What Have I Done and Can I Fix It?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Tango, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    I almost burned down the garage today, almost, I said. I caught the little sparks coming from the brooder heat element and disconnected the brooder. I just plugged it in and there were bits of hay in the heat elements (which have wire cages around them) from being stored all winter beside the hay. Since I can't disconnect that section of the brooder and I couldn't get into the wire with a brush to get all the bits of hay, I took the entire thing outside and hose off the hay bits. Got them all. I let it dry some, towelled it off, and plugged it back in. Electric went out in the garage. I reset the circuit breaker and it tripped again when I plugged in the brooder. What have I done to the brooder? :bash: Willl it work again when it dries? :confused:
     
  2. Beeman

    Beeman Well-Known Member

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    Do you have compressed air? If you do blow everything out real good. If no compressed air use a vacum cleaner and hook the hose to the discharge. If no vacum cleaner or that doesn't work use a hair dryer.
     

  3. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Beeman. It has dried out and that was all it needed.