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Offline Rennhack

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« on: Nov 30, 2002, 07:30 »
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 2002, 06:39 »
usta be the favorite plant of mine to go to!, course, that wuz inna 70s, but it wuz welll, run, lots of different types of affordable housing, enertainment wuz available, 'n the geography is superbe wid lakes 'n hills 'n everything a man could want.... the wimmen wuzn't bad neither ;)
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2002, 08:54 »
I really enjoy working with all the Bartlett Core at the other techs at all three Duke sites. Good Group of people and good Bartlett Co-ordinators: Phil Kelley, Rick Smith and Bill Mc Cleod.  :) :)

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2002, 04:44 »
Oconee is a good place to work an outage... the layout of the facility is easy to remember.. the best thing about the area its located in, is the scenery and the diving ;D ;D i know when i get to oconee i can always look forward to some deep diving in that cold mountain lake water.. jocassee lake. nelson gardner and his people are great to work with too...........

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2003, 06:57 »
:o  I like working Oconee, expecially when I get to pick on the RP's on the Turbin deck.  Everybody is really nice to work with.   My motto is SMILE, it makes people wonder what your thinking about!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2003, 08:05 »
Just returned from Oconee last week. I've worked outages there since 1988. I always look forward to returning.
I like working there for several reasons, a contract worker is not looked down on and treated like one of their own.

The area has some type of recreation for everyone.

The rental rates are great and the area has lakes for fishing and boating. Its just a beautifull area.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2003, 11:31 »
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Me too. I was there for the core barrel work  and other stuff, intermittent 81-83. Neat place. Had Melvin Smith, worth the price of admission. the added plus was Mike Boyle and 15 -20 other really fun people. I loved the area, the lakes and bass, mountains. You could follow the Tiger Paws to a football game. The site was alright when I was there and they treated everyone decent.  
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2003, 02:53 »
AMEN!!!! Right on Exposed One!  Remember....at Duke, Safety is ALWAYS first...unless it MIGHT impact the schedule!!!  This whole thing has been a nightmare from a bad movie.  Duke would never even have addressed the Chromates if it hadn't been for several work groups refusing to work until they got answers.  And those groups would not have demanded answers if it hadn't been for the few of those that understood the true hazards associated with hexavalent chromium and the ability to find credible info on the material.  They have tried SO hard to make this issue go away...well guess what..it hasn't.  And the chromates are still in the general areas inside the RB! I won't even go into the fiasco with moving the old reactor head outside....mrad/chromates/monsoon.  Get the picture? [smiley=poke2.gif] [smiley=poke2.gif] [smiley=poke2.gif]

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2003, 05:36 »
ExposedOne and MauiJoe,  Haven't been to Oconee in years.  Nice to know they haven't changed.  G-K to both of you. Back in the early 80s I covered a job in what used to be called the Interim Rad Waste Building.  Entered the area with bottled air from tanks that had been filled about 1.5 years previously and then stored o/s of Unit 3 personnel hatch.  During operations this location easily went to an ambient temperature of 90-95 degrees F. Air under pressure stored at an elevated temperature breaks down.  As the mechanic and myself were passing out the last thing I remember hearing was the engineer yelling to get in there and get the job done.  At least this time they had follow up, although it may have been questionable.  We didn't get even minimal medical attention and a safety review never made it on the radar screen.  That was my cue to bail out and thank God haven't done any Duke plants since.
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2003, 07:08 »
Every plant has their ups and downs.  All I can say is "Oconee has been berry, berry good to me."  Haven't worked there in almost 6 years though.  Lots of good people there.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2003, 04:23 »
good god people we had a very good outage on time and under budget.  even though there were some mistakes made by all no one got hurt,  yes decon got used a little more this outage and it meet  some hps had to give a little more.
but in the end we all made major improvements.
I feel an outage with no lost times is very good,
oh buy the way here at this site all workers help build scaffold if needed. to me working here was a blessing after  working in the plants up north at least when work was needed all the craft  jumped in and helped,
and  to have  run into Art Flowers agin was very nice!
to see some old faces here. good luck all '!SEE you in
fall here for the SGRP and head replacement. ;D

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13, 2003, 08:39 »
At oconee now, about finished with the SGR.  Steel going back in.  RT still going on with the hot & cold legs.  Lay offs have been going on for the past couple of weeks for the crafts.  HP's get our big cut the 21st.   ;D

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #12 on: Dec 12, 2003, 07:24 »
I,m still here....... so much for the 21st of nov. will be leaving the end of this week.. Never heard anything about chromates this outage other than what i read on the bathroon walls inside the RCZ....

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #13 on: Dec 12, 2003, 09:08 »
best thing I seen was it in my rear view 12.5 for 12 sometimes endedup 13.5 for 12 and SGT sucked .. never agin .
off to better places. did have good HP's that worked there .

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #14 on: Jan 13, 2004, 08:39 »
All my memories of Oconee are good, only worked there once in early 90's, the timing never worked out to go back, but I would.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #15 on: Jan 14, 2004, 04:33 »
I've only been there once in the 90's, but the one time showed me that Oconee (being a Duke Power plant) is one of the few in this industry that is willing to "spend a dime to save a buck" if you can understand what I mean. I think most people in the buisness would agree that this is a very good & rare attitude. ;D
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #16 on: Jan 30, 2004, 03:17 »
Great plant to work. Main complaint was Clemson football. I love college football, but all the motels will boot you out for home game weekends.  :'(
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Re: Oconee
« Reply #17 on: Feb 18, 2004, 11:39 »
Just wondering who is going there this spring for the SGRP. I will be going there this spring and want to see if anyone I know will be there.  Also, I've never been there.....any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #18 on: Feb 18, 2004, 11:44 »
.....any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #19 on: Feb 19, 2004, 09:43 »
Like SloGlo said,

Bring the fishing gear. Lake Hartwell, Keowee, Jocassee and a multitude of mountain streams, rivers, creeks nearby. The scenery is enough to make a bad day fishing a pleasure.
Gold prospecting is even an option in the streams around Lake Cherokee near Salem. (I'm makin' myself plum homesick thinking about it all)

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #20 on: Feb 19, 2004, 12:03 »
Thanks for the info!!  I love to fish, and already started getting my stuff ready.
I have a few questions for people who worked there the last outage.
1. Is that true you gotta work 12.5 for 12???
2. How were the layoffs handled....I was at Kewaunee for their SGRP and 3-4 weeks into it they layed some people off.
3. Who's gonna be there???
4. Does anyone know if Vinnie Samuels will be there?  I worked with him at VY, but haven't talked/ seen him since 99.
Thanks for your input!
-Brian

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #21 on: Mar 02, 2004, 01:58 »
Oconee is a great place to work, as long as your on the house side and not SGT. Some of their management, one female in particular is a egotistical pain in the rear. If they could get rid of her things would improve tremendously. I'd suggest night shift if your going to be on the SGT side of things.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #22 on: Mar 02, 2004, 07:22 »
ageoldtech I feel your pain.I think we had the same problem from the same ego chick supervisor at calvert.Somebody should wake up.
Sorry I'll be missing you at this one.I still doing that D & D thing.

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #23 on: Mar 10, 2004, 12:34 »
Radbastard, hope things are great in the D&D world. Speaking of pain I'm still trying to get the  machete out of my back!!!

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Re: Oconee
« Reply #24 on: Mar 10, 2004, 09:54 »
I was a little worried about "lonley lady " being confused with me another female turbine tech.............. If she doesn"t say " BITE ME" then she is not Barb :)

 


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