Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No work on the back yard today :)

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.


The Gearheads said...

You had that once. Actually you had somebody who would work on your house in 90+ degree weather AND PAY YOU every month.


Max said...

:) True, true. So I just need to find another roofer to rent the room.

A Paperback Writer said...

I'll have to show you what my dad did to juryrig my swamp cooler motor. It was making a clicking noise and moving around, like yours was. Dad wedged in some strips of wood, and it's been good for another 5 years or so now......