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Author Topic: Touch Faucet  (Read 3370 times)
KA7GKN
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« on: May 29, 2011, 08:57:46 AM »

We are all familiar with the infamous touch lamp and the grief it gives us.

I was watching Ask This Old house and saw a touch faucet!!!!
Not a hands free style where there is an infrared sensor, but
you actually touch the metal faucet to turn the water on/off!

Anyone yet have to deal with this?Huh?


Martin  KA7GKN
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N3OX
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 09:08:33 AM »

No, but I've thought exactly the same thing you're thinking.

Now hams are going to be held responsible for flooding peoples' kitchens Grin

My wife really likes the touch-faucet concept so maybe someday I'll get one and figure out how to tame it RFI-wise, if that's even possible. But it will be a while.
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KF7CG
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 06:08:35 AM »

I once heard of a guy who was an expert in that sort of thing; turned out he was all wet. Grin

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KG4YMC
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 10:40:54 PM »

Just had a thought, oh ,no not again, but if you have to touch it to turn it on , don't you also have to do that to turn on  a handle? whats the point ? kg4ymc
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WX1F
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 05:07:23 AM »

I've been turning faucets on and off with my telekinesis for years. You mean not everyone has this power?? Grin
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AA4PB
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 12:17:18 PM »

I can see it now. "Ham radio operator drowns family next door. Details at 11".
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AD6KA
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 05:38:10 PM »

I can see it now. "Ham radio operator drowns family next door. Details at 11".

I would LOVE to be the ham neighbor. Not that I would
enjoy causing them plumbing problems (heck, turning off the
valve under the sink solves the "possible flooding" problem. But I would love to
listen to their strange tale of woe, and then say something like:
"Say, have you ever seen that movie "Poltergeist"?  Grin
and then walk away...

Ken, AD6KA
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KJ6HYC
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 07:49:44 PM »

Just had a thought, oh ,no not again, but if you have to touch it to turn it on , don't you also have to do that to turn on  a handle? whats the point ? kg4ymc

Think of it as a plumbing VOX.  Wink
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AA4HA
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 03:21:29 PM »

I can see it now. "Ham radio operator drowns family next door. Details at 11".

I would LOVE to be the ham neighbor. Not that I would
enjoy causing them plumbing problems (heck, turning off the
valve under the sink solves the "possible flooding" problem. But I would love to
listen to their strange tale of woe, and then say something like:
"Say, have you ever seen that movie "Poltergeist"?  Grin
and then walk away...

Ken, AD6KA

Everyone knows that indian burial sites require fewer radials on your vertical antenna. <Tisha ducks the tomahawk throw)
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 04:29:18 PM »

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Everyone knows that indian burial sites require fewer radials on your vertical antenna. <Tisha ducks the tomahawk throw)
Wow, thanks for the tip!  Wink
Actually, anerobic (2nd stage) decomposition of corpses releases a lot of
fluids into the soil which contain many volatile fatty acids. (VFA's.)
(Known as "soup" by pathologists and death investigators.)
Perhaps this would change the soil conductivity?  Grin
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KB2IUA
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 05:22:35 PM »

The answer is yes. I did many radial  runs for AM radio stations and a few times though cemeteries.  Most of the time you would see an improvement in ground conductivity through the cemetery that you would not see before, after, or on the radial runs either side of the cemetery. Remember a lot of metal gets buried in a cemetery also.   
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