Friday, February 12, 2016

Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Feb 8 - 9

Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Monday, February 8, 2016
Morning 45 Degrees, Wind NNW 5 & gusting to 10 Mph, Humidity 98%, sunny.
Afternoon 67 Degrees, Wind NNW 10 & gusting to 21 Mph, Humidity 21%, sunny.

Failed valve

There is a valve on the inside to isolate the water heater and the stem was blown out. I put it back in and used ty-wraps to hold it in place. No luck still leaking and another work night. I will have a RV repair deal with changing the valve.

New valve installation, cold water in to tank
The new parts were installed and the wall replaced so quickly I did not have a chance to get a picture with the wall down. The new pipes are color coded with red for the hot water and blue for the cold water.
This is the top hot water out. the brass fitting to the right was replaced last summer

Work at the gate (traffic in and out) was constant last night and tonight in addition to the regular shift change traffic. Mostly sand trucks in and out. They we coming and going two at a time. But you never know sometimes they are together or they are five minutes apart. The gate must be kept closed whenever I go into the shack to sit. So not really knowing if the second one is coming I close the gate and go inside to keep warm. Only to get up and open the gate again. That was an out eight minutes later there are sand trucks coming in and again opening the gate, then the second one comes three minutes later. Then there are deliveries of diesel fuel for the Frac pump trailers, regular tank truck that deliver to gasoline stations. Chemical trailers come also but not a frequent happening. Water is another component of the Frac operation that is piped in using temporary water mains and pumps, pumps needs diesel fuel, this water is pumped from a Frac pond.

Hot water out of the tank
Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Morning 35 Degrees, Wind  variable & calm, Humidity 70%, sunny.
Afternoon 66 Degrees, Wind ENE 4 & gusting to 5 Mph, Humidity 24%, sunny.
Getting home this morning and getting some sleep I contacted the gate coordinator for recommendation for RV repair guy in the area. I got a telephone number and he was here with the hour. Two hours after calling water job complete water on propane gas tank empty, NOW. OK switch to Busters internal propane tank for hot water and my wife to take a shower. Tonight I am not working I go to Kenedy for propane, gasoline $1.319. Getting back to Buster I connect the propane tank and the valve is so tight I cannot open it, so out come the pliers and the stem comes out. Well that will go back for exchange tomorrow.
Looking in the gate

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