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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:46 am

A few weeks back I started complaining to the powers that be. We were WAY behind schedule because my crew kept getting pulled off my project to work on other projects. To make it worse, most of these other projects had deadlines measured in years away while mine is measured in months.

Management responded by telling the crew that my project was top priority and to ignore requests for work by other engineers until mine was done.

OMG...

Progress has been insanely fast since then.

There's still a lot of work to do, but I'm going on vacation next week and I'm betting that by the time I get back all primary construction will be done. All that will remain is plumbing in fixtures and such.

Of course, even when plumbing is complete there's a LOT of work to do before it can be used (procedures written and such), but....

...I'm thinking we may make the deadline.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:02 am

I can see further updates on what everyone else is doing around the cannon to avoid the blackout that is the cannon :wink:

Is the deadline itself a grey area?
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:53 am

what is this project you speak of?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:42 pm

One of those things. :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:08 pm

jrrdw wrote:One of those things. :shock:


Search Semi-trailer and Pipe Dream. :D Look for posts by the starter of this thread. :cheers: :salute:
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:23 pm

Moonbogg wrote:what is this project you speak of?

The end of the world!

Well, not really, but it comes quite close to it... :D



Good luck with your pipe dream D_Hall!
And PLEEEEEASE try to take a video...
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:33 pm

Technician1002 wrote:Search Semi-trailer and Pipe Dream. :D

I think those two search queries alone will probably give you a good idea of what D_hall is up to.
Plus the need for an actual construction crew :!:
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:29 pm

And in a related, but kosher break from my previous policy... I have a pic.

No, it's not of the project, per se.

Rather, it's of a test fixture. See, I decided that I needed to do some burst disc testing. To do so with the main gizmo would be excessively laborious. Thus, a small chamber to test discs with.....
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:32 pm

He didn't just say small did he? I'm pretty sure he didn't.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:41 pm

Moonbogg wrote:He didn't just say small did he? I'm pretty sure he didn't.


Well, considering that my combustion chamber is approximately 20 times larger than my test chamber.... Yeah, I figure "small" is the appropriate word. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:57 pm

Must be a barrel of fun welding steel that thick :)
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:55 pm

Are you sure it's not DWV though???:P

My boss at my old job was telling me he was welding thick plates on dump trucks, He had to lay down to see it better,
and he fell asleep in the back of the dump truck!
Those plates look thicker so maybe stay on top of the welders.

Wish there was a vid of that burst-disc tested!!! 8)
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:20 am

Hotwired wrote:Is the deadline itself a grey area?

Fiscal years are big where I work.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:01 am

Hooray for human sized bore!! :cheers:

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