Saturday, January 24, 2009

One Smart Cat

Posted on/at 10:40 AM by Sparky


Today Kallie decided to show me just how SMART she really is. we have known she uses the toilet for a while, normally she would make sure nobody was around when she did though. I have no idea how she picked this up or what lead to her using the toilet but hey its better than cleaning a litter box. now if I could only teach her to flush!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Now This Is Ugly

Posted on/at 5:41 PM by Sparky



Today was pretty much a normal day and as usual we had to go to both our job sites, its a pretty good drive, anyhow we went all back roads trying to cut time and near a farm we saw a group of Turkey buzzards. I have seen many of them over the years, however I have never been this close to one before. I can say they are one ugly creature.


I wasn't able to get a good picture of all of them so these will have to do. We discovered they had a rabbit that had been hit by a car and we think this one was staying close because when we happened to drive up they abandoned their food and were waiting for us to leave so they could finish their meal.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Electrical Formulas

Posted on/at 7:00 PM by Sparky

For your Information.


Electrical Conversion Formulas for three-phase AC power:

  • E represents volts
  • I represents amps
  • Eff represents motor efficiency
  • PF represents power factor
  • If PF is not known, assume 0.85
  • If Eff is not known, assume 0.90

·To find Amps when Horsepower is known:
Amps = (hp × 746) ÷ (1.73 × E × Eff × PF)

·To find Amps when Kilowatts are known:
Amps = (kW × 1000) ÷ (1.73 × E × PF)

·To find Amps when Kilovolt Amperes are known:
Amps = (kVA × 1000) ÷ (1.73 × E)

·To find Kilowatts when Amps, Volts and Power Factor are known:
kW = (I × E × 1.73 × PF) ÷ 1000

·To find Kilovolt Amperes when Amps and Volts are known:
kVA = (I × E × 1.73) ÷ 1000

·To find Kilowatts when Kilovolt Amperes and Power Factor are known:
kW = (kVA × PF)

·To find Kilowatts when Horsepower and Eff are known:
kW = hp × 0.746 ÷ Eff

Electrical Conversion Formulas for single-phase AC power:

  • E represents volts
  • I represents amps
  • PF represents power factor
  • If PF is not known, assume 0.85
  • If Eff is not known, assume 0.90

·To find Amps when Horsepower is known:
Amps = (hp × 746) ÷ (E × Eff × PF)

·To find Amps when Kilowatts are known:
Amps = (kW × 1000) ÷ (E × PF)

·To find Amps when Kilovolt Amperes are known:
Amps = (kVA × 1000) ÷ (E)

·To find Kilowatts when Amps, Volts and Power Factor are known:
kW = (I × E × PF) ÷ 1000

·To find Kilovolt Amperes when Amps and Volts are known:
kVA = (I × E) ÷ 1000

·To find Kilowatts when Kilovolt Amperes and Power Factor are known:
kW = (kVA × PF)

·To find Kilowatts when Horsepower and Eff are known:
kW = hp × 0.746 ÷ Eff


OHM's law

Electric Heaters

Posted on/at 6:26 PM by Sparky



Today we worked at one of our other jobs going on, it is rest rooms at an athletic field. We installed this heater it was the last of three we put up. We put the lights in the other day, this is probably the best this place will ever look, after they start using this place they expect it to get torn up the first time they use it for a sporting event. I can tell times are getting tough the general contractor who did this job is laying off some of his guys. I have dealt with them for the last 11 years and this is the first time I have ever seen it happen, they are also one of the larger contractors in our area. I know I don't have anything to worry about with my job thank god, we are still busy maybe not as much as we wish but we have work. I sure hope things turn for the better now that we have a new president.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More Snow

Posted on/at 7:12 PM by Sparky


Here is another Picture from upstate NY. We got about an inch of snow here today, I sort of wish we had all this for a few days. One good storm a year would be nice but we have not had a decent snowfall here in the last few years.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snow

Posted on/at 6:21 PM by Sparky



This is a picture from my Mom and Dad's in upstate NY, I sort of wish I was there, for a few days anyhow. It has been a long time since I saw a good snowfall like this. My wife on the other hand could care less if she ever saw another flake.







If you have seen any of my other post's there is a pond at the bottom of this hill.