Monday, October 1, 2007

Heads Or Tails

For this weeks "Heads or Tails" meme the theme is "Stack" or "Stacks". ''

The first thing that came to mind as I had just written another post about where I work, is the "stacks" that protrude from the paint shop at my plant. They aren't smoke stacks that you normally see in a factory, rather they are designed to clear our paint shop of unused byproducts. while it may be true that some of the byproducts are incinerated before being sent out the stacks, you never see smoke coming from them.

I couldn't find a good picture of the ones like the ones that are on my plant. I have taught my wife Barb how to tell where the paint shop is on almost any auto factory. It's pretty easy once you know what to look for. Mostly it's the number and size of the stacks. Usually there are many small ones and a few bigger ones to look for. They are usually clustered in a small area on one building.

There are many stacks coming out of our paint shop. Plus we have several very large ones at the end of our building that are used to clean up any solids or harmful vapors that may escape the usual treatment process.

So that's what I thought of when I did this meme. Till next time BYE!!

15 comments:

Skittles said...

Yep, yep, yep! I know what to look for now!

Amanda said...

that is really interesting. Happy Tuesday!

Tammy said...

In my town there is a pulp/paper factory and an oil refinery. The smoke and smell coming out of their stacks is terrible.

JaniceNW said...

Smokestacks! There ya go. Your trains make me want to sing The Pufferbelly song that I used to sing to my toddlers. :)

tegdirb92 said...

what a great post for stack! Have a great Tuesday.

FRIGGA said...

...like in Conspiracy Theory ;-)

Oh, and you have one of the coolest jobs ever!! :P

captain lifecruiser said...

Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. I guess you have to be in it to make the connection. Or maybe it's the language - I'm Swedish so English is not my mother-tongue :-)

My stack is making me to a couch potato... *giggles*

jenn said...

Interesting, I learned something new!

Misty Dawn said...

Now, I'll be looking to see if I can pick them out on buildings now!

Siani said...

Interesting post. When I was a kid, I often used to see industrial stacks dotted around the area. Most have now been demolished.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Cool! :)

Mama Pajama said...

Very interesting! I grew up in a town with tons of chemical plants, and my dad used to teach us about them. I like that kind of stuff!

Sanni said...

HA! Guess what... I didn´t even think of this. No wonder =)

But I promise to have a look next time I´m in an auto factory (whicj will be tomorrow)!

Thanks for this interesting post, Mike!

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Very good take on the theme, Mr Mike. I learned a lot. Thank you!

*nose-licks*

Andrée said...

That's really interesting! It's' a shame there isn't a car manuacturing plant within a thousand miles here!