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Old 09-03-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Have something interesting you did at work recently? Post it here to share!

Here's mine. 2012 6.7L diesel Ford F-550. Lower end bearing failure at 29k miles. I'm the first person in my dealership to do a short block. Its been my project for the last week.

Its one of three engines I have apart currently. One is a class A motorhome I have to drop the front suspension out of and take the engine out through the bottom. The other is a little cab over truck.



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Old 09-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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I work at a fresh water filtration plant.




This is what I do daily.
On the left is completely untreated water pumped from The river, on the right is our treated and filtered, ready to drink, water.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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That ought to be interesting.

Here engine number 2 out of chassis.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:53 AM   #5
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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I work at a fresh water filtration plant.




This is what I do daily.
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Is it just filtered and purified, or do you guys use chemicals to do it?



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Old 09-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Is it just filtered and purified, or do you guys use chemicals to do it?



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Yes we have to use chemicals.
Here's what some do.
-kills algae.
-soaks up contaminants.
-coagulates solids (dirt and organic matter).
-ph balancers.
-chlorine to kill micro organisms.

It's a pretty long process.




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Old 09-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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How long does it take start to finish?

First pic is a 6.7L diesel long bock ready to go in the truck, second is a customer who brought in his hot rod. Its a 32 ford roadster with a Buick nailhead engine.

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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Takes about 2 hours, but the process is continuous. We put out roughly 2.6m gallons per day. The maximum we are permitted for is 3m gallons.

We are also a very small plant, Columbus, Ga is permitted for 90m a day, I think.



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Yes we have to use chemicals.
Here's what some do.
-kills algae.
-soaks up contaminants.
-coagulates solids (dirt and organic matter).
-ph balancers.
-chlorine to kill micro organisms.

It's a pretty long process.




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I've toured a few waste water treatment plants in my day. I don't envy those guys. Your plant probably smells quite a bit better.


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Old 09-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #13
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We have a water treatment plant on a river here, right next to a paper mill. Smells wonderfull.

Next job, engine and trans replacement in a 38 or so foot Class A motorhome with no access from the front.

The first stage. You can guess where its coming out... :



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Old 09-17-2013, 02:45 AM   #14
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #15
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Takes about 2 hours, but the process is continuous. We put out roughly 2.6m gallons per day. The maximum we are permitted for is 3m gallons.

We are also a very small plant, Columbus, Ga is permitted for 90m a day, I think.



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Question about the chemicals used.
How does the cycle work? Since these chemicals are used to filtrate, do those chemicals leave residues or pollutants that can be broken down safely or is it channelled back into the ecosystem?

Just trying to satisfy my curiouosity.


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