Basement Complete….For Now & Bearings Repacked

Posted by on July 12, 2013

Our time here in Goshen is quickly coming to an end.  We’ve really enjoyed it here and will certainly be back!

Michael’s day was just as busy as every other day for the past 3 weeks…but it is winding down tremendously!   This morning he installed the chase that holds a bunch of wiring above the door side basement door.  With that in place the basement really looks much better.  He also installed the TV bracket and TV but will do the electrical part when we get to New York.

Chase (black box over door) & TV installed

Chase (black box over door) & TV installed

Last thing on the agenda for the basement area was to finish up the plumbing by adding the new three-way valve that we picked up from Heartland yesterday.  It was a pretty quick project that took about 45 minutes to install.

After lunch Michael was right back outside…this time to grease/pack the bearings on the off-door side of the coach.  Last month he got together with our friend, Bob, to learn how to grease/pack the bearings.  They did the tires on the door side of the coach that day and Michael decided to finish the job at a later date…today was that date.  Thankfully, everything went smoothly – he changed out the brake assembly for each tire and greased/packed the bearings in each tire as well.

Just beginning....

Just beginning….

Greasing the bearing

Greasing the bearing

First tire complete and being put back on

First tire complete and being put back on

Disassembling tire #2

Disassembling tire #2

Removing the old brake assembly

Removing the old brake assembly

Installing the new brake assembly

Installing the new brake assembly

Greasing the hub so the back bearing can go back inside

Greasing the hub so the back bearing can go back inside

Bearings packed and hub placed backed on the spindle.

Bearings packed and hub placed backed on the spindle.

I grabbed a lawn chair and worked on my current loom knitting project to keep him company.  It was beautiful outside and I enjoyed the gentle breeze and the now familiar clip-clop of horse hooves as Amish buggies passed by.

A covered buggy

A covered buggy

Not quite as common non-covered wagon

Not quite as common non-covered wagon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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