AKwelder

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8 hours ago, yellowrosefarm said:

So at pump price, about $1,000,000/year for the fuel?  Love seeing the pictures of all this interesting stuff and amazed at the snow. It was 86 here last weekend.

I think your a bit low, it's a $60,000 to $120,000  a day when you pay 2 to 4 dollars a gallon. Now remeber they get a volume discount, and how, but they truck the fuel three hours each way for this station.   So if we run it for 30 days at 60,000 a day it's 1,800,000 a month.   That Solar is a miser compared to the Rolls

 

glad you enjoy the pictures

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9 hours ago, AKwelder said:

I think your a bit low, it's a $60,000 to $120,000  a day when you pay 2 to 4 dollars a gallon. Now remeber they get a volume discount, and how, but they truck the fuel three hours each way for this station.   So if we run it for 30 days at 60,000 a day it's 1,800,000 a month.   That Solar is a miser compared to the Rolls

 

glad you enjoy the pictures

I think he was talking about the IH Solar. 1200*2.5*365= approx $1mil. Love the pics and info about your travels. Any other pics of the Solar? I assume that it provides all electrical power for the station? Any other generator for a backup? Thanks

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4 hours ago, 12_Guy said:

I think he was talking about the IH Solar. 1200*2.5*365= approx $1mil. Love the pics and info about your travels. Any other pics of the Solar? I assume that it provides all electrical power for the station? Any other generator for a backup? Thanks

That makes more sense, than, sorry for the mix up.  The pipeline and its pump stations were designed when fuel was cheap and the best reliability was a turbine.  It's an interesting to me because that is why IH was into turbines.  The original pipeline had no power or pumps that were piston engines, all turbines.  

 

there is a second Solar in the next building, and then a small diesel generator in a van that does not have the snort to power the whole station, but keeps things going until they get the Solar lit.  Most of the critical items on station have a battery back up, can run without power, or like the rolls royce can make thier own power

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Drove in last night, the hills were freshly snow capped and it was bright

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pictures dont do so well

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After another week in a half out of town I finished up and drove in Monday, took the kids trick or treating tonight and heading to Minnesota for surgery with my oldest boy . He is getting good at sleeping in airports

 

We should have diner at moms house, then up in the morning and off to surgery across the cities.  My tail is starting to drag

 

 

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Best of luck to you guys and his surgery.  Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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7 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Best of luck to you guys and his surgery.  Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.  

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8 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

Best of luck to you guys and his surgery.  Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

X2 

Prayers for good results 

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15 hours ago, bitty said:

X2 

Prayers for good results 

Thank you  bitty, I appreciate it

 

Just drove across Minneapolis metro and got to the hospital, left early just in case the traffic was bad.  My boys is asleep in the back seat which is best since he can't eat or drink.  We go in in about an hour, start pre op at 10:30, surgery at 12:30 hopefully out by 3:30

 

We will go to the Mall of America afterwards and have a kids favorite meal, Burger King whopper 

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Hope all goes well with your son.

This might be a stupid question, but is there Burger King in Alaska?

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16 minutes ago, hillskinefarms said:

Hope all goes well with your son.

This might be a stupid question, but is there Burger King in Alaska?

Thank you

 

and regarding BK, None in fairbanks anymore, so we are deprived of whoppers😏

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Update.  We have had a successful surgery and have gotten back to Mom and Dads. Thank you all for you thoughts, prayers, and wishes. 

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That's good news! Will be thinking of you folks. Hope for a speedy recovery. Safe travels. 

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38 minutes ago, 12_Guy said:

That's good news! Will be thinking of you folks. Hope for a speedy recovery. Safe travels. 

Thank you

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3 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Update.  We have had a successful surgery and have gotten back to Mom and Dads. Thank you all for you thoughts, prayers, and wishes. 

 

Good deal!

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Good to hear everything went well with surgery! 

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58 minutes ago, NY1468 said:

Good to hear everything went well with surgery! 

X2^^^

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Good deal.  He has to have something every so often right?  Chest related....iirc

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27 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

Good deal.  He has to have something every so often right?  Chest related....iirc

This is my oldest, he has vascular issues in his right leg.  Right now we are on 3 surgerys  a year. That can change as the doc recommends.   While in the womb he had a embryonic vascular system in his leg, and he grew his normal vascular system.  With the rest of us the embryonic system dies off, his didn't.   With two vascular systems and one arterial system there is potential for problems.  But it turns out that his grandparents live 45 minutes from one of the worlds experts, Gods  answers prayers

 

my youngest boy has a chest issue, his shoulders and ribs are twisted on his spine, it seems to be very minor and not bothering him

 

thank you all

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no prob bud.  Have great rest of trip

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On November 2, 2017 at 3:42 PM, AKwelder said:

Update.  We have had a successful surgery and have gotten back to Mom and Dads. Thank you all for you thoughts, prayers, and wishes. 

So glad to hear it went well. Enjoy your time down south .. 

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