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Old 12-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #1426
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185 Kilowatts! Holy smoke, that would power this whole island with room to spare! And there's TWO of them? Sheesh!

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Old 12-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #1427
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185 Kilowatts! Holy smoke, that would power this whole island with room to spare! And there's TWO of them? Sheesh!
Wait until I can get some pic's up. These dogs are huge. My babies now. Fielding should be over in the next week then really mine. I could power my whole village with these guys. The Army really over spec's things some times. Expect the wourse and times 3. Better than to little I guess. Pic's soon. dorf dude...
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:46 PM   #1428
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I have twins! I have just become caretaker of twin Cummins 185kw generators. Pic's to follow for sure, No time at the moment due to our pace of getting things fielded. Cold as heck and snowing. I love my new job. I'm fixing things . dorf dude...
185 KW size is not very big to me I work on much larger units the one I mantainced for many years that have 3.5 mega watts with 20 cylinder EMD engine { yeah it can push to 5 Megawatts but have to change the generator head end to work with 5 megawatts unit }

Shu if you have any question with the Cummins engine let me know I will be gald to answer for ya.

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Wait until I can get some pic's up. These dogs are huge. My babies now. Fielding should be over in the next week then really mine. I could power my whole village with these guys. The Army really over spec's things some times. Expect the wourse and times 3. Better than to little I guess. Pic's soon. dorf dude...
So they just gave them to you? lol wow.... god bless America Btw Shu is this the house's first snow?
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #1430
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"Btw Shu is this the house's first snow?"

It is the first winter being lived in since I bought it. dorf dude...
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Bootz -

The masonry walls and the foundation have been there for centuries. The roof and beams were not nearly as old and the new roof is clay tile. The interior and finishes are the doings of Scott (Dorf Dude) to provide a great design contrast with the old and new. - A massive ubdertaking!!

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Old 12-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #1432
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Scott,
I traveled in Germany and Austria this past summer. All doors to hotel rooms (assume many others as well) have a flange - roughly 1/4"-5/8" thk and extending beyond the rest of the slab about that much. I am putting in a door to my music studio and have bought a slab and need to build the jamb. I'm considering routing the edge of the door to create the aforementioned flange (to possibly improve sound isolation and just because they are unique, intriguing and German(?)). Anyway, I didn't pay close enough attention to the detail while there. Has anyone ever seen this (in US or abroad) and, more importantly, does anyone have information about the design. If so, I'd love to get a cross section view of the jamb. Are there still door stops or does the flange serve that purpose? Are there special hinge arrangements required to make sure the door, and flange, seat properly on the jamb (and swing open w/o interference)?
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PS This was a gen'l post on one of the forums. Someone suggested asking you. I'm guessing your project may not have any of the type of doors I refer to, but maybe you've seen them elsewhere. Germany was awesome and so is your project. I'm guessing the neighbors do think your crazy, but as long as you keep making progress, they probably admire and respect you, as well.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #1433
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Kagne, does this help? I'm a little unclear on what your asking. dorf dude...
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Scott,
Attached is a sketch of what the slab looks like (best of my recall). This "flange" actually seats on the outer edge of the door jamb. I think the photo you sent is on the strike plate side of the jamb. I'm curious as to how it is hinged (other side), such that it doesn't bind when opening, or catch when closing. The hinges would have to be special or mounted in a special way. Hopefully this makes some sense.
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Here are 2 more pics of the hinge side. Maybe this helps?
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Yeah, the hinges look very different than what is typical over here. Don't know if it is worth the trouble to try to obtain such hinges, plus rework the door slab, but I greatly appreciate your time and effort.
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Here's a pic of my new twins. 185kw each.
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...so, did you run a couple of lines straight to your house?!
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well... since you have two... Can I have one? I mean... you wont miss it :D lol just kidding looks great man!
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DD, that pix looks like something from an 'ARNOLD" movie about alien biens!! Even if before, you, had feelings of insecurity, now,..it is really 'cajonies' time!!
How the Hell did you get them there? Why not 'sell' power to the 'berg', and really 'tap' into...'power'!!
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