----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles R. Patton"
To: "PSN-L Mailing List" Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 11:33 AM Subject: Re: The KS36000 posthole seismometers > Several points: > > 1)Storage: If someone will drive them to Chino, CA, I have space in my > plane hangar that we could store and disassemble -- no cost and no hurry > to tear the units apart. The down side is the driving/truck trip. I > don't have a truck, only a small trailer towable with my car > occasionally. 40 units x 150# is 6000#. ... > It would take a > tractor/trailer type to haul that 3 ton load and then you'd be back in > the crating and shipping business I beg to differ. U-Haul and others regularly rent trucks of that capacity to "the rest of us". I have gone on a few "raids" myself - (for old computer equipment, etc.). I just called U-Haul, and their price for one way Albuquerque to L.A., for a 24 ft. truck rated at 4 tons, is $390, (they allow 4 days). That is probably a typical price. No special license is required, and a 24 ft. truck is not scary to drive (a breeze). I'm retired, and could participate, probably wishing to put a couple of units in my sedan for a trip to the S.F. bay area - where others would likely enjoy the fun also. ("Big boys, big toys?") > > 2) A thought just occurred to me for packing for trucking if you have > enclosed sides. Packing for such a ride and handling is interesting. Be a shame to wreck such equipment with casual handling. A good thing to research well! - locking for shipment - vibration/acceleration sensitivity - attitude, etc. > 2) Re: testing for noisy units I would bet that NONE of the instruments are sufficently noisy for us to test. Our typical enviroments are so many db more noisy that of a reasonably quiet site. > > Charles R. Patton Cheers Ed Thelen __________________________________________________________ Public Seismic Network Mailing List (PSN-L)
Larry Cochrane <cochrane@..............>