posted on Jan, 3 2018 @ 03:20 PM
Okay, so here's the scoop:
I grabbed the flashlight and went back out to the garage and had a looksy poo under the hood of my car. Followed the block heater cord down to where
it connects into the actual block heater, I was hoping that I could completely disconnect the cord from the block heater.
But it turns out where it's located, there's just no way for me to get down in there with my hand to try to unplug the stupid thing so I could bring
the cord in the house and connect a new plug at the table.
It's currently -30 celsius in the garage, so the thoughts of horsing around with trying to add a new plug on the end of the cord (I found a nice
3-prong plug in one of our toolboxes with the screw-on connectors) leaning under the hood of the car while freezing my fingers off.... well forget
it.... not my cup of tea if you know what I mean.
Hubby might enjoy this kind of thing, but not me. Not in friggin arctic temps.
If I could've simply disconnected the plug from the block heater and brought it into the house to fiddle around with, then plugged it back into the
block heater once it was all fixed, I definitely would have done that.
After watching a few youtube videos, it really is a super easy thing to do (apparently all block heaters have a separate easy-to-unplug cord connected
to it - and I looked up the block heater specific to my vehicle), and also no worries about getting zapped either.
But not in -30 celsius finger numbing temperatures. Nope, I don't care how damn easy it is.
Mental note to self:
Next year's xmas present for hubby.... an industrial portable heater (with handy dandy remote control) to hang somewhere in the damn garage.