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Recycling things.

Recycling things.

Recycling things.

(OP)
Recycling was not even a word in beginning of the century it was just done.
I have straitened out a lot of nails when young, building tree houses and hideaways.

Now when prices is rising for most building materials I went for some recycling when I was doing a new box to the water meter.

As I mentioned in the old post about the septiktank https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=482699

Well first of my new neighbor had filled up a new drive way so I have been trying to locate my water post thee times without success.





Got really annoyed, mad I don't know the name of the one who is going to build the house only knew it was a relative to another neighbor that have a summerhouse nearby, so I went over and told him that he needed to get his relative to come and find my water post.
But he took his metaldetektor and found it and dugg it up for me.

Well anyway I was going to make a new box for my water meter, and had some old impregnated planks that was used for covering the water hose in the ditch before it was dug down. They had been there a long time but still most of them was really good and reusable. smile
Maybe not so much money in buying new ones, but it is a bit of a hassel just to go and buy them, lots of time spent for very little, so recycling was a better option this time.



So I took the crowbar to pick them apart without success, turn out my father had used screws. smile
Luckily I brought my drilling machine.



And I could reuse most of the screws too.



Maybe not ctopher finish but good enough for the purpose.
I did make the bottom sides low to make room for the wrenches because I need to be able to assemble and disassemble the water meter every spring fall.
And also it is open in the bottom since I usually put the water on to get rid of anything that shouldn't be there before putting the meter in place or if it is leaking before I am finished.



Half finished, just need to make a lid too.
Water on. thumbsup2





“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

What is this water post? What does it do?

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Ohh sorry maybe water post isn't right, it is the main water tap/valve where I turn the water to my hose/house on and off from the main water hose. ponder

It looks something like this, I have never seen it since it is down in the ground.

inside a metal house looking like this.


The metal lid is suppose to be "above" or at least the same height as the ground so you can open it to turn the water on and off, but my neighbor had covered it with stons and dirt and sand an gravel.
I couldn't find it. sad

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Ok understand what it is now

We would call it mains cutoff valve. Or house water isolator valve.

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Okey thanks I will try to remember that. smile

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

In the US it is called a curbstop, since it is typically installed in the curb

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Okey thanks! Many new terms. smile

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Looks nice. thumbsup2
I also never heard the term, and never heard curbstop either.
Here in CA we just call it the water meter, also installed near the curb, sometimes near the sidewalk.

ctopher, CSWP
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RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Yes but the water meter and the mains cutoff valve is to different thing in my SH and they are like 40 meter apart.
I have put in my own mains shut off just before the meter so it will be easier to put the meter in and out.

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Alistair,

Did they not call them "Stopcocks" in Scotland?

Also go under the name stop valve or stop tap.

Normally one in the street or your garden somewhere like Red shows, then you use a long handle to close it.
There is then also normally one just as it comes up inside your house / flat inside to turn off when anything leaks or you need to do maintenance.

The ones outside you normally need a rod like this to avoid having to get hour hand stuck in a small tube....

https://www.toolstation.com/multi-purpose-stop-tap...

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Recycling things.

Here,(if you don't have a well) they put the water meter inside the house to keep it from freezing in the Winter. Only the valve is on the curb (under a handhole).
Besides that they use electronic meter reading, so the electronics are also inside.

The meter transmits to the electric meter which acts as the main transmitter to the automatic reading system.

I now have a well, so I don't have a meter on my water.

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
That is standard here to if you have a house but since I only have a summer water the meter is outside, al the hoses is just laying on top of the ground under the house.
I wanted him to buy a long enough hose when they changed it last time so I could put inside but he didn't so.. sad
Before it was by the ditch by the road not even on my property, they wanted me to move it there but I just ignored it and dugg down the hose. winky smile

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Aye stopcock is commonly used by oldie's

They are trying to remove all things involving cock from technical terms these days.

You can't call anything a gender bender either.

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Yup, it actually looks a bit like a cock with a condom on. lol

Strangely enough I can't come up with even one "nickname" for a tool that involves gender genitals in Sweden or maybe the words used are so old, so we have forgotten what they actually mean. ponder

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Here in Canada the term "rapeseed" is often considered acceptable, sometimes questioned, and sometimes replaced with "canola" . . . but it hasn't [yet?] been outright banned.

"Sillcock" is still considered the correct term for a long-spindled water supply valve to the outdoors that keeps the seat and disc indoors where the non-freezing conditions are.

Pea fowl is the species name, with reference to the peacock and pea hen considered normal.

That's enough for now. bigglasses

CR

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." [Proverbs 27:17, NIV]

RE: Recycling things.

Were heading into the "Scunthorpe Problem" here if we're not careful... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem

When they tried a brutal e-mail filter in the mid 90's, it briefly binned all my emails from a client whose e-mail address and name he used was "Dick" as in short for Richard. Gone, never to be seen again...

Someone then produced a list of common engineering terms such as pipe nipples, stop cock, shaft, plug, balls, breasting dolphins, penetration, gusset, etc

After spending 50% of their time unquaratining e-mails the IT dept turned it off after about 2 weeks, never to be seen again.

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Recycling things.

I think valves be called cock was around before genitally was called it.

Seacock on boats has been around as long as the royal navy.

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
What is really the hen or the egg here, might be difficult to figur out.
Cock can be both roster or penis in English, in Swedish roster is tupp and penis is kuk.
The first time it is document is around the 1000 AD, in old Norse it was spelled kukr and they claim it means penis, they think the text on the bone was "Kukr kyss kuntu, kyss!" what kuntu (kunta) is I guess you can figur out.
But if you have a wooden boat lets say a viking ship and need a seacock, what do you have?
A hole and a wood peg looking like a .... shadeshappy
So what gave name to one or the other, hmm who knows.

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
The reason I could find the cutoff valve besides they covering it was that on the plakett it says 2,0 meters but in fact it was barely one meter away from the post.
I have been digging around mostly where the water puddle is couldn't find it.



And then the next problem which I have asked them to fix last year and nothing have happened, that the tapp is above the lid so it isn't that well protected.



I am afraid it will end up with me having to fix it myself.
Digging up around it and move it and hoist it. sad

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
I hade a plan to recycle some old tare paper to cover my water meter box.
It is the lid at the top of the picture.



So I decided to make a test first to see how it would work out.
But it didn't work ut as I thought it would so I think I will just paint it, at least that is my plane for now.



About the tool for turning the water on and off, MOLA my mechanic did one for me at work, I painted it myself. winky smile
The lever at the top is lose so you can put more or less power behind closing and opening it.
I did it that way so my mother could use it, me myself a still have all the power I need. winky smile



“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

One of those things that should be marked well. Maybe to put a post near it.

RE: Recycling things.

"Seacock on boats has been around as long as the royal navy. "

Well if you're going to the head, you're gonna seacock, right?

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)


There is a post but it says 2 meters which it wasn't, haven't had any reason to think about it since I always knew where it was before my new neighbor put a lot of stone and dirt on it.

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

Former coffee table top.
New Doorway arch.
(Still needs a little touch ups, but almost finished)

A black swan to a turkey is a white swan to the butcher ... and to Boeing.

RE: Recycling things.

(OP)
Nice thumbsup2 are you planing on having it hanging or are you going to mount it in the doorframe?

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.“
Albert Einstein

RE: Recycling things.

This one will hang on the wall above an open passage between an enclosed balcony and living room on the upper floor. That passage has a very wide, thick timber lintel beam. The space above the door to where the vaulted roof begins is high and it just needs something there to distract attention away from what otherwise is a very large white space.

The next one will go into a true arch. I cut through the 1m thick "castle wall" on the first floor (removed a lot of rocks there) and there is a two step rise between floor levels on either side of the new passage. The ceiling in the passage will be arched and sloped to match the stair risers, so I will fit the next one into the arch frame above the lower side of the passage entrance. If all goes to current plan.

A black swan to a turkey is a white swan to the butcher ... and to Boeing.

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