Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 33 of 33

Thread: We Just Purchased A “New” Lathe

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California...unfortunately
    Posts
    672
    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    ohh near the prison, no wonder so cheap(lol) and the nuc plant.
    rsmithsr,

    And if we could just nuke the prison...

    You know my locale...are you near by?

    The prison and the Diablo nuke plant are two of the counties largest employers. And they're shutting Diablo down. That is going to put a serious wrinkle in things around here.

    Apparently, Kalifornia has "too much" energy and doesn't need the nuke plant. In fact, the trend now is to prohibit the building of houses that use "natural gas", instead requiring that new construction be all electric...despite electric being stupid expensive. In fact, I got the "state mandated" snot fined out of me last year during a particularly hot, two week run of weather for being a gross user of energy...yet, apparently, we have a metric ass ton of it. I did some plumbing and converted our clothes dryer to gas.

    Gosh...it seems like yesterday when "natural gas" was the answer to everything, to include global warming, impotence, and gout.

    Funny and true story...my little brother was also part of the Irish Welfare program...meaning he was the fuzz as well (he didn't listen to older brother's career advice). He worked for an agency that fell under the auspices of a "progressive" city manager that insisted that the police department begin driving patrol cars powered by natural gas...which ended up with the highly cost effective result of them driving 15 miles out of their jurisdiction, 3-4 times a night, to fill up their units. Well...one night, little brother went to stop a n'er-do-well for a violation and the chase was on. His natural gas powered police car versus a...no lie...Volkswagon Beetle. And the Beetle got away...

    Fun and games in Kalifornia...

    Justin

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California...unfortunately
    Posts
    672
    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Nice place Justin. My Son and DIL worked at Plant 42 in Palmdale when in the Air Force at the Lockheed U2 rebuild facility. After retiring about 8yrs ago the went to work for Northrup in the same area.
    Butch,

    Thank you. My ideal home was a 1000 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, concrete tilt-up with floor drains, and a 10,000 square foot shop but, alas, I'm married...so that didn't happen.

    Women...

    Justin

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Posts
    60
    been there done that.
    it is not the first time ca pushed electricity over gas. I lived in a condo in the late 70's that was all electric but has a gas fire place....I plumbed my dryer off the fireplace.
    I did a job interview at the plant.
    just a little knowledge of the area.
    one of the better areas of the state.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    rsmithsr,

    And if we could just nuke the prison...

    You know my locale...are you near by?

    The prison and the Diablo nuke plant are two of the counties largest employers. And they're shutting Diablo down. That is going to put a serious wrinkle in things around here.

    Apparently, Kalifornia has "too much" energy and doesn't need the nuke plant. In fact, the trend now is to prohibit the building of houses that use "natural gas", instead requiring that new construction be all electric...despite electric being stupid expensive. In fact, I got the "state mandated" snot fined out of me last year during a particularly hot, two week run of weather for being a gross user of energy...yet, apparently, we have a metric ass ton of it. I did some plumbing and converted our clothes dryer to gas.

    Gosh...it seems like yesterday when "natural gas" was the answer to everything, to include global warming, impotence, and gout.

    Funny and true story...my little brother was also part of the Irish Welfare program...meaning he was the fuzz as well (he didn't listen to older brother's career advice). He worked for an agency that fell under the auspices of a "progressive" city manager that insisted that the police department begin driving patrol cars powered by natural gas...which ended up with the highly cost effective result of them driving 15 miles out of their jurisdiction, 3-4 times a night, to fill up their units. Well...one night, little brother went to stop a n'er-do-well for a violation and the chase was on. His natural gas powered police car versus a...no lie...Volkswagon Beetle. And the Beetle got away...

    Fun and games in Kalifornia...

    Justin

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •