff.

    Store our bottles in two back to back 2'x8'x8' walled and castered storage bin shelves. Overstock on pallet shelving in bulk lamp boxes. A storage in a trash can if not a lot could be fairly cheap and easy but beyond that a road box, or shelving unit that's bin bulk storage could store more. Also, less chance of throwing out. Best yet to store the lamps in their boxes and save the origional boxes folded up for later use in protecting the pins and globes better. Than once the box is tapped up for reinforcement, dated and signed for in "working" if not an ohms resistance rating taken and labeled on the lamp, one can store the lamps on any shelving available in an .orderly type of way Such similar size boxes can also be bought.
     

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