I’ve been interested in how things are built ever since I was a kid.
I liked to tinker around with things and take them apart and see if I was able to put them back together, it was my way of making a jigsaw puzzle out of anything.
Sometimes I wasn’t able to put things back together and when it was something expensive I would get into all kinds of trouble. I took apart my grandfather’s radio one day and couldn’t get it back together right and my gramps was very upset. I ended up buying him a new one years later. I even helped him install his own central heater in the basement and air conditioner in the game room. We were a good team when we worked together and we could do almost anything around the house that needed repairs. He was an HVAC repairman back in the day so he knew quite a lot about a/c and heater repair. I was better at taking apart car engines and putting them back together, I’m still a big fan of restoring old cars and motorcycles. My grandfather built his own hydronic and radiant heaters for his garage so that when he was working on his car his hands wouldn’t be too cold. He was a very smart man and taught me how to fix just about anything that was mechanical. We repaired his electric furnace one winter and then next summer we fixed his hot water boiler that was old and rusty. I thank him still for all that he taught me.