29 August 2009

A cool, sodden day...

..here at "the Halls"... perfect for yet another round of tearing stuff apart & hopefully... fixing it.

In today's episode, with the help of a friend, a sh@tload of optimism and a case of beer... I attempt to remove the blower cage and motor from the backup electric furnace that powers the air-exchanger... that allows our woodstove to warm our butts.

It seems the blower unit itself is sliding on the central shaft and making contact with the enclosure. I tried tightening everything down once and that worked for a few days... but it's time to really sort this out.

As always, there will most assuredly be a certain amount of profanity, twisted metal and high-velocity blood spatter. I, in no way, advocate that anyone else attempt something like this.

Okay, I'm goin' in.

Whoa... 220 volts.

Step 1... make sure juice to furnace is turned off at main panel...