October 3, 2012. Gas Turbine Technician Kathrine Shost cleans out a gas generator in Main Engine Room Two aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Not much to do with this post, but nothing like a cute girl and some hi-tech machinery to make my heart go pitty-pat.
On some jobs it looks like all you have to do is remove this one little part, and that should be quick and easy, but that part is so inaccessible you could spend hours trying to finagle it out. You could get to that part easily if all this other stuff in front of it was out of the way, but taking all that stuff off would be a lot of work. It might be a lot of work, but it will likely be quicker than trying to finesse it.
And then there is whole business of telling you all about it. It took me longer to put together the post about the Catalytic Converter than it took Mr. Hortnagl to do the actual work.