Two Steps Forward, Sixteen Steps Back

I managed to take apart the pieces that I needed to ~ it was the little turnkey thing. I just needed bigger pliers. Cleaned the nozzle with alcohol, scraped out the sooty cylinder, cleaned everything up and put it back together. Made sure there’s adequate antifreeze in the system, etc.

Moment of truth. I flip the switch, run down to the furnace to watch and listen. Three huge puffs of smoke fill the engine room immediately. Dash back up the stairs to shut the system down. Check a few things and try it again ~ more smoke.

I’m done for the day, boys and girls. At least I’m going to take several hours off before I dismantle the whole thing to see what I must have done wrong and try to put it back together. Oh, what I would give for a Y chromosome! Persistence will have to do…

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  1. Jamie
    September 20, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    T ~ Thank you for all of the suggestions! You are such a sweetheart. Since my heater draws from the main fuel tanks, that’s about 3200 gallons available to it ~ should be enough, eh? I think I will change the fuel filter though, just for good housekeeping.

  2. bowiechick
    September 20, 2007 at 8:17 am #

    Greig says check your fuel filter – it is probably full of sediment.

  3. bowiechick
    September 19, 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh, um…got fuel?

  4. bowiechick
    September 19, 2007 at 6:46 pm #

    A “why” chromosome really makes no difference. Good for you Doll! I wish I was there to help you. Hey, all you can do is try to figure it out, afterall it is already broken. There are plenty out there with a penis who wouldn’t have dared to come as far as you have. Mind you, they aren’t preggers and trying either.Kisses and thinking of you.Tana