Dec 23, 2013 More changes. hoping they are good!

Ok, it is Monday and things have gone through another change.. I am still debating how much I like it. Up until now, my full time job has had me working from 8AM until we are done.. as of this week, we are now doing shifts and I am working 2pm to 11pm. it has made my morning feel weird. This week will not be a good trial run since all of the holiday stuff messes it up but next month will tale the tale and determine wither or not I will like it..

I need your input. Doing a daily post seems like a bit much to get good content.. How does everyone feel about a weekly post?

 

Dec 20, 2013 Finally some resolve

Only 5 more days until Christmas, Not sure if we are ready but it is what it is.. I will tell you this, we are for sure going to look at Christmas differently this year.

As for updates, Blazer is home and fixed, it was the fuel pump so that has been resolved.. that also means that the snow blower is home as well ūüėČ I am hoping to get it out and use it tomorrow.

Roof is no longer leaking and tomorrow I will be moving the rest of the ice off so that I can finish attaching the heater cord to the roof and permanently resolve that issue..

Oh and one more but GOOD things just so you all don’t think of me as Mr Negativity.. THANK YOU ALL that came to the house today to help out with the room.. it is always appreciated!

Dec 19, 2013 Seeking resolution

OK so I don’t know if there is anyone that really reads all these posts and maybe daily is a bit much but.. OH WELL! There is a lot going on and so I have a lot to share.

1997 Blazer = poop! not really but that is the feeling I have right now.. I changed the filter (took a shower in gasoline) … no change. Changed the Regulator… still no change so…. it is the fuel pump! After doing this I was listening to it and it was making some weird sounds so.. I guess that does make sense. That, and I had just filled it up.. Fortunately my Bro-in-Law was in town so we used the mighty 00 Pontiac Montana (minivan) to tow it home, well, kinda home, really to a shop that would fix it because I was too lazy and tired.

As for the roof issue, I got the heat cord and laid it across the ice in hopes it will melt a little down and clear a path so I can eventually install it correctly. In the meantime, it is no longer leaking.

I would ask if “IT” is done but I’d rather not temp fate.. in all reality, non of this has been more than we can handle, it was just a trial.. maybe just so we will see Christmas in a new light this year..

 

Dec 18, 2013 WHAT? More problems!

Ok so… for those of you that don’t know what is going on, go back and look at past posts.. If you are up to speed, keep reading.

Last night after getting a chance to relax, calming down about the car problems that decided to take place on top of everything else going on, we went to bed. It could not have been more than ¬†just a moment or two of rest before we hear Tap…. tap da da tap tap tap. I thought ” do we have another mouse in our room?” ¬†but it ¬†kept going even after I turned on the lights.. WE HAD SPRUNG A LEAK! ¬†our roof in our room was dripping water.. there was no plumbing in the attic so it had to be the roof.. I did not have time to look at it so I left for work this morning thinking no too much about it.. when I got home, this is what I find in our room.¬†2013-12-18 19.03.18then I made the mistake of looking up…

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apparently the roof had formed a thick layer of ice on the roof that as it was melting and backing up under the shingles.. FIGURES!

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so tomorrow I am going to head out and get one of them melt cords  like this one:

Easy Heat ADKS-500 100-Foot Roof De-Icing Cable

Now, I have never used one so this will be my first time and I am only hoping it will work for what we need, trust me, I’ll keep you posted..

on to a different note, my Blazer, I went and picked up a Fuel pressure guage  like so

and gave her a test..

now when I looked up the specs it said that it should have between 55-65 psi.. well that is nothing like what I was getting.. not  even close.. it was a measly 12 psi so I had to pick up a fuel filter and a fuel pressure regulator


I am hoping that it will be be just the fuel filter but, I am guessing that it is the regulator.. that is OK with me because I believe it has been going out for some time.  the only problem is that its location is horrible.

 fuel pressure regulator

 

right underneath all of the upper components ¬†of the engine.. I should be able to get to in about an hour replace it and then have it put back together another hour. That is, if I get the time, the weather cooperates, and I don’t freeze in the process.

Oh and by the way, my father in law came home today.. I’ll have to do some catch up on that story another time… Wish me luck!

Dec 17, 2013 I got it but not without problems!

Well the day has come and there is a story to tell. So I went to get the said snow blower.. everything looked good, some basic wear and tear but it runs well and in the end they gave it to me for $350.00 instead of $375.00. As I got talking to him I found out he teaches where I went to Junior High so, I got to¬†reminisce¬†a little and then when it was time to go….. the Blazer would not start, Granted the ol’ girl has over 222,###.# miles on it and it has not given me a problem since I got it. ¬†After playing with it, I determined that there was spark and some full pressure (no sure how much) so I am guessing it is the infamous Fuel pressure regulator. gives me a need to buy a fuel pressure gauge HEHEHE **as I rub my hands together with an evil look on my face** need less to say one of the guys from work towed me back to the shop and then I carpooled home and will be driving my wife’s van until I get it fixed. Trust me I will film the process and let you know how it goes.. ¬†but HEY,, I got a snow blower! That was the point right!?

Dec 16, 2013 – Opening post

snow blowerIt is another day.. where to start, what to say? Much of my story to this point is still in the past so, many of my posts will contain stories of what has happened, maybe recently, maybe some time ago. Today, as it is, is a Monday. Not just a Monday but another one of those ones that you dread going to work for fear that there really is not all that much to be done so most of your time will be standing around pretending that there is a ton to get done. Meanwhile at home, there really is a ton to get done: Framing in the back room, concrete work, electrical, drywall, flooring, and of coarse, more work to this site. The real problem lies with the timing. All of the above mentioned construction work that is loud we are trying to get done before Wednesday because that is when my Father-in-law gets home from the hospital..(that in its self is a whole other story)

Back to today, there is one thing that I am looking forward to. I am suppose to go look at a Snow blower at lunch.. I have never had one before, always shovels and plows.. The plow was attached to a 12hp riding mower so, it did “OK” but I always felt I needed/wanted something that would move large amounts of snow. Living at my in-laws in Utah, there really is a lot of snow to move.. I will get you more information as I get it..

Thanks!

Energy in all its Abundance

Many of you know my love of the ‚Äúabnormal‚ÄĚ way of doing things. I am always looking for a better or more creative way to do pretty much everything. That said, Solar Energy and wind energy. Is it really real? yes, of coarse it is otherwise you would not see the huge wind generators and Solar farms popping up all around. My only problem is that there is so much information on the subject out there and a lot of it is hokey, incomplete, or simply does not support what I want or how I want to achieve it.

¬†Is the cheap really cheap?¬†probably not.. One of the big tips that I have found, at least for a guideline is, that when buying Solar panels, you should only be paying about $1.00 a watt.. much more than that and well, you are getting ripped off. (so if you are looking at a Harbor Freight solar kit.. DON‚ÄôT) don‚Äôt get me wrong, I love Harbor Freight, but with any place you get deals, you need know what it is you are looking at and¬†IF¬†it is really a ‚ÄúGood‚ÄĚ deal. One of the things that puts all of the information on one place is here¬†(CLICK HERE)¬†This is a source that says it will show from start to finish how to create an entire system from basically scratch and giving you the starter portion of the system for about $100 which is less than HF as well.. I am hoping to start on one this summer. If any of you beat me to it, you must let me know how it goes.

Welcome to Dilly’s adv.

Welcome to Dilly’s Adventures

Although I am a “Jack of all trades” most of my content revolves around Motor “stuff” ¬†but there is a lot more to me. Formally I was known as Kary1982v6 but due to the obvious complexity in pronouncing as well as remembering I decided it was time to change my online presence. Dilly is a Family nickname that we have started with my dad and has carried on ever since. ¬†This is all about our adventures! Most of what I do will be found here, or at least referenced here with a link to the actual location.

for the purpose of your interests, here is a list of the things that typically covered (somewhat in order of commonality)

1- Motovlogs

2- DIY or Mechanical tutorials

3- Financial tips and tricks

4- Deals or interesting products that I come across.

5- Reviews of Movies, Restaurant and all sorts of things that I encounter.

6- Ahh… this really is not a category but more.. ¬†Anything I think might/ might not be beneficial to someone. I’ll be posting it here.

 

Because Life is an Adventure!