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Home boot recycling

A kit for reforming, resizing and recycling rubber boots
 
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The first thing would be to get all the rubber boots in a family made of a type of rubbery plastic. if anyone can remind me what this stuff is called, let me know. all I know is that it's out there.

Families usually have the problem of children outgrowing their rubber boots, a product so seldom worn that it almost doesn't make sense to but new ones each time this happens. also, the boots often get leaks and are impossible to fix.

The repairation kit would be a teflon pot and some little moulds that make boots of different sizes. When you outgrow or break a boot, melt it down (if necessary, add some extra rubbery stuff) and pour it into the mould of the desired size. when it cools, all the holes are fixed, and it fits better.

schematics, May 19 2004

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       might be a bit of an effort doing it in the home.. perhaps your rubber shoes could be sent to the recycler and you could buy some more (you get a cheap pair with the voucher you get from the recylcer).

p.s. //repairation kit// eehH?
neilp, May 19 2004
  

       ...and some molds for making rubber molds.
FarmerJohn, May 19 2004
  

       Would this device also take empty soda bottles to mold them into cups, plates or knives for the next party?
kbecker, May 19 2004
  

       I thought this idea was to throw everything in the back of one's car until it is eventually needed again, a thoroughly baked concept in much of the south USA.
dpsyplc, May 19 2004
  
      
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