Friday June 29, 2018 Guerneville CA.
More work on the gate repairs
I knew I better get my automatic front gate fixed soon, so today I started on repairing the box it’s all mounted in.
But first I went to town to get some money as I spent most of it on the new gate opener. My neighbor where the fire was paid me for the new gate controller and I had to cash his check too, so off to the bank I went.
Discussing a spring tap
On the way home I stopped at a guys down the road and discussed how to best tap his old spring he was working on.
When I got home it was late in the day, but I needed to get some gate work done.
Rotten wood and sagging
I went out to the box and had a look at what I needed to do.
Getting things ready to work
I loaded up my wheelbarrow with the tools I thought I’d need and the supplies I thought I would need. Even though I think I have everything, it’s always a lot more trips back and forth to the house to get boards and cut boards and get tools I didn’t realize I need. Needless to say I always get a lot of exercise around here while working away.
My chicks are doing well
The box needed support boards
I went out to the gate with my stuff and added some new boards. One to the back that I screwed and wired up to hold the box up. I then added some roof support boards around the top which helps hold the old box together and gives me a place to screw the new top to.
I cut this piece of metal roofing to put on the top, but realized the big holes in it would let critters into the box so I cut a board to put on it first, then I screwed the piece of metal roof down which looks like this.
Still more work to do on this project
This gate project is taking a lot longer than I thought it would. But it needed the work I’m putting into it badly so it’s good to get it done and all fixed up. I still have another day replacing all the gate control stuff with the new stuff and then I’ll be done with that job.
After that the day had warmed up a bit and I was tired so I went in and had a nice nap. When I got going again the day was almost over so I chair hopped a bit and came in at dark after shutting the chicks in the coop for the night.
That was my day.