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  • Gloat due to Health & Safety gone mad.

    So gets a phone call from the local Uni, they bought this large, 30" x 30" x 15" ?? hydraulic power pack to perform some tests and once they were done it was put on one side.
    Later they decided it was surplus to requirements and decided to dump it but H&S say it can't be dumped because it contains oil.
    So they then decided to drain it and dispose of the oil at one of the licensed recycling plants but H&S said that you still can't dump it without it being flushed and cleaned.

    Did I want it complete with oil ? OK, passing anyway so gets this thrown in the Donald on Friday. While I was there did I want the twin radiator cooler that went with it as well ?

    OK twist my arm and as a favour I'll take that as well.

    Don't know much about this but judging by the pipes at about 1 1/2" diameter it's a big bugger. Supposedly only run for two days from new.

    Pics tomorrow when I get it out the Donald and get the covers off.
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




  • #2
    what are you going to use it for ..or sell it on .

    why couldnt the uni sell it on ebay

    all the best.markj

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    • #3
      So you're planning what? Gonna make a freaking huge grape press?
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      • #4
        Mighte be a bigger press in John's future
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          No idea what to use it for until I get a good look.
          Might sell it on, Uni just couldn't be bothered.

          In the same sort out was a twin cylinder Bosch generator, like new but my contact snaffled that up for himself.
          .

          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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          • #6
            Oil might not even have been a hazard - all ours is veggie-based.
            Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

            Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
            Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Peter.
              Oil might not even have been a hazard - all ours is veggie-based.
              I don't use veggie-based oils, but I do have green hoses...does that count as environmentally safe?
              Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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              • #8
                I can think of some people who are (to use the vernacular ie "in a manner of speaking) "vegetables" and you won't get any "greener" than that.

                Why not close the loop and give the machine - vegetable oil - and of course painted green - to a vegie - all neat tidy in Bristol fashion.

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                • #9
                  probably build a torture device for bridgeports.
                  Precision takes time.

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                  • #10
                    Health and Safety are just trying to make up for British Petroleum's mishap in the gulf.

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                    • #11
                      BRITISH petroleum is mostly owned by AMERICANS.Alistair
                      Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                      • #12
                        its not called British Petroleum anymore ..just BP

                        and in no references on their website, other than, in the history, is it rreferred to as British Petroleum.

                        all the best.markj

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                        • #13
                          LOL... I knew I'd get a couple of rises.

                          It will always be British to me, and I carry the passport to prove it

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                          • #14
                            BP

                            BP also stands for British Pharmacopoeia

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Pharmacopoeia

                            http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&cp=4...w=1920&bih=813

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