Gut Rumbles
 

June 13, 2006

i'm gonna jump his ass

From my comments:

Contractors need acurate weather.....period

I go straight to the NWS feeds.

Y'all cn do that with ya intanet /;~)

http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/iwdspg1.html

Posted by Wes Jackson at June 13, 2006 10:12 AM

Wes... I like you and you've been commenting on my site for a long time. But if you think I never paid attention to WEATHER FORECASTS in my life, you must have forgotten the fact that I supervised a 900 TPD sulfuric acid plant AND a boiler house for many years of my life. You can't weld in the rain. Especially not when you're dealing with a natural electrolyte such as sulfuric acid to begin with.

I PLANNED shutdowns around the weather. Ya don't do it in the rain. I had to be a got-dam tide-master, too, because we had six heavy-duty 5,000 GPM pumps dragging water out of the Savannah River for cooling purposes, and none could be pulled and serviced except at LOW TIDE.

I kinda thought, y'know... since I was reponsible for scheduling maintenance and ALSO knowing that it cost $10,000 per hour in lost steam production when the acid plant was down... maybe I should pay attention to the weather. AND the tides.

Plus, if you wanted to pull one of the big acid recirc pumps, you damn well better NOT do it in the rain. Pop the lid on one of those pump tanks and let water start running inside, and an explosion results. Very nasty shit.

For you to suggest that I never paid attention to weather or tides when I worked is a got-dam insult to me. That's another reason why I distrust weather forecasters today. They left my ass dangling in the wind a few times by being WRONG about the weather.

But I trust every one of those sumbitches predicting that WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! from global warming. Predicting climate is oh so much easier than predicting weather.


Comments

Hey, what's the weather like out there? hehehe

It is GLORIOUS today. And no, I didn't ride the scoot. I'm still trying to remember to renew the registration. Damn brain, hidin' thoughts and ideas and stuff when I need 'em!!

Posted by: LL on June 13, 2006 01:51 PM

No wonder you drink! or is that drank - BTW does the weather bother your shoulders?

Posted by: Mark on June 13, 2006 02:11 PM

You'd like it up here, Rob. The tidal variation from high to low is about 28 feet - now that it's a full moon, it's even higher. Enough to make rivers flow upstream...

Posted by: Elisson on June 13, 2006 02:34 PM

Climate is what you expect,,,,,Weather is what you get....R.A.H.

Posted by: Tom G. on June 13, 2006 05:58 PM

Jeeminy H. ,
Elisson.
You hang your boats offa ballons, or what when a storm comes.
HELL, everyday sounds dicely. over there...

Posted by: Horrabin on June 13, 2006 11:57 PM
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