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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #800 on: November 28, 2018, 07:34:44 pm »
I have a family member who stays in North Battleford and works for Pattison John Deere. He is saying the same things as you are.

Interesting, I'm considering trying to go as well. Maybe.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #801 on: December 01, 2018, 08:40:07 pm »
A balmy -8C this afternoon. Kom ons braai !!!!  :thumleft:


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #802 on: December 01, 2018, 08:46:33 pm »
Lekker man - that's the spirit - true Souf Efrikan ne'

I really like those blocks - your braai - wish we got them here in SA.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #803 on: December 02, 2018, 05:50:15 am »
You have the right attitude, braai must be done no matter if it is in the snow! :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #804 on: December 03, 2018, 08:00:39 am »
A balmy -8C this afternoon.

must have been shorts and t-shirts weather compared to the real cold coming.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #805 on: December 03, 2018, 08:26:45 pm »
Lekker man - that's the spirit - true Souf Efrikan ne'

I really like those blocks - your braai - wish we got them here in SA.

Same!  I am hunting for them in NZ to see if we get them here.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #806 on: December 03, 2018, 09:21:59 pm »
Are they wooden blocks?
Don't they burn away in the fire?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #807 on: December 04, 2018, 02:22:36 am »
A balmy -8C this afternoon.

must have been shorts and t-shirts weather compared to the real cold coming.
Indeed. It has been a really mild winter so far. Typically we hover around -30C

 
Are they wooden blocks?
Don't they burn away in the fire?

Those are a type of “fire brick”. It can withstand high heat without cracking, and specifically made for fire pits. It was just a temporary feature till I get time to build a nicer braai area

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #808 on: December 04, 2018, 09:28:28 am »
LOL....if your neighbours could see you they'd think you're mad!  :biggrin: Good one!
 

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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #809 on: December 05, 2018, 03:31:11 am »
Rime ice (fog that freezes to objects) caused havoc in the province today. It knocked a whole lot of power lines down causing a lot of power outages





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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #810 on: December 05, 2018, 06:52:29 am »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #811 on: December 05, 2018, 03:13:15 pm »
One would think that in a country where the air freezes so often,
they would use underground cables in the soil which doesn't freeze as readily...?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #812 on: December 05, 2018, 03:16:22 pm »
I suppose cables in the ground costs lots more than pole routes.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #813 on: December 05, 2018, 03:30:54 pm »
Rime ice (fog that freezes to objects) caused havoc in the province today. It knocked a whole lot of power lines down causing a lot of power outages






How long is average down time when something like that happens?

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #814 on: December 05, 2018, 06:04:49 pm »
One would think that in a country where the air freezes so often,
they would use underground cables in the soil which doesn't freeze as readily...?

The ground actually freezes solid up to 6 feet, sometimes up to 8 feet. When  the frost heaves it could cut the buried cable in half. It will also be a tough job to jackhammer the frozen ground to find a fault. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

I suppose cables in the ground costs lots more than pole routes.

I read somewhere about 10x more to bury and maintain

How long is average down time when something like that happens?

Typically 24 hours in cases like this. Fortunately when you have this weather that causes freezing rain or frost it is not that cold, Just below or just above 0C. So a prolonged outage is not that bad. If you have a prolonged outage in -30C then you have BIG problems.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #815 on: December 05, 2018, 06:52:00 pm »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #816 on: December 06, 2018, 03:39:29 am »
I also asked the question why all the power lines in Florida are above ground where the hurricanes can break them.

The short answer is because the ground water level is so high, that it's almost impossible to bury the cables. Today I dug a soak-away hole and I hit ground water at 5 feet below the surface. Also, with the hurricanes come very heavy rains that cause flooding and very soggy ground. Driving along a cable route to find a fault is impossible. With the lines above ground they can see where the fault is and make a plan to get it fixed.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #817 on: December 08, 2018, 12:50:43 pm »
So it would seem that if the sea level rises by just a few feet, the inland water table will too...
and then Florida will be marshland all over again...?

Rural USA would look so much more beautiful were it not for those overhead cables.
They look untidy and disorganised in an otherwise pristine, cared-for environment.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #818 on: December 08, 2018, 01:50:07 pm »
Yes factor 10 at least, remember those big overheads are not insulated so no cooling issues etc etc, heavy current underground cables are pressurized and oil filled, serious shit and cost. And those overheads are Aluminium by the way, the cost, strength, conductivity calculation is Aluminium all the way.
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« Reply #819 on: December 09, 2018, 02:18:00 am »
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