But I did put a new motor in the swamp cooler. It was making a really annoying clicking noise, I checked several things and came to the conclusion that it was the motor. It’s about 13 years old, nice and rusted. I pulled on the pulley and the shaft moved back and forth almost 1/4 of an inch. That may not seem like much, but when talking about an electric motor, it shouldn’t move at all. So for $100 at, guess where……, Home Depot I got a new one and everything is fine again.
As I was driving down to get the new motor, I thought that one of the things I like about a swamp cooler was that I could fix any problem with it myself, and cheap compared to central air. My next thought was ‘but with central air, I could just call somebody and have them sweating out in the heat fixing it.’ But then I thought ‘yeah, but that would cost a boatload of $$$’. If I could just figure out a way to get someone else to work out in the 90+ degree sun sweating like a pig, without having to pay for it. Yeah, that would be nice.
I also did a little more trim work on the porch roof. I’ve got all the decking in, covering the linoleum from above, and everything is working great. We had a downpour (by Utah standards) at my house yesterday and not a single drop showed up inside the porch! YES! Success! (cross fingers, knock on wood)
This weekend it’s fence building. Weather permitting.