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Old 05-01-09, 11:15 AM
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Hey it's a new guy

Hey everyone. I didn't see an introduction board so I thought here would be the best place. There's a lot to look at so I hope I didn't miss it.

Anyway, I've been lurking here for a couple days and I thought I'd join. Seemed like a cool place to hang out.

 
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Old 05-01-09, 12:21 PM
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Welcome! Feel free to join right in.
 
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Old 05-01-09, 01:15 PM
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Welcome to the club. Enjoy and get addicted.
 
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Old 05-01-09, 01:24 PM
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Awright!! A new guy..lets make fun of his first question...lol...J/K!

Welcome...ask or answer away! Or just hang out and learn a lot!
 
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Us old guys always like a new guy....
 
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Old 05-01-09, 07:52 PM
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Spdavid makes it sound like a sex cult =P

and I'll probably be relatively silent for a while until I pick things up and what not. I'll be around the cooking threads much though.
 
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Old 05-02-09, 04:04 AM
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Click on the "forums" tab and scroll through the sections. If you have a question, or have advice for diy'ers go for it. Most of the ones that have replied so far couldn't boil water, so they may not be much help in the cooking forum. However, if you need to build a kitchen, let us know.
 
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In defence of spdavid, once the new guy gets trained and can do most of the work, us old guys can kick back and collect the ummm.... errrrr..... pay???

... and chandler, most of us can boil water - what do you think happens when we let the coolant run low in our old work trucks
 
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Old 05-02-09, 08:21 AM
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This kid can definitely boil water, I've boiled millions of gallons of water over the years. In fact, I'll be boiling water and using the steam next Saturday.

Georgetown PowerPlant Museum

Furd's steam videos

If you are in the Seattle area come visit us at the northwest corner of Boeing Field.
 

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Old 05-02-09, 10:15 AM
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I have a microwave so I can boil anything!

And it is a sex cult.We're always sticking our tools into something.....

I'm the guy with the sex shop (hardware store).
 
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Old 05-05-09, 12:54 PM
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Well, looks like I've come to the right place then!

I'm actually going to start some instrument building (starting with a wind harp) and some gardening (hydroponic and maybe some more traditional stuff) this summer. School consumes life the other 3/4 of the year. Damn degree expectations employers have these days.
 
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Old 05-05-09, 01:11 PM
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Now that we're thoroughly off-topic.....

Furd, I am jealous! The Florida State Fairgrounds has a permanent steam exhibit and every year during the fair that's the first place Tow Guy Jr. drags me:

YouTube - Florida State Fair Live Steam Exhibit
 
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Thanks for the link, Tow Guy. I'm the one that should be jealous as your fairgrounds exhibit has a real boiler making sufficient steam for the exhibition. That's a Cleaver Brooks model CB boiler with an air-atomized oil burner by the way. I had four similar boilers in two separate plants that I was in charge of several years ago.

The Georgetown PowerPlant Museum is in an old steam-electric generating station. I worked in the station a couple of years before it was decommissioned so I know my way around. Sunday I went down and blew out the steam lines with compressed air and tested a few pumps and a couple of turbines. I'll try to get some better video this year.
 
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