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Author Topic: Why do simple repairs get so difficult?  (Read 4075 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2010, 02:05:31 AM »

Arcadia? Gee...... I wish! Nope. It's good to see there are at least a few men who admit to their "shortcomings" though!

Okay, I think I've embarrassed myself enough lmao!!
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« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2010, 08:07:56 AM »

You're not talking about air lines anymore are you...Cable
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2010, 10:30:19 AM »

Teresa -

Don't be embarrassed - that was one funny line!

At least you got a rise out of some folk!   Shocked

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2010, 07:15:06 PM »

I spent most of my evening working on my bus in the 25 degree weather.  I got the starting batteries replaced and the air governor replaced.  I also checked the lines to the air governor to make sure they weren't kinked somewhere.  Unfortunately, the gasket for the air governor got damaged so it leaks and needs to be replaced.  I'll get another one tomorrow and try again tomorrow evening.

Bryce's suggestion to get a pair of insulated bib overalls really paid off as I stayed pretty warm despite the cold.

I'll keep at until Dec 24th if need be so I can head to Arcadia.  If the bus doesn't pan out I'll have to drive my car instead.
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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2010, 06:22:21 AM »

I have found that repair jobs like to 2-3Xs longer than I think they will.  If I X3 my estimate to adjust for this the job will take 6 to 9X longer.  So I struggle on in ignorance, hope for the best and once in awhile something gets done faster than I expect, but I am still always behind schedule!!!?Huh  When I was in my twenties I would correct for this by working 20 hr days to catch up, but now I just accept it as the price of doing business and sometimes hiring a bunch of young guys to hustle it through.
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