Stupid Things People Do

Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:01 pm

Those of you that want to bone up on string theory, here's the course for you:

http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedescl ... 4&ai=30831 :-)

In all seriousness "The Learning Company" offers great DVD courses on a wide variety of topics, for all education levels high school on up. Clink on the "Home link" to see. They have frequent sales with half price offers. They also have several DVD's on Quantum Mechanics. :-) again.
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:42 pm

Yanche wrote:Those of you that want to bone up on string theory, here's the course for you:

http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedescl ... 4&ai=30831 :-)



Good information Yanche.....OR they can just ask me! ;)
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:50 pm

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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: billw On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:02 pm

I thought I told that story here before.
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:04 pm

:lol: Well this isn't "stupid things I've done" :P
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: billw On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:33 am

Uhhhh, I think I just did it again. :)
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PostBy: spc On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:57 am

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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: ceccil On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:07 am

Bill, I thought it was funny as I pictured it in my mind. Not because of your misfortune. Glad you didn't get hurt to bad and the house was still standing. :D

Jeff
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:56 am

A few years ago my volunteer fire department was called to respond mutual aid to a neighboring district for an explosion.

Seems that the homeowner worked at a junkyard and would drain gas tanks and bring the gasoline home to burn in his furnace bop2. One day there was a leak in one of the cans and it caught on fire and exploded, lifting the house off it's foundation and breaking windows on several houses in the neighborhood :hammer: . Luckily, the explosion snuffed out the fire as he had two oil tanks in the cellar full of gasoline that didn't explode.

After the "all clear" was sounded, the fire chief had the homeowner arrested and a hazardous waste company come to remove the fuel.
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:17 pm

Someone I know works at BWI airport as a jet engine mechanic. He drains jet fuel from components as he is working on them and saves it in 5 gallon cans. He takes it home and burns it in his oil furnace. When his furnace fires, it makes a BOOM. His wife is convinced the house is going to blow up.
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:42 pm

His oil burner needs servicing. New nozzle, electrode cleaning and tip adjustment and new fuel filter. He should also get the specs on the oil and compare it to home heating oil specs. He may need to use a different combustion air percentage with his blended fuel. He is blending it with the home heating oil I hope?
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:59 pm

Kerosene will eat the oil pump eventually. ;)
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:35 pm

Yanche wrote:His oil burner needs servicing. New nozzle, electrode cleaning and tip adjustment and new fuel filter. He should also get the specs on the oil and compare it to home heating oil specs. He may need to use a different combustion air percentage with his blended fuel. He is blending it with the home heating oil I hope?


To my knowledge, he's burning straight jet A. :blowup:
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: Dallas On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:16 pm

The mechanics, where I worked, were always dragging 5 gallon cans of Jet A out the door. I never heard of any problems. I was under the impression it was very close to kero.
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Re: Stupid Things People Do

PostBy: CoaLen On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:04 pm

How not to transport a ladder up Interstate 290 in Houston, TX.
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