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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:15 PM

Convicted One

 

 
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When I tweaked that photo, the altered file went up as a new photo on the site, so it had a new URL. In addition to putting the new link in the recent post, I also went back and changed the original post's link to the current URL. Maybe that means something to you! It's all Greek to me.

 

S'all good, LO

Nobody is saying that you should (or even could) have done anything different. I was just sincerely wondering if the code "melted down" on it's own...and that was where my curiosity ended. Angel

Having seen it earlier in pristine form, and then noticing it had changed,...got me to wondering.

 

I was not bothered one iota by anything you wrote. No worries. I never read anything as being aimed at me.

Still in training.


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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:46 PM

In case you're wondering, 39 is the ASCII code for an apostophe...

Anyone who has watched "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" might remember that the "answer" is 42 - ASCII code for an asterisk, often used for a wild card.

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Posted by Convicted One on Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:01 PM

 

 

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Posted by cv_acr on Monday, July 19, 2021 12:31 PM

Back to original topic:

Yes - unloading plastic pellets from covered hoppers to truck via means of vaccuum-pneumatic unloading.

Here's a close-up of the discharge gate on a pneumatic-discharge covered hopper used in plastic pellet service:

http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=rdix20137detail3&o=rdix

Rather than dumping into a pit via gravity, the hopper discharges through a horizontal tube (with the blue cap on it). The cap is removed and a suction hose is attached and the product is sucked out of the car with a vaccuum system. Some of the truck trailers may have their own vaccum equipment, and I've seen a separate portable vaccuum system in such a transload yard before that can be moved around to transfer product from railcar to truck.

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