[QUOTE=land_owner;2055930396]You betcha and thank you for the back handed complement. I cruise this site looking for all sorts of industrial accidents waiting for a place to happen, then interject just enough questions to irritate the devil out of the OP, so the Southern Engineer in me can come out to play. I am much better providing fixer-upper specifications when there is an investigative report on the problem - with pictures, a site visit to kick the tires, an estimate of the owner's cost tolerance, who is responsible for maintenance (was any done?), the last known bar sighting of the BIL that installed the former fix, and the quickest route out of town.
Failing these and higher order solutions run the gambit from "Who would have thunk it?" to "There's not a chance in #e!! of that surviving the summer!", but you have to pay extra for one of those. Otherwise, chewing gum, bailing wire, and spit are the watchwords for a quality fix.
How may I help you?[/QUOTE
No irritation here. You just came off a bit like some of the engineers I have worked with over the years and I learned to ignore their superior attitude long ago. I made a fair amount of my living repairing, rebuilding, and up grading some of they work that didn't stand up to doing what it was supposed to. Not all were like that and were good guys interested in designing equipment that would do it's job with minimal upkeep and maintanance. They weren't above picking the brains of people that actually had experience with what they were working on either. Since I don't know you personally where you fit in my personal spectrum of engineer personalities can't be decided by yet.
Now to how you can help. How about showing up here about mid-October and climbing on top of the house and removing the old cooler that I southern engineered to last a few weeks. That would be a big help and I'm sure the job would be done correctly since an engineer would be in charge.