Above picture taken by Deb Kankowski
This morning I got up around 8:30 and started my breakfast with coffee as usual but had my first Ritz crackers, with peanut butter and cheese. Remembered to get some cheese.
They are calling for a change in the weather tomorrow starting with wind today. I have a Big Buddy heater and it won't stay lit. I have been reading and watching U-Tube videos on the subject, so today is the day I will try to fix it.
Took me hours to get it taken apart. I had to completely disassemble it to get to the thermocouple where the problem lies. I was hoping to quickly fix it and do something else for the rest of the day. Turned out to be an all day job.
Finally, got it all apart.
|Thermocouple is the gold part at the top with all the aluminum propane lines going into and out of.|
And I mean all apart. I was thinking I had done what needed to be done and was trying to put it back together again and wasn't having much luck. Luckily, Deb came by on her walk and I enlisted her into giving me a hand. Easier to take apart than put back together.
I was doing this on the carpet outside and my body was killing me. With Deb's extra hands, we got the basic parts together and ready to test. Deb had such faith in my work, she stayed far away from the White Lion when I hooked the propane and tried to light it.
NOTHING! It didn't work at all. No propane coming in at all. At least I got propane before. By this time, wind and clouds were coming in from the northwest and it was getting cool without the sun.I didn't eat much for breakfast and no lunch, so we called it quits for the day. I'll find a better video to help me tomorrow, I hope.
Came inside and made two chicken sandwiches and ate a drumstick. With chips and dip, it was filling and made me feel better. Then it was time for Yellowstone. This episode revolved around a cattle drive and was nice to watch. Good to have a respite from all the havoc that usually occurs.
Have had a few sprinkles going on as I write my post and I can clearly hear the wind blowing around the Lion. I'm watching the Sunday night football game as I do my post. Time to publish this and have a little dessert while I watch the end of the game. Not going to have the best weather for most of this week. Luckily, I have two working propane heaters, so won't be left in the cold. Hopefully, by this time tomorrow, I'll have three working propane heaters.
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