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Generators / Re: This guy would be fun to deal with
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
Listen to all the poop you want it really boiled down to the states rights to buy and sell people.  Actually these states were offered status quo but they declared war for the ability to bring new states in as slavery is OK states.

It would be so nice if they taught the real reasons behind that war. There was so much more too it. But I digress. Everyone just wants to boil it down to one issue. Oddly enough it is the one that that is most divisive, go figure.

"Always kept under cover". Sitting beside the garden shed under a tarpoleon for 75 years may not be the gem one thinks it is. Just saying. I have seen first hand the moisture damage that can occur with a CS from sitting unrun for long periods of time. It can be ugly!

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:53:14 PM »
Glort's 40C(104F) day would be 313 degrees K.

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:09 PM »
They are the same @ -40 degrees.

I regularly work in both scales due to the equipment I work on. I used to work on some equipment that uses the Kelvin scale as it runs so cold.

General Discussion / Re: snowed in, again
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:29:55 AM »
This one give a different insight, Shows the power being moved around and the price the grid operators are paying wholesale.
When it gets towards $400, you know they are desperate.  Sa, NSW and VIC are already Nudging $300 when at this time of day they would usually be around 60-70.

WOW. That's a very interesting site. Does AUS have multiple operators or just one that handles the whole country?

Everything else / Re: Simple Power limiting/ Stepping.
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
In the meantime and with  40o+ ( for the people in the US using that superior system, 40oF is...... Bloody hot)

Fixed it for you.  ;) It is 40 degrees here too, and 6" of snow on the ground. That's 153 mm.

Attention span alert.  Attention span alert.  Attention span alert.
What's a span alert? Something too wide?  ;D

Was in the mid 40's F here Saturday. Had a call for snow flurries and rain yesterday. Ended up with 14.5 inches of snow and ice. They nailed it.  >:(

Changfa Engines / Re: Watch Changfa type engines get built
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
Looks like a forklift driver spilled a couple of pallets of flywheels towards the end.

Changfa Engines / Re: What's this really worth?
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:28:21 PM »
Looks like a pretty fair price to me depending on condition. Especially since it is already on the Island.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 :the saga continues
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:09:59 PM »
Looks like you need to find a better key. You are going to be depending on the taper lock for most of the strength with that setup.

IIRC you are in the US. Check out  They carry offset and oddball key stock.

General Discussion / Re: Telecom towers
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:55:07 PM »
I was in our local department store recently, they now sell a fridge with a computer built into the door. This allows you to track what food stuff you are running out of and order replacements online. I wonder how long it will be before my Doctor demands access to this computer so he can berate me for eating too much salt, fat & etc. I bet the health and life insurance companies will quickly follow. What a f*cked up world, I`m becoming paranoid about being spied on by a refrigerator!  :laugh:


They have had those here in the US for a few years. Have you seen the one that has a camera inside and a screen outside? You can see what's in the fridge without having to go to the trouble of opening the door.They have had electronics and control boards in them for about 15-20 years. Worst idea ever. Primary failure on them now is the temperature sensor or control board. So, they end up in the landfill with a perfectly operating refrigeration system that just doesn't cut on. I like the old days of the $20 temp control that you had to replace every couple of decades.

Those computerized fridges with cameras and screens are just like the Amazon and Google assistants, always listening and always watching. I mean what's the world coming to when you can't sneak into the fridge at midnight and eat someone else's leftovers without there being video evidence. Or even worse what's the old lady going to say when she sees video of you putting those bushings/bearings in the freezer so they are an easier press fit. Thank goodness I still have that 60 year old beer fridge out in the shop. It does one thing and one thing only, stays cold.

General Discussion / Re: Haloween. WTF??
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:06:36 PM »
#me too

I remember when the now called hashtag (#) was called pound. Puts that phrase in a little different light.  :)

Figured this thread needed a poor attempt at humor.

General Discussion / Re: feed in tariff
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:59:19 AM »
We have the same issue with the supplied voltage being high. I usually see 125-127V on the 120 line and 246-248 on 240 line.

My house here has 3 Phase and 80A feed in so I have a total draw capacity of 60,000W in total.
That would be about $18 an hour if I could suck all that down.

Got it, that 3rd leg is what makes the difference. A standard 200A single phase service here is 48,000W. At least if I use all 48,000W it only costs $5.76 an hour.  :P  :laugh:

General Discussion / Re: feed in tariff
« on: October 21, 2018, 06:39:44 PM »
I think the different in amps is hidden in the voltage australia 220/240 and us 110. So you need half the amps to get the same power.

Maybe, I am not familiar with the electrical supply standards outside of the US other than 50 vs 60 Hz. What is the leg to leg voltage of the incoming service?

We use split phase for residential. The service is 240V L to L but we use a Neutral to get the 120V. Larger appliances/loads all use 240V. It is only the smaller items that use the 120V which is one leg of the 240 to Neutral.

Our 3 phase is a different story. We have a few different flavors(voltages) depending on light commercial, heavy commercial, industrial, etc. 

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