Monday, August 25, 2014

Buster’s Gate - Calliham, Texas - Aug 24 leak

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Buster’s Gate - Calliham, Texas - 76 degrees humid (100%), 4 mph breeze and mostly cloudy to 100 degrees and hazy sunny.

While it was quiet I moved the sensors further out from Buster, to give us more time to react to the vehicles coming or going. I mounted them down lower so they do not pick up the swaying of the "pucker brush" in the higher wind speeds. But the incoming sensor still sending out false signals in the late afternoon. I have racked my pea brain thinking of ways to prevent these false signals. It was a slow traffic day with just a few vehicles coming in and leaving the gate.

Sensor attached to end of the gate

During the late afternoon there was a petroleum smell in the air outside Buster’s door when I was going out. First impression was wrong, that the wells down the road was causing the smell. I knew that it was not H 2 S gas, but latter coming back from the entrance alarm position I noticed a wet spot under the generator, aha diesel fuel leak, that smell was diesel fuel. I called for service and they were here in less than two hours. Troubleshooting revealed a fuel hose creaked spraying diesel fuel over the engine compartment .

Looking in from the gate area
He was able to cut a piece off and reattach the hose. They will be back this morning with replacement hose as the remaining hose is brittle. We are loving this unit the best one we have had at any gate. Quite we really do not know it is operating out side our bedroom. Second is the fact it has a pure sine wave inverter so our clocks maintain correct time. A modified sine wave does not maintain the sixty cycles and your clock will gain or lose time during a day.  That is why we also have a good battery clock. We keep our GPS on also for the clock function, twelve volt DC.

Generator white, left (front) is where the engine is located

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