Thursday February 3, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Making beaver videos
I worked on making some more beaver videos last night and posted another one. I call this one The Great Beaver Tragedy Intro and is here.
I also worked on another one of my kayak trip on the river and got it done but I’m finding uploading one this big is taking a long time. I started this one uploading last night when I went to bed and all day today and it’s still working on it and is now at 61 percent. Goes to show shorter video is better most of the time but I thought I’d try it and see how it works out.
Van smells of gas
The main thing I wanted to do today was test my van for propane leaks as last time I traveled I thought I smelled gas, so I need to check it out.
I turned the tank on and in a few minutes I opened the door and sure enough, I thought I smelled gas.
It was fairly strong so I started looking around the van where my nose was and that’s the heater in the door. I could see the hose to the heater was cracked so that was it.
Cracked heater hose
Bad gas line when gets heated
See the cracks in the supply line. Interesting enough that’s the same type fuel line that got cracks in it and almost burned my van up last year. The interesting thing is the cracks in the fuel line are near where it gets a little heat from the heater. The engine fuel line got heat from the engine and it seems these cracks are only around places where the fuel line gets warmed a bit.
Tough stuff to cut
I decided to replace that fuel line with the same stuff I used on the van after the fire. I found the fuel line but it has steel wires in it so I needed my brothers die grinder with a cut off wheel to cut it and he was off somewhere so I put that project aside for now.
Of course I’d been doing some chair hopping around the yard daring all this.
The last time I used my chainsaw up in the woods I knocked the chain off so it needed to be put back on before using it again so I tackled that reinstalling the chain and adjusting it and topping up the fluids.
Redwood stumps too wide
That was the last thing I wanted to work on so I headed on home having gotten enough exercise today.