Monday, April 29, 2013

Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - Apr 27 & 28

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - 70 degrees cloudy this morning burning off to partly cloudy 89 degrees.

Slow and easy day and Saturday Night racing NASCAR at Richmond, VA. South Texas has thunder storms forecast for tonight maybe there will be rain. During the day there were three spits of rain and it was done just enough to show some wet spots on paper.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - 64 degrees cloudy this morning burning off to partly sunny 82 degrees. We got the wind and some rain last night but not enough to make mud that is the best part.                     Happy Birthday Bonnie
Happy Birthday Bonnie
Carole, Jackie and Avery came to the gate and had lunch with us and a cookie cake for Bonnie’s birthday. It was a nice birthday visit and the weather cleared for the day. It was a slow gate traffic Sunday.

Well we have had issues with the front Televison going off and restarting, happening a few times. Then Saturday night I noticed the AC voltage was low coming into Buster from the Cat generator outside. This morning the Televison had another issue of cycling then late morning I noticed the "house batteries" were not charging, cloudy thus the solar panels were not putting out much. Then I noticed the AC in green light was not illuminated so the Cat power was not coming into Buster. I was able to start Buster's generator for AC power and voltage was normal. Then for a while I had both power sources off and then restarted the Cat generator and Buster was getting power so long story short is the electric transfer switch is malfunctioning.

When this power was reapplied the Cat generator was surging and voltage was fluctuating. This worked for about six or eight hours before failing again. During the night it failed again (the electric transfer switch) and the house batteries were worn down. I was able to start Buster’s generator using the engine battery and that generator ran the rest of the night.
Avery having lunch

Avery, Carole and Jackie
birthday flowers

Bonnie & Avery


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