#21  
Old 07-10-2011, 03:43 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,828
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Shanghai, like a few other cities in China has banned motorbikes, so only bicycles or electrics are allowed. They have sold millions of these things, I think/hope that theybhave the reliability sorted out. When I was in short pants the cry from anything made in Japan was "Jap crap" now their quality is unquestioned. Have seen the same with Sth. Korean products. Less than 10 years ago I bought a Currie (USA) system of motor driving the rear wheel via a tiny chain running on 24V lead acid batteries(souped up to 30V with another 6v in series) The quality and performance of my new system is light years ahead.But I take your point, it's all a gamble, but that is part of the fun when you're breaking new ground.
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-10-2011, 05:47 PM
lwood's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: philippines
Posts: 642
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Have you guys, down under, bought Chinese mfg goods? They are all crap. China is in their infancy stage of the manufacturing evolution. Here in the Philippines, Chinese crap is all that is available, unless you pay an arm and a leg for American or euro imports.

Some consultant could make a lot of money teaching them quality principles.
__________________
Our Facebook Page:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 399
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Most of the firebricks sold in Oz come from China, you just have to find the best manufacturers.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-10-2011, 11:12 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,828
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny the oven man View Post
Most of the firebricks sold in Oz come from China, you just have to find the best manufacturers.
And the Chinese were hundreds of years ahead of Europe in their understanding and control of fire, refractories and ceramics. Also of note is that the South Koreans were known as the finest Asian pottery of all. Master manufacturers. Notice now how Hyundai is the new Toyota?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-11-2011, 10:53 PM
Laborer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ipswich qld
Posts: 58
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

bugger getting bricks from china claypave is 300 metres away from me
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 07-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 399
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by bris-pizza-oven View Post
bugger getting bricks from china claypave is 300 metres away from me
I purchase some materials from Claypave/ Rylance Refractories, and have found their firebricks are not suitable for furnace and boiler work. They are OK for ovens, but not for 1000c+ situations.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-11-2011, 11:33 PM
brickie in oz's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Whittlesea
Posts: 3,455
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by bris-pizza-oven View Post
bugger getting bricks from china claypave is 300 metres away from me

Im fairly sure that half the bricks I lay come from China, I know for a fact the cement I use does, the cement is bulk shipped and bagged here, Ive had the rep out because of the colour difference in the bags.

Once the carbon tax hits everything you buy will either come from China or India where they just dont give a flying, good bye Ozzie jobs.
__________________
The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-12-2011, 12:08 AM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,828
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

It beats me how the freight charges for goods sent from China are less than those that are charged from Brisbane.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 07-12-2011, 01:28 AM
moyboy's Avatar
Serf
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Maitland, NSW, Australia
Posts: 6
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Mate sorry to hear that

It's never a good thing to happen. Everything has cycles and we can only hope that things pick up again in the future......Not that I can see that happening with this wonderful carbon tax.......

I work in an Aluminium smelter near Newcastle and the writting is already on the wall for it's closure soon........it has 600 direct employees and indirectly employees 3000 people around the area............ Yeah this tax is going to help us all lol
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-12-2011, 01:28 AM
brickie in oz's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Whittlesea
Posts: 3,455
Default Re: Aussie Chit Chat

Youre not alone Doug, no consolation but I have had the worst toughest 2 years in the trade, luckily my Princess works in childcare.

I seem to work harder and get paid less than I did 20 years ago.

All the shit rough brickies pick up the work for the same money I charge, I dont get it?
__________________
The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Aussie on board OzPyro Introductions 10 11-07-2011 03:37 AM
Another Aussie Build - Flue Size Grunt44 Newbie Forum 1 06-14-2011 03:05 AM
Aussie oven kit!!! Princessoven Modular Refractory Oven Installation 2 01-21-2011 08:06 PM
Aussie Mobile base oven toyota08 Pompeii Oven Construction 54 08-09-2010 02:39 PM
G'Day from Another Aussie sharks Introductions 0 05-29-2010 12:33 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC