Saturday, January 22, 2022

A shocker.....

 8:12 am - Saturday - January 22nd - Newell House, AZ - 51° F, 40% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the northeast....cloudy today with a chance of rain, and a forecast high of 64° F.  On this date in 2012 TLE and I were at Tony's Seafood Restaurant in Cedar Key, FL having a bowl of their amazing, world famous, award winning clam chowder......↴


.....after all these years it is still my #1 favorite clam chowder ever!

I spent part of Friday morning researching shock and airbag sources on the internet for the Newell.  I knew what type, make and model of shock I needed/wanted based on feedback from numerous sources, and I found them at shockwharehouse.com for $196 + tax per shock with free shipping.....the best price I was able to find, so I ordered them.  We should have them here in Wittmann within a week.....

Koni 90C1868 adjustable shocks for motor homes

.....I also found an online source for the Firestone airbags at $126 per bag plus tax, but shipping was not free.....ground shipping, the slowest form of shipping, would cost an extra $130, and they would not get here from Pennsylvania for 2-3 weeks.  Tom suggested we visit the local Napa store in Wickenburg to see what they could do, so around mid afternoon we drove into town.  It turns out Napa's price (discounted) is $135+ tax per bag, but there is no shipping charge, and they can have them within a week. For me it was an easy choice, so we ordered them from Napa....



......I forgot to mention, before we went to town I decided I was not happy with the piece of Formica I had cut for the back wall of the microwave cabinet.  I meant to cut it with the grain running up and down, but mistakenly cut it with the grain running side to side, which conflicted with the piece on the left wall, which I did cut correctly.  It didn't take long to recut it, and install it....I needed to apply pressure to the piece for about an hour to make sure the bond was sure......


....once I removed the bracing, and the put the Breville back in the space I was immediately much happier with the result....first picture is the first attempt, and the next one is the second attempt....I'm much, much happier now.....my OCD brain needs symmetry....


Much better

.....now I just have the right  wall, and ceiling to do, but they will have to wait until I obtain a new aerosol can of the 3M Spray Adhesive.

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That was basically our Friday.....hard to believe we're already into the 4th week of 2022....thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Clarke, I used an airbag like that on a pan stacking machine I designed for the bakery industry some years ago. It replaced a short hydraulic cylinder doing that function when we were redesigning that machine to eliminate hydraulics from the machine. Bakeries did not want to mess with hydraulics if they could avoid it.

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