Posted by Nate in Projects.
Monday, July 17th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

New motor: $85

Run capacitor and mounting hardware: $65

Learning enough about air conditioners that you can fix your own (up to a point): Priceless. Or, as the nice guy at Dey Appliance put it, "a new fan will get you through the heat, since nobody’s going to be able to come install a new unit until after you don’t need it." True that. And on the other hand, a new fan plus rock solid 1976 parts could last another 5 years easy. I do wonder about getting the system charged up and making a few other efficiency updates, but we’ll see…

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3 Responses to “Cool”

  1. Rick Says:

    Well, I am impressed. Where did you learn how to do all of these things? Actually, I know you take good advantage of the internets. But you are quite the fix-it man, and that is something that will serve you well and already has!

  2. nator Says:

    Where did I learn? The work bench in the shed, with your never-ending supply of miscellaneous hardware. :)

    Honestly, it’s just something I enjoy – between learning how to debug hardware at the Sound Doctor back in the day to building sets with Gina, problem solving and tackling projects must be in my blood. (Oh yeah, and seeing that the AC repairman charges almost $100 per hour…)

    But seriously, the internets are the key. Otherwise I’d be in serious debt with manuals and guides – now it’s all a google search away!

  3. m Says:

    I think tinkering and fixing is totally in your nature. The work bench, helping Gina, etc. just helped you hone your skills.
    Hanging the trapeze from the ceiling with you is a great memory I have of working with you!