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by terkio
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

Amazing. My new tenant moved in jully 1. I was called this morning jully 5 for a toilet flush not working right, the push button doesn't pop back anymore. Was working perfectly right on jully 1 and days before while I was there fixing stuff. Turned out, it was a broken plastic bit next to another on...
by terkio
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

Accelerated entropy, slob tenants at a place I rent. I spent days repairing goodies left by previous tenants. Well hidden when they leave, of course. A stuck sliding window, a shot of W40 freed it, but was sliding poorly and jamming half way. I spent hours to understand, finally started a major diss...
by terkio
Sat May 29, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

Smart upgrade. 8-)
Could the pinhole improve the ball bearing valve behavior ?
by terkio
Thu May 27, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

I presume there are shapes inside that trap air. A design mistake or a convenience about something else. Centrifugal pumps I am well familiar with don't have such vent. They do need pipes, at the outlet side, without any air trapping shapes. That is a must for easy priming. At cold start there is al...
by terkio
Tue May 25, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

I used a 555 on a weird project. That was for a crack pot guy who was curing all sorts of diseases with pulsed magnetic fields. He was making coils of all sizes, for arms, legs heads, bellies even XXL for obese people. I visited his place, saw his winding machine and the equipment to pulse the coils...
by terkio
Tue May 25, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

it starts from pretty low, only a couple, inches from the impeller level. Looks like I have a like good spare sump pump. It is a low tech design using a 555 and a few discrete components. JR I am curious about sum pumps priming. Impeller....inches from under or above water level ? What is the 555 t...
by terkio
Tue May 18, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 184
Views: 116983

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

I understand the relief when the last one is down.
I lived this at a place of mine and the place of a son.
One uses to keep the most difficult tree, last.
As you had, nobody hurt ( and a chain saw blade bent ).
by terkio
Sun May 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 184
Views: 116983

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

The troubles with steering lines: Nylon lines are too stretchy to pull hard when the tree starts to fall following gravity. Steel lines are stiffer, but damn dangerous, if it breaks, the backlash is deadly. I know a way they use in Australia. They use a steering line that goes at a pulley at some lo...
by terkio
Sun May 16, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 184
Views: 116983

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

Tree is down.
Great. Job done.
I understand the steering line had no effect.
I doubt more tension would have make it effective, this rarely works. A steering line can make things more dangerous.
by terkio
Fri May 14, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1299
Views: 613849

Re: Entropy

I have a power meter and see a difference between pulling air and pulling water This could be a nice way to detect water low enough to turn the pump off. Nice because this is free from float switch issues and keeps pumping at the lowest possible water level. The float assembly actually has two floa...