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Hose Teeth

We're back once again to take a look at our big frac truck fabrication project, which continues to steam forward, even though it's not powered by steam, that's how impressive it is.

The usual reminder: you can see all of the posts we've made about this thing right here.

With that out of the way, let's jump in. Well, wait a minute, the hood's up this time, and who doesn't love a big, stinkin' engine.

Okay, with that out of the way, let's jump in. But not jump off, because we're starting upstairs today.

The basic structure of the platform is pretty much complete at this point, other than the random loose parts you still have to step around (and they left some bolts and things in the walking path, I was pretty terrified of kicking them somewhere). I don't entirely remember what I was going for with this photo, although it's a pretty rare back-of-the-engine angle.

This view's always a moneymaker. In the metaphorical sense, anyway. Unless you want to pay me for it, I'd be okay with that. You can't really see him, but I believe our pump guy James is crouched behind there turning a wrench. See, the nice thing about being fully-integrated us is that when you need work on a pump in the fab shop, you can call James up the hill to the next building, and he'll take care of it.

Allllll by myyyyysselfffff... seriously, this is all we have up here so far, so we'll get back to you on that.

I know I took this exact same photo last time, but I like it, and based on the view count that post got, you probably didn't see it anyway.

Back on ground level, I had to sneak in an artistic shot. Opinions on my artistic shots have literally torn our office apart, but I still try to work on in when I can. By "literally," I mean "nobody has any opinion of them whatsoever," of course.

I don't know what these are actually called, so I'm going to call them hose teeth, because that sounds fun. But there they are, from two different angles. Also, you can see that the structural pieces are largely done, as well as a little detail on the work that our ace welders do.

Manifold, from the original Latin for "many folds." Something like that.

Let's close this thing out in back, with some more hose teeth. But there's a lot going on here, and while we've touched on most of it before, an updated look never hurts. If it did, these posts would be kind of pointless, right?

Overall, the thing is really starting to shape up, and we're starting to get to the point where we're going to see some fun things like some more of the hydraulic systems and instrumentation, so be sure to stay tuned.

Happy National Cheese Curd Day!

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