Lazy or efficient?
Sometimes my laziness inspires me to come up with clever solutions. In this particular case, checking the oil on the honda generator has, up until now, required me to go find a screw driver to open the housing. The screw (just above the word Honda in the pic below) could be opened by a coin, if you had one of those around, which I never do. My efficiently lazy solution was to tie an appropriately sized washer to the generator so that it can be used as a makeshift screw driver. My thoughts are that if it is easier for me to get the housing off, I’ll be more likely to check the oil in this important piece of kit.
For those who are curious, we have been running the generator for about 3-4 hours every 2-3 days to top up the batteries. When we are able to add some more solar panels, the generator’s usage will no doubt drop.