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  • ScareCrow57
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    [QUOTE=CaptOldTimer;1189138]
    Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Have you ever tried to plug the end of a hose while the water is coming out? Not an easy task.



    YES, Have you???

    Many times when a driver turned water into the line before we got the wye connected! We just got faster doing our job and ended up having it connected and on the street before the water arrived.
    I see, so they should have drilled faster so as to be in place before the pressure arrived.

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    [QUOTE=ScareCrow57;1188520]Have you ever tried to plug the end of a hose while the water is coming out? Not an easy task.



    YES, Have you???

    Many times when a driver turned water into the line before we got the wye connected! We just got faster doing our job and ended up having it connected and on the street before the water arrived.

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  • jam24u
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    Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Honestly, I am with you. I really do hope this works out as planned.

    F**k the finger pointing, lets get this closed off, and under control.

    FM1
    Correct, fix the problem first with all the resources we can get our hands on. Do the blame game later.

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  • ChiefKN
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    Originally posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    The only consistent thing out of you is that the Government should have 0% say when it comes to regulating anybody, and 100% of the responsibility once things get screwed up.
    Actually, in order for him to be consistent.... Government should only be responsible if a democrat is in office.

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  • MarcusKspn
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    Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Exactly!!! The government response on this has been to point fingers and obstruct progress. Every available resource should have been brought in on day two to stop the leak and to contain the spill.
    We should have used BP's up-do-date emergency response plan, and they clearly knew what they were doing when they were fighting against Canada's consideration of requiring relief-wells to be drilled at the same time as the main well because "that's a waste of time, not needed, there is nothing our blowout preventer couldn't handle."

    The only consistent thing out of you is that the Government should have 0% say when it comes to regulating anybody, and 100% of the responsibility once things get screwed up.

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  • ChiefKN
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    Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Exactly!!! The government response on this has been to point fingers and obstruct progress. Every available resource should have been brought in on day two to stop the leak and to contain the spill.
    That mean ol' guv'mint.

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  • ScareCrow57
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    Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Honestly, I am with you. I really do hope this works out as planned.

    F**k the finger pointing, lets get this closed off, and under control.

    FM1
    Exactly!!! The government response on this has been to point fingers and obstruct progress. Every available resource should have been brought in on day two to stop the leak and to contain the spill.

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  • FIREMECH1
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    Originally posted by nmfire
    Yeah its coming out of the top of the new device. Figures. I might have known it was too good to be true. I think this will be the win though, once they shut that device down I think we'll be in good shape.
    Honestly, I am with you. I really do hope this works out as planned.

    F**k the finger pointing, lets get this closed off, and under control.

    FM1

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  • ScareCrow57
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    Originally posted by Chenzo View Post
    If our fearless leader had taken the help offered to him TWO DAYS after this happened, we wouldn't be in this boat THREE MONTHS later.
    Agreed. This administration botched this right from the very beginning. Obama's poll numbers reflect that as well as only 44% approve of the job the president is doing.

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  • doughesson
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    Originally posted by voyager9 View Post
    My understanding is that they have to close the new cap very slowly in order to make sure the well pipes can handle the pressure as it builds up. The worse-case scenario would be if they closed the cap suddenly and the pressure caused a failure somewhere else in the system.
    If anyone doesn't understand what suddenly closing off a valve will do with the pressure,here is a two word analogy:water hammer.
    Cause one on your rig and see what the engineer calls you.(They do tend to be protective of the rig's pumps,especially if they drove it straight from the factory on delivery)
    In this case,it can and probably will blow the well out AGAIN and cause people who don't know a dang thing about oil wells in deepwater to restart their rants about how it shouldn't have been drilled there in the first place,like that will do anything to stop the spill.

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  • PaladinKnight
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    Originally posted by Chenzo View Post
    If our fearless leader had taken the help offered to him TWO DAYS after this happened, we wouldn't be in this boat THREE MONTHS later.
    And what a slippery boat it is...

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  • Chenzo
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    If our fearless leader had taken the help offered to him TWO DAYS after this happened, we wouldn't be in this boat THREE MONTHS later.

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  • voyager9
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    Originally posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    nmfire.... your link is dead.

    Otherwise, it is still leaking......



    BP's live feed: http://www.bp.com/sectionbodycopy.do...tentId=7063636

    I honestly can't say for sure if the vid showing the leak is from the same problem child or not. But it is live, and time showing what I have for time. You need to page down to see it.

    FM1
    My understanding is that they have to close the new cap very slowly in order to make sure the well pipes can handle the pressure as it builds up. The worse-case scenario would be if they closed the cap suddenly and the pressure caused a failure somewhere else in the system.

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  • nmfire
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    Yeah its coming out of the top of the new device. Figures. I might have known it was too good to be true. I think this will be the win though, once they shut that device down I think we'll be in good shape.

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  • FIREMECH1
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    http://bp.concerts.com/gom/sealingca...ells070910.htm

    Interesting video, about 14 mins long.

    FM1

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