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Subject: Re: The KS36000 posthole seismometers
From: CapAAVSO@.......
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 15:49:55 EDT

In a message dated 4/29/01 7:38:13 PM GMT Daylight Time, 
charles.r.patton@........ writes:

<< 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#.  The trailer is rated for a
 1000# -- just a bit of overload!  I'm not conversant with truck ratings,
 but probably the do-it-yourself truck rentals are in the ton to ton and
 half range.  That is still shy of the requirement. >>

Hi Charles,

I just checked with U-Haul truck rental service and you can rent a medium 
size do-it-yourself furniture moving truck that requires only an ordinary 
drivers license and it will do the job. The medium size truck is 17 feet long 
and can carry up to 11,000 lbs, almost twice as much as we need. The distance 
from Albuquerque, NM to Chino, CA is 933 miles and well within the free miles 
range that go with the truck rental. The rental cost will be $350 plus an $80 
deposit which is refundable when you turn the truck in. So it is doable,-- 
if,-- we can get together $350. I have already sent Charles $100 so if the 
rest of you guys can provide the additional $250 we've got it made. There 
will then be a lifetime supply of fine Geotech seismometers for the PSN 
network and various schools we might want to help bring hands-on seismology 
to the classrooms. I hope to hear soon that there is enough PSN interest in 
these free Geotech instruments to raise the additional $250 needed. We are 
very lucky that Charles owns an airplane and has a hanger where he can store 
the seismos and take a couple apart to tell us what's inside.

Best regards and thanks,


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