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Captain Cook fountain brought down by “electronic value”

By 17 December 2012 16

The National Capital Authority have given notice that the beloved fountain is not working:

The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is currently out of operation due to a fault with an electronic value.

The National Capital Authority will advise when more information is available.

Once suspect an electronic valve might actually be to blame, but given the litany of miserable failure that is the NCA who can say?

Here’s a screenshot for posterity:

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16 Responses to
Captain Cook fountain brought down by “electronic value”
c_c™ 6:15 pm
17 Dec 12
#1

Put the letters out to tender, a vowel was cheaper than a consonant.

thatsnotme 6:16 pm
17 Dec 12
#2

That blasted carbon tax! Now the NCA can’t even afford to pay the bills.

cranky 6:55 pm
17 Dec 12
#3

Just guessing that the proofreaders have again gone missing in action.

Value = Valve

cranky 6:58 pm
17 Dec 12
#4

Re-read the original post. I stand guilty of second guessing.

dtc 9:28 am
18 Dec 12
#5

surely its a fault with the ‘electric avenue’

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we’ll take it higher/except when the fountain isnt working/then there aint no higher

Gungahlin Al 11:17 am
18 Dec 12
#6

dtc said :

surely its a fault with the ‘electric avenue’

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we’ll take it higher/except when the fountain isnt working/then there aint no higher

Now I’m going to have an earwig all day…

muscledude_oz 11:50 am
18 Dec 12
#7

Are these the same people responsible for Bvlgari?

Roundhead89 11:55 am
18 Dec 12
#8

The electronic value? Last time I checked it was 240 volts …

GardeningGirl 12:19 pm
18 Dec 12
#9

Gungahlin Al said :

dtc said :

surely its a fault with the ‘electric avenue’

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we’ll take it higher/except when the fountain isnt working/then there aint no higher

Now I’m going to have an earwig all day…

Me too.

NoImRight 2:56 pm
18 Dec 12
#10

GardeningGirl said :

Gungahlin Al said :

dtc said :

surely its a fault with the ‘electric avenue’

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we’ll take it higher/except when the fountain isnt working/then there aint no higher

Now I’m going to have an earwig all day…

Me too.

Like its a bad thing.

shirty_bear 3:31 pm
18 Dec 12
#11

Gungahlin Al said :

dtc said :

surely its a fault with the ‘electric avenue’

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we’ll take it higher/except when the fountain isnt working/then there aint no higher

Now I’m going to have an earwig all day…

“Isn’t it odd that bees make honey? Earwigs don’t make chutney.”
– Eddie Izzard, I believe

johnboy 3:35 pm
18 Dec 12
#12

The NCA have now tweeted that the problem is, in fact, a valve.

c_c™ 4:19 pm
18 Dec 12
#13

Roundhead89 said :

The electronic value? Last time I checked it was 240 volts …

I seriously doubt the Jet runs of 240v, single phase, that you would power a kettle from.

Pork Hunt 4:45 pm
18 Dec 12
#14

muscledude_oz said :

Are these the same people responsible for Bvlgari?

And Evropa in the Canb Centre?

Lazy I 4:50 pm
18 Dec 12
#15

One suspects “Once suspect” is incorrect.

screaming banshee 7:30 pm
19 Dec 12
#16

Maybe the value was 0?

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