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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

power tools

Power tools are easier used when the leads are cut short, You don't have to bend down to find the two ends and plug them together. If you really want to speed things up a hook can be placed in a convenient place for the extension lead end to fit into. Manufactures could make the fittings directly into the tool and do away with the lead altogether.All tools would benefit from this especially saws as the lead would not catch half way through cutting the bottom of a door lets say. I use yellow leads so they can be seen which is different from the power tool leads which are black or gray.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Whirlpool Washing machines

So I bought a new Whirlpool washing machine again! This one is worse than the other one.  I puts me clothes in and out they comes with chit all over them. It takes about two months for the stuff to build up in the back of the machine and then it dumps it all over your clothes Then they say its been good for two months well maybe. If I examines the chit its got a build up of all the stuff that has gone in there and if you are washing nappies then there is shit. Given time the microbes multiply and you gets ecol i forming. Sounds gross it is, cause it goes onto your sheets and pillow slips and now you start sneezing. Ever wondered why.

Lets start with what a washing machine is to do:- wash clothes and sheets etc. Do the same for years. Filter the large pieces out so there is no buildup in the machine.
How do you test if it is doing so. Two ways, one put the clothes in the drier and see how much lint is in the drier filter. Two if you don't have a drier then hang them on the line and give them a bash and watch for the dust. If there is dust then your machine is a chitter. If there is lint in your drier filter or dust in the air then your washing machine is doing a chit arse job.
You and your family will get sick Asama, allergies etc. It is given that you will without a doubt in time get sick from your washing machine......That's a promise and I seldom use the word Promise. As for the new machine I am going to get my money back again And then I will let you know how it happens.
Around 85% of children with allergic asthma, and about 10% of the population, are sensitive to house dust mites, which are unfortunately found in every home, no matter how clean. What is less known is that it is actually the house dust mite protein (DER p1) found in their minute droppings and decomposing body parts, which cause respiratory allergic reactions. An allergy to house dust mites can also be linked to atopic eczema.[3]

Unfortunately, they breed in our favorite place - the bed. They live in mattresses, pillows and duvets, where there is an abundance of food (our skin flakes) and high humidity (our sweat). The average bed can easily have over 10,000 dust mites living in it, and over two million droppings.

And here are some more horrible facts:

-- There are 1,000 dust mites per teaspoon (1 gram) of house dust

-- Their numbers have increased dramatically in the past 20 to 30 years, because of increasingly closed and warmer homes

-- They are so light and tiny that they float easily into the air when disturbed by our daily activities. Inhaling these minute particles causes allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to the protein

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oil spill

1/ The riser from the oil well is to be cut off by any means possible leaving an open pipe.
2/ A plug is to be made in copper with a wall thickness of about 20 thou wall thickness with hydraulic hoses attached. Multiple "O" ring seals are to be placed on the outside diameter so when the plug is inflated with about 6,000 hydraulic pressure will make a seal on the well riser pipe This plug is to have a steel pipe through the centre with a valve on the end that protrudes from the hole.
3/ The pressure should be enough to distort the riser pipe stopping the plug from being expelled  when the plug valve is shut.
4/ The well hole above the plug can then be grouted with pollyisocinate
Simple yes but putting it into practice no as I understand the problems of working in extremely difficult circumstances using robotic equipment under water.
So there it is free of charge for the oil barons to make them selves look good.
Cheers Stewart Strik
Diver, miner, engineer, strata control, imagineer, and ex petroleum worker.
Doing this for the pelicans

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The fun stuff starts

I have decided to concentrate my efforts on the sail boat that I bought The trailer mud guards are on and welded up. I have decided to put a cabin on the boat and remove the mast and power with a small kite.So thats the way I am heading and will post as I go. The cabin is to be made from alloy and bolted on. I will start with a Jig made from steel and this will give me an idea as to how it will look when finished. I have marked out the place where I want the cabin to sit and as luck will have it the surfaces are all flat and straight so no bending and forming is required...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oil spill

I am saddened by the oil spill in the gulf. It will take over 100 years to clean up.The people responsible that is the CEO,s Have to be held accountable. There should have be a system developed at the same time as deep water drilling was developed to contend with potential problems.
With any system as complicated as a drilling platform these things will happen. It will be up to the small people to ban together and fund a legal challenge against the perpetrators of this crime. Because it is a crime. Otherwise they will get off scott free and will laugh all the way to the bank. It has happened before in the gulf and will happen again. If they need someone who can stop the oil leak they may call on me by putting a comment in the comment section and I will reply. It is a simple job in adverse conditions, Granted.

I did work in strata control and work as a commercial diver and engineer as a matter of interest.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Just read this fantastic book

I read this book about engineered houses and thought you might like to read it.Its about houses and how to make them and a lot of fun stuff to boot..Rex Roberts' Your Engineered House