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GeoGeex: Sadly since I no longer live in the area, I'm unable to maintain this one. I miss BigBender puzzles myself.


Mystery Cache

BigBender1000: Quench the Thirsty

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Hidden : 6/16/2010
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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BigBender has found 1000 caches!!!

BigBender is known in these parts for his puzzles. Some of them are simple and fun to solve and a few will give you nightmares! It is only appropriate to honor him with a puzzle cache.

On June 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm, a huge gathering will take place in George Bush Park to meet at the final location of BigBender's Puzzle "Sundial at George Bush Park". According to his calculations, the tip of a specific power transmission tower will fall exactly on the location of the cache. Since we're all too lazy to actually solve the puzzle we are counting on this to be true. Rumor has it that BigBender is really worried that maybe his calculations are a little off and everyone will be disappointed.

While sitting around brooding about the upcoming event, he got a great idea! What if he brought everyone free water to drink? That would cool their temperature in more ways than one because it's going to be extremely hot!

BigBender rents a huge ice cold water truck and heads to his cache location. Unfortunately, due to recent rains, he's unable to get the truck any closer than 5310 feet. Knowing that the fixed speed pump on his truck outputs 280 cubic feet of water per minute at 1188 psi, he runs down and purchases the correct amount of 6 inch super duper pipe and assembles a mini-pipeline from his truck to the cache location. The water machine he assembles at the cache location has a maximum pressure rating of 500 psi. He needs to make sure that the pressure at the cache location end of the pipe does not exceed the pressure rating of the water machine when he turns on the pump so he pulls out his trusty pencil and paper and goes to work. He used 62.4 pounds per cubic feet as the density of water and 13.4 centistokes for the viscosity. To keep things simple he used 0.001 inches for the roughness of the pipe and a value of 1.0 for the minor loss coefficient.

Trans Alaska Pipeline

Was BigBender able to provide water for all his geobuddies? To find out and also locate this particular cache, replace the decimal minute portion of the posted north coordinate with the calculated pressure in psi (rounded to nearest whole number) at the downstream end of the pipeline and the decimal minute of the west coordinate with the pressure differential of the pipeline in psi (rounded to the nearest whole number).

Congratulations to BigBender and Welcome to the comma club!

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:31 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
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