[GSBN] compression

Jeff Ruppert jeff at odiseanet.com
Thu Jun 4 21:54:20 CDT 2015


That’s worth a follow up story in TLS...
Jeff Ruppert
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> On Jun 4, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Bob Theis <bob at bobtheis.net> wrote:
> 
> John is pushing your leg, Chris. 
> 
> He's the one that invented the loading scheme that Janet sent the photo of. 
> 
> So perhaps " pretty crazy " is a self reflection. 
> 
> The best part of the story,  however, is that after numerous jokes about the multilevel bathing facility we'd  built, Janet bought shower caps and we were sitting in the empty tubs with our shirts off posing for that picture,  when the Building Inspector showed up 1/2 hour early.  He stayed completely deadpan, though, we put our shirts back on, filled up the tanks and the wall passed its compression test with flying colors. Or flying stock tanks. 
> 
> Bob
> 
>  4, 2015, at 2:24 PM, John Swearingen wrote:
> 
>> I dunno, sounds pretty crazy to me.  -john
>> 
>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 7:47 AM, Chris Magwood <chris at endeavourcentre.org <mailto:chris at endeavourcentre.org>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I seem to recall photos of someone in the late 90s who strapped two cattle water tanks over the top of a bale wall so they were hanging at the same height on either side of the wall, quite low to the ground. The tanks were then filled with water at the same rate, providing a relatively safe test scenario and reproducing the continuous weighting conditions that would make the test relevant.
>> 
>> Maybe I'm making this up, or maybe it really did happen. Or maybe it was talked about enough that it seemed like it happened... Either way, I think it would be an effective test.
>> 
>> Chris
>> 
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