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