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Old 9th September 2021, 14:10
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For something you "nevermind", you twins are making a lot of fuss. If you don't like a comment, lay off your snide ones.

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Old 9th September 2021, 14:36
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JJ, sincere apologies, I didn't realise you were so tender on the matter. 862 seemed to be in the same vein as any of mine but I will studiously avoid taking what I thought was obviously bait.
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Old 9th September 2021, 14:57
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Synchrometer had a dial and two lamps. When the pointer on the dial was vertical and both lamps out, it was time to close the breaker. If the dial wasn't visible, (3 machines in the plant) the lamps were. The owner had fitted two very old carbon filament lamps.


And Yes, the panel was/is granite slabs. It's located in Wadhams, New York state.
I'll see if I can find some pics.


Here - Matthew William Foley, granite panels. https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/s...es-tom-woodman The synchroscope is directly above his head, lamps not visible.
Fantastic, thanks for the link!

During the event in San Jose, Costa Rica, four plants were affected, a couple having the machinery hall filled to the roof with rocks and sediment.

Some of the smaller plants with 0.5 to 1.5 MW generators were written off as uneconomic to repair.

One of them was, in my opinion, a great shame that it would be scrapped. The plant was built at the turn of the 20th. century, one hundred years in continual operation. The plant had very quaint wooden buildings, almost like large doll houses, which had been imported (as was all the plant) from the USA. Originally, shift workers would have to ride in to the plant on horseback. The personnel being relieved, would then return on the horses.

The switch and control gear was all original Westinghouse and the name plates were thick brass, things of beauty, as were the switch mechanisms, beautifully made, industrial art, almost!

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Old 10th September 2021, 02:22
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Fantastic, thanks for the link!

During the event in San Jose, Costa Rica, four plants were affected, a couple having the machinery hall filled to the roof with rocks and sediment.

Some of the smaller plants with 0.5 to 1.5 MW generators were written off as uneconomic to repair.

One of them was, in my opinion, a great shame that it would be scrapped. The plant was built at the turn of the 20th. century, one hundred years in continual operation. The plant had very quaint wooden buildings, almost like large doll houses, which had been imported (as was all the plant) from the USA. Originally, shift workers would have to ride in to the plant on horseback. The personnel being relieved, would then return on the horse





The switch and control gear was all original Westinghouse and the name plates were thick brass, things of beauty, as were the switch mechanisms, beautifully made, industrial art, almost!

Best Regards,
Dave

The turbines at Wadhams still had Lignum Vitae bearings when I was there.



Everything not watered had drip oilers, (governors and such) as long as you paid attention everything ran beautifully. It was fun to shut the wicket gates in the big machine, the standpipe would erupt. Good photo op. During one winter I popped a huge ice cake out and dented the penstock.


All sorts of biological material went through the turbines and the tailrace was very good fishing. Big trout, and some landlocked salmon. I preferred the trout.
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Old 10th September 2021, 10:37
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Old 10th September 2021, 13:10
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Why! What's happened?

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Old 13th September 2021, 20:26
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Old 27th September 2021, 14:55
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♫♫♫ One Way, or Another ♪♪♪ You're coming with me."
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Old 27th September 2021, 17:23
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What self respecting gun enthusiastic doesn’t know these words? “I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

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Old 27th September 2021, 20:12
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Old 27th September 2021, 20:39
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Very true rogd if you dont listen to Dirty Harry.
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Old 27th September 2021, 22:15
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Graffiti behind the boiler on the Texaco Frankfurt:-

Would you fffff, shag Debbie Harry?

Debbie yes. Harry no.
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Old 1st October 2021, 13:19
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A farmer stopped by the local garage to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home.

On the way home he stopped at B & Q and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the market and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the market he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked: 'Can you tell me how to get to Church Lane ?'
The farmer said, 'Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to the lane I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot.'
The old lady suggested: 'Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?'

'Why thank you very much,' he replied, very impressed, and proceeded to walk the old girl home.
On the way he says: 'Let's take my short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time.'

The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said: 'I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me... How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?'
The farmer said: 'Jesus lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?'

The old lady replied:
'Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens!!!'
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Old 5th October 2021, 09:01
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Was the Little Old Lady Miss Marple by any chance?

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Old 5th October 2021, 23:37
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Right, that's it. It's Ian M. Banks style MONSTER GROAN-O-METER time ... !!!
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Old 14th October 2021, 22:09
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Old 14th October 2021, 22:28
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A useful guide….
You missed one Malcolm! Well two, apart from the "piece of coathanger wire", nice and THICK........!

My wife had a Gas Station. The compressor was forever blowing fuses, but no one told us. Then the motor was damaged.

Off I went, multimeter in hand, to check it. First stop, the fuse box. There were bottle caps, doubled and forced into the fuse terminals! (110V, 15A) When I asked,"WHO!....." the workers feigned dementia. We were forced to issue stern warnings to everyone and put a padlock on the fuse box with a "responsible" person for the key!

BTW, the problem was the pressure microswitch which did not cut the motor at the set pressure and thus caused the motor to overheat. (Or something like that, I really cannot remember, it was so long ago!)

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Old 15th October 2021, 10:37
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Yes you have reminded me…..
With the 13amp BS1363 plug tops one occasionally finds them getting a tad warm, or rattling when picked up.
I have, oft times, needed to pop the top off and check the screws etc. That is both an up side and down side for moulded plug tops - The diy user can’t cock it up, but when it fails you have to cut it off.
On one such occasion I open up to discover the fuse holder bound around with a couple of turns of fuse wire - yes they had used fuse wire, maybe around 10amp, but 4 ply!
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Old 15th October 2021, 12:25
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I remember my Old Man back in the day when the fuse wire burnt out in the box. (Old council houses.) The were coils of various grades of fuse wire sat on top of the box and as I watched him replace the wire with a double wrap, I told him that was a bad idea. The fuse was there for a purpose and what was needed was to locate the reason why it blew.
"That's what I'm doing," he replied. "Keep doubling up then walk around the house in search of a burning smell !!!"
Talk about living dangerously ....
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"Keep doubling up then walk around the house in search of a burning smell !!!"
Talk about living dangerously ....
Ha ha ha!!!!! We have an original, square wooden, towel rack in two bathrooms. The house was built in 1953.

My wife was drying her hair in the "bottom" bathroom when sparkes and smoke started coming out of the dryer. She just threw the dryer from her and called me!

She set fire to a towel and the towel rack still bears the flame damage scars (half burned through!).

I asked why she didn't pull the plug! "Oh, I didn't want to get electrocuted!" she said.

Always check the mesh filter at the back of the hair dryer - They soon get blocked and cause overheating! (I suppose that, not a lot of members use hairdryers!)

I am still giggling Bob!
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Ha ha ha!!!!! We have an original, square wooden, towel rack in two bathrooms. The house was built in 1953.

My wife was drying her hair in the "bottom" bathroom when sparkes and smoke started coming out of the dryer. She just threw the dryer from her and called me!

She set fire to a towel and the towel rack still bears the flame damage scars (half burned through!).

I asked why she didn't pull the plug! "Oh, I didn't want to get electrocuted!" she said.

Always check the mesh filter at the back of the hair dryer - They soon get blocked and cause overheating! (I suppose that, not a lot of members use hairdryers!)

I am still giggling Bob!
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I still use a hairdryer!
There is some resemblance between my hair and that on my SH avatar due to lockdown here in Melbourne. The YMs hates it but I like it.
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Old 24th October 2021, 19:40
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Some trivia about Yul Brynner:
He was a lifelong admirer of Liverpool Football club.
He never used after shave.





Which is why,




to this day,




Liverpool fans sing....






Yul never wore cologne.


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Philosophy, anatomy and evolutionary science at its best .......
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