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Quiz…. Plus testing a function


One of my functions was not working and I wanted to see if the wire to the equipment room worked.

If your good you can tell for sure what timer I am NOT using.¬† ūüôā¬† Hint I wouldn’t use an IDX timer.¬† Another hint…. It is not a trick…. It is not the vendor that produces both setups.

Broken Air Compressor?


I finally decided to figure out what was wrong with my air compressor pump. ¬†The wheel would just spin freely and not do anything else. ¬†When I removed the top the pistons? wouldn’t move when I¬†pushed¬†on them. ¬†I would guess that is not good! ¬†It was also dry and gummy. ¬†But who knows what it is suppose to look like?


I removed the wheel thing (technical term) I guess this piece is fine?  But I believe I spotted the problem.


Looks like something broke in the compressor pump? ¬†ūüôā ¬†Looks like maybe the pistons¬†seized up and the wheel thing ripped all the crap apart! ¬†But it looks like I have all the pieces and I can easily fix this with some glue!


I forgot to tell you the way to get this pump apart is to take all the screws out them hit it with a rubber mallet.  At least it worked for me.  The 2nd picture looks like the piston actually broke/cracked then the whole pump blew up?  Maybe?


But I really can’t decide if the pump just didn’t have enough oil? ¬†Maybe that caused all the problem? ¬†I checked with the dip stick and it didn’t¬†register, that is bad. ¬†So the bottom line is I figured out what the problem was with my Dad’s broken air compressor and with a little glue I will be able to get this old green SpeedAire back as good as new!

Hamilton AutoCashier ACW-5


Do you know when you get the “Unexpected Coin Drop” error randomly that the Hamilton techs tell you to unplug the wire harness from the coin dispenser and plug it back in¬†a couple¬†times?

I also called Randy Nix who is a Hamilton rep and he told me that there was crap on the counter switch and that was the problem.

Guess which one was correct? ¬†You know I really like Hamilton changers and I for some reason really want to like this acw-5. ¬†But it is a true POS.¬†¬†(and I don’t mean¬†“Point of Sale”)…… ¬†I also hate Hamilton support. ¬†I really believe that at least 1/2 the time they give you the wrong advice. ¬†I know for a fact that one jerk told me to purchase the main wire harness (cost me around $100 and takes about 1-2 hours to install) then Heidi another tech said there was no way that was the problem. ¬†Oh and if you have a problem she is the person to talk to.

I Want My Case Quarter Back!


Greg taught me this foreign phrase, I am not sure of the¬†origin. ¬†The phrase “case quarter”¬†apparently¬†is referring to a¬†actual quarter. ¬†So if someone says “Can I get a case quarter?” that translates to: ¬†“Hey I have two dimes and a¬†nickel and a need a quarter! ¬†Can you help me out?” ¬†Oh and here is a Pro Tip for anyone that uses this “case quarter” phrase: ¬†if you keep repeating it the other person isn’t all of a sudden going to understand what it means!



I don’t recall installing the wire harness like this……. maybe I did? ¬†What was this person thinking? ¬†If I just get this wire harness out I can…… wait a minute the person wasn’t thinking. ¬†My bad!

Surprisingly everything still worked!

Good Job! Now I Have Chipped Bricks!


All that work for 1 quarter! ¬†Really! ¬†I remember when I tried to remove one of these vaults….. ¬†I had power tools and stuff and I gave up! ¬†I think if I gave the guy a whole day with a hammer and a chisel he couldn’t get it out.

Oh BTW I got the safe from the other car wash after a bulldozer knocked it out.