journal > 2018 > October

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Circuitous commute with Dan

Wednesday morning 3 October 2018, Philip rides to my door, and we do a moderate loop to Nangang - Fine Arts Museum - Xindian River - lunch, then we go our separate ways to start our work days. Heavy cloud cover due to an approaching major typhoon; alternated getting sprinkled on and basking in the sun, and fighting intense headwinds and drafting on nice tailwinds. We do 56 km (35 miles) and climb a total of 622 m (2040 feet).

Fushan 福山 hike

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Corina, Mario, Jessie and Greg
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Mario and Greg at the beach crossing
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looking down stream
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the beach

Walk out to second new slide on the Hapen 哈盆 trail with Greg and Jessie and their friends Corina and Mario. We decide to turn around at the second slide and go nack down to the old beach site. Greg, Philip and Mario trace upstream and swim back in bracing cool water under grey skies. The Nanshi stream 南勢溪 current is high and especially powerful from rain over the last week.

Dryer repair

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dryer hot air duct
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blower fan
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dryer electrical schematic
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blower fan motor
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run coil open, suspect thermal fuse
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motor in press-fit casing
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windings exposed
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bulge in run coil lead is fuse
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failed thermal fuse - SF129E 133C 10A 250V

The clothes dryer is making a burning smell. Investigation reveals the hot air blower fan is not running. The hot air duct is packed with lint, which may have caused the motor to overheat and the thermal protection fuse in the motor windings to blow, shutting down the motor. In this case the motor is often discarded as failed. However, replacing a one-cent fuse can bring the otherwise fine motor back to service.

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drawing away soldering heat to not blow new fuse
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replacement fuse wired
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epoxy wire stress relief
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squirrel cage reassembled

Garden City pollution survey

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Checking sources of rubbish burning in the neighborhood
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frames with canvases removed
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Burmese pu'er

Bike ride to north coast with Guga and Justin

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CKS Memorial
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busy rendezvous at National Palace Museum 故宮
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first flat
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Yangmingshan 陽明山
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wet mushrroms
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12 C and wet Yangmingshan 陽明山
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cold and foggy on Yangmingshan 陽明山
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fog at the top
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down to the north coast
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second flat on Macao 馬槽 bridge
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view toward Macao 馬槽
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repair complete Macao 馬槽 bridge
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Macao 馬槽
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repair on Macao 馬槽 bridge
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to the coast
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Yehliu Harbor 野柳漁港
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Yehliu 野柳 to Wanli 萬里
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fresh landslide
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on the 29
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Five fingers 五指山
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Mucha cemetary, incinerator and zoo
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Mucha recycling plant
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Zhengda 政大 in Mucha 木柵
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137 km over a sleepy volcano to the ocean

Garden City

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tea with Alan
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first run (with Kannie)
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looking for trail up hill opposite house
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Lasianthus wallichii Wight 圓葉雞屎樹 (yuán yè jī shǐ shù)
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2018 貓空路跑
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illuminating the risks of elections
Keywords: bike, boat, bridge, building, flower, hike, landslide, mushroom, ocean, plant, project, road, stream, stuff, video
People: Alan, Guga, Justin, Philip
Locations: Caonan, 草湳, Dadaocheng, 大稻埕, Fushan, 福山, Garden City, 花園新城, Garden City Garden, 新城花園, Home, 家, Neihu, 內湖, Shenkeng, 深坑, Yangmingshan, 陽明山
Dates: 2018:10:02 - 2018:10:29