A minor project involving one of my two oak cutting boards. I installed some rubber feet on it a few months ago to keep it off the counter.
It warped and became a haven for mildew and warping.
So I decided to sand down the bottom side.
OK. No coarse grit sandpaper. I used an entire sheet of fine grit, but the job was too big for fine paper. Add sandpaper to the list.
So I decided to blow off the board to relieve it of the sawdust I had created, but the air compressor just hummed, and would not start.
Great. There are two starting capacitors on the motor. It did same a couple months ago, and after I removed and reinstalled them, it ran.
Today, I have decided to replace one or both capacitors.
author’s note: two capacitors, yes. One is a starting cap, and the other is a running cap. I just increased my knowledge of electronic components.
It’s a very old Campbell Hausfeld compressor that has worked fine with a couple of items over the years to keep it running.
Add capacitors to the list.
The wife announced she wanted to use the Mantis tiller to tear up a new garden area. The tiller has not been used in over a year, and despite the gas being treated with Stabil, it was old. I dumped the tank, and tried to prime it…nope.
I pulled the plug and used some starting fluid. It ran until it was used up, but will not pull gas from the tank.
OK. New carb or kit. New carb with a kit is $10 from Ebay.
Add to the list.
The wife is a little perturbed with me as nothing works…because? I don’t do shit around here.
The handwriting is on the wall, and will have to get to work on ordering parts, and installing them.
I still need to finish the carb job on my Kawasaki too, or I will catch hell for that too.
Posting may be sporadic over the next few days, while I try to tame the machinery around here.
Bad timing, and it must be done to keep the peace.