Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The weather is not being kind

Rain has driven me indoors after only half an hour of limbing and tidying up. It should have been more like 1½ hours but I made a complete Horlix of putting a new chain on the Husqvarna and lost the best part of an hour to mechanical messing around. Lesson to self - ensure the chain brake is OFF before removing the bar & chain otherwise it is impossible to reassemble everything.

Eventually I realised what I had done wrong, quick call to Keswick Garden Machinery (thank you John) to confirm I was right. I was less than happy with the advice "you won't be able to fix it yourself, takes a huge amount of brute strength to reset the brake, just bring it down here and I will do it for you". Wrong answer on a day when I have a slow puncture on a front tyre and cannot find the pump in order to make it safe enough to drive to the garage. Those who know me know better than to tell me I cannot do something. Ten minutes and not too much brute force later the chainsaw was reassembled and working beautifully.

It is not the end of the world, I learnt more about how the saw works and have subsequently located the foot pump for the car tyre!


  1. Please ask it to be kind next week!

  2. Isn't it amazing what sheer stubboness enables you to do, eh?

    And you can now add 'stripping and reassembling a chain saw' to your list of life skills!

    You're making so much progress - it's all looking good from here, and I can't wait to see your bonfire pics too!


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