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  1. #14
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    Thats some pretty cool stuff. It's awesome. There has been some great minds and just a cool thing going on here at this site lately. This is one great example of how awesome we all collectively are.

    I could see in weird way how this product might be marketable, if it aint yet. Very cool..

  2. #15
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    I've often thought this would make a great hobby and possibly profitable one also. There must be a market these days for such items, build em and rent out to beer stores, carnivals, whatever. The configurations are limited only by your imagination and what the customer wants. These units were created many years ago by tech classes as a cool exercise in welding and sizing. As far as I know they are all functional and build their ice on their own ice without misting or spraying ( defrost clocks not required). I went to the same tech school but missed out on the building of any of these units. I'm guessing most date back to 1989 to early 90's. Mspanky, when were these created and how's that Gateway donated rack, do we need to invest some time to tweak it. I'd like to see that unit working well, and possibly upgraded to suit the times.

    [Edited by mccool on 05-15-2004 at 03:09 AM]
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  3. #16
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    Neat.

    But you've got entirely too much free time.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much.

  4. #17
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    Guess thats why these were built in school, rarely do 20 fridys have that kind of time. After seeing these if I was to build a snowman I'd use rolls of 3/8 soft wrapped around 3 balls of diminishing circumfrence, lines spaced accordingly with a few welded on supports and features like nose, eyes, buttons, etc. Hook up to the right size condensing unit and plug in. Frosty lives!

    GO FLAMES GO
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  5. #18
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    Originally posted by mccool
    Nice Spanky but what about the logo.

    Just had to reply to myself to keep this burning! This city is going nuts with every win! Step out in your backyard in Suburbia and hearing horns and cheers from all sides,for hours on end lol. Thousands getting on the trains to converge upon downtown.
    No tan for Stanley this year!

    GO Flames Go
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  6. #19
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    HVACMD where'd ya go!
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  7. #20
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    Originally posted by mccool
    HVACMD where'd ya go!
    Oh...sorry mccool. Too many long days and late nights lately. I'm buried. But anyway, yes, that's exactly what I'm talking about. Very neat sculptures there. I wonder if there's a way to smooth them out though. If you wanted a smooth flat or rounded surface, how to make it?

  8. #21
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    By the way, thanks to spanky for getting the pics for us

  9. #22
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    Hey how much does refrigeration guys make in Calgary??

    Sorry bout changing the subject


    GO FLAMES GO!

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    Union journey man rate is $32.68 /hr + 10% holiday (covers stat and vaction)and usual prescription,vision,dental and pension. Alberta health care premiums are not covered.
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  11. #24
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    Thanks mcool, Im considering starting that trade. I finished first class gasfitting. (why stop there!)

  12. #25
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    I'm gettin' misty eyed... I went to S.A.I.T in 1982, and the Stanley Cup and that penguin in the back of the pics were then then!!! I didn't see the bottle pouring into the glass, until a couple of years ago. Awesome. Thanks!
    Teach the apprentices right... and learn from their questions and ideas.

  13. #26
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    Sorry Fella's it was '83 I saw these devices... just incase it actually mattered. *grin* I also 'think' I recall seeing the Tower on the right. (Then, called the Husky Tower, now called the Calgary Tower.

    First year school, the Penquin was like you see it now... Second year, they had it iced up... it looked more like a Penquin then... and If memory serves, the Tower was icing up (beginning stages, the final week of my third year. I think they said it took a week or so to get significant icing.

    Oh, and the last time I visited the School... they had a real cool multi-plex set up just to the left in the photos, if I recall. Not seen, unfortunately. S.A.I.T. is a pretty cool facility... No ten in-punded.

    Teach the apprentices right... and learn from their questions and ideas.

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