February 2017
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Life goes on around here. Just yesterday, we woke to snow on the round again.

At work, a customer suggested that she should be able to separate pumps from jacks, which would greatly assist in moving them around a job site. Given that the pump is about 60 lbs (27Kg) and a jack is around 55lbs (25Kg), and they may need to move a set up or down a ladder, I thought it a good idea, and made it happen on 2 sets only.

  • The couplers used.
  • The pump and jack separated.

As it happens, the boss put a bit of a damper on the idea, saying that the company used to do this, but job site people got so much gunk into the couplers that they leaked badly, and they moved to having them permanently plumbed together. I think I'll set it up so that I have the option to supply sets attached or separate, depending on the job site.

And on a different note:

  • A snapshot of the weather map from weather.com - the blue is snow currently falling across almost all of Washington State. It's due to reach us tonight, just in time for the start of the working week. .... And it did. Most of my job sites were closed for a "Snow Day".

On my suggestion, based on my 3 months forward projection of set usage, the company ordered 6 new sets.

  • These are the pumps, prepped and ready to have the jacks connected when they arrive.
  • In the process of taking about 6 feet off the length of the power cables.

And a view of the new work space.

  • Right side, looking in.
  • Right side, inside.
  • Left side, looking in.
  • Left side, inside.

For my birthday:

  • We woke up to light snow (again).
  • And celebrated with Julie's family.

And at work:

  • Wow. More heavy snow.
  • And a propane tanker rolled over. So glad I could go around this one!

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