Southern style! Right on! Anything that gets my mind out of the northeast is a good thing.
Real nice job on that install Chris!! WOW is that nice!!
Looks like that crap is headed this way! Glad I sent the wife to work in the Blazer this morning. It was 45° most of last night until about 2am .. then it plummeted to 35° by sunrise. 36° now, so looks like it's not going to go up much today. Forecast is calling for snow squalls at some point this evening when the front rolls through ...
God I hate winter!!! That was what made me hesitant to let the old Merc hit the streets. Can't afford to get any salt on that creampuff. It's been good to us over the last 10 years & 140,000+ miles .. and I need it to last another 10 the way car prices are headed!
In 5 days, the stoker will be on it's first solid month of service! Boy, did that fly by or what?? Took the ashes out this morning, and noticed quite a bit of flyash buildup in the fire tubes, and on the flat surface below the boiler water. I stuck my poker up in there to shake the baffles around .. and holy crap what a mess!! Had flyash dumping out of these things. If that's any indicator, I guess cleaning my chimney pipe is going to be a regular thing, especially with it's goofy run of long straights, 90° bends, and a trip downward. I'll take that any day over the shaking, poking, & swearing at midnight when I forget to load the hand fired ....
Got my new-to-me Dayton 1W831 all strapped down to it's cart. Bought a nipple and a 90° (this time I got the measurements correct!
) to screw into the oil drain, so it clears the bottom of the cart. Now it can remain semi-permanently attached while I drain the oil. An old tie down ratchet, and part of my dad's 30 year old canoe straps fastened it down tight to the cart. Thanks to my cousin Mark for the great deal!
Just got a L14-30 receptacle for it - I'll be wiring that up soon, once I finish this Husqvarna 357XP. Had to take half the damn thing apart just to get the carburetor out ...
I ordered a cart kit from Northern Tool for my other generator - the Yamaha EF6300iSDE. For something so expensive, you;d think they'd put swivel casters on one side of the damn thing! Nope! Every time you need to change direction, you have to heave-ho one side of the 230lb (full of gas) unit to get it aimed in the right direction. 4 years of doing that is enough for me and my aching back! I bought some 1" U-bolts for my plan to bolt the axles to the cart kit wheels. That kit enables the front wheels to turn, with a linkage similar to an automotive setup. Was under $100 shipped, so it sure beats the $250 and up everyone seems to get for generator wheel kits these days.
Time to go play with that frustrating Husqvarna .... have a good one!