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Ragged chute
« on: March 18, 2007, 02:07:46 AM »
 Way off topic but  some talk about hydro recently reminded me of this place.

Been there, seen that and never have I failed to be amazed by the place.

I wish I were this clever.

http://www.cobalt.ca/ragged_chutes.htm

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Re: Ragged chute
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 02:28:23 AM »
Doug// good post//just goes to show that we have had some very smart people in the past/that was probably designed and built with out millions of dollars from the goverment/ now we can not patch a pot hole with out a federal grant..sid
15 hp fairbanks morris1932/1923 meadows mill
8 hp stover 1923
8 hp lg lister
1932 c.s bell hammer mill
4 hp witte 1917
5 hp des jardin 1926
3 hp mini petters
2hp hercules 1924
1 1/2 briggs.etc

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Re: Ragged chute
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 02:44:32 AM »
Cool little town, built on Silver mining. One of the "tri-towns" battered and bloodied by the boom and bust cycles.

One of my jobs is to inspect and service an electric compressor plant. A plant that never worked right because of poor planning and over engineering combined with the blind foolishness of building it at great expensence 6000 feet underground.... ramble....

All water powered and reliable.
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Re: Ragged chute
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 01:27:37 PM »
That's so simple it might just work ;D
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Re: Ragged chute
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 10:44:13 PM »
You can do a lot of cool stuff with compressed air.

Consider for a moment an air driven generating set...
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Re: Ragged chute
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 01:57:23 AM »
The (now closed) Sullivan Mine here in Kimberley BC, while in operation for 100 years, the largest Silver/Lead/Zinc mine in the world used compressed air generated by water powered compressors at first.  Then they went to electrically powered compressors.  The compressor station is still there, sitting at the lower end of Mark Creek, which generates 300' of head, lots of power going to waste.  ???
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