posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 06:12 AM
After looking at the pics closely I have a few observations to add (make of them what you will). You will probably need to have the pics open in a
seperate window to make any sense of this...
1. In the center pic there is a piece of white PVC which extends out from the center of the roof and ends a few inches past the lip at the edge of the
roof. If you enlarge the pic there looks to be a stream of water exiting the pipe. Due to the angle of the pic, it's impossible to tell where the
right hand end of the pipe terminates or what it is connected to. There must either be a drainpipe below the roof line or perhaps the water falls onto
landscaping or a pond etc. in the yard below. Not sure what this means, it may be a clue or it may not be related at all...
2. Also in the center pic, If you look closely on the short leg (far side) of the stainless steel framework there looks to be two fairly beefy power
cables plugged into the side. I've been working under the assumption that the grey cables are power leads (more on that in a moment) and that the
blue lines are water lines. Now I was quite confident about the blue lines being for water supply until I noticed that on the center horizontal
device (see the white line coming out and then it is spliced into the blue tube?) follow that same blue tubing on down to where it rests on the white
block. If you enlarge the pic enough you can see a split in the tubing. It is either damaged or it is not actually a tube at all. The resolution is
just to low to determine. The white part may actually be a sheath. Perhaps the blue tube is actually electrical as well, I just cant tell for sure
without a higher resolution pic. I'm sticking with water supply line for now...
3. Bottom pic. Two of the grey 'power' cables enter from right side (notice how they are suspended to keep them out of any pooled water). One goes
straight across to the the steel framework on the left of the pic. The other is plugged into the center contraption and above it, a 2nd plug also
goes over the the same steel framework on the left of the pic. On this steel frame contraption at the far left, both of the grey power cables seem to
be plugged into each other (WTH?) and a third yellow lead seems to be a ground of some sort with car battery type connectors at each end. You will
notice a similar setup ar the far right in pic 1. (Really need an elecrician to sort some of this out).
4. There is also a fat black cable or tube running across underneath the grey cables. At first I figured this was a 220v power cable as it's about
the right size but in the center pic it seems to have a T junction which leads me to believe this is actually the water supply line for this
5. Someone mentioned earlier that the 3 steel pipes may be a UV water filter. It's quite possible but a water filter needs at least one inlet and
one outlet. As near as I can tell, there are no exit lines attatched. Each one of these tubes has a ringed structure on the top side though which
seem to house a glass 'beaker' for each of the three tubes (perhaps this part of the project is not finished)? This would easily explain the
osilating sprinkler, as it would simulate rain. Eh.....perhaps he is attempting to capture some chemtrail residue? (please leave it at that
OzWeatherman, lets keep this thread on topic)
6. The red weather vane at the left in the center pic looks to have a small pump motor at it's base. Not sure what this means but it would seem to
be a part of the installation.
Now for some speculation on possible uses:
1. This may be a prototype test for a water sculpture. I had my own metal art business for a number of years and over that time I made a few funky
water features. The all had steel, power, pumps and water tubing. I would definitely not be welding something like this on a roof top but it may
have been the only place to set it up and test it before taking it to wherever it would be installed. It was most likelly constructed elswhere and
then set up for testing here. I keep going back the the weathervane, its not something one would generally use for weather monitoring and judging by
the amount of stainless steel present, this guy has quite a few bucks to throw at the project (stainless is EXPENSIVE to work with). Further, just
visible in the background is a reddish brown structure which reminds me of one of those fake rocks used in landscaping sometimes. Its possible
(though a bit of a stretch) that it may actually be a cover for most of the base of the contraption which would help to blend it into a garden
setting. Then again it may be completely unrelated. This theory is quite appealing to me but I feel it may ultimately be incorrect.
2. Those glass vials on top of the tubes may be to capture rainwater samples (not big enough to be collecting water for storage but for testing would
work). The 3 glass beakers would make sense. But then why such an elaborate setup? Possible but very odd as a rainwater test platform. Also, the 2
pots hanging do not seem to be connected by any water tubes or pipes, if they are piped internally through the supports that would be an incredible
amount of work to construct when a simple exposed tubing would work.
3. This is a mad scientist chasing a wacked out dream that only he himself will ever understand. Projects like that are more commmon than you will
Ok, now after all of that I feel extremely confident in stating that:
I have absolutely no F'N idea what the hell this thing is and I really hope the person who took the pics will just grow some nads and ask the
guy. Hell, he would probably love to talk about it. If not, oh well, he will just say no comment. If it were something shady, he would obviously
have made an effort to block it's view from the neighbors window.
OP: Higher res pics from different angles and some zooms would be swell, any chance of that?
[edit on 25-6-2008 by SystemiK]