I’ll start this post with the more mundane and work toward the amazing thing that I learned. DO NOT skip to the end to read about it now. Firstly, I found that Stephen (KK4IB) had dropped off the white board and winch lube.
So I was motivated to accomplish something myself.
The bolts attaching the thrust bearing could still be tightened a bit with the appropriate socket wrench. I didn’t bear down on them with the crescent wrench I was using. I hadn’t suffered a heat stroke, so I made use of the can of lubricant to grease the pulleys and gears on the tower and winch mechanism.
Before washing my hands and leaving I was taken aback by a miraculous happenstance. Instead of getting a large burst of water quickly followed by a less than useable flow, the water fountain was working the way it is supposed to. This was a repeatable process. So, long story short, the water fountain is working properly (knock on wood). Isn’t that amazing? We can cut back on our purchases of bottled water. If I’m really feeling cocky after work I might even take a green pad and some comet to it.
And today there was this.