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RE: Riddle Me This

As they sat around a warm camp fire staring at the Oyster someone said lets have Grog try it first. Grog will eat anything.
images 04/25/21 07:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Questions for Veterans

Wear it proudly . A Veteran wouldn't be offended . But a Snow Flake might.:B
images 04/01/21 03:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Advice on concrete repair around pool

It left a smooth finish but bonded very well to the concrete. Never shrunk or pulled away from the sides of the crack. I did the repair in 2006 , sold the house in 2016, was still in great shape. Had the pool resurfaced and deck restained in 2015. The contractor didn't have to do anything with the cracks before restaining. Thanks for your advice.
images 03/06/21 04:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Advice on concrete repair around pool

When we owned our home, had a similar problem with cracking in the pool deck. Wasn't a monolithic pour, but hey, it's Florida. Used a grinder to widen the cracks a bit, filled them with Sakrete Liquid Crack Filler, when cured, pressure washed the deck and applied a new coat of solid acrylic deck stain. The repaired cracks were still visible, but they never increased in size. The deck surface was originally done in a cool coat with a texture finish. Wasn't about to spend the money to recoat the entire deck for what was essentially a cosmetic issue. Sakrete Crack Filler - Did it have sand in it to give it tooth for the acrylic to bond onto or did the filler leave a smooth surface after application.
images 03/06/21 02:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Advice on concrete repair around pool

I would hire someone to come in with a concrete saw and have some expansion joints cut about and inch wide and depending on the length and width of the apron maybe in ten foot segments. Cut through all the concrete and then fill with something compressible and cover the last top inch (in depth) with a liquid rubber sealant I agree that would be great but to do that would require major demolition, the slab is not separate from the pool its self like a pool would be built today it is actually the top 4" of the pool and includes the skimmer. The only option I have is to fill the existing stress relieving cracks, other than the apron the pool is in great shape, it has no leaks, I don't want to fix what ain't broke. I really should have included a picture to make it easier to see the situation. Thanks for your input.
images 03/06/21 02:26pm Around the Campfire
Advice on concrete repair around pool

I have a pretty nice pool in my back yard, a rather large pool, lucky me. I have no idea when the pool was installed but it has a one piece concrete apron around it that was poured in one piece without expansion joints and therein lies the problem. Even in central Florida the expansion and contraction has produced cracks because of course a slab of concrete that size has to move, if only slightly. When I had the pool resurfaced I personally filled the cracks with a concrete like material that was supposed to be flexible ( it was not flexible enough) and covered the entire surface with a sanded acrylic surface and it worked good for a long time. It is now time to renew the acrylic surface and fill the cracks but this time I would like to use a caulking that is more flexible, adheres well to the concrete and will not break out over time like the other repair material did. I have been experimenting with various brands of caulking and a lot of them I believe would work but I don't think the new acrylic surface would stick to them very well, I thought about pressing sand into the surface to give it some tooth but I don't know if that would be the best way to go. I know that anything I put in the joints will move and the acrylic will have to be touched up from time to time. If anyone has any experience in a situation like this I would appreciate hearing the details. By the way before I resurfaced the apron the concrete in the summer would get so hot you could fry a steak on it but after the acrylic was applied that cooled it right down to a temperature that is comfortable to walk on barefoot. Thanks Joe
images 03/06/21 12:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

Based on these two sources, wind turbines can withstand higher winds than transmission towers before failing. GE wind energy Failure analysis of transmission tower subjected to strong wind load This article reviews ongoing research to develop wind turbines and towers to withstand and operate during typhoons. The wind turbines standing up to the world’s worst storms The delivery infrastructure has always and will always be the problem when it comes to delivering reliable power to customers, I know, I have spent countless hours putting it back together after mother nature throws a tantrum. Personally I have always thought that smaller generation units that will supply power to a city, a neighborhood, a house or a farm will be in the future. These generators will be powered by a fuel cell of some sort and the entire delivery system that is now in use will become obsolete.
images 03/02/21 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

I hear a term used incessantly. "Renewable Resources" I have asked but no one seems to answer my question. Precisely when did the earth stop making oil ?
images 02/26/21 01:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

As I see it there is almost a absence of reliable information, every popular source has an agenda that it promotes with complete disregard for the big picture. There are too many information sources that lead the uninformed to believe a panacea can be achieved overnight. Wind is great in its place, Solar is great in its place but neither is a total answer. If brownouts and blackouts are ok with you then by all means put in solar and or wind and disconnect from the system. But when I worked for a power company the public service commission mandated that we keep enough in spinning reserve to cover the loss of our biggest plant, there was a reason for that. Our customers demanded reliable service, we experimented with other sources but Nuclear and Fossil proved to be the most reliable and cost effective. There is an incredible Blackout of Reliable Information.
images 02/26/21 01:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

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images 02/19/21 07:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

As a plant design engineer, I can tell all of you that a 250 MW natural gas standby is the most viable option. Nuclear needs a ton on cooling water. Boilers need to be kept warmed but turbine condensate reflux can be recycled. This type of plant is put into STASIS during non critical months and requires a crew of 15 shift operators during seasonal operation. That's not 15 people on duty, it's fifteen people working three shifts. Grid operation is modular with plants placed solely because of and due to energy consumption density. Grid synchronization is semi automatic. Firebox, med drum, main drum and superheater warmup takes 4 days from stasis startup. Much of the labor is in water treatment, startup aoftening and de oxygenation. The rest is in taking hourly readings and providing intelligent management that no computer can provide. Operational data is sent via satellite no land lines to a grid or intertie processing center. Depending on methane percentage, emissions from a natural gas plant can be quite small, around 1/1000th that of a conventional coal plant minus scrubbers and precipitate cleaning of particles. Cooling tower management is simple. Fill with water when needed, treat with chlorine and Nalco chromium as needed. Water treatment is standard softening with diatomaceous earth and salt. Effluent disposal needs to be addressed. Energy production is highly condensed in size due to higher speed turbines and generators operating at 600 RPM. Boilers utilize forced draft and forced induction. About six acres are needed for each plant. Being modular plants can be paralleled for load demand. These plants can be safely operated contingent on operator, grid, and intertie integrity. Fascinating The the deeper this conversation gets the more interesting it gets. In other words there is more in play than it appears on the surface, it reminds me of driving into a town after a tornado had destroyed the entire electrical distribution system. The residents just couldn't understand why it was taking so long to get their power back on as they stared at a tangled mess of poles and wire.
images 02/18/21 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: wind power

Wind turbines and solar farms aside from being pure ugly have their own environmental issues. I just finished a book written by a big time environmentalist by the name of Michael Shellenberger, the book is titled “Apocalypse Never”. He puts a new light on a lot of environmental subjects and explains why “Environmental Alarmists” are actually harming the environment. There is a lot in the book that had not previously occurred to me and makes sense.
images 02/16/21 10:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

I have a Razor with a charging cord that has a tag on it that shows a scissors cutting the cord with a cross through it indicating that you should not cut the cord with scissors.:S
images 01/21/21 07:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Scary Incidents in Life, Part 1

Many years ago I was bow hunting in Northern Wisconsin, I always carry a revolver when in the wilderness. As I stalked the elusive White Tail I made my around a stand of dense shrubbery and about three feet in front of me was the most dangerous creature in Wisconsin, the biggest Skunk I have ever seen. His tail went up I instantly turned and ran face first into a tree, my bow when one way and I went the other. I have no idea where the skunk went but after about ten minutes I made my way back to retrieve the bow, the skunk was no where to be found. He was probably laughing so hard he forgot to spray then ran off to tell his buddies about it. There are time when the only option is to retreat.;)
images 12/28/20 10:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: More Reminiscing

"YUP" I was with my mom at the A&P supermarket in Beloit Wisconsin and a man cashed a $100 dollar bill, the checker showed it to the other checker's because they had never seen one. Neither had we.
images 12/14/20 05:12pm Around the Campfire
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