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The disposable stadium

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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
Retired and loving it.

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  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    I spent a year 125 miles south of there on top of a mountain in '69. Since then I've never been bothered by cold.

    This is what it looked like about 8 years ago

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Chilly up there?
    Retired and loving it.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    We had weather monitoring gear and had to call in the results every morning with the morning report. Our recording thermometer went down to -40 and I saw it buried more than once. In Boston the old weathermen used to warn us about the Montreal express that was going to blast us with cold and wind.

    Let me tell you the Montreal express in nothing compared to the Siberian express. Quonset huts are not known for being well insulated. Our fuel was delivered by helicopter because there was no road up to the mountaintop, One good thing is it never got above 75 in the summer and there were no mosquito's up on the mountain.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    I always wondered why they didn't just build one fantastic venue for summer, one for winter, share the revenue with the other countries.
    Spending billions by the host city every 4 years, and never recovering it seems like an awful idea. After the Olympics, then the Special Olympics, most of these places remain unused.

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  • scrook_2
    scrook_2 Member Posts: 610
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    There's an arctic wind up in Canada
    Howling like a wolverine
    And it whistles on down into Boston town
    Whenever it feels real mean
    Up around the Pru and out Route 2
    People all sigh "ah, yes"
    We must have sinned 'cause here comes that wind
    Called the Montreal Express.

    It rattles sills in the old Blue Hills
    With a terrible icy roar
    Your BVDs and your pipes all freeze
    And your heating bills just soar
    It shivers and shakes
    And big snowflakes
    Toot! No school today
    Why down in Hull they ground the gull
    And the blue jays all turn grey...

    ... Boston Gas heat, the only way to beat
    the Montreal Express
    BobC
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    @skrook Thanks for the ditty about the Montreal Express.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge