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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Waste water

What do you guys do with your waste water on tile jobs?
I was reading a article in FCI mag. about this.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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On a new construction job site I just dump it on the ground .
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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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My guys generally try to find loose mulch area's or gravel and dump it there.
Residential is more difficult.
We have dumped it storm sewers before but most froun on this because of water shed or run off.
If you have enough buckets, I transfer used water to another and let the sludge built up and get hard. the process is a little bit time comsuming as you have to dump back and forth until the sludge is in one bucket. But it works.
You can always look to getting a cheesclothe bag and placeing it away from the property a bit and let that filter your water out.

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Neil,

easier way is to let the dirty buckets settle until the next day.
then carefully pour off the clear water and dump settled stuff into a trash bucket.
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I tried to post a link to the article.
I can't do it
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My waist water is what I call that spare tire I carry around my midsection. Just water weight I say.

Really tho, I cap the buckets to drain on the weekends and separate at home. That's when I can't dump the water out on site.
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I do like Brian said at remodel jobs. Only problem is I fergit to dump the bucket and now I have about 6 buckets that are frozen solid skank mud. That reminds me, I have a bucket inna back of the truck now from the job I just finished.
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I pour it on the lawn. Never had anyone question it either.
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I do as Brian said also. on houses that have overgrowth or wooded areas, I sometimes dig a small hole with my foot, and fill in at finish.
when I was younger I had a customer flip out because I dumped in his bushes, never again.
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i always ask the client where a safe place would be for clean out. usually in gravel or in a hole then cover up
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I ask first also if there's anyone home at the time. Usually gravel,under decks or wooded areas.

Something tells me the article Don is talking about frowns upon this.
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yes it more than likely does. i would say that when workin with epoxy products we sould take more care.
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usually the kitchen sink. if not there then the driveway or front porch. Right on the flowers is good too.
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I pour it on the lawn. Never had anyone question it either.
REALLY???

I don't go to the extreme of taking it home and cleaning it, but I sure don't dump it on their lawn...I do like Jeff and ask where I can clean out my buckets...If by some chance they won't let me clean up onsite - I trash the bucket(s). What if I take them home then do clean out that wastes 15 minutes of my time...Buckets cost $2.22 so if I throw away 2 that would take me 15 minutes to clean, that's what? about $18 an hour


What they have flowers in PA Joe? I did catch a helper pouring grout water down a bathtub once though!
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man dont u hate that when you are inside laying away and ask the green help to go mix another bucket. i finish with what i got then go outside and see whats takin so long. walk out side and my mechanic Gabe is sweeping this guy all over the driveway. he threw the dirty bucket water all over the new stuco. luckly he didnt get caught by me
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