Sunday, April 08, 2007

Swamp Coolin' @ Danny's House

Scott & Jenn put central air into their house and decided to get rid of the swampcooler. Danny, on the other hand wanted to add a swamp cooler to help out the central air and keep the cost down a bit. So, saturday morning Danny went to Sutherland's, picked up everything we'd need ....................... (done laughing?) and Alex, dad and I met at his house around 10:00. Almost immediately we realized that we were 4 beam hangers short (if you don't know what those are, no worries, you really don't need to know). So, dad and I head down to Home Depot to pick up the 4 of them and a box for the power switch. Came back and we proceeded to chop out the hole in the roof and the ceiling in the hall. When we got the hole in the roof cut out and got ready to put the 2x4 frame around it, um, well, we realized that the hangars we got were for 2x6's, not 2x4's. Ooops. Trip for dad & Steve. Come back, put the frame in, it goes in nice and slick. Then we spend 45 minutes or so trying to figure out how we're going to get the duct work all taped up and into the spot it needs to be in, considering Danny's "crawl space" is about 6" tall, and criss-crossed with truss work. Anyway, we finally figured it out, got it all together and then realized, crap, it's already 4 o'clock and we don't even have the thing on the roof! Ok, kick into high gear and sometime around 6:15 it's on the room and mounted, legs and all, where it's supposed to be. The rest is pretty much a one man job, which is good because I'm suppose to be meeting some teachers from Granite Park at the Sandy Outback at 7:00. (I made it there, cleaned up and everything, but 7:10). And of course, you can check out all the pictures.

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