Our RV furnace has been makin' noise for some weeks... and the noise has been gettin' more disagreeable as time has passed. Somethin' twixt a squealin' pig... and the Old Lady when she found out you used her designer jeans as a bath mat... and her dress as a towel, 'cause the real ones were in the laundry...
I got to thinkin' on it... and just kind of figured that Murphy boy was back... and settin' me up... happened to make a comment that Bud could hear... and next thing I knew... we were unscrewin', disconnecting... and departin' the assembled machinery...
|*RV Furnace in pieces*|
The truck bed was adorned with all the pieces and parts of what had been an RV Furnace.
Sometime in the shindig, one... or both... of the girls wandered by and asked; "Having any trouble?"
reply?; "Nah... taken things Apart ain't ever a problem..."
So... apart we took it... leaving only a small divot in the side of the eagle... each of us wondering a little I think... about the... Puttin' it back together part. Neither wanted to admit to any apprehension that it might never again be an RV Heater. :o)
|*RV Heater location... or storage compartment?*|
I had the thought, which I worked to dispel quick as I could... that, if things didn't Work Out... I sure had an easy to access new storage compartment! :o)
'cause in the back of my mind was all the times I've dismembered some... thing... and when I got it all back together... OOPS... Think it Really needs THIS part? two or three extra pieces in a box... with no flippin' idea of where they came from... or where they should go... and since the machine ran fine... it was obvious that the red neck kid knew building machinery better than them booklearned engineers!
We'd allowed ourselves four mistakes on the project... and exhausted our allotment maybe halfway through. :o) actually got the thing tee total reassembled...
|*Almost an RV Heater again*|
...was picking up the RV Heater filled case... when Bud happened to glance at the ground...
Uh Oh... Part # 2... layin' there in the dust... yup... part number TWO... which means... Two Ol' Boys gotta take the #@$%#@@#$!&$$$ thing apart... completely... right back to the very last piece, to get the AWOL piece put in place... fratchul... shipppsipper... zeebangzip whap! ... :o)
But... persistence and testosterone got her done!
|*OH Ye of little faith! The RV Heater back in its place!*|
HooYa! No sparks or smoke or nuthin! well... except for one functioning RV Furnace... without all the caterwaulin' to accompany it!
Since that worked out so well we finished up the day replacing a busted, high dollar latch on one of my truck boxes...
Yes sir... give a couple of Ol' boys some tools, a place to work... and some intricate machinery to tear apart and you'll...
... guarantee a continuing need for all the scrap yards that are scattered about!
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I'm confused. I got the part about taking heater apart; finding part that was missed; putting all back together again. Now its back in its place and she works. But you didn't mention what you found was WRONG with it in the first place....did you just clean it or what?? What actually did you do to 'fix' it besides disassemble and reassemble???
Back when I used to do something useful for a living and actually took things apart and fixed them I went and visited my folks. They had an electric gate on the mini warehouse that they managed that needed the company repair person to fix on a regular basis. I was asked to look at it. I took it apart enough to get it to the kitchen table, where I disassembled it, sprayed it with tuner cleaner (what I had at the time) and reassembled it. My Dad watched intently the entire time. I had the tuner cleaner because the volume (I think...) knob on their TV (this says how long ago this was...) kept making funny noises, and I figured a shot of the tuner cleaner wouldn't hurt. By the end of my visit both the gate and the TV were working fine. Ever after that my Dad was convinced that spray tuner cleaner would fix anything, and so he would take whatever it was apart, spritz it with the cleaner, put it back together again and it would work. Thing is, tuner cleaner won't hurt much of anything, and a good take apart and cleaning is what most electro-mechanical things need to start working again anyways. Not that it wasn't brilliant mechanic-ing on the part of you two guys that fixed the furnace, just sayin'.
Cindy... hmmm... I did, forget that lil 'bit of info didn't I? The Motor bearings were bad... or going bad. We lubed 'em and they worked fine... but... those are "Lifetime" lubed bearings It made no sense to me to reassemble with that motor... so... I installed a new motor.
Shadow... Your "Tuner Cleaner" likely would have worked on this for a while too! :o) only... I just didn't want to have to take the furnace apart every time it gets to wailing in the middle of the night :o) so... I sprang for the new motor :o)
You remind me of my dad, he would take things apart, reassemble them, leaving parts in the bottom of the box and dang if the thing didn't work!! Brings to mind the 18 inch oscallating fan he worked on. Afterwards, ran like a sun of a gun,it would blow your hair off your head) without 4 parts, BUT, (you waiting for it??)in order to blow the hair off your head, you had to turn the fan around BACKWARDS. LOL
I thank you for answering my curiosity about the heater motor question. Good for you on going for replacing the motor.
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