Repairing My Old Stuff to Make Some Repairs and Building a Vegetable Soup

Saturday October 28, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Working on repairs

Once I got it going today I just puttered around the yard until later in the day when I finally got to work on some projects.

Cracks in the Toyota

My Toyota needed to have some cracks in the seat mount welded up so I prepped it. I drilled the ends of the cracks to keep them from going any further and sanded things as best I could.

Ready to weld up the cracks,…….but.crack

 

My oxygen regulator failed

When I turned on the oxygen regulator it popped it’s over pressure valve. I could see the regulator was way over pressure on the outlet side.gauge

 

You Tube saves me again

What to do? You Tube to the rescue. I did a search on You Tube and found out how the regulator works and how to repair it.

I’ll just epoxy it

I needed a repair kit, but looking at the thing that caused the leak, it looked like I could repair the seal with some epoxy, so that’s what I did. Now I have to wait a day for the epoxy to cure properly and I’ll give it a test.

So that job was put off for now.

Mounting the extra cooling gizmo

On to the next one. I need to make a mount for my axillary cooler for the radiator. I’m using a transmission oil cooler that I will adapt for the radiator. It’s fairly heavy so needs some strong mounts.

Here’s what I had in mind. I’m building the metal mounts which you see there that will bolt to the cooler once I get it made. it will mount behind the spare tire which is just to the right of this.bracket

 

Another problem

When I went to use the arc welder, it wouldn’t work. I found the bolt to the ground clamp had corroded so I worked on that until I got it working and welded up the brackets.

It seems when ever I want to do something these days, I ether have to repair something or I just can’t find where things are. All  my stuff is getting older just like me.

Collecting vegetables for soup

By this time the day was starting to cool down so I stopped work on the repairs and hunted up some vegetables instead as I want to make some vegetable soup.

My brother said I could have one of his cracked cabbage heads. I also found some tomatoes and some string beans to add to  the soup. I added some potatoes and some onions and now all I have to do is cook it.garden

 

Here’s the cabbage and the tomatoes I harvested.vegies

 

If my regulator repair works, I’ll weld that up tomorrow and continue working on some other repairs I need to do.

That was my day.

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1 Response to Repairing My Old Stuff to Make Some Repairs and Building a Vegetable Soup

  1. This paragraph in Saturday’s post might be a universal truth for getting older:
    “It seems when ever I want to do something these days, I ether have to repair something or I just can’t find where things are. All my stuff is getting older just like me”, said Bob.

    My simplistic analysis of sea level rising due to glaciers melting was this:
    With the gravitational pull between the moon and earth remaining about the same, the low tide and high tide would be a bit higher than it is now?
    If that was the case I guess the Russian River during heavy flood stage would be a bit higher also?

    I always enjoy your blogs, thanks again

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