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Thanks. You mean just the fountain head portion? The dish was a melamine chip or serving platter they had at wally world. Had some nice flower design on it and was the right size. The fountain head itself is one of the solar ones off amazon. 3w with a variety pack of heads. The solar plate is separate (some fountains have a circular floating base that doubles as a solar collector). I mean it came with the pump but it was a separate collector with an option to mount it to a wall or fit a small plastic ground stake and has an adjustable tilt head to aim it. It doesn't have an internal battery so it doesn't collect power then run. It's direct, so sunlight it works, it gets darker or raincloud cover (overcast) and it goes off.That's nice ! Your mom will really enjoy watching the hummers.
What is and where did you get the top piece where the water is coming out?
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Working outside in 95+ heat with high humidity is not fun.
Get all done with it for the most part (still need to build insulated panels for the sides). Plug it in, the breaker on the plug pops. Typically, just push it in to reset and go. Press it and nope, popped right back out. All that shit and the ac wouldn't turn on. Gotta be fricken kidding me.
It wasn't main breakers, it was the plug itself. One of those oversized plugs with the reset and test buttons on them sort of like a gfci on the end of a plug type deals. It very well may have been the oil, I know ac's are supposed to have components remain level. I had to lift it up to clear things getting it into the house and with no good way to grab it basically bear hugged the fat pig and raised it up against my chest. With the face pointed down and condenser faced up to the top. Not for long, just enough to get it into the house. May also have been moisture. Let it sit outside overnight after washing (careful not to hose the circuit board) and everything was wet with dew and condensation. Almost as if it rained (but hadn't). So maybe moisture got inside it somewhere?If the A/C was not sitting in the correct position as it sits in the window the oil runs into the lines and that causes it to blow breakers.
The plug I'm talking about is like this. Usually it's not uncommon to have it trip when plugging in but then a press of the 'reset' and it stays pressed down.
Yea agreed, they're a pain in the ass to clean. And I can't be certain, probably that way on a lot of them but seems like the evaporator is deeper than just one set of fins. I used a soft bristle toothbrush, just careful not to scrub side to side which will bend the fins. Need to gently brush up and down with the direction of the fins, then lift and move the brush over, repeat.Last Thursday or Friday, spent an hour n half cleaning the AC unit. The metal thingys that are behind the air filter (sorry, don't know what they are called ) with a small doggy toothbrush. Regular people toothbrushes bend the metal, so they don't work, but doggy toothbrushes are perfect to clean them.
I dumped the water 10 times or more from it being nasty dirty. It didn't look brand spanking new, but it looked 90% better. Probably do it again when the air filter needs cleaned again.
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Yea agreed, they're a pain in the ass to clean. And I can't be certain, probably that way on a lot of them but seems like the evaporator is deeper than just one set of fins. I used a soft bristle toothbrush, just careful not to scrub side to side which will bend the fins. Need to gently brush up and down with the direction of the fins, then lift and move the brush over, repeat.
Those aluminum fins are so delicate. If you do mess them up there are tools out there to straight them that work decent. Ac combs and they often have several sections with different sized spacing and thickness of plastic. It won't make them look brand new but will help restore them to like 90% and functional. If they're munched all the way up and down you might have to take a small flathead driver and tediously bend several fins back out sort of straight. Enough to work the comb into them and gently work it up the length of the fins.
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Typical. They always new and improve things to death. Then have the nerve to call it 'progress'. Maybe I'm just getting grumpier as I get older but feels like the simple things that just worked are now 10x the pain in the ass. 1 step forward, 12 back.I have a coil comb and due to the changes in the way they make condensers these days I need new ones because they have more fins per inch~!
Typical. They always new and improve things to death. Then have the nerve to call it 'progress'. Maybe I'm just getting grumpier as I get older but feels like the simple things that just worked are now 10x the pain in the ass. 1 step forward, 12 back.
And plus everything is disposable because nothing is worth fixing. I told the Salesman when I bought the AC recently. Why pay for a warranty? By the time it breaks it won't be worth fixing and then I have to fight with them because they won't give me one as good as a replacement.
The rationale behind this strategy is to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases (referred to as "shortening the replacement cycle"). It is the deliberate shortening of a lifespan of a product to force people to purchase functional replacements
I heard on a radio program a few yrs ago some economists and others discussing the subject saying it was a well known real thing. Always recall one of them saying about how light bulbs were a classic example and how at one stage they made one, incandescent, that would last for ages. The executives or boss where it was made weren't pleased and told them to redisgn it to not last so long. Cars now are a perfect example. So many parts, electronic chips and stuff, that they are only required to make replacement ones, any parts, for 10 yrs. Not to say they all will do that with every part but they are not required to keep making them past that point. I highly doubt my car now will ever become a classic or vintage car like those of the past.Well planned obsolesce does exist and is not some crack pot conspiracy theory.
Here's an article regarding it with cell phones but the principles apply for near everything.
Opinion: It seems the whole of our culture, society is based upon consume &/ discard. Find that this fits with it also being based upon greed quite well. Greed is a never filled hole right through us each. It is the darker wolf in that Native American tale of two wolves. :/Opinion