Saturday, December 16, 2006

Official - winter at the factory

Day 3 of the 6 day shift cycle. Shift midday till 8:00pm
Press - DTP
Tiles made: Rives GR13 Gauche, Littoral - 4200
Dry Tiles unstacked: Double Tuile GR13 Rouge

A good day, the press turned well. The chain had broken down last night and so Team "C" were forced to unstack their tiles on the floor. We then had to stack them on the chain as well as our own. And, team "A" had been using the blue glaze and all these tiles were covered in a fine blue dust.
We rigged up an air line to blow the dust off them as they went past. very clever.

The presvious 2 days were on the Mulder and a bit hard since there was no one to help me. Tatis is to old and Ludo was busy setting up other presses so I did most of the work myself. Normally, on the Mulder, you spend one hour on, one hour off, so catching tiles for hours on end is a bit much.

Winter is officially here as the big overhead heaters were turned on. It's been freezing at dawn. Apparantly, if it gets really cold they light fires next to the doseurs to defrost the frozen clay!


At 10:33 pm, Blogger MichaelBains said...

Normally, on the Mulder, you spend one ghour on, one our off, so catching tiles for hours on end is a bit much.

That's one hekk of a sentence there, Stew. Were either of those typos intentional, or just the 2nd one?

Ours sure is a strange language, ain't it. {-;

Anyhow, glad they got the heat on. I remember working highway maintenance for a couple o' years back in the '80s, and boy-O, could sub-freezing days make for long ones!


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