Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What an idea Serji?

Dec 12 ,2010 Sunday morning- I saw, in my house the balcony area was wet. I observed that fresh water was dripping from the wall and it was entering to the balcony. There are two pipelines enter to the bath room from the main water pipe; From that one branch go to the bath shower and other go to the Instant Water Heater. I thought that  four chances are for leak. One might be  from shower line, 2nd from heater inlet line ,3rd outlet and the 4th from bottom branch which connected to the wash basin .

Before everything else, I need to confirm whether the top water lines are ok or not. So I disconnected the heater inlet flexible pipe and sealed the end to end connections. Then observed that the leak was continuing again. But I did n’t get any idea whether the leak was from bottom pipe lines or top lines. I don’t want to damage the wall or tiles. Thoughts were rushed out for a while. What to do? What will happen, if I increase the pressure of  water lines?

 The main valve from the water tank  at the roof  was half open. I opened the outlet valve fully to increase the pressure  of  water lines. 2nd day I found a leak from the window side tiles of bath room which was at a height of 5feet. The leak was due to the hi pressure and water  was passing through all the available spaces.

This was enough for me to confirm that  one leak is from the top pipe-joint inside the wall. Then I took the electric drill and put on and drilled the wall to remove some portion of the tile grout around the top pipe-joint. Immediately water rushed out  from the wall through the drilled hole. Then closed the main valve and removed the tile grout surrounding the PVC elbow. After removing the elbow, I  plugged the pipe. Then opened the main valve and it was observed that there was no leak from the wall to the balcony. This was a nice experience for me. My wife told me that she did not think  ‘it would be sorted out this much easily. What an idea Serji? ’.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Following an Innova car

On 11th December morning at 9AM,I was following a Car(Innova) from BMC  compound. Both vehicles want to cross one panchayath road to enter the Seaport-Airport Road. We both were in very slow speed and in first gear.

I have looked left and right and there was no vehicles on the road. The Innova car has crossed the road and I was just behind it. When I reached the middle of the panchayath road ,a motor cycle came with a high speed. The bike rider suddenly braked and it hit the left side front tyre of  my Ritz car.Then he falled down slowly with the bike. All the near by Auto Riksha drivers came running to help him. After some seconds he regained the energy and picked up the bike and started the it.A miracle happened.On checking, the vehicle /himself had no problem at all.Thanks to the Lord! I spoke with him half an hour and sent him happily.

What had really happened? Is it my mistake?

About me

I am Vargis Raj from Kochi,S.India. I am living in a house owned by Co. with my wife and my daughter. We have a lovely 3years old cat also with us and we call it Alphy .

I work as an Engineer in a Manufacturing Company in Kochi.When I come back home after my job, the cat would be waiting at the gate patiently for me.The cat will be the first to welcome me before my wife opens the door.Something I would keep in my bag for the pet.It likes laddu, jilabi,cake, pakkavada, cutlet, biscut, kurkure, chocolate,chips etc.If nothing is with me ,it would take me to the kitchen and start jump to the alamarah. Because Alphy knows something special would be in the Almarah.After eating, Alphy wants to play with me.It doesnot mind my  wife or daughter during this time. Because it knows that I love it more than others.

Let me write about my job. Before joining in Co.,Kochi, my first job in 1983 was, a Pvt College lecturer ,in Kottayam(middle Kerala). My job was to prepare the students to write  Engineering Entrance Exam. My students were very brilliant so that I learnt more from them. I prepared fresh multiple questions for them  every day.They were very happy with me. In the evening I was taking classes for AMIE students.My main subjects were Physics, Electrical Engg&Power Devices and Maths. I was not tired, eventhough, I had only little time to rest. Because all students loved me as an elder brother. 

I had no interest to quit the teaching field but decided to join in a good company for more career and future developments.

I joined in the present co. in 1984 February as an Electrical Engineer Trainee. My target was to become a trained technical man in various Engineering field. I had no limits in learning on any field even though I had degree in one field( Electrical Engg). I have completed another courses such as  Micro Computer Applications(PGDCA) and  PG Diploma in Industrial relations. I have learnt to work in all fields such as Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Automobile Engg fields. I conducts Industrial Audits in compliances of all Engg field, ISO,IS,IEC,OSHAS etc.

Now in 2010, with the grace of Almighty God, I have completed my 25 years of  successful Service. I remember all my  colleagues who helped in my career.