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Re: Is syngas the answer?
No Name Man #789434 11/07/19 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by No Name Man
Hey! I like vegetables! Southern cooking too. I can put up with okra in gumbo. Don't like beets either. Or cottage cheese. or brussel sprouts. I guess I'm a picky eater


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
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I got tucked into this one time, kept me going for the day thumbsup

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
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i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
tridentt150v #789481 11/08/19 5:27 am
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I guess if you put all these folksy foods in a blender then bury it in a jug in your yard for a month or two you might synthesize some sort of fuel?


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
kevin #789483 11/08/19 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


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I survived to have this a year or so later. I think it was Airport Diner near Waynesburg Pa

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
kevin #789484 11/08/19 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


laugh
"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
Hugh Jorgen #789491 11/08/19 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


laugh
"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"


... or "nuke it from orbit". Before it jams up every artery you have solid.

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
Lannis #789493 11/08/19 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


laugh
"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"


... or "nuke it from orbit". Before it jams up every artery you have solid.

Lannis



Strange that you should mention that Lannis, it was two years ago that I underwent Carotid Endarterectomy to clear the 95% blocked right carotid artery


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
BeezaBryan #789502 11/08/19 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i'd be careful around that thing, if i were you


laugh
"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"


... or "nuke it from orbit". Before it jams up every artery you have solid.

Lannis



Strange that you should mention that Lannis, it was two years ago that I underwent Carotid Endarterectomy to clear the 95% blocked right carotid artery



Well, you know, it COULD have had something to do with all those biscuits with sausage gravy, eggs, cheese, and bacon involved in those two breakfasts ... !!

Or not.

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
Hugh Jorgen #789554 11/09/19 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
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"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
DavidP #789604 11/09/19 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
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"drive it into the air lock and blast it into space"

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

lol.

The older kid has his place wired with all the millennial gadgets so whenever I go over I try to run a new one past Echo.
One was "Echo, open the pod bay door".
The response was "I'm afraid I can't do that, but I left a key under the potted plant to the left".

Sorry for abetting the thread hijack.

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
tridentt150v #789621 11/09/19 8:20 pm
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Maybe some genius can figure out how to leech the petroleum back out of all the plastic in which everything is packaged these days.
Tear open the shrink wrap, cut and pry open the clam-shell hard plastic (hoping not to destroy whatever is inside), then remove all the individual parts from plastic bags. It's beyond ridiculous!
Don't get me started on styrofoam packing peanuts!


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
DavidP #789649 11/10/19 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Maybe some genius can figure out how to leech the petroleum back out of all the plastic in which everything is packaged these days.
Tear open the shrink wrap, cut and pry open the clam-shell hard plastic (hoping not to destroy whatever is inside), then remove all the individual parts from plastic bags. It's beyond ridiculous!
Don't get me started on styrofoam packing peanuts!


I agree with all that. It's hard to believe how much plastic everything you buy or get shipped to your house involves.

When we go to the grocery store, we take our own re-usable bags. But I must say it's a pain in the rear to use them. Even though the store SELLS the re-usable bags, and has big signs in the parking lot asking "Did you remember to take in your re-usable bags?" ... the cashiers don't seem to know what to do with them or how to use them. The cashier's station is set up to use ONLY the disposable plastic bags.

We soldier on with the cloth bags, though. Maybe someday it'll change. The store already started charging $.50 to give you "cash back" if you use your card - maybe they'll start charging for the plastic bags. Wouldn't bother me.

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
tridentt150v #789657 11/10/19 2:09 am
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Remember seeing an article on the TV about some guy who figured out how to turn hard plastic back into oil. That probably went the same way as the Steam powered station wagon that Datsun was ready to market some years ago. At the grocery store, I just step behind the counter and do the packing with our cloth bags. Only trouble is they don't stand up as well as the old 20 lb paper ones used to. Worked in the grocery business between 1959 and the late 60's both in England and Canada when hamburger was 3 lbs for a buck...….

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
tridentt150v #789668 11/10/19 7:34 am
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I used to shop at Aldi, but there's not one in Crossville.
Aldi charges 7 cents for your choice of paper or big, re-usable plastic bags, or you can bring your own. They just put everything back in the cart, you bag your own.
Or, many of the big groceries have self check out lanes. Only annoying if you buy beer, you gotta wait for somebody to come verify your age.


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
DavidP #789676 11/10/19 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Maybe some genius can figure out how to leech the petroleum back out of all the plastic in which everything is packaged these days.


Old technology been around for at least a decade.
Problem it is 3 times the price of crude so is not economic.
We currently turn hard plasics into bitumen which is used for road repairs.

Last ting I heard is that soft plastics converted into railroad sleepers was under trials down here.
If it works then we will be importing waste plastic to make sleepers and stop cutting down 500 year old tress to make sleepers that last about 5 years .
It is economic as well.
The price is twice that of hardwood but a lot less than concrete.


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
DavidP #789692 11/10/19 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidP


Or, many of the big groceries have self check out lanes. Only annoying if you buy beer, you gotta wait for somebody to come verify your age.



There's a time and place for everything, I guess. I'm a huge fan of pay-at-the-pump for gasoline; I don't even have to get off the bike, just swipe, pump, and go, and don't have to wait behind a crowd of addicts buying lottery tickets, beer, and cigarettes.

But I never use the "self-checkout" line in any store. The last thing on earth I need for my sanity is to have one more electronic tart yapping at me to scan the next time or say, in a voice with a programmed-in hesitation "I-I'm sorry, I was not able to read that last one. Please re-scan" or some other such frustrating thing, like I get on the phone. Sometimes personal service is just the right thing to do. I'll pay the premium ....

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
BSA_WM20 #789693 11/10/19 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BSA_WM20
Originally Posted by DavidP
Maybe some genius can figure out how to leech the petroleum back out of all the plastic in which everything is packaged these days.



If it works then we will be importing waste plastic to make sleepers and stop cutting down 500 year old tress to make sleepers that last about 5 years .


Five hundred year old trees to make railway sleepers and mine props? Someone's gone spare - a 500 year old hardwood is worth 100 times as much as a 25 year old loblolly pine, which are raised on pine plantations and constantly renewed, making oxygen as they grow, and which is what we use for railway ties. A pine tree sells for about $10 off the stump - a massive oak, probably $2000 here at home, and if you find a Japanese buyer who is looking for a 40" wide, 20' long, 6" thick piece of clear white oak to help renew an ancient temple, you can name your own price ....

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Re: Is syngas the answer?
Lannis #789705 11/10/19 4:26 pm
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The dripping with creosote wood RR cross ties used around here last more than 5 years...They are some sort of common lumber, maybe the spruce/fir grown for the purpose as Lannis says....Recycled plastic is often the "lumber" for outside stuff like walks or decks...


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Re: Is syngas the answer?
Lannis #789799 11/11/19 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by BSA_WM20
Originally Posted by DavidP
Maybe some genius can figure out how to leech the petroleum back out of all the plastic in which everything is packaged these days.



If it works then we will be importing waste plastic to make sleepers and stop cutting down 500 year old tress to make sleepers that last about 5 years .


Five hundred year old trees to make railway sleepers and mine props? Someone's gone spare - a 500 year old hardwood is worth 100 times as much as a 25 year old loblolly pine, which are raised on pine plantations and constantly renewed, making oxygen as they grow, and which is what we use for railway ties. A pine tree sells for about $10 off the stump - a massive oak, probably $2000 here at home, and if you find a Japanese buyer who is looking for a 40" wide, 20' long, 6" thick piece of clear white oak to help renew an ancient temple, you can name your own price ....

Lannis


You got lots of pine & furs.
We have Aussie hardwoods
Like everything that is not regulated when you have a lot of it you waste it.
The hardwood will last 200 years as building framing but as railway sleepers the termites get into it real quick.
We used to creosote but apparently that is not good for the enviroment so we banned it.
I often hink Australians are the most stupid people on the planet , well government officals at any case.


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