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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2017, 02:46:32 am »
Careful now Mike, you live in a country where you have to mark the hot and cold taps (see how I got around the spelling of faucet?) so you know which one you are gonna' get. We in the colonies figured out that if we always put hot on the same side, we can easily grab the right side even in the dark. In fact, it has become of the three simple rules of plumbing in the US:
1) Hot on the left.
2) Cold on the right.
3) Sh!t don't go uphill.

And there you have it.

As far as faucet and taps, the faucet is most often the entire fixture, containing the taps, if the fixture has them. More often now though we use a 'stick' that regulates both the temp. and flow of the water.

Tomorrow's lesson: you use the Knife to push the food onto the Fork, and eat with that impliment, not the other way around. And the tines of the fork face UP, not down, so it acts as a natural carrier, with the bow downward in the center.

 ;) ;D ::)

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curious, wonder why you chaps haven't changed the spelling to "fawset" ;)

And anyways what's wrong with calling them taps :)
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2017, 03:53:20 am »
Snip...

And anyways what's wrong with calling them taps :)

Taps are reserved for our all important beer! We wouldn't want anyone confusing the two you know?

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2017, 05:54:55 am »
Taps are reserved for our all important beer! We wouldn't want anyone confusing the two you know?



That!,
......and there is the whole tap wrench/faucet wrench problem as well.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2017, 07:21:10 am »
You beat me to it..
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2017, 07:58:29 am »
This is what happens when I don't log in for almost a week over Thanksgiving, I miss a thread like this. I agree with Brian, nothing more than a publicity stunt. If he is smart enough to build/acquire the rocket, he certainly knows the earth is round. Besides, what would a ride to 1800' tell him that a 40,000' ride in an airliner wouldn't?

Wait... I'm actually trying to make this whole thing rational... wrong! Let's get back to beer taps and old school water/air pressure rockets!

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2017, 09:30:23 am »

My taps are all Hot on the left and cold to the right as well. In fact pretty much every tap I've used falls into that category IIRC :)



That includes the bathroom ones which are single lever (pronounced leeee ver) where you lift to control the flow, swing to the left to increase temp and to the right to decrease temp

Where I do believe there is a big difference is that you guys generally  don't go in for this sort of setup where the taps are completely separate :)



That said most new builds these days have mixer taps of one description or another.



Careful now Mike, you live in a country where you have to mark the hot and cold taps (see how I got around the spelling of faucet?) so you know which one you are gonna' get. We in the colonies figured out that if we always put hot on the same side, we can easily grab the right side even in the dark. In fact, it has become of the three simple rules of plumbing in the US:
1) Hot on the left.
2) Cold on the right.
3) Sh!t don't go uphill.

And there you have it.

As far as faucet and taps, the faucet is most often the entire fixture, containing the taps, if the fixture has them. More often now though we use a 'stick' that regulates both the temp. and flow of the water.

Tomorrow's lesson: you use the Knife to push the food onto the Fork, and eat with that impliment, not the other way around. And the tines of the fork face UP, not down, so it acts as a natural carrier, with the bow downward in the center.

 ;) ;D ::)

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2017, 09:31:10 am »
This is what happens when I don't log in for almost a week over Thanksgiving, I miss a thread like this. I agree with Brian, nothing more than a publicity stunt. If he is smart enough to build/acquire the rocket, he certainly knows the earth is round. Besides, what would a ride to 1800' tell him that a 40,000' ride in an airliner wouldn't?

Wait... I'm actually trying to make this whole thing rational... wrong! Let's get back to beer taps and old school water/air pressure rockets!

is that a metric or Imperial thread?
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2017, 10:37:05 am »
My taps are all Hot on the left and cold to the right as well. In fact pretty much every tap I've used falls into that category IIRC :)



That includes the bathroom ones which are single lever (pronounced leeee ver) where you lift to control the flow, swing to the left to increase temp and to the right to decrease temp

Where I do believe there is a big difference is that you guys generally  don't go in for this sort of setup where the taps are completely separate :)



That said most new builds these days have mixer taps of one description or another.



We have both types here as well.   I have both types in my home.  And what I meant is the taps themselves.   I can't say that I've ever seen a set with separate faucets.  All of ours have a single faucet with either integrated or separate handles.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2017, 12:40:41 pm »
OK, but not all that long ago (2001), I had a very good friend from England, and he often found domestic water controls on either side of the fixture in his travels.

Not sure what you mean by taps but if it is the complete water delivery device, flow control as well as outlet, then yep, we <almost> do not have them anymore. Often two controls but only one outlet for the water. I have used separated delivery faucets and they are really pretty inhospitable: one side is ice cold and the other side will scorch you..... washing ones' hands becomes an adventure.  ::)

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My taps are all Hot on the left and cold to the right as well. In fact pretty much every tap I've used falls into that category IIRC :)



That includes the bathroom ones which are single lever (pronounced leeee ver) where you lift to control the flow, swing to the left to increase temp and to the right to decrease temp

Where I do believe there is a big difference is that you guys generally  don't go in for this sort of setup where the taps are completely separate :)



That said most new builds these days have mixer taps of one description or another.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2017, 01:49:50 pm »
the technique is to put a plug in the plughole, mix the water in the bowl then wash your hands ;)

OK, but not all that long ago (2001), I had a very good friend from England, and he often found domestic water controls on either side of the fixture in his travels.

Not sure what you mean by taps but if it is the complete water delivery device, flow control as well as outlet, then yep, we <almost> do not have them anymore. Often two controls but only one outlet for the water. I have used separated delivery faucets and they are really pretty inhospitable: one side is ice cold and the other side will scorch you..... washing ones' hands becomes an adventure.  ::)

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2017, 02:03:08 pm »
Yeah, that is one method. The faster way is to just work with the running water and move on..... :-)

And our 'plug and plughole' (Hey, a big Easy Boys on that one!) are incorporated in our sinks and bathtubs so..... we just push / pull (Boys!) the drain lever if / when we want to fill the sink.

But to be honest, I have not filled a bathroom sink in.... ever that I can remember. The only thing I need standing water in the bathroom for is shaving, and I have a scuttle for that (state of the art, 1700's   :rotflmao: ). Except for those time I fill the scuttle and put it in the microwave to heat it, the very root definition of an anachronism I think....

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P.S. This thread is de- railing from a thread about something stupid to a thread about nothing. Not sure if that is better, worse or just a lateral move. :-)

the technique is to put a plug in the plughole, mix the water in the bowl then wash your hands ;)
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2017, 02:09:04 pm »
To get this back on track, if the earth is flat where does the crap go when you flush the toilet?
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2017, 02:24:18 pm »
To the other side of course.

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To get this back on track, if the earth is flat where does the crap go when you flush the toilet?
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2017, 02:32:15 pm »
...But I still think this guy is just doing what he is doing for publicity, attention and very probably, in some way or another, money...

I may have to rethink my stance on Flat-earthers. (Note I'm referring to the people, not the theory)

Up until now, I'd always thought they were just a bunch of 'tongue-in-cheek' contrarians, but apparently some of them actually believe it.

(but I agree that this guy would tell you the moon IS made of cheese if he thought it'd get him some publicity or funding)

(if, of course, the moon isn't just another fake-news conspiracy)

Hmmm.

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2017, 03:03:29 pm »
[Serious mode ON]

People believe in all sorts of things that make no sense, are not supported by any evidence, in fact are discredited by ALL known evidence and so on. There seem to be several reasons for this, one being emotions of course but some other favorites include mental laziness (easier to just grab onto something, anything than invest the time to think about it), group mentality (YEAH, what he said!), pack mentality (if you ain't a-wid me, you must be agin' me), the infamous, and almost impossible to combat 'that is how he / she was raised' and several more. In fact, it seems that by far the greatest amounts of opinions, beliefs, likes / dislikes and so forth are NOT the product of logical thought and development but some other, 'it really does not make any sense' philosophy.

Just as a simple example: (and I am not going to discuss and especially not argue about this BTW), let us consider the general situation of Global Warming. Now most people have a very firm opinion on this, generally hard to one side (it does not exist) or the other side (it is destroying our planet). Fine and well. But how did they reach that conclusion? Well, it seems to be dependent, and exclusively dependent, on which political party they follow. Come again? Yep, it seems most people have joined their 'herd' and simply bellow their agreement with one of the two major political parties in the US. No logic, thought or consideration needed, and worse yet, wanted. So any 'discussion' of this matter is not discussion at all but belligerent support of that person's party, coupled with belittlement of the other persons' party. Simply amazing.

So, some people believe that the Earth is flat? Not really that surprising. In fact, almost surprising that a political party has not embraced this idea with the result being 30% to 40% of the population then believes the Earth is flat, due strictly to political affiliation..... all the while believing it is their own idea, of course.

The scary part of all of this is not that there was a significant portion of the planet under Nazi control at one time as a result of these flaws but that there have been many instances of this kind of social control over the millennia and continents.

So by all means, do re- think your stance on..... people. Just be prepared to shake with terror.

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I may have to rethink my stance on Flat-earthers. (Note I'm referring to the people, not the theory)

Up until now, I'd always thought they were just a bunch of 'tongue-in-cheek' contrarians, but apparently some of them actually believe it.

(but I agree that this guy would tell you the moon IS made of cheese if he thought it'd get him some publicity or funding)

(if, of course, the moon isn't just another fake-news conspiracy)

Hmmm.

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