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    Posted: 07 Aug 2019 at 9:16am
How many Nukes does it take to change out a light bulb? I don't know because I haven't read the last manuals referenced revisions since we got back in from patrol. However, the one thing I know is the manuals, procedures and required paperwork will far exceed the weight of however many it now takes. 
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One on each end of the tube and an LPO to supervise.

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It that a Polish joke?? LOL
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Originally posted by Sewer Pipe Snipe Sewer Pipe Snipe wrote:


How many Nukes does it take to change out a light bulb?


The answer is . . . seven (7).  One nuke to obtain the required new part, in this case, a light bulb. One to remove the old bulb.  One to screw in the new bulb.  (In conditions of extremis, the screwing out and screwing in of the old and new bulbs can be accomplished by one individual.)  One nuke to dispose of the old bulb.  One nuke to hold the RPM and read the directions within to the bulb handler(s).  One nuke to run coffee and, finally, one HNIC (Head Nuke In Charge) to supervise all of the other nukes.

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1960 the RPM was 2 1/2 inches thick.  In 1994 it was 7 volumes.

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Actually it takes eleven. Besides all the above, four more to pick up the one holding the bulb, and turn him round and round - hopefully in the right direction.
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You guys... you all forgot one nuke to do the QA paperwork and document the parts and procedure, and one nuke to do the SUBSAFE inspection.  Slackers.
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I was a nuclear trained (nuc) Senior Chief Electrician.  I realize that having retired some 37 years ago that my memory may be a bit misty but as I recall that on my boat, it only took two nucs to change a light bulb.  And a phone call.

For example, I, being an observant leader of the Electrical Division's men, saw a light bulb needed changed on my submarine, picked up the phone and announced to the on watch Electrical Operator that a particular light bulb needed to be changed. Lo and behold that bulb got changed. 

See....Two....Me---phone call----who ever ------ zingo!!! Light bulb changed.  Simplicity personified. 


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As I recall being a junior E-Division member on a diesel boat it only took two to do lighting changes.  One to carry the kerosene bucket and another to trim the wick. 
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Let me get this straight. The EPCP or the Throttleman changed light bulbs while on watch? Or was there another watch the Junior EM's stood on your boat? 
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