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Re: Trump

Post by BrasatoAlBarolo » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 09:49

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But, it was all okay. According to Trump, people got free boats that appeared in their back yards.
And presumably more than a few got free swimming pools in their basements as well? :D
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Re: Trump

Post by matthewfarmery » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 17:10

Finally some good news, and a real blow against Trump.

Trump bid to stop tax record being handed over to New York prosecutors declined by Supreme Court

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 05647.html

seems that the supreme court has been sitting on Trump's tax returns for a while now. or a decision has taken a while But this is a good move. And a real blow to Trump, who probably hoped that his appointed judges will rule in favour for keeping the tax returns hidden. At least now things can move forward.
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Re: Trump

Post by Vertigo 7 » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 17:37

The story in Texas gets even better. 10 years ago, to the day of the beginning of the winter storm, Texas state legislatures held hearings on what to do going forward from a winter storm that had an almost identical impact. They knew that the power grid would fail if freezing conditions were to occur again, because they just experienced it, and they chose to do nothing.

Good job, Texas! You guys are really worth looking up to!
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Re: Trump

Post by matthewfarmery » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 18:21

Vertigo 7 wrote:
Mon, 22. Feb 21, 17:37
The story in Texas gets even better. 10 years ago, to the day of the beginning of the winter storm, Texas state legislatures held hearings on what to do going forward from a winter storm that had an almost identical impact. They knew that the power grid would fail if freezing conditions were to occur again, because they just experienced it, and they chose to do nothing.

Good job, Texas! You guys are really worth looking up to!
So basically, they only have themselves to blame.
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Re: Trump

Post by Vertigo 7 » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 18:32

matthewfarmery wrote:
Mon, 22. Feb 21, 18:21
Vertigo 7 wrote:
Mon, 22. Feb 21, 17:37
The story in Texas gets even better. 10 years ago, to the day of the beginning of the winter storm, Texas state legislatures held hearings on what to do going forward from a winter storm that had an almost identical impact. They knew that the power grid would fail if freezing conditions were to occur again, because they just experienced it, and they chose to do nothing.

Good job, Texas! You guys are really worth looking up to!
So basically, they only have themselves to blame.
Yup. And the power companies refused to winterize their infrastructure because it would cost them too much.

The problems go beyond the plants. The transformers and and such on the lines have also catastrophically failed due to ice. Poles have fallen, lines snapped, a whole host of things caused by a cold snap. Paired with the state's desire for "independence", that has the effect of keeping the state's power grid free of federal regulation, means they're dead in the water until the state thaws and they spend billions on replacing failed infrastructure.

And it's not just power. Water lines have frozen and burst all over, destroying homes and businesses.
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Re: Trump

Post by felter » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 18:46

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And it's not just power. Water lines have frozen and burst all over, destroying homes and businesses.
The 8-Bit Guy suffered from that. When his power went out he went to stay with family, but didn't turn off his water which led to a pipe bursting and flooding his house.
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Re: Trump

Post by Vertigo 7 » Mon, 22. Feb 21, 18:52

felter wrote:
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And it's not just power. Water lines have frozen and burst all over, destroying homes and businesses.
The 8-Bit Guy suffered from that. When his power went out he went to stay with family, but didn't turn off his water which led to a pipe bursting and flooding his house.
You shouldn't turn the water off. In fact, you should turn all the faucets on to keep the water moving. Standing water will freeze and as it expands, it will burst the pipes. But if you can keep it flowing, it's less likely to freeze and cause damage.
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Re: Trump

Post by Nanook » Tue, 23. Feb 21, 20:41

Actually, if you're leaving the house empty for an extended period, the best strategy is to turn off the water and drain your lines as best you can. That way if the water pressure fails at the source, which apparently it did in a number of cases, you aren't left with stationary water in your lines.
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Re: Trump

Post by greypanther » Tue, 23. Feb 21, 22:15

Nanook wrote:
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Actually, if you're leaving the house empty for an extended period, the best strategy is to turn off the water and drain your lines as best you can.
Yes, I can remember my dad doing this many years ago as the house was being left for a good while one winter, bloody pain to do as well, as I remember. ( Going from all the strange shouty words my dad was using! :roll: )
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Re: Trump

Post by Mightysword » Tue, 23. Feb 21, 23:16

I'm curious, do you need special equipment to drain the pipe? I figure you have to turn off the main valve before draining, but then that means there is no pressure to push old water out. I imagine some kind of blowing or sucking device are needed?
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Re: Trump

Post by Alan Phipps » Wed, 24. Feb 21, 00:02

I didn't know Trump also did plumbing jobs. :D
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Re: Trump

Post by Vertigo 7 » Wed, 24. Feb 21, 00:08

Alan Phipps wrote:
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I didn't know Trump also did plumbing jobs. :D
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Re: Trump

Post by felter » Wed, 24. Feb 21, 01:23

Sorry for this as I know it is off topic, but some of you have the wrong idea about why you turn the mains water off when leaving a house for a length of time in cold freezing weather. For starters it is not to stop any pipes from freezing and breaking, as it is basically impossible to get all of the water out of a pipe. Even turning all the taps on wont work, as eventually you will get an airlock preventing the water in the pipe reaching the tap. That trapped water can still freeze and break a pipe, so even turning the mains water off may not stop a breakage. The reason for turning the water off is to stop a flooding when the pipe freezes and thaws out. If you have turned the water off at the mains, you will only get some of the water in the pipes being released into your property, so you may get a pint or two leaking, while if the mains is still turned on you end up with several hundred gallons or more of water filling up your property, doing a lot of damage. Also running water can still freeze, rivers freeze over all the time it may take a little longer but if it's cold enough, eventually they will freeze. Also a lot of people pay for the amount of water they use, so leaving the taps on would probably end up costing them more than paying for the damage a bust pipe would cause, just less hassle.
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Re: Trump

Post by Nanook » Wed, 24. Feb 21, 21:47

I've done a bit of plumbing for my own homes over the years, and according to the code where I live, you're supposed to install the piping so that they all drain towards the outlets, as well as having intermediate valves and faucets so the water can be drained if needed. And even if some water remains in the pipes, it generally won't burst the pipes if they're less than half full. And modern PEX pipe won't break when the water inside it freezes. It exands and then contracts to the original shape when thawed.

But enough plumbing tutorial for now. Weren't we discussing that other 'plumber'?* :mrgreen:

*Urban dictionary definition: plumber · noun: A man who has sex with many, many women. They call me the plumber, 'cause I'm always layin' the pipe.
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Re: Trump

Post by Vertigo 7 » Wed, 24. Feb 21, 22:49

Does it still count if you have to pay $130k for it?
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