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”
#1
c_c™6:15 pm, 17 Dec 12

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

#2
thatsnotme6:16 pm, 17 Dec 12

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

#3
cranky6:55 pm, 17 Dec 12

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

Value = Valve

#4
cranky6:58 pm, 17 Dec 12

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

#5
dtc9:28 am, 18 Dec 12

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

#6
Gungahlin Al11:17 am, 18 Dec 12

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…

#7
muscledude_oz11:50 am, 18 Dec 12

Are these the same people responsible for Bvlgari?

#8
Roundhead8911:55 am, 18 Dec 12

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

#9
GardeningGirl12:19 pm, 18 Dec 12

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.

#10
NoImRight2:56 pm, 18 Dec 12

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.

#11
shirty_bear3:31 pm, 18 Dec 12

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

#12
johnboy3:35 pm, 18 Dec 12

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

#13
c_c™4:19 pm, 18 Dec 12

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.

#14
Pork Hunt4:45 pm, 18 Dec 12

muscledude_oz said :

Are these the same people responsible for Bvlgari?

And Evropa in the Canb Centre?

#15
Lazy I4:50 pm, 18 Dec 12

One suspects “Once suspect” is incorrect.

#16
screaming banshee7:30 pm, 19 Dec 12

Maybe the value was 0?

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