Balls Out – HEY It Isn’t What You Think

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Real Estate Agent with AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.

Having worked so many years in manufacturing and other various jobs, I had heard many expressions like “balls out”.  I knew what the modern term was referring to.  Working hard and steady to get something accomplished.  Then one day I was watching “How Stuff Works” and there was a show about steam engines. 

They were demonstrating how Watts had developed a more efficient engine and used a centrifuge governor to regulate speed.  The term “balls out” comes from the centrifuge governor.  The governor was typically two balls placed on opposing arm over a shaft.  Below the balls were weights on the shaft.  As the speed of the engine increased and the shaft spun faster the weights would rise and cause the arms to move up and the balls to move outward.  Thus if the engine was running at a high rate of speed and doing a lot of work it was “balls out”!  Ok, what do you think I was going to say?

 

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Kim Peasley-Parker

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AgentOwned Realty Company

Heritage Group, Inc.

Cell 803-840-7519

Email: kim@agentownedrealty.com

 

 

 

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Debbie Reynolds
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You got me on that one Kim. Have a wonderful fall weekend.

Sep 27, 2013 01:59 AM #1
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Liz Gimelson
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I love that show.....always learn something new....and this is definately a new one!!!!!

Sep 27, 2013 02:51 AM #2
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Kim Peasley-Parker
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Debbie, I struggle to come up with catchy titles and this one struck me today so I had to write about it.

Liz, It was a new one to me too!!!

Sep 27, 2013 03:53 AM #3
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Hello Kim,

I had to read your post as the title had me baffled - well done!

Sep 27, 2013 04:55 AM #4
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Lisa, Thank you very much for reading and commenting.  I am not one to come up with catchy creative titles very often so when I thought about this one, I had to write the post!!

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