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Offline TeeJay

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8520 on: November 19, 2019, 06:30:57 pm »
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Where's TVB at today, the beach?

He went to work with Mr. Zog.

And how is Mrs Zog holding up amidst all the "madness"?
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« Reply #8521 on: November 19, 2019, 08:48:51 pm »
Thanks for asking, TeeJay!

I'm holding up just fine. Not much difference for me, whether I wash a few more T-shirts in the laundry or cook for an extra person, it's no worry. Mr. Zog can take a couple of paid days off, but for me that's unfortunately not an option, being self-employed. If I don't work, I don't get paid, and I just can't afford that. Friday morning when we went to the museum was my one indulgence for the week.

So I'm a little sad that I can't join in the fun like Kennedy Space Center etc., but not much I can do about it. Bills need to be paid!  :thumleft:
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Online Tom van Brits

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8522 on: November 19, 2019, 11:23:02 pm »
Thanks for asking, TeeJay!

I'm holding up just fine. Not much difference for me, whether I wash a few more T-shirts in the laundry or cook for an extra person, it's no worry. Mr. Zog can take a couple of paid days off, but for me that's unfortunately not an option, being self-employed. If I don't work, I don't get paid, and I just can't afford that. Friday morning when we went to the museum was my one indulgence for the week.

So I'm a little sad that I can't join in the fun like Kennedy Space Center etc., but not much I can do about it. Bills need to be paid!  :thumleft:

Sadly true, Mrs Z works real hard and run the house with lots of love for her dogs which also claims time.
Maggie is a piece of work  :eek7:  :o  :imaposer: and Sammy a gentle sould.
Thanks so much Mrs Z, it cant always be easy but you are a great hostess  :thumleft:
 
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Online Tom van Brits

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8523 on: November 19, 2019, 11:28:18 pm »
I went with Mr Z today. He had a complete new installation, water softener system.
I found it very interesting, he calmly ripped the old kak out and then installed this, programmed, tested and done  :thumleft:
I respect good tradesmen.  :thumleft:  :)
 

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« Reply #8524 on: November 19, 2019, 11:29:28 pm »
 :)

Neat work
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8525 on: November 20, 2019, 12:27:37 am »
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Where's TVB at today, the beach?

He went to work with Mr. Zog.

Thatís a loyal and true friend.

I am notifying you, Mrs. Z, an American woman, so I know it gets done right  :pot: , I just placed a parcel in the mail via USPS Express, itís guaranteed by 3pm tomorrow.  If youíre home, please note what time itís delivered, as if itís not dropped off by 15:00:01, Uncle Sam will be issuing me a refund  >:D    And please donít be offended by the pornography I drew on the exterior of the box, itís just for shits n giggles, eh!!

One last thing, donít let those pigs hog it all :biggrin: 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8526 on: November 20, 2019, 01:16:29 am »
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Thatís a loyal and true friend.

I am notifying you, Mrs. Z, an American woman, so I know it gets done right  :pot: , I just placed a parcel in the mail via USPS Express, itís guaranteed by 3pm tomorrow.  If youíre home, please note what time itís delivered, as if itís not dropped off by 15:00:01, Uncle Sam will be issuing me a refund  >:D    And please donít be offended by the pornography I drew on the exterior of the box, itís just for shits n giggles, eh!!

One last thing, donít let those pigs hog it all :biggrin:
 

No worries. I'll be home tomorrow and will let you know as soon as it arrives. I'm not easily offended, and I swear worse than a sailor, it's all good! I will inspect the contents and if I like it, I WILL HOG IT ALL AND RATION IT OUT TO THE PIGS!  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8527 on: November 20, 2019, 01:42:12 am »
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Thatís a loyal and true friend.

I am notifying you, Mrs. Z, an American woman, so I know it gets done right  :pot: , I just placed a parcel in the mail via USPS Express, itís guaranteed by 3pm tomorrow.  If youíre home, please note what time itís delivered, as if itís not dropped off by 15:00:01, Uncle Sam will be issuing me a refund  >:D    And please donít be offended by the pornography I drew on the exterior of the box, itís just for shits n giggles, eh!!

One last thing, donít let those pigs hog it all :biggrin:
 

No worries. I'll be home tomorrow and will let you know as soon as it arrives. I'm not easily offended, and I swear worse than a sailor, it's all good! I will inspect the contents and if I like it, I WILL HOG IT ALL AND RATION IT OUT TO THE PIGS!  :imaposer:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8528 on: November 20, 2019, 01:45:28 am »
Very nice work !
All squared and plumbed and easy to operate and maintain.
What's the black stuff - charcoal filtration media?

What happens to the old cylinders that you take out?
Can they be re-used, recycled or are they tossed?

I can just think how long it would take in ZA for those brass gate valve vents to be broken off for scrap by thieves.
Currently we have a spate of brass water meter thefts in our area.
The buggers break them off, leaving water gushing out all over.
The water meters are Council property, but the homeowner must report the theft to the police and obtain a case number before the Council will log a fault and send out a repair team to replace the meter with a plastic one.
In the meanwhile, water gushes out at full pressure because the Council installation doesn't have an accessible shut off valve between the supply and the meter - to "prevent the meter being tampered with!" 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8529 on: November 20, 2019, 01:51:28 am »
I see that someone took several candid pics of me working.  :patch:


It wasn't a big big job, but it did take us a shade over 4 hours. Tom's help was greatly appreciated, some of the old kak equipment was fucking heavy  :eek7:

But I got it all done, no leaks, and I got the programming of the electronic controllers sorted out. Now the customer can enjoy clean, clear, odor free and soft water in his home.  :thumleft:

After that I took Tom along to check out a fancy pool pump motor that was making strange noises. Turns out the bearings are failing and the motor casing is all but completely corroded away. Customer needs a new motor on that pool pump. Only issue is the price; including labor and parts and new variable speed, variable flow, 3 horsepower motor, shaft seal and other consumables, the quote is around a $1000  :eek7:

Some people have really fancy stuff connected to their fancy pools... (pools with built-in jaccuzzi's and stuff  8) )

Tomorrow I'll be working alone again, Tom is taking the bakkie and heading to Universal Studios in Orlando.

I expect to see a PROPER ride report, WITH lots of pictures...  :deal:

(Mrs Zog and I haven't visited there yet )
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« Reply #8530 on: November 20, 2019, 01:59:35 am »
Very nice work !
All squared and plumbed and easy to operate and maintain.
What's the black stuff - charcoal filtration media?

What happens to the old cylinders that you take out?
Can they be re-used, recycled or are they tossed?

I can just think how long it would take in ZA for those brass gate valve vents to be broken off for scrap by thieves.
Currently we have a spate of brass water meter thefts in our area.
The buggers break them off, leaving water gushing out all over.
The water meters are Council property, but the homeowner must report the theft to the police and obtain a case number before the Council will log a fault and send out a repair team to replace the meter with a plastic one.
In the meanwhile, water gushes out at full pressure because the Council installation doesn't have an accessible shut off valve between the supply and the meter - to "prevent the meter being tampered with!"

Thanks R  :thumleft:

The black stuff is a Cation resin media that "catches" the calcium and the magnesium in the water as the water flows through it. Then a very high concentration of salt water is used to break those chemical bonds between the Ca & Mg and the Cation resin during regeneration. The other filter has granular activated Carbon inside it to remove the chlorine injected into water at an earlier stage to oxidise the Hydrogen Sulphide and the iron in the water. The Hydrogen sulphide smells like rotten egg farts if not removed  :o

The old cylinders were dumped into the dumpster. They were old, saturated with crap, and degenerating from age, and no longer safe at higher pressures.

Theft of brass fittings from home water systems here is unknown  :deal:  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8531 on: November 20, 2019, 02:44:59 am »
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Thatís a loyal and true friend.

I am notifying you, Mrs. Z, an American woman, so I know it gets done right  :pot: , I just placed a parcel in the mail via USPS Express, itís guaranteed by 3pm tomorrow.  If youíre home, please note what time itís delivered, as if itís not dropped off by 15:00:01, Uncle Sam will be issuing me a refund  >:D    And please donít be offended by the pornography I drew on the exterior of the box, itís just for shits n giggles, eh!!

One last thing, donít let those pigs hog it all :biggrin:
 

No worries. I'll be home tomorrow and will let you know as soon as it arrives. I'm not easily offended, and I swear worse than a sailor, it's all good! I will inspect the contents and if I like it, I WILL HOG IT ALL AND RATION IT OUT TO THE PIGS! :imaposer:

Oh this is good  :pot:

Perhaps you should hog one of the items in the parcel, those fellas might not be able to stomach, well, itís a surprise  :sip:



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8532 on: November 20, 2019, 03:27:44 am »
Now I am intrigued... ???
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8533 on: November 20, 2019, 03:37:36 am »
Now I am intrigued... ???

I think we all are...
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« Reply #8534 on: November 20, 2019, 07:41:59 am »
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« Reply #8535 on: November 20, 2019, 08:41:39 am »
Now I am intrigued... ???
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« Reply #8536 on: November 20, 2019, 09:46:50 am »
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Waiting impatiently for a parcel to be delivered accross the world?  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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« Reply #8537 on: November 20, 2019, 10:13:16 am »
Space Cakes ?  :laughing4:

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« Reply #8538 on: November 20, 2019, 10:23:42 am »
Tom hoe klink Zog se Ingels, praat hy al met n twang? ;)
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« Reply #8539 on: November 20, 2019, 01:48:09 pm »
Tom hoe klink Zog se Ingels, praat hy al met n twang? ;)

He sounds like a local  ::)  :3some:

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