Heh, heh, heh....
Yesterday, DK was on the horn again, to tech support at another company. But the switchboard messed up and she got sent to a private line, instead, which happened to be one of the company engineers....
So, she had a good half hour conversation with said engineer, about her plans, asking, "What about this component, what are its limitations, will it be able to keep up, will it function over-capacity for the system and blow anything out? What if I tweak it like this and do it this way? What are the effects of doing it this way, or that way? Is this equipment able to do x, or y, or z?..."
She managed to stump the engineer a couple of times, but did get most of her technical questions answered to her satisfaction, enough that it has helped gel the final configuration to about 95% completion, as of now.
There are still a few more shipments to arrive, and while she waits she will work on that last 5% in her head, whilst her mental pinball bounces around the star (see last picture, post, above). Ping ping ping ping ping ping ping...
She sat down with Other Geek last night with half a dozen spec sheets and went through the schematic, to see if we can put a front-end control on the process using a part in her bins.
And so it goes. It's rather like making hollandaise sauce. Hafta be patient and not rush it, for the best end result, and let the process thicken SLOWLY and THOROUGHLY. This, of course, is EXCEEEDINGLY difficult for DK during her twitchiest month of the year. Her whole being is just twitching in anticipation, wanting to plow through this and get it up and running, to see if it will, indeed, work the way she hopes.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Our next installment of the special part.
Wetwedding project 08
Using a place-holder tubing (the green one, this time), DK places the place-holder tube into the hole, then slides the custom saddle tee over the tube, to ensure perfect alignment of the holes. She then seats the saddle properly, and draws around its perimeter to know where it will sit, so she knows where to prime and glue.
Then, replacing the place-holder tubing with a piece of LLDPE (that stands for linear low density polyethylene, by the way) tubing inserted into the saddle. She primes and glues the saddle in place, with the LLDPE tubing in place during the process.
The custom saddle tee is now installed.
She finishes off the install with a temporary plug, just in case. Far overkill is the whole saddle and plug, but she likes to practice best practices when doing infrastructure mods like in plumbing, in her home. Next time she needs a custom saddle on a PRESSURIZED line, she will have this to fall back on, to think about.
Last edited by DKShrimporium; 01-30-2015 at 05:37 PM.