18 Burst results for "Paul Bassett"

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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05:52 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Don't invest right so they want you to read the site. They're pulling out of pocket because they simply weren't using enough to have the savings pay for. I mean i guess. In theory future future savings will pay for it. Initially if there is but you know what we've learned with regard to that. Is you know we try to encourage people to do deficit. watering deficit. watering is good because it saves water But if you can do it holistically with a controller that you have access to remotely You can then put a nice program together to say okay look zones one through five you know. We want to maintain it at e. t. so that's going to be a nice but then six through twenty might be the outskirts. And you know we wanna push those two deficit irrigation. Let's drop those down. You know below t So we don't need the lush green s that a color out there But you know we will manage to e t on zones one through five and that's the benefit that we can you can do controlled deficit irrigating and not by accident right right. Which sounds like you're controlling the green factor right so what you're saying is whereas office staff and parents and such using the school as an example walk into the building we want to maintain a higher level of green and out in the back or off to the sides. Were to have that green term slightly brown eyed deficit era gating because it's less important than those focal spots. That's exactly right and you can easily do it in the new advanced control systems You can do on know. I want this to be at one hundred percent of et these zones. But on these other ones i'll do seventy five percent or fifty percent of et right and so now you're managing your deficit irrigation. So that's a benefit you know if you're gonna do a program that's not flow saved savings by utility bill right very cool so i think What i'd like to do is try to wrap up our conversation but one hit a couple of key points.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"We're going to this site. I because they're using so much more water than we calculate they should be. There's something going on here. Yup that's exactly what it was when we you know we've right away. We found that there was a significantly In that in that piping system whether you can we take that one hundred twenty five gallons a minute. Do you know what that is a year in dollars. It was four hundred thousand dollars a year. Andy four hundred thousand dollars per year leak. That's exactly right and that league. Wish i had a. I wish i had like a ding. Ding teachers bell button. That's like let me get your attention here. Client and andy what we did on that too. Was you know we. We analyze the bills back. Three years And more and and we we were able to almost precisely see when it started to leak and then how it progressed to got to the point where it was at that high level of a rate. Because you can see it in the utility bills how it progressed. It didn't just break at that. One point is start flooding at one. Hundred twenty five gallons. It wasn't hit by a backhoe it was a slow bleed. Yeah the the pipe being system was put in in nineteen fifty two and it was iron pipe and seventy years old and it. Finally the fittings are corroding. The joints are failing So that's that's what happened and we see that quite a bit and sounds like because it was that volcanic rock. It didn't bubble to the surface. Where a lot of other sites more mo- sites even if it's sand you gotta leak that big. It will come to the surface because that's a lot of want correct. Yep so it was. Just i was just weiner the perfect storm of events that happen That we were able to identify it. May that's the terrible thing to be to have one hundred and twenty-five Counter minute leak. It's worth four hundred thousand dollars. But you were not you but if you're in business for savings and you're doing sales service. That kind of sounds like a unicorn it pave it will definitely help pay for quite a few upgrades and we're gonna use that money to to help the infrastructure of that particular facility in those parks okay. So that's a great example of Looking at the data finding the site that was had the highest usage when you're when correlated to what they should be using you saw that you went to the site you've found this leak Not every sites like that. So i appreciate the hearing an example of the site that had had a big league. Let's flip the switch and talk about a site that's on the other end of the spectrum that you couldn't save any water. Yeah so a lot of times when we when you think of water savings in irrigation savings you think wow in.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Help the lighting or help the hvac or build some solar arrays or something like that Got it well. Some javanese examples. I'd like to maybe look at what you've seen for projects where they're savings. Potential is huge. And what that looks like in some of the things maybe discovered that we're leading to these sites that we're using crazy amounts of water and maybe the other the flip side of that sites that you said. I can't save you any water. Yeah luckily again for us. We work all over the country. So there's places that we we see things so Again the first thing. We look at. When i when i asked for the folks i'm like sending me the water bills. We analyze the water bills. And then we know we. We look at the water bills. We look at the square footage. And we go okay. Well right now. We see that this site is using a hundred gallons of square foot. Andy and it should be using twenty or thirty gallons to me right away. I'm going wow okay. This is property that. I want to see firsthand. What's going on so we. We were fortunate enough to to look at a large parking wreck division and we got fifty parks that i got the look at the utility bills three years. I crunched all the numbers. I did all the measurements. And you know. We saw some sites that were ninety eighty gowns and they should have only been forty so when we went out to the sites that i that's double they're using twice as much or more and yes so the first thing that i do and the teen does where i tried to get them to do is go. Find the water meter first thing. Where's the water meter right. Open the water meter lead ball whatever you can do it safely And see what's going on with the meter. Is the meter moving. Visit still so a couple of sites. I go to andy. I'm looking at the water meter and a water meter spinning like crazy and there is not a soul insight. You're looking around the park looking for sprinklers right automate this is the water meter. Where are the sprinklers. Nothing but it's rolling and it's spin and i'm looking all over the place and i can't find any leaks anywhere so on this particular instant andy It happened to be a project in In hawaii on wa who where the sitting on a volcanic rock porous undersoil We determine that this old piping irrigation system had had corroded extensively over time and it was just a massive leak of one hundred twenty five gallons a minute just going into the ocean water. Jeez one twenty five gowns met yet leak that we discovered And we kind of had a feeling. Because i've been doing this long enough to know but you know until you see it and you get to it You know you don't believe it until you see it And that's that's what happened on one side and we found two others similar to that not quite that rate But again it was. We determine it based on our gallons per square foot rule of thumb. And right you knew then. You looked at this date and you went okay..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"And then we use that to when we look at the when we look to slide methods. I i've adjusted the slide methods somewhat To be able to work with our calculator to determine whether you know what the what the potential distribution uniformity may be Because sly beth little tummy that i need ten gallons but then i also need to make sure okay. What is the distribution. Uniformity of that than i need to overcome. That need apply a couple more downs. A square foot to overcome the distribution uniformity. Get i don't wanna get into the weeds of the science right right right. Yeah we'll save that for later. So let's stick with this ten thousand dollar number just because it's an even number you know. Can we can pick a number in terms of what the controller and the equipment would cost. Just pick five thousand just cut in half. Yeah i mean certainly it it. It varies a lot of anti depends upon in always. Tell my folks in the field. Where's the water supply and proximity to the contrite right yeah then labor and boring entrenching and all of that just for sake of round numbers. Let's just assume it's going to be five thousand dollars to add this equipment. Does that mean you then have a five thousand dollar Potential savings on that investment. Yes that is. That is what i would say initially now again if you wanted to since you since you're only you now you're talking half year savings every tournament. That's that's really good so we wanna try to to help them further because now we know we have more cash flow we can use so we want at least try to use the ten thousand or more to really increase the efficiency of their irrigation system. Right because so does that mean. They're not looking for a one year or in this case. That could be six months but what kind of return. How many years are they looking at for their return on investment will it depends on the client Andy i think when when you're looking for say a k. Through twelve or higher. Ed usually those investments all in with financing. And all that. They're looking for at least a ten year. Tenure return on investment ten year. Okay and years this.

Andy five thousand six months Ed five thousand dollars one year ten gallons five thousand dollar ten thousand ten thousand dollar twelve ten year half A square foot a couple more downs half year
"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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05:35 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"So you gotta correlate that you know so you want to extract the the rainfall for two thousand eighteen and go. Well here's twenty. Eighteen is going to be an anomaly year in baltimore maryland because it rains seventy seven inches and no one's gonna use irrigation that year. So you need to throw that year out and use more of an average year You know when it comes to at least irradiation systems right. Because if i if i went in analyze two thousand eighteen in the baltimore area for irrigation system. I was never gonna be a chance to to say but that's not true because we only looked at one year right and it also depends on whether that control system had any technology existing to turn it off. Because if you didn't have a rain sensor it could be running all those times in the rain so it's still used. It's still use all that water and maybe the same thing could be true. What if a a maintenance person turn the controller off and just forgot right and went. The whole month of july and halfway into august in the off position didn't water and so there was no consumption. The ever does add up. Could that happen All the time amuses ever know who's managing the systems from one side to the next. You know you could have know school district. That has two hundred schools. They may have ten different personnel. Managing you know the twenty schools each and in each one of those facilities folks have a different way that they managers controllers in one school district. Right and i have seen. I have seen that where analysis and so coming up with the with the what the consumption should be. We use the slide estimation to figure out how much water that site should be using based on their e t at their location. The historical average rainfall the plant type and the square footage will tell you approximately how many gallons per square foot site should be using. That is correct and then it sounds like what you since you have the utility bill and you've figured out. What percentage of that bill or that consumption outside. Then you use that gallons and the square foot calculation you either did onsite or you use google earth to figure out the irrigated square footage and then that gives you that give you your numbers what they should use and what they are using yes at least in that given snapshot right For sure and then again if if they need twenty gallons and their utility bill says they use twenty gallons per square foot. Guess what.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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02:38 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"How often is it running when really sounds like that's all going to bubble up to the surface after you figure out how many gallons per square foot they're actually using that's right and really what you want to find out before you even get out. There is how much does that landscape require. In a given season right does the need twenty gallons per square foot. Doesn't need fifty gallons of square foot. You know what is that. And we're that's what the slide method will help you determine. What does that require. And then now what does it actually using based on the utility consumption bill that you found out so if the if the slide method says you know this landscape based on this crop coefficient this plant factor Needs twenty gallons but our analysis shows that. It's applying forty gallons. Will we definitely have an opportunity for savings right and now then we then inform our client that we would like to invest into this particular opportunity because we feel that there is going to be savings to be had all right. So can you share. I guess it doesn't really matter where it is but let's try to come up with a scenario to try to make this more tangible. Let's just take baltimore maryland. do you know what d- again turf grass. What the average gallons per square foot should be. I think i did you know. It's about ten gallons. Andy from from my estimation that we've done changes in year to year. It all really depends on the rainfall right. We know what the et is. Et is going to be pretty standard variable from season to season. It's the rainfall that that it changes quite a bit right. I mean i. I manage a bunch of systems in this particular marketplace where We've had so much rain in a given season that i've had the your gatien systems and we didn't run a single day i remember. I can't remember a couple years ago when we had was twenty eighteen as a matter of fact where we had seventy four inches of rain that year on an average of forty two and a majority became through the summer so we save the most amount of water ever in this particular year on the side. Because i had everything. I'm like i'm turn it off. Well so is that. I mean i'm thinking that plays back to the the reason you need three years of information correct right because you begin anomaly year right and you're looking at utility bills and you saying well know twenty eighteen. You know the water consumption was way down what happened within you..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"We want to qualify the opportunity. Andy really at the end of the day and we wanna qualified as quickly as possible for us when when we look at the utility bill and we carve out. What's inside of the building. And now we have the balance of that is going to be the outside of the building. Which irrigation depending on the climate in some climates. It could be thirty percent. Indoor seventy percent outdoor or you know in in you know my climate in maryland. It's seventy percent endure thirty percent. Outdoor right so you you need to look at it precisely with regards to a couple of different factors and as we mentioned before. And you're going to hear it in. Probably many episodes is there's a. There's a estimating program that i use. It's called the simplified landscape irrigation demand. Estimating really not even program but it put together by the university of california center for landscape and culture and you know what they were they were trying to do and what all of us are trying to do is really try to make it a little bit easier for folks to understand what a landscape needs in water. Simplify because irradiation landscape. Water requirements is very scientific. There's a lot of equations of factors that go into an and if you're not in living in the weeds like like we do every day it gets to be somewhat complex so this particular method really simplifies it. To a point where it's easier to understand for those of us that are not in in the world of irrigation management and the acronym or the simplified acronym. The that you can remember the you shared with me slide. Right s i'll i. Id as the east which again simplified landscape irrigation demand estimation. so sift. You have a client out there who's was asking you. Can you save us water. Can you reduce our water utility. Bill this is sort of the first step. We gotta go. And run a slide estimation. Yup and there's really there's four rules on the slide method. Okay andy and the first one is we're gonna need the et. What is the reference evapotranspiration in that particular climate and it's important.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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04:55 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"You know we you know we use them as a grain of salt because it's not indicative facility site is gonna typically use any given year. Oh god so. Three years maybe normalizes the data better. That's correct in especially in an era gatien so we can look at the patterns right winter consumption versus summer consumption. I can look you know. We know their average winter. Consumption is going to be fifty gallons per person per day for a student And then in the winter. I mean the summertime. Excuse me the summertime. It could be hundred fifty gallons per person per day so then then we know that there's an extra hundred gallons per person per day that's being used in the irrigation system. Okay that was kind of my next question is is this is the water data separated inside outside for you or is it just one number that you have to determine what's inside and what's outside that would depend upon the municipality and if they have separate meters irrigation i would say we may get irradiation data twenty five percent of the time and they may have a separate water meter that allows us to look at jesse irradiation data which is fantastic. I can really crush numbers of more. Precise with our analysis. Seventy five percent. It's a single meter going into the site and then now we have the kind of cut and chop battle up to determine okay. How much of that water is being used on. The plumbing fixtures and how much is used for the irrigation system and then we have rules with uh you know in a in a high school for instance we determine what the square footage of the building is and we look at the population meaning. How many students and teachers are in the school and then we have based on that school. We can do a rule of thumb. On how many gallons per square foot or per person that that school would indoor is. It is per person the metric it is per person..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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05:16 min | 1 year ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Paul bassett welcome back to the sprinkler nerd. Show man good to be with the nerd again. Drew a small thankfully. We found how to do this. You know it's hard to coordinate to too busy guy schedules to sync up. Sometimes it's hard to do so appreciate your time today. Glad to do it. So what's been going on your world last couple weeks or Actually lets you know since the new year. Because you and i got together right at the end of two thousand and twenty and Here we are beginning of february. So what's new man feel like. I've been in spreadsheet nirvana andy crunching. Lots and lots numbers. That's what i've been doing lots of projects. Lots of things coming across my desk. Were grateful to see Twenty twenty one on the extended activity. That's happening right now for sure. So that's going on lots of cheese wendy's spreadsheets have anything to do with irradiation or nirvana. Yeah well lots of yes. There's a lot of numbers you have to crunch for sure. Andy their spreadsheets to crunch. If you're in the accounting back office of a residential contracting company but if you're working in the field or selling you know not always many spreadsheet so you know what happens. Andy would i see especially with spreadsheets. That i'm looking at. It's we're integrating a lot of the the weather data And that weather data needs to be extrapolated oversights so when we're looking at how to calculate how much water is required in a given landscape. Lots of spreadsheets. Need to do help me. Crunch the numbers. So that's why. I see a lot of spreadsheets. That's why i count on you to be nerd number. Two with me. One and a half. I'm nerd one and a half anti. Yeah man well. Sal is definitely a tool worth getting to know very well for sure me and i can't tell you use it many times every single day and the only way to get better at it right like anything else just to start using it..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:24 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The Brian Lehrer show on WNYC good morning everyone today we will look at the second coronavirus case here in New York and the communities it is having an impact on combined with a very aggressive measures that China took in Wuhan that suggests how widespread quarantines and other behavior changes around here could potentially become with the Supreme Court hearing another abortion restriction case today will also talk to Katherine Stewart who has a new book about what she calls Christian nationalism in the trump era in the U. S. including how Attorney General William Barr is trying to insert it more into the justice system will start and end the show today with reactions to the absolutely shocking super Tuesday results the Joe Biden search that nobody predicted and the people would have thought was impossible just a week ago after Bernie Sanders one Nevada so convincingly and biting kind of limping along in all of the first three states will discuss super Tuesday with the Massachusetts based reporter right now and a California based one later to bill Smith will give Jimmy all the extra hour of sleep out there west coast time to recover a little before he comes on one of the most surprising super Tuesday results and one of the most disappointing for some Democrats was that Elizabeth Warren came in third in her home state of Massachusetts she got just twenty one percent of the vote there to Bernie Sanders twenty six and Joe Biden's unexpected rise to first place there Biden got thirty three percent part of his national resurgence according to exit polls Biden one among moderates black voters and voters over fifty and Massachusetts looking nationally Warren met the threshold of fifteen percent of the vote needed to gain any delegates in each state in just five of the fourteen super Tuesday states as of the latest count we'll talk now to Jess Bidgood Boston globe national politics reporter she's in Michigan where one receive the results last night and where I'm told Bernie Sanders this morning to Michigan is one of six states that vote next week I just thanks very much for coming on we're in Michigan are you thanks for having me on in Detroit Laura wood before it took the stage last night really before any of the results started coming in so I wanna play a clip of senator Warren from after the South Carolina results came in obviously a big button when there and and then I'll ask you to compare to whatever she said last night here's one on Saturday after referring to the trump presidency as a crisis this crisis demands more than a former vice president who is so eager to cut deals with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans that hill trade good ideas for bad ones and this crisis demands more than a senator who has good ideas but whose thirty year track record shows he consistently calls for things that failed to get done and consistently opposing things that never the last he fails to start school that was Saturday night one was trying to thread the needle there obviously between Sanders and Biden did she make similar statements last night when she spoke last night she she took should I say I think that you took the vehicle for results came in and before polls even closed in most of the country so her in less light actually did not feel very connected with super Tuesday and that may have been intentional of course she is a fairly standard stump speech in front of us very excited crowd of about two thousand people I will say but she did make a few comments that she doesn't usually think on her account news comments concern to this squishy and hard to define issue of electability that has become I think something that she's always struggled she does struggle to put concerns about that that it's a concept certainly that can privilege management and data a male candidates over over female ones but she said what I see happening is a lot of folks trying to turn voting into some kind of strategy she said pundits friends neighbors are all saying you have to second guess yourself she added that pundits have gotten it wrong over and over and urged her supporters to cast a vote that will make you cry out and then it she told the crowd why she was still running for president she said I'm in this race because I believe I will make the best president of the United States and from there she kind of went into this stuff he talks about it every step she makes her background her policies those kinds of things so those are really the only words we've heard from Elizabeth Warren since the end of voting she has not yet made a public statement about last night's results and I've just gotten word from some of her age that she's talking with her team about assisting the path forward but we don't know anything more than that at this point listeners we can take any questions or comments you have about any super Tuesday result at two one two four three three W. NYC two one two four three three nine six nine two we'll take those calls with Jess Bidgood from The Boston Globe right now and we'll have another super Tuesday at the end of the show that's going to be more west coast oriented but we'll be able to talk about anything nationally then as well but for now two one two four three three W. NYC two one two four three three nine six nine two just one thing you just said there is really huge for Elizabeth wind and not to her advantage it's that everybody this year feels they have to be a pundit and not necessarily vote for who they like the **** who they think would be the best president but who they think will be the most likely to be trump in November and I imagine that's working very much to the detriment of Elizabeth wind it might come out fairly differently if people were just voting their preference yes absolutely and this is an issue that she started to take on more directly I would say in about January but she's getting a lot of questions from voters on the trail about people who knew they had people in their lives what's the what's the foreign origin could win and where that's going to vote for someone else and she tried to make the case to voters at that time that they had to that they should go with their heart she she started rolling out this catch phrase hope over fear but I not clear to me that she was able to make that case as actively enough in an environment where as as you say every voter kind of decided that they needed to be a pundit and voters around the country are making their decisions based on their assumptions about what voters in future state might choose or might not want to Q. you know which candidate can I strengthen who I think will then have a good shot of doing well in super Tuesday those are the kinds of questions that voters have been asking themselves and that came that that that can that that made it tricky for for a lot of candidates who who announced presidential runs and and and are you know no longer no longer running and it and it also is making it tricky for for candidates like Warren who are still in the race in the new York times today one of the article says once most ardent supporters said she was unable to overcome the extra hurdles for women running for president the attributed her weak support among non college educated voters to the same sort of biased sees that a bit that badly damaged Hillary Clinton in the twenty sixteen general election against Donald Trump are you hearing the same thing I hear that often yes Elizabeth Warren draws a lot of women it to her advantage and I've spoken with hundreds of them over over the past month and I hear a lot particularly as warrants polling lead began to slip women will say to me I just don't want to see what happened to her or to Hillary happened to her in in their minds they watched a very qualified female presidential candidate who's to president trump and and and that was crashing and I think they are feeling some of that same disappointment about watching a candidate that they believed deeply into that they feel is utterly qualified seating and and and and I did too I think for some of her female supporters particularly this feels like a very crushing moment the exit poll number I saw said one only one a third of her core demographic in her home state white college educated women only a third in Massachusetts of white college educated women have you seen any breakdown on where the other two thirds of those Massachusetts voters want so Massachusetts is is there is no way around it this is a this is a very very tough or salt for Elizabeth Warren even that just a few days ago it seems like it was a two way race for best use that's between her and Bernie Sanders and and and her supporters of her endorsers had been saying in recent days there is no such thing as a must win state they had been they had been kind of predicting their guys might do well because he did very well there in the twenty sixteen primary but I think Biden's surge in Massachusetts took a lot of people by surprise and to me that makes Massachusetts kind of an interesting lad if you will for how our narratives and the power of a small bench him when we hold the doctor Grove and second university and and W. B. easy cheesy Paul Bassett she sets out last Wednesday to Friday I think that whole sided with wave heights warrant Warren and Sanders I have a neighborhood about eleven percent while they were out at twenty two percent for ward twenty four percent for Sanders and I I think what happened in that time is that by the big win in South Carolina showed voters in Massachusetts and around the country give them a reason to say okay this campaign has had some large breasts woman has stabilized we know by then we we see him as someone who could beat trump and I think it gave them kind of a reason to feel comfortable voting for a campaign that has not always made people feel that way and I think that's a big part of where his Massachusetts surge came from and it shows just how powerful this resistance and just how willing to to to change their minds voters have been I've seen data that says that that among voters who made up their mind it's just the past few days I didn't did very well among voters who made up their mind a little bit earlier Sanders did well so Biden has ruled really had had I had a question commented that perhaps just the right moment after a campaign that we're we never guaranteed that that this is going to happen perhaps here's a question from a listener writing on Twitter the question is what is you guessed think about the idea that wanted to staying in to help Bernie at the convention I think there are many reasons that she could do if if if she decides to stay in the there are many reasons that that that she might or might not do so as I said we we know that she's talking to her aides to day and assessing her path forward and if he were to stay in until the convention she would have she she would have a certain number of pledged delegates and if you stay in until the convention you have or you have a little bit more say as more power over where your delegates might go I think the question for her team is going to be can she amassed enough delegates that that is a a useful thing to to to have or is it better at this point to to to let it go and those those are the kinds of discussions I imagine they will be they they they will be having two days stay as they think about the path forward another thing that that I think could potentially be interesting for her warrant if she does stay in there's a prospect that just a week or so from now she would stand on the debate stage potentially with only Biden and Sanders the smallest debate to Jacksonville number one then of course if Bloomberg stays in the race that would be her and three men that could be an interesting moment for her so I'm curious if if the possibility of this debate is going to factor in and also their calculations of of how you know whether or not to stay in and how much longer to stay and and and and what they what they what they want to do I think in the race that's a very interesting prospect that you just raise that if Bloomberg drops out which many people think he's going to then the televised debate next week could just be Sanders and by then and Warren match and if it was that from the beginning but it could be you know she's she's got a lot of delegates.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

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12:15 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Yeah that we started at business in two thousand and nine right when the economy was at the lowest sweet we were able to find the niche on there at the time So yeah we we. This business was bounded ten years ago and we were fortunate at the time that we had some really good folks saw the opportunity in the water conservation business commercially and and they made an investment in the investment was into the company water savers. And how do you describe Your Business. It is not an irrigation contracting business. It's it's actually not an era Gatien business for for someone who may not be familiar with your particular space. How do you describe it? Well what we do is we analyze the water consumption for all devices and maybe give us a can. Can you give us like a snapshot of a type of project that you go after so we'll just look at a college campus. For instance you know you might have a University of Maryland Baltimore or county and you're familiar with that particular. Campus has multiple buildings. It has dorms has athletic fields. It irrigates around on the some of the buildings themselves so our team goes in and determines all the devices are using water toilets urinals else faucets showers cooling systems irrigation so we determine how much water is going through all those devices we put together a project to the show the consumption of all those devices and then if we were to retrofit devices with more efficient equipment what is the savings between the baseline baseline of the current consumption and the potential reduction of water and savings with the new devices and then that value of that savings pays for the equipment that we install in the project so it all gets paid for based on the amount of savings that we achieve in the reduction of water. Okay and that is All water on the property indoor outdoor everything you got it and that was one of the benefits that I've learned from from diversifying diversifying. The business is is instead of just being known as irrigation guy which nothing wrong with that Always still want to be known as a sprinkler nerd or an irrigation guy but Yeah it really gave me a good education of how water moves through an entire facility entire complex entire even city to be able to find every way that we can reduce water on through hyphen devices. So what what does your team look like in future episodes like to have you back and we can talk more detailed about performance contracting and maybe some of the things that irrigators out out there across the country might accu is open for and how they could participate. But what does your current team look like atwater sabres. We we have a team of so. It's really twofold. We have engineers and auditors are auditors and engineers so there that team of gals and guys they go in and collect all the onsite data of all the devices fixtures equipment compressors chillers cooling towers. It was amazing to me as I learned the process of how much how many pieces of equipment use water but the teams go win there and they they calculate figure out how much water is being used. They collect all the data and all the parts and pieces of equipment that are using water and then we put together proposal. And how do you determine how much water a particular device is consuming. Measure it so the team. We have folks on the team that that our measurement and verification specialists so we measure maybe a toilet flushing flushing. We'll measure a faucet flowing we'll analyze meter data on cooling systems irrigation systems to see exactly how much you're using it. They don't have meters tres. Our team will put in metering devices to make sure we can collect that information properly and evaluate the the uses patterns to be able to identify. How much waters using the sites using in a given year ideally is where we look at it And then we put together the proposal for the client with construction cost and then if that particular project is accepted we have teams of plumbers and electricians in irrigation technicians and all those Talented tradespeople to go in and then install the equipment to ensure that you know I it gets installed correctly and then we monitor and maintain hopefully systems long-term to ensure the savings of the the water conservation measures. We put in place Are Saving as as we I said in our proposal awesome awesome and I know you shared some stories with me about these audits. That that you've done yourself and you have found for lack of a better word. Open ended pipes with water flowing to know. Where do you have any stories like that? You could share where you just discovered this league. It was fifty gals minute. He and there's there's a lot of those unfortunately but fortunately in my business Because a lot of times the folks I don't get to see the leaks because they're hidden and they're hard to see and It really comes out in date analytics when you get to look at trying to find the so what we do it was. We tried to do a When we do a project we benchmark we benchmark the site type? So if it's an office building in China has the square footage than that office building should be using this many gallons per square foot guy and if we are analysis and we go well that things using fifteen in twenty thirty percent more water than the benchmark than we know that. There's something going on what is going on. Where's the problem? A majority of the time time when we find the problem it lies in two key places. One of Missouri Gatien Systems that are operating over than and they should in another one is in the cooling system which uses a solo annoy control valve sometimes or even afloat to the cooling tower and and these things are hidden inside of a big machine that nobody really ever sticks her head inside of it. So you know a Lotta Times again. It's just a matter of open in the hood up and look in on on what's under the hood and finding things that most folks don't see and or more to Andy What we've been able to do is Simply simply popping sewer manholes In a building and and seeing how much water flowing out of that that pipe. And that's really where we've been able to identify lot of leaks and then you track back and find out where that league is and it could be as simple as a toilet flush valve running on the seventh floor and a bathroom and nobody sees it could be the fill valve to the cooling tower. That's wide open. It could be the Phil vowed to Ornamental water feature. I found way more than I possibly could imagine today on a water feature. You just Just I could visualize that. Because I'm more familiar with with water features then cooling towers similar by the way almost almost the same so if there is a fill that stuck open filling a water future. Sure my guess is that a water feature also has an overflow so that particular league may be invisible to the naked eye because water's just going in to the water feature then it goes down down the drain so it's always at the same level unless you're measuring the input that sort of the same scenario Andy as a cooling tower yes. There's a fill valve of that. That activates either be afloat or sensor so when the tower the basin is full. It should shut all but if its stock which does happen. It's stuck in the. There's an overflow in the basin and the water just goes right down the drain. And if you're not trained or you're not looking for it this significant leaks at occur and I nine times out of ten. I mean it. It's it's pretty simple to fix it. So the paybacks on those are really really fast right right okay awesome. Well that's a good snapshot of of what you're doing in in that space and like I said I'd like to jump back on with you at a at had a later time and get more into the science of the of the data One sort of lasting before we wrap this up. Where are you seeing technology? She advancing in your business right now. A great question and and it is advancing. It seems like every year. We're seeing a whole lot of new wireless technology coming out We've been experimenting with some Wireless Control Valves for Shenhar our backup. I got your flowing right here But also being able to to connect to existing water meters and capture that information wirelessly to be able to do a data analytics on on. How much water is being consumed in a site without cutting getting a pipe or without connecting avow? I'm so that's where I'm seeing. A lot of. It is in the wireless technology when it comes to measuring water as well as the wireless technology she To actually a bow a weather a solo annoyed valve. Or if it's a gay bath I've been experimenting. was some new technology out there which I really like and I see that it's GonNa be something elite. Hopefully that we're going to be able to deploy the future where the costs are coming down. The the devices are more robust. The batteries lasts fifteen twenty years. So that's really where I see. The the technology moving being in our space in the future appreciate you sharing all this information with us especially your journey Like I said in the beginning I don't know of probably another. Another person is industry that has worked in every single aspect from where we started today. which was the general laborer making minimum wage to where you are now which is setting the standard for this industry for performance contracting water-saving? So Paul thank you so much for sharing all this with us and look forward to having you back on the show again Andy. I commend you for what you're doing putting this together reaching out the folks providing knowledge inexperienced from others to be able to hopefully allow them to learn from the things that we've been able to achieve in our career so so again. Thank you and I look forward to the next episode. Awesome Man Gray. Paul have a good day brother Taiji later. Thank our guys. That's going to wrap up. This episode of the Sprinkler nerds show. I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity to introduce you to Paul Bassett. Paul has so much going going on and he is always pushing his limits to grow in his career and to challenge this industry with new innovations in water-saving strategies strategies. If you WANNA ask any questions about this episode or talk more to me or to Paul head over to facebook in join our private vic community you can look that up under sprinkler nerd. This is a private group of irrigation professionals where we can share our information knowledge some tips and tricks and build good comradery together. We'd also love to have your feedback on itunes. This is still a young podcast and we look forward to reading and responding to all of your feedback and comments that you may have for us so I think that's going to wrap it up guys. Thanks so much. And until the next episode happy sprinkling and we'll talk to you soon..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"I saw there was an opening in the market that there weren't folks really focused on on that in my space and that's where I really honed. My skill really learned really dive into understanding what what the Green Building Movement would do towards water water conservation but also irrigation systems. So the DC metro area was a huge hotspot for green buildings and there was there was there was a need for irrigation consultant design. It was focused on that and I wanted to be that resource and that. That's really what I focused my career on at the time with all the networking and all the training and all the green building efforts. That were Were around around. That's what I focused on. I was really able to find success in that as a consultant on to be able to provide those services to the folks in this area and even outside of it who wanted to to do green building. How many people were doing that at that time? How many other irrigation professionals were getting into the green building thing at that time there zero zero? I love that because you're able to find a new what you might call Blue Ocean that was able to separate you where you were going from. Every other irrigation contractor consultant. You found this new new opportunity that no one else was looking at. Yeah and it and it was really exciting for me because I. I'm one of those types of persons that I like the new stuff. I am excited about trying something new. I'm willing to to go out on a limb and and and either we're going to give it our all we're going to fail will and we're GONNA see at least we say we tried or we've been found fortunate enough that we've been able to succeed at being able to go out and try something new and do something different. So that's really where you know. The the the exciting part of my life and my career was being able to do things differently and find success in it. What was the name of your consulting business? It was Hydrologic Cathedral. Logic that's awesome. And how many years did you run that business. We we were able to maintain that business right around four years And we we decided on Making another pivot right when the economy right before the economy took a turn in two thousand seven. Two Thousand Eight eight where I saw another burgeoning opportunity to sort of expand the offerings and Diversify the business and the diversification came into a contract vehicle called energy service performance contracting or Ideally I'm earning money. By how much water you save a customer in their facility. That sort of pivot happened in two two thousand eight and two thousand nine when we subsequently started a water sabres right so you took a short period of time Pivoted Hydrologic Hydrologic jumped in with a performance energy contractor running in the irrigation division for them and then pivoted again about eighteen months. Later into your next venture. Is that about right. You got it yes so I was fortunate. At the time I was doing some sub consulting work for a accompany on that was doing water conservation performance contracting and when I was consulting with them with hydrologic say really liked what I was providing them and I was able to find. Savings in any irradiation audits and retrofits Vera. Gatien Systems and I also at the time saw that. The market started to slow down and construction and design in green buildings all buildings so it was sort of the the canary in the coal mine. I guess you can say when it came looking at the revenue that was coming in opportunity started to slow down in design and I said Oh well listen. LemMe Lemme let make a pivot. LemMe diversify the business so I was still doing hydro logics but I was started to get into the performance contracting attracting as a consultant and I at the time saw that this was something that was even better than what I was doing in green buildings because I now learned that I can earn a living by how much I save people in their utility bill. And I I became more of a true asset to the customer. What every dollar? I saved something that I could earn a so great goes right to the bottom line. Yes so what we do. Today is the businesses you know we write a business plan for every project we do the analysis and at the bottom of the page. It's a simple return on investment. So so we look at how much water one is using in a facility that equates out two dollars and if we can go in and retrofit their systems and make a more efficient that has a cost but then also applies a savings. So we do simple payback in the projects. We can have some projects that could turn around. Simple payback is is less than a year or some of them are as high as twenty years. It just depends in general but every project we do today. Now we put a business case as together for it and we.

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

11:41 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Is this book Paul. And this was when lead just came out. This was the first pilot building and I was so so lucky. Enough to be the guy on the ground in the field when green building I started in in the country and he handed me this giant book and I haven't read a book since I was in high school at the time and I was like wow this is different and it. Clad book empowered me at the time. What was the what book was this? What was the name of the book or the type of book? Sure it was the The lead leadership shipping energy and environmental design. It was their design guide and it talked about you. Know How what what it took to make a green building and that it was probably a version one point Oh as you said the first ever lead design guide. It was it was the pilot pilot book. It was a pilot program. This was the the first building to undertake the lead program and again I just happened to be lucky enough to be the technician at the time and it made me realize allies Andy that that I did not know the science behind aircraft and that empowered me and at that point I decided I I needed to find classes. I needed to define find education. I need to do to learn the craft beyond the field. And that's when I got engaged gauge with taking classes with association I started becoming certified as a designer as an auditor her and it just empowered me to really understand the science behind our business and it it it was a watershed moment for for me and my career career. Yeah sounds like a true Sort of spark of inspiration. If you will give You a vision that you could grab onto to continued you. Well you know for the next twenty years of your career to where you are now that one moment in time when you got that book you had a little Aha moment that inspired you you. That was the moment that was it. That was really what would created the impetus of my water conservation career to realize as in irrigation professional. It isn't about how much water or watering the grass. And the watering of the landscape. It's about how efficient we can do would maintain the water Application on to the right amount and not over watering are under watering. So that that's Really gave me the the moment that I needed to really do something different. Be someone different than I was in the past and then pretty much right at that time or right after that time then would be when you and I met in. You're a What they call a sales executive at Chapel Valley in charge of selling selling commercial and residential but primarily ended up being commercial projects? And you're very successful at selling commercial. Irrigation Work Yeah and I think the one of the reasons for that was Because we had a really good company that we were working for and they had a great reputation on land in James James Reeve were very good folks and they built a really good company and we had a lot of clients that we can. We can tap into to be able to provide by them with services but also I think at the time when we were doing the work We were able to educate our clients on the proper way. Doing can get in spending a little bit more up front so we had additional savings in the water long-term and that was the thing I learned when we started doing the green building work was it wasn't always about. I cost cheapest way to put thing in the ground. We were able to show our clients if we were to spend a little more money invest into flow sensors invest in the smart controls that these things would actually save them money and in return it would lower the cost of operation and ownership of the irradiation insist long-term and that was the benefit that we found as well as increasing the integrity of the landscaping knowing that it was able to survive properly. Just doing this system right. At least that's what I remember. Is that a lot of the lower bid systems trump up from competing contractors actors. They were submitting projects that were not correctly designed and therefore the price was lower. Because maybe they were doing single row WPRO coverage and such that. It was really about doing it right. This is what I learned from you. Of course doing it right yes. Your price is going to be higher fire but the value is higher so the total cost of ownership is not more it is in many cases less the total cost of ownership. The initial price is higher. And you'd have to meet high price with high value and in that presentation sailed process. That's what it's all about is educating the customer of why you're doing what you're doing and you gotTa have that knowledge that educational background to be able to speak to that. Yes in one of the things that I learned through the process Back in the day we were just submitting pricing for our projects without any design so all all the customer was looking at the numbers and when we finally moved into the autocad and the programming we were able to. Dan Submit designs with our pricing to show the customer what they were getting because the irrigation systems. Again you're saying okay. This this many sprinkler heads. And it's this this many this controls in this water supply but there wasn't any layout showing the differentiating between our company and the other company it was just about. They wanted to see the bottom line. And that's really where they. The education in the sales process process allowed me to provide this information to my customer explaining to them. Here's what we're doing. Here's the area we're covering. Here's the efficiency of the sprinkler system. Here is the cost. But here's the actual water. We feel we're going to be able to apply giving the system and here's the savings we can achieve if you upgrade to the more modern technology Yeah and that one of the things when I think back I. You're able to get the customer to want to buy Paul and Chapel Valley. They knew that you were the best in the business. Chapel Valley was the best and so if the bid that was being submitted was higher. They would say Paul. We Wanna use you you now. Let's negotiate this and so you're able to take the competition out. 'cause they're picking you highest price project but now it's time I'm to actually negotiate this knowing that they wanna work with you. You want the job now. You can negotiate this as professionals not just the low bid contractor and that's true I mean that's certainly one thing that I have learned in my career is if you can show the value not in the price within the character in the process You you can win more times than any unless there will again any of you learned as well if it's just a contractor general general contractor putting in a apartment complex and they're going to turn the building over in less than a year it. Those aren't the clients that you always deal with all the time because they just want the lowest cost because going to sell the building it doesn't matter they're gonNA turn it over to some other management company and they're not gonna find the value and the benefit so it's also finding the right client and that sees the valley at sees the value in what it is. You're doing because not all of the customers see that value very true very true so if if you are an installation contractor A you may want to be selective on who you work with so that you can charge the prices you want to charge and provide the value you want to provide and that your customer wants the same thing from you as a as a contractor or as a professional service businesses or whatever your business's matcher services with your customer needs. Yeah hopefully you can do that right. I mean it's not always that easy. It's a matter of experience and learning. Who are going to be your good customers in who are going to be not so good customers? Focus your effort on those customers who find the value in professionalism and in good good quality work. Yeah okay I'm so year career I know took another jump forward when you left Chapel Valley and you went off on your own to start your own consulting business so on should tell us how you what you were doing and how you start your first consulting business will as I mentioned before one of the values values that I had in my career was working with large landscape company that that gave me the ability to grow and prosper especially as a salesperson. Because I was able to earn a a decent amount of salary commissions Being able to sell high volume work so the the the money's earned with the sales position that Chapel Valley. I took that and I put it in the bank and allowed me to do things that I wanted to do for myself right and can just stop right there. Because I know that there's probably people listening and the the salary range and the income range is is probably quite wide and there's probably some people that feel that in the irrigation industry. You can't earn six figures and you don't have to tell us what you earned but if I'm not mistaken you're making over six figures and sometimes well over six figures at Chapel Valley Our last few your last year with with Chapel Apple Valley I was able to achieve the salesperson of the year Because we had a really good year and I was able to support some very good landscape contractor contractor or some landscape sales folks as well but yes I was able to fortunate at the time to be able to to make a significant amount of money that last first year or so. I was with Chapel Bali based on our ability to sell projects And I think Andy I remember when we left I was it was six and a half after seven million is what I was able to to that last year. Yes the reason I wanted to mention. That is because I think that. There's a lot of stigma Stigma or or downplay in terms of what you can earn in this industry and I was like to remind people that you can earn. Whatever the hell you want to earn because it's up to all US as individuals to decide what we're GONNA earn? You made the decision you know a few years before earning what you earned and what you earn now that you want to make a difference and you want to earn more and you wanted to be better and you become what you think about. And that was the path you chose so anyone's listening absolutely possible to make as much much income as one desires but yes very good call on that and so at the time I just felt I wanted to expand. I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to do something different than what the company was doing. Chapel valley was a landscape. And Your Gatien contractor. I wanted to go into the the design field at the time and I wanted to support the green building movement and I wanted to learn in induced systems ACA catch rainwater water and harvest condensation water reuse for irrigation systems..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

11:51 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Show glad to have everyone along with us again today. I've really been looking forward to recording today's show mostly because because I'm a big believer in having a mentor in Your Business and your career today on the show. I'm fortunate enough to be able to introduce you to Paul. Bassett said one of my mentors. The person who has probably influenced me the most in my career so far honor to say that Paul is the single the reason that I chose to be in the irrigation industry instead of the landscape industry. Paul and I met in February of two thousand and two while working at Chapel Lavallee Landscape Company in Baltimore Maryland. I was immediately drawn to Paul's enthusiasm his passion. To how do I say this. Other than his passion to challenge the status quo and be the best that he can be. Paul is a creative thinker. He is an innovator in his irrigation journey is unmatched in this industry. I know of no other person has climbed from where Paul started to where he is now. So without giving away any more episodes spoilers Paul welcome to the show. Thank you andy. I appreciate being here. This is a quite the adventure for sure. I'm glad that you put this together. The words of wisdom that you just employed upon me was certainly empowering. Haven't heard it that way from you anyway way for a long time so I'm very grateful and humbled that I was able to help influence your in your career. I appreciate that as well and what spun I think about our our relationship is that we are close now. I would say closer in many ways than we were when we met and I can't say that about a lot of people you know time goes on a friend's coming go some people you keep in touch with and you and I have just been close Going all the way back to two thousand two and she doesn't. I was fresh out of college and you were a seasons what I would call irrigation professional and I was sort of stuck in the box at At Chapel Valley cranking out drawings and you were kind of gave me the division the vision to look at something different irrigation industry. So I appreciate bat and one of the things that sort of stuck with me from the beginning that you started in the field held in the trenches glue and pipe together And so you you have the The knowledge base Right at the ground level so I think in today's discussion kind of like to start there. You know remember drew. It was when we put together that CAD training which Apple Valley you and Tom Nugent decided you need to go here. Andy and help hopefully develop an autocad program within Chapel Bali. Because at the time if you remember everything we were doing then was all pen and paper. So the first day we met it was at that the initial impetus of the development of autocad had into Chapel Bali. Two thousand two. which if I'm not mistaken that you planted that seed? Yeah that was one of my best sales ever As career salesperson was to convince a land in Reeve and James Reeve that we needed to move from the pencil in the paper into the computer and at the time luckily the economy was doing well and we had some extra funding to be able to fund that particular project. So that's how you and I met Yes and here we are today. Still enjoying irrigation little bit more advanced technology. which certainly both you and I are great before embrace analogy? Yeah and I was yes I think. Twenty three and you're about thirty or so and I was just getting started. You already had at least ten years of your experience or more. Because if I'm not mistaken you started in your teens in this industry that right yet. Correct the one thousand nine years you and I are pretty much ten years Exactly apart so if you're twenty three time you were Chapel Valley. I was thirty three. So tell us about Paul at Nineteen and how you got in this industry. Thanks drew so I remember when I was fresh out of high school inadvertently got my girlfriend at the time pregnant Agnete and I needed a job. And and one of the things that Paul at least at the time when I was nineteen years old had as I had muscle and I I had a back and I had strength. Didn't quite have a way to get to and from work so I found the job being a laborer with chesapeake irrigation systems with Dave Underwood and Bill Underwood at the time and I was able to ride my bike Awesome get to their job. Yes so that's sort of gives you the idea of where I was at the time in my life And I was able to ride my bike or a hustle to their offices. When I first I started and First thing I did was really I was cleaning out trenches For rebel Bor in his team. Still working there today a day when we were installing irrigation systems. I had no clue what I was doing at the time but I was fortunately used to have a job that I can get some sort of paycheck to be able to provide for my. You're my new family was coming on So yeah I literally was able to start in the field. Clearing trenches is clearing rocks out of the trenches gluing the pipe putting it in tampering. It back getting the rocks out You know it's it's a humbling beginning for sure especially where you know. We've we've been able to achieve today but It taught me a lot about humility integrity. and where things go Where they start so you were? You were a laborer at that point probably might call today unskilled labor if you're digging trenches and filling them in day in General Labor. Doing what people told you to do. How did you go from General Labor into being more experienced? Will you know it's funny because I remember when I was first setting my first sprinkler heads Back in nineteen eighty nine and I set them too high. I didn't know I know the difference between flush and Mount and and rebels like no. No no no Paul. That's not how we do and I'm okay. We'll show me rebel. Would what do I need to do. Better so he he instructed me and show me how to how to set the head proper degrade so the lawnmowers don't cut them Oh that's wise okay. Yes s we gotta set the sprinkler heads to the lawn mowers. Don't cut them So again as I learned through the process of falling down getting back up and learning the pros and cons I was able to graduate from doing labor work into actually operating a trencher Believe it or not and Obama Tori plow. Actually I remember one of the first projects that I I did was was on. Rebel gave me a chance to operate a Bible Tori plow and it will remember was in the summer and it was dry and the ground was hard hard is rock and I barely get the pipe in ground to three inches and it was. The machine was bouncing all over like a pogo stick. I couldn't remember as wow. Is this how this is supposed to work. No no we are not going to be able to put the the virus plow in the in the ground. We're going to have to move up to the trencher side. It was too dry to hires was to clay. And it was in the western part of Maryland. IN POTOMAC Maryland. So it was a it was a one the experience because I got to learn how to operate a piece of equipment instead of operating a shovel. A rake all the time so I went from using my my mind instead of my back as much as I did at the time so I felt that that was a good In the irrigation industry industry. So I started running the small viral Tori. Plows was those called case mini sneakers come. That might have been before your even your Guy Andy. Seeing some of the old school guys will remember the case many sneakers. They didn't have trenches on the on the front of them they were just a small arbitrary plow barely putting in. Maybe maybe one inch piece of pipe is all that that machine could could install upgrade to the to the treacher so Rebel was able talk. Show me how to operate the trench or properly the right depths and safety and I was able to learn how to You know put the trencher in the ground and and move the soil aside so we put a pipe in the ground awesome awesome see went from being a labor to run in the equipment and what came after that after you were running the plows entrenched teachers. Were you running crews did you go into Troubleshooting what came next. Yeah I was putting in installation a system. Small residential medium-size residential at the time. When I was which has big irrigation as the winter went through we were putting in systems but then the springtime came around and we needed a startup sprinkler system so I was able to move into starting understanding how to turn on? Sprinklers adjusts the sprinkler heads. Properly properly set the program set the schedule so I gradually moved into being a technician in many years. I spent the technician in the irradiation industry winning from residential into the commercial. And that's where I got a big eye-opening When I was starting to learn how Outta do commercial irrigation system at the time because before that point I never had any formal irrigation training doing the normal programming ten minutes on a spray? Thirty minutes on a roader Monday Wednesday Friday that without the why. You didn't didn't have the Y.. Or you're doing it right. Not at the time you know And then you know there was a point in my career where it you know I finally. I realized that I didn't have the science or I didn't have the wise you say I'm behind my career so I was a little bit stagnated in my I career. At the time I can really only go so far. It's all I knew. Was You know what my body could do when someone what my mind. I didn't have the knowledge base that that I felt. I needed to to sort of grow in the industry. So how did you go from being that technician. Where did you go to get this information to to grow your knowledge base in learned the wise? And maybe you become certified and keep moving forward in your career so there was a project that came to me on back in the the early nineties. Ninety one ninety two ninety three I believe and I was again working at Chapel Valley Landscape Company while I went from a the residential com companies. And I got a job working for Chapel Valley Landscape Company as a service technician. And I got a chance to work at the National Geographic Society Headquarters building Washington. DC and I was fixing the sprinklers and one of the guys that was running the building. Johnson controls came up to me and said hey by the way we're going to make this building a green building and we need to save water water and we need to save it. In the irradiation systems in here..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

12:21 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"Well it's water sabres. LLC which we partnered with a company called lighting retrofits incorporated Yeah that we started at business in two thousand and nine right when the economy was at the lowest sweet we were able to find the niche on there at the time So yeah we we. This business was bounded ten years ago and we were fortunate at the time that we had some really good folks saw the opportunity in the water conservation business commercially and and they made an investment in the investment was into the company water savers. And how do you describe Your Business. It is not an irrigation contracting business. It's it's actually not an era Gatien business for for someone who may not be familiar with your particular space. How do you describe it? Well what we do is we analyze the water consumption for all devices and maybe give us a can. Can you give us like a snapshot of a type of project that you go after so we'll just look at a college campus. For instance you know you might have a University of Maryland Baltimore or county and you're familiar with that particular. Campus has multiple buildings. It has dorms has athletic fields. It irrigates around on the some of the buildings themselves so our team goes in and determines all the devices are using water toilets urinals else faucets showers cooling systems irrigation so we determine how much water is going through all those devices we put together a project to the show the consumption of all those devices and then if we were to retrofit devices with more efficient equipment what is the savings between the baseline baseline of the current consumption and the potential reduction of water and savings with the new devices and then that value of that savings pays for the equipment that we install in the project so it all gets paid for based on the amount of savings that we achieve in the reduction of water. Okay and that is All water on the property indoor outdoor everything you got it and that was one of the benefits that I've learned from from diversifying diversifying. The business is is instead of just being known as irrigation guy which nothing wrong with that Always still want to be known as a sprinkler nerd or an irrigation guy but Yeah it really gave me a good education of how water moves through an entire facility entire complex entire even city to be able to find every way that we can reduce water on through hyphen devices. So what what does your team look like in future episodes like to have you back and we can talk more detailed about performance contracting and maybe some of the things that irrigators out out there across the country might accu is open for and how they could participate. But what does your current team look like atwater sabres. We we have a team of so. It's really twofold. We have engineers and auditors are auditors and engineers so there that team of gals and guys they they go in and collect all the onsite. Data of all the devices fixtures equipment compressors chillers cooling towers. It was amazing to me as I learned the process of how much how many pieces of equipment use water but the teams go win there and they they calculate figure out how much water is being used. They collect all the data and all the parts and pieces of equipment that are using water and then we put together proposal. And how do you determine how much water a particular device is consuming. Eddie measure it. So the team. We have folks on the team that that our measurement and verification specialists so we measure maybe a toilet flushing flushing. We'll measure a faucet flowing. We'll analyze meter data on cooling systems irrigation systems to see exactly how much you're using it they don't have meters tres. Our team will put in metering devices to make sure we can collect that information properly and evaluate the the uses patterns to be able to identify. How much waters using the sites using in a given year ideally is where we look at it And then we put together the proposal for the client with construction cost and then if that particular project is accepted we have teams of plumbers and electricians in irrigation technicians and all those Talented tradespeople to go in and then install the equipment to ensure that you know I it gets installed correctly and then we monitor and maintain hopefully systems long-term to ensure the savings of the the water conservation measures. We put in place Are Saving as as we I said in our proposal awesome awesome and I know you shared some stories with me about these audits. That that you've done yourself and you have found for lack of a better word. Open ended pipes with water flowing to know. Where do you have any stories like that? You could share where you just discovered this league. It was fifty gals minute. He and there's there's a lot of those unfortunately but fortunately in my business Because a lot of times the folks I don't get to see the leaks because they're hidden and they're hard to see and It really comes out in date analytics when you get to look at trying to find the so what we do it was. We tried to do a When we do a project we benchmark we benchmark the site type? So if it's an office building in China has the square footage than that office building should be using this many gallons per square foot guy and if we are analysis and we go well that things using fifteen in twenty thirty percent more water than the benchmark than we know that. There's something going on what is going on. Where's the problem? A majority of the time time when we find the problem it lies in two key places. One of Missouri Gatien Systems that are operating over than and they should in another one is in the cooling system which uses a solo annoy control valve sometimes or even afloat to the cooling tower and and these things are hidden inside of a big machine that nobody really ever sticks her head inside of it. So you know a Lotta Times again. It's just a matter of open in the hood up and look in on on what's under the hood and finding things that most folks don't see and or more to Andy What we've been able to do is Simply simply popping sewer manholes In a building and and seeing how much water flowing out of that that pipe. And that's really where we've been able to identify lot of leaks and then you track back and find out where the League is and it could be as simple as a toilet flush valve running on the seventh floor and a bathroom and nobody sees it could be the fill valve to the cooling tower. That's wide open. It could be the Phil vowed to Ornamental water feature. I found way more than I possibly could imagine today on a water feature. You just Just I could visualize that. Because I'm more familiar with with water features then cooling towers similar by the way almost almost the same so if there is a fill that stuck open filling a water future. Sure my guess is that a water feature also has an overflow so that particular league may be invisible to the naked eye because water's just going in to the water feature then it goes down down the drain so it's always at the same level unless you're measuring the input that sort of the same scenario Andy as a cooling tower yes. There's a fill valve of that. That activates either be afloat or sensor so when the tower the basin is full. It should shut all but if its stock which does happen. It's stuck in the. There's an overflow in the basin and the water just goes right down the drain. And if you're not trained or you're not looking for it this significant leaks at occur and I nine times out of ten. I mean it. It's it's pretty simple to fix it. So the paybacks on those are really really fast right right okay awesome. Well that's a good snapshot of of what you're doing in in that space and like I said I'd like to jump back on with you at a at had a later time and get more into the science of the of the data One sort of lasting before we wrap this up. Where are you seeing technology? She advancing in your business right now. A great question and and it is advancing. It seems like every year. We're seeing a whole lot of new wireless technology coming out We've been experimenting with some Wireless Control Valves for Shenhar our backup. I got your flowing right here But also being able to to connect to existing water meters and capture that information wirelessly to be able to do a data analytics on on. How much water is being consumed in a site without cutting getting a pipe or without connecting avow? I'm so that's where I'm seeing. A lot of. It is in the wireless technology when it comes to measuring water as well as the wireless technology she To actually a bow a weather a solo annoyed valve. Or if it's a gay bath I've been experimenting. was some new technology out there which I really like and I see that it's GonNa be something elite. Hopefully that we're going to be able to deploy the future where the costs are coming down. The the devices are more robust. The batteries lasts fifteen twenty years. So that's really where I see. The the technology moving being in our space in the future appreciate you sharing all this information with us especially your journey Like I said in the beginning I don't know of probably another. Another person is industry that has worked in every single aspect from where we started today. which was the general laborer making minimum wage to where you are now which is setting the standard for this industry for performance contracting water-saving? So Paul thank you so much for sharing all this with us and look forward to having you back on the show again Andy. I commend you for what you're doing putting this together reaching out the folks providing knowledge inexperienced from others to be able to hopefully allow them to learn from the things that we've been able to achieve in our career so so again. Thank you and I look forward to the next episode. Awesome Man Gray. Paul have a good day brother Taiji later. Thank our guys. That's going to wrap up. This episode of the Sprinkler nerds show. I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity to introduce you to Paul Bassett. Paul has so much going going on and he is always pushing his limits to grow in his career and to challenge this industry with new innovations in water-saving strategies strategies. If you WANNA ask any questions about this episode or talk more to me or to Paul head over to facebook in join our private vic community you can look that up under sprinkler nerd. This is a private group of irrigation professionals where we can share our information knowledge some tips and tricks and build good comradery together. We'd also love to have your feedback on itunes. This is still a young podcast and we look forward to reading and responding to all of your feedback and comments that you may have for us so I think that's going to wrap it up guys. Thanks so much. And until the next episode happy sprinkling and we'll talk to you soon..

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"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

13:20 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"In the smart controls that these things would actually save them money and in return it would lower the cost of operation and ownership of the irradiation insist long-term and that was the benefit that we found as well as increasing the integrity of the landscaping knowing that it was able to survive properly. Just doing this system right. At least that's what I remember. Is that a lot of the lower bid system start up from competing contractors actors. They were submitting projects that were not correctly designed and therefore the price was lower. Because maybe they were doing single row WPRO coverage and such that. It was really about doing it right. This is what I learned from you. Of course doing it right yes. Your price is going to be higher fire but the value is higher so the total cost of ownership is not more it is in many cases less the total cost of ownership. The.

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

The Sprinkler Nerd Show

15:51 min | 2 years ago

"paul bassett" Discussed on The Sprinkler Nerd Show

"This is Andy Andy. Welcome to the Sprinkler Leonard. Show glad to have everyone along with us again today. I've really been looking forward to recording today's show mostly because because I'm a big believer in having a mentor in Your Business and your career today on the show. I'm fortunate enough to be able to introduce you to Paul. Bassett said one of my mentors. The person who has probably influenced me the most in my career so far honor to say that Paul is the single the reason that I chose to be in the irrigation industry instead of the landscape industry. Paul and I met in February of two thousand and two while working at Chapel Lavallee Landscape Company in Baltimore Maryland. I was immediately drawn to Paul's enthusiasm his passion. To how do I say this. Other than his passion to challenge the status quo and be the best that he can be. Paul is a creative thinker. He is an innovator in his irrigation journey is unmatched in this industry. I know of no other person has climbed from where Paul started to where he is now. So without giving away any more episodes spoilers Paul welcome to the show. Thank you andy. I appreciate being here. This is a quite the adventure for sure. I'm glad that you put this together. The words of wisdom that you just employed upon me was certainly empowering. Haven't heard it that way from you anyway way for a long time so I'm very grateful and humbled that I was able to help influence your in your career. I appreciate that as well and what spot I think about our our relationship is that we are close now. I would say closer in many ways than we were when we met and I can't say that about a lot of people you know Time goes on a friend's coming. Go some people you keep in touch with and you and I have just been close Going all the way back to two thousand two and she doesn't I was fresh out of college and you were a seasons what I would call irrigation. Professional and I was sort of stuck in the box at At Chapel Valley cranking out drawings. And you were kind of gave me the division the vision to look at something. Different irrigation industry. So I appreciate bat and one of the things that sort of stuck with me from the beginning that you started in the field held in the trenches glue and pipe together And so you you have the The knowledge base Right at the ground level so I think in today's discussion kind of like started there. You know remember drew. It was when we put together that CAD training which Apple Valley you and Tom Nugent decided you need to go here. Andy and help hopefully develop an autocad program within Chapel Bali. Because at the time if you remember everything we were doing then was all pen and paper. So the first day we met it was at that the initial impetus of the development of autocad had into Chapel Bali. Two thousand two. which if I'm not mistaken that you planted that seed? Yeah that was one of my best sales ever As career salesperson was to convince a land in Reeve and James Reeve that we needed to move from the pencil in the paper into the computer and at the time luckily the economy was doing well and we had some extra funding to be able to fund that particular project. So that's how you and I met Yes and here we are today. Still enjoying irrigation little bit more advanced technology. which certainly both you and I are great before embrace analogy? Yeah and I was yes I think. Twenty three and you're about thirty or so and I was just getting started. You already had at least ten years of your experience or more. Because if I'm not mistaken you started in your teens in this industry that right yet. Correct the one thousand nine years you and I are pretty much ten years Exactly apart so if you're twenty three time you were Chapel Valley. I was thirty three. So tell us about Paul at Nineteen and how you got in this industry. Thanks drew so I remember when I was fresh out of high school inadvertently got my girlfriend at the time pregnant Agnete and I needed a job. And and one of the things that Paul at least at the time when I was nineteen years old had as I had muscle and I I had a back and I had strength. Didn't quite have a way to get to and from work so I found the job being a laborer with chesapeake irrigation systems with Dave Underwood Bill Underwood at the time and I was able to ride my bike Awesome get to their job. Yes so that's sort of gives you the idea of where I was at the time in my life And I was able to ride my bike or a hustle to their offices. When I first I started and First thing I did was really I was cleaning out trenches For rebel Bor in his team. Still working there today a day when we were installing irrigation systems. I had no clue what I was doing at the time but I was fortunately used to have a job that I can get some sort of paycheck to be able to provide for my. You're my new family was coming on So yeah I literally was able to start in the field. Clearing trenches is clearing rocks out of the trenches gluing the pipe putting it in tampering. It back getting the rocks out You know it's it's a humbling beginning for sure especially where you know. We've we've been able to achieve today but It taught me a lot about humility integrity. and where things go Where they start so you were? You were a laborer at that point probably might call today unskilled labor if you're digging trenches and filling them in day in General Labor. Doing what people told you to do. How did you go from General Labor into being more experienced? Will you know it's funny because I remember when I was first setting my first sprinkler heads Back in nineteen eighty nine and I set them too high. I didn't know I know the difference between flush and Mount and and rebels like no. No no no Paul. That's not how we do and I'm okay. We'll show me rebel. Would what do I need to do. Better so he he instructed me and show me how to how to set the head proper degrades so the lawnmowers don't cut them Oh that's wise okay. Yes s we gotta set the sprinkler heads to the lawn mowers. Don't cut them So again as I learned through the process of falling down getting back up and learning the pros and cons I was able to graduate from doing labor work into actually operating a trencher Believe it or not and Ober Tori plow. Actually I remember one of the first projects that I I did was was on. Rebel gave me a chance to operate Tori plow and it will remember was in the summer and it was dry and the ground was hard hard is rock and I barely get the pipe in ground to three inches and it was. The machine was bouncing all over. Like Pogo stick. I couldn't remember. Wow is this how this is supposed to work. No no we are not going to be able to put the the virus plow in the in the ground. We're going to have to move up to the trencher side. It was too dry to hires was to clay. And it was in the western part of Maryland In Potomac Maryland. So it was a it was a one the experience because I got to learn how to operate a piece of equipment instead of operating a shovel. A rake all the time so I went from using my my mind instead of my back as much as I did at the time so I felt that that was a good move up In the irrigation industry industry. So I started running the small viral Tori. Plows was those called case mini sneakers come. That might have been before your even your Guy Andy. Seeing some of the old school guys will remember the case many sneakers. They didn't have trenches on the on the front of them they were just a small arbitrary plow barely putting in maybe maybe one inch piece of pipe is all that that machine could could install than we had to upgrade to the to the treacher so Rebel was able talk. Show me how to operate the trench or properly the right depths and safety and I was able to learn how to You know put the trencher in the ground and and move the soil aside so we put a pipe in the ground awesome awesome see went from being a labor to run in the equipment and what came after that after you were running the plows entrenched teachers. Were you running crews did you go into Troubleshooting what came next. Yeah I was putting in installation a system. Small residential medium-size residential at the time. When I was which has big irrigation as the winter went through we were putting in systems but then the springtime came around and we needed a startup sprinkler system so I was able to move into starting understanding how to turn on? Sprinklers adjusts the sprinkler heads. Properly properly set the program set the schedule so I gradually moved into being a technician in many years. I spent the technician in the irradiation industry winning from residential into the commercial. And that's where I got a big eye-opening When I was starting to learn how Outta do commercial irrigation system at the time because before that point I never had any formal irrigation training doing the normal programming ten minutes on a spray? Thirty minutes on a roader Monday Wednesday Friday that without the why. You didn't didn't have the Y.. Or you're doing it right. Not at the time you know And then you know there was a point in my career where it you know I finally. I realized that I didn't have the science or I didn't have the wise you say I'm behind my career so I was a little bit stagnated in my I career. At the time I can really only go so far. It's all I knew. Was You know what my body could do when someone what my mind. I didn't have the knowledge base that that I felt. I needed to to sort of grow in the industry. So how did you go from being that technician. Where did you go to get this information to to grow your knowledge base in learned the wise and maybe to become certified and keep moving forward in your career so there was a project that came to me on back in the the early nineties? Ninety one ninety two ninety three I believe and I was again working at Chapel Valley Landscape Company while I went from A The residential com companies. And I got a job working for Chapel Valley Landscape Company as a service technician. And I got a chance to work at the National Geographic Society Headquarters building Washington. DC and I was fixing the sprinklers and one of the guys that was running the building..

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Why Do Coffee Drinks Often Have Italian Names?

BrainStuff

06:30 min | 3 years ago

Why Do Coffee Drinks Often Have Italian Names?

"Hey, brain stuff listeners instead of an ad today. I wanted to tell you about new podcast. I think you might dig for my friends, Robert lamb, and Joe McCormack, you might already know them from the weird science podcast stuff to blow your mind. Their new show is called invention each episode of invention examines different technological turning point and the people and cultures the provoked the change they consider the origins and impact of everything from the guillotine to the vending machine. Chopsticks to sunglasses. Braille to x-rays and lots more new episodes of invention come out every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you happen to find your podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, bring stuff on Lauren Vogel bomb. And if you can't start your morning without a Cup of Joe, you're certainly not alone. I'm right there with you. But Americans consumption of coffee is up. It's the highest. It's been since two thousand twelve and global exports are up to according to the International Coffee Organisation world coffee exports increased by seventeen percent from October two thousand seventeen to October of two thousand eighteen and overall global shipments were four point two percent higher year over year, clearly coffee has become an important daily ritual for many Americans which begs the question, why are so many coffee lovers? Ordering those drinks using Italian words from lattice Tamaki autos. How did this happen after all coffee doesn't have its roots in Italy legend has it that the great being originated in the Ethiopian plateau and was discovered by goat herder who noticed his goats veritably danced after eating a certain plant. It's spread throughout the Arabian peninsula and adjacent areas before Europeans encountered coffee in the. Seventeenth century, nevertheless, many of the coffee drinks, we know today and popularized by Starbucks more on that in a minute do originate in Italy, and it has everything to do with the invention of the Espresso machine. Espresso doesn't refer to a particular type of coffee bean. It's actually a coffee preparation method, and it was first developed in Italy in the nineteenth century because brewed coffee could take up to five minutes to make coffee lovers. Sada way to shorten the time between ordering and drinking the first Espresso machines were bulky and difficult, but by the early twentieth century Milanese manufacturer Luigi bizarre had developed a single shot Espresso the produced one Cup of coffee in seconds, though. It did take a while for the machines to improve in terms of ease of use and flavor of the coffee produced we spoke with Paul Bassett former world barista champion, he said, the Espresso machine kind of revolutionized coffee to some extent. Everything was centered around the way Espresso was made the way it was consumed as well, he explained that with the Espresso machine. Coffee could be made on. The spur of the moment and was intended to be drunk immediately after being served typically standing at a bar Italian coffee culture grew and Espresso as we know it today became popular in Italy and France in the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties beatnik movement and its coffeehouse culture launched Espresso craze in the United States. We also spoke with Mike Ferguson with OEM specialty coffee, he explained early in the specialty coffee movement authenticity meant Italian in the nineteen eighties. Many if not most coffee houses had Italian names and adopted as much Italian as possible into their cafe menu. So the trend continued the coffee drinks, they served also retained their -talian nomenclature because they were specifically made with Espresso the names referred to what is added to the Espresso, for example. But the word Mark Jato into Google translate and you'll get stained or spotted so the drink name refers to the spot of milk that stains the Espresso Bassett said, I think fundamentally Espresso is directly linked to Italy as beverage and the way it's part of their culture. It's been transported all around the world and reinterpreted despite reinterpretation, the drinks with talion names have an Espresso base. And typically, some kind of milk added. For example, a cafe latte usually just called a lot in the United States consists of Espresso milk and milk foam. It's not brewed coffee with milk. Although that's the literal translation to be fair ordering an Espresso with milk and milk foam doesn't sound as catchy the distinction between Espresso and brewed coffee is important consider the Americano which was named for Americans in Italy who sought a drink. Similar to the brood or filtered coffee. They drink at home because it emerged in Italy and is made by adding water to Espresso, it retains its talion title. So this answers the question about coffee drink names. But what about Starbucks use of sizes like 'Grande inventing, which are also talion words, this sizing nomenclature short tall and 'Grande was introduced when ill Nali opened its doors in one thousand nine hundred six and the venue size came in the early nineties ill. Denali was the name of the coffee houses launched by Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz during his mid eighties hiatus from the company the company's website states. That sheltered been quote captivated with talion coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience a tradition. He wanted to bring to the United States he returned to Starbucks and purchase the company in one thousand nine hundred seven and that branding now extends to fo- Italian product names, like the Frappuccino, which is a trademarked name and not actually Italian word by the way bonus back to the episode the caffeine in coffee that perks. You up is considered the most commonly used drug in the world. Today's episode was written Vicary, Whitney and produced by Tyler claiming for I heart media, and how stuff works or more on this and lots of other peppy, topics. Visit our home planet has to work dot com. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. We're the host of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. And now we're branching off into the exploration of invention. Invention is the story of human history told one piece of technology at a time the things we made and how they made us invention publishes every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you find your podcasts.

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