|The inside of the door on truck 24|
On Monday morning at about 5:45 AM I had a small fire in truck #24. My air conditioner has been out for about 2 weeks. I have left it alone since it's been cool at night. I had my guess that the compressor was no good and I was right. It caught on fire!! I pulled the hood open and put it out with my fire extinguisher. All 18-wheelers going down the road are required to carry fire extinguishers. I'm sure happy I had mine!!
|Engine view of the Air Conditioner compressor. We cut the belt on it to bypass and tied a tension pulley up to get it going again.|
|Front of the Air Conditioning Compressor. The 3 bolts on the front. That's what caught on fire. It's black & crispy!|
|Slag pot of hot molten steel lighting up the night! These guys really brighten up the night at the steel mill.|
Also, a very large piece of history has played out since the last blog. On October 20, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and eventually passed away over the weekend. He siezed power in Lybia - a arabic country in Africa, back in 1969. He was a dictator tied to several terrorist activities. This will be something you guys will be able to look back on when you are older.
So, I have an assignment and I'm very late on it. I PROMISE I will get it to you. Free time hasn't been something that I have had a lot of lately but I WILL get it to you.
Halloween is coming up! Are you guys doing anything for it? I'm not really big on halloween but there are some pretty funny pumpkin carvings out there!! I hope you guys are having a great week! --Mr. Walker