Open Forum – Wednesday

20 September 2017

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10 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  20th September 2017

    this could come back to haunt him

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  20th September 2017

      Ah yes, the misogynist farmer with 8 kids who relies on Working For Families support… a great example of how screwed up the Anti-Labourites are.

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  2. unitedtribes2

     /  20th September 2017

    Yesterday I asked if anyone new why the Fuel pipeline is so hard to fix. The main argument was its hard to do welding when so much spilt fuel is around. It seemed to me that although that is a valid argument it must be a common problem that others have faced and overcome. I was wondering why a split sleeve like the one on this link couldn’t be used or if it is being used why so much time involved.

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    • Patu

       /  20th September 2017

      Something like that is not a permanent repair UT, even though the salesperson might try to convince you otherwise. Repairs on a pipeline such as this aren’t a case of just rocking into the trench with a stick welder & laying a bead over the top of the leak.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  20th September 2017

    wow TV1 is excited as a poll of 1000 says national will win, i say crap WHO KNOWS,

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  20th September 2017

    Done it today
    One tick RED Greg O Connor
    One tick BLACK Winnie
    time for a change as it will be Saturday

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  5. patupaiarehe

     /  20th September 2017

    I’m intrigued by this pipeline fault, in particular how nobody can recall a digger being in the vicinity. They are being a little scarce on detail about where it is, how deep the pipe is buried, how big the pipe is, etc. So, using a few landmarks in these photos;


    I have figured out the break is here;
    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Refining+NZ/@-35.8931326,174.4445193,262m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d0c9c4f9b13c4b1:0x806ad4e1586ac8f2!8m2!3d-35.8423535!4d174.4920644
    Looking at that aerial view, I’m wondering if an agricultural contractor towing a plough may be the culprit. Even the most inexperienced digger driver would have seen the big sign on the fence & rung his boss. An ag contractor would have no reason for concern though, or would he? How deep did they say that pipe was buried again???….

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    • patupaiarehe

       /  20th September 2017

      I did see that Noel. I don’t see how they can definitely say it was a digger.

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  20th September 2017

        There are actually several contradictory statements in that article. This one in particular interests me;

        Post said the pipeline was still scheduled to be repaired between midday Sunday and noon on Tuesday. That would involve welding in a replacement 17 metre section of pipe.

        17 metres?! Wasn’t the tear only 20cm? Also, pipe normally comes in 6.5m lengths…

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