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by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 28
Views: 6685

Re: Amazing machine work

Here is a PDF link with a facility description. file:///C:/Users/nwrai/Downloads/052_Jackson_Prairie.pdf A link pointing to a file ensconced on a hard drive isn't going work over the Internet. :D I tried to find something to link easily to that described the facility but could not find anything of ...
by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 28
Views: 6685

Re: Amazing machine work

I suspect Harold knows this location but in the central Western Washington area there is a natural gas underground storage facility where up to 45 billion CF of natural gas is impounded under pressure from three turbine pumps that are driven by what in essence are 737 aircraft engines. Here is a PDF...
by curtis cutter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Fire Danger

by curtis cutter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Fire Danger

How does a titanium fire respond to water? I know, from personal experience, that the situation described above would border on the impossible to extinguish should the material be magnesium. If you haven't witnessed water being introduced to a magnesium fire, you haven't lived! H Probably 25 years ...
by curtis cutter
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Fire Danger

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:50 pm
ever seen a CNC lathe cutting titanium literally explode in a ball of fire?
That would be a challenge to extinguish. Compounded by if the building had a fire sprinkler system and any debris on the floor.
by curtis cutter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: Fire Danger

In my decades of doing fire inspections/investigations, I found that shop fires USUALLY occur in those shops that basic cleanliness and code compliance are not a high priority. Stuff piled all over is like a recipe for a fire. Rags, of any type, when dirty should be kept in proper metal containers. ...
by curtis cutter
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 273
Views: 77979

Re: Woodinville Shops

Glenn,

This is very impressive. The kids most absolutely love your train. I also like how you created the dry area under your deck.

Gregg
by curtis cutter
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2324

Re: Diaphragm fabric

I got to wondering about the materials used on fire engine motor governors that use a diaphragm to control engine throttle. I did a search thinking that perhaps there might be material available for them and found this site: https://www.harkesh.com/rubber-diaphragms-seals-gaskets/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI...
by curtis cutter
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2324

Re: Diaphragm fabric

I have used these Murphy switches gauges on irrigation secondary pumps to shut down motors. If the supply from the river quits, the model 20P-150 shorts a power lead to ground killing the booster motor and saving the booster pump from running dry. The specific part number is 05-70-3121. I have a fun...
by curtis cutter
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2324

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Harold, what is the operating pressure of the switch? I have used low pressure comparator switches as well as switches out of washing machines that control tub water levels.
by curtis cutter
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: Parting made easy

Can someone help me as to why this method would be superior to what I'll refer to as the "conventional" method?
by curtis cutter
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 44
Views: 9871

Re: Rodents like wiring.

All our cats have been adopted from those that hang around. As they were on the streets to before we started feeding them, they knew how to hunt. We keep them outside most of the time, except for in the cold days of winter, and they have always earned their keep. That was our solution as well Pat w...