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    2006 FIM FIAT VANS BRITISH SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX 03.06.06
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    Saturday, June 24, 2006

    New Toy

    I bought a new scanner/ copier/ printer/ fax/ toaster oven thingy. It arrived last night and I plugged it in this morning. These are the only photos I could find:
    I made this when I was working in Murgon. The sexy legs you see standing on the pipe in the background belong to my fellow slave. He is a boilermaker, but refused to make this monstrosity as it was beneath his dignity. I agree with him, it's a dumb looking thing. Although it looks like one of those potato roasters that were once popular at local sporting events, that isn't what it is.


    We were duplicating a pumpsite, this part is to hold the flapper valve that acts to prevent water running backwards through the pump when it is not in operation.





    This is the flapper valve.









    I even welded it on the inside. Thorough, aren't I?

    9 Comments:

    Blogger rat said...

    looks nice. what's it do?

    6/24/2006 07:29:00 pm  
    Blogger Dirk said...

    It goes on the delivery side of the irrigation pump. When the pump is running, the water pressure holds the valve open, when you turn the pump off, the valve closes. It stops all the water that you've pumped running backwards through the pump again when you stop pumping.

    6/25/2006 03:16:00 am  
    Anonymous og said...

    Serious pump.

    Looks like the low lift shutters they use on city septic systems. "turd herders" they calls 'em. Nice welding.

    Glad I don't have to crawl in that fucker and bolt it up.

    6/25/2006 10:54:00 am  
    Blogger Ranger Tom said...

    Is it coal or oil fired?

    6/25/2006 11:56:00 pm  
    Blogger Dirk said...

    og,
    bolting them up isn't bad. Unbolting them when they've had time to get rusty is a bit of a bugger.
    Ranger,
    diesel.

    6/26/2006 03:13:00 am  
    Anonymous og said...

    When they're rusty, you use the whispering hacksaw.

    6/26/2006 09:17:00 am  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    og,
    I take it that a whispering hacksaw is the same thing as a blue spanner?

    6/26/2006 03:48:00 pm  
    Anonymous og said...

    Only a blue spanner in parts of the world where "spanner" means any kind of wrench. Around here, "spanner" is only descriptive of about four types of wrench. But yeah, you got the gist of it.

    6/26/2006 08:02:00 pm  
    Blogger RobC said...

    Damn... wish I had taken pics of some of my Dad's handiwork. He could weld a bead that needed no chipping, could hardly see the ripples! Now he is retired and at the age of 78 is still arcing away his days, leasurely putting together garden furniture made on order for family and friends. That is when he and his lady love arenot gallivanting about all over the country!
    He taught me the trade as well, I loved using acetylene on thin tubing... you get the colour just right and the metal flows by itself. Used to be a dab hand at making up intake ducts for fitting Donaldson filters to various trucks and engines. Now I work with frikken computers... no pride of workmanship in that! :-)

    8/16/2006 05:52:00 am  

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