bigdaddy

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About bigdaddy

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  • Birthday 01/16/65

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    Enjoys,good easy to use hi tech equipment.
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    Family,enjoys nice coffee.

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    Adelaide,SA

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  1. Hi iteach, Welcome to APN, Don't forget to post pics of your build and progress in the Aquaponics Systems section. We look forward to watching your progress. Cheers.
  2. Hi VKN, Thanks for that info, It's a good read. Similar to the MSDS sheets we have over here. If you are exposed to airbourne sand contaminants for large periods of time without the appropriate safety measures in place you may get silicosis. Silicosis effects the lungs and is not a very nice illness to have. Pre seventies and eighties many people died from that. It is my recollection that in the late seventies and early eighties, over here, government enforced safety laws were brought in to force commercial operators to put appropriate safety measures in place when operating a business which involved using sand blasting. This led to a move toward grit blasting. Grit blasting used a different media to sand. Appropriate safety measures still needed to be in place but the use of sand was eliminated thus the risk of silicosis was eliminated. I can not remember the exact details because I've been out of that area for quite a while but I think only family or 1 or 2 people could commercially run sand blasting businesses. I used to get my personal products sand blasted because of the finer finish sand gave. Fast forwarding to using sand in our operations today. The risk of breathing in airbourne sand fines and having enough on your clothes to cause any type of issues would be extremely low. If working with sand causes you concerns, then a proper risk assessment of your job can be done. Over here, if you are doing anything commercially you must carry out complete risk assessments which would include assessing the risk to health moving sand may cause and appropriate safety measures must be put in place prior to production. I have only mentioned using silica for sand blasting as I think that is an appropriate example of silica sand causing safety issues. There are many other industries using sand including the mining of it. I'm not sure of the mineral sand mines safety specifically but you can be assured that in Australia, all of these companies would be well and truly all over it. To summarize my thoughts. I think it is very good to be aware of the health and safety issues but we should be level headed about it. I don't think in a home context it will be to much of an issue I think we should do what we can to keep the dust down and be reasonably practicable when working with it. IMO this is good standard practice anyway. Hint: Did you know a good way to keep the dust down is to wet the sand? or be gentle with it moving moving it dry? Once again, thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading that info. It's always good to find out possible risks to health when using a product. Cheers.
  3. Hi mamakat, and welcome to APN There's lot's of information here at APN so have a little scroll through and don't be frightened to ask questions. Enjoy... Cheers.
  4. Hi HA and welcome to APN, Yes Nice mess...I look forward to seeing your progress in the future. Cheers.
  5. Looks nice VKN, Cheers.
  6. Hi Sagir and welcome to APN Feel free to start your own thread when you decide to build in the aquaponics systems thread. I look forward to watching your progress Enjoy... Cheers.
  7. Hi Ande, Great Capture indeed...I enjoyed watching that...Thanks. Cheers.
  8. Hi Ande, This saddens me.... As an interesting twist on this, I saw a programme on T.V. maybe a year ago on the plastic and rubbish being washed up on the shores of Somalia, I think... The locals were so poor that they would go to the beach and scavenge amongst this rubbish to see if they could find anything useful to make things with, they would take this home and make some trinket shoe or whatever and sell at the local markets...The only way they knew how to survive... I'm saddened at how us humans are so inconsiderate to everything around us and insist on being that way that we are deliberately killing this lovely planet we have been so lucky to live on. Cheers.
  9. Hi Glenn and welcome to APN, We look forward to watching your build and progress in the new build section...Feel free to ask any questions you wish and I reckon someone is bound to come up with an answer. Enjoy the addiction. Cheers.
  10. Watched the video, and my thoughts are that's all very good to say that except, my understanding of the U.S. which I admit is limited, you can not say what you wish... I'll give you one example and am happy to be corrected...I understand that teachers can not talk about Christianity in schools for fear of being taken to court, plus losing their jobs. I know in Australia the times are not as free speech as they used to be...The discrimination laws here are tough on what you can and can not say...For instance....One can not say certain things which may offend others...Now we are starting to get very complex, I really don't want to get involved too much there because it will lead to no where...I just try to manovre around these laws, not get to worried about them because that will waste what limited time I have left on this earth and try to have a peaceful, normal life.... Here is something else to lighten up your day...*****WARNING******VERY BAD LANGUAGE ALERT***** Pretty much sums up things over here too... And here's something else you may like to watch***Warning***VERY BAD LANGUAGE ALERT*** One may or may not agree with these two characters but I think they sure make you think about things in a different light...Whether the place is ruled by Obama or Trump I think we are still doomed and in the end greed and selfishness will undo everything IMO.... Cheers.
  11. The media are talking up peace on the Korean peninsula ....Like usual...Jumping the gun way too early....Plenty of things to go right before they are anywhere near peace...And one thing that needs to go right is the North Korean dictator to keep his word...Past experience of both him and his father is they do not keep their word.... We'll have to wait and see if things are looking up there. "Strange things happen when Trump is president" That reminded me of this. "Strange days indeed...Most peculiar momma" Not really on topic but here's a little something to lighten up your day. Cheers.
  12. Hi everyone, Yet another year has past and we are enjoying the freedoms we have because of the sacrifices the armed forces have made who have and are at war... I have been to several dawn services over the years and it is pleasing to see a broard cross section of people there particularly all the young families and there have been and are plenty. We will remember them...
  13. Hi Kellen,

    On the respect thread , I think we have gone off topic..Could you move the political gobblgook that has been posted over the last couple of days to another more appropriate thread please?

    Also there's a report that's been highlighted to me for the last couple of weeks if you could take the notification away please? I've read it now

    How have you been anyhow, I've seen bits and pieces of your posts on fb apart from that haven't seen much of you...

    Cheers

     

    1. kellenw

      kellenw

      Hi BD!  Life's been a bit crazy lately (mostly in good ways), but I'm still quietly checking in on things.  Really looking forward to getting a few things off my plate so I can start trolling all of you guys on the forum more often again. haha.

      I'll take a look at the thread and the notification.  Thanks man and take care! :)

  14. Hi folks, Not meaning to be protective or offensive in any way, but we have moved completely off topic here, even for the lounge section...Could we please save the political stuff (such as who's the better president etc) for the U.S. Shutdown thread or the likes? I just thought we'd discuss respect and how the older and younger generation respect each other etc on this one. Cheers
  15. Hi AtomsDad and welcome to APN, Cheers.