Cooking: Offroad in a minivan without instructions

Do you like to cook?  I do.  As an engineer, it’s kind of a stress release for me and a welcome change to designing say, a custom air knife.  Sure, there’s a certain satisfaction in seeing that custom Super Air Knife built and perform to spec, but they don’t taste very good.  Or maybe I enjoy cooking because it appeals to my sense of structure.  Following a discrete number of steps to arrive at a prescribed solution.  Of course, sometimes the directions sound a lot easier than they are…

So while on one hand I do try to stick to the recipe when I cook (at least for the most part), I tend to be the kind of guy that will build his entire entertainment center, and in the course of cleaning up the various debris afterward, find a very well-preserved set of directions sealed in the little plastic bag they came in.  And stopping to ask for directions? HA!  I mean hey, I am after all, a guy and some things can’t be changed.  As I often tease my wife ‘I don’t read directions, I WRITE them.’  Of course, occasionally this can lead to problems, or as I like to call it ‘unplanned adventure.’  For example, one time on the way to Florida…

Okay, so that’s not actually me and my family, but we did have a similar experience in South Alabama one time.  And believe me, that’s a story my wife LOVES to remind me of every time I get lost, um, which is never. Right…

So regardless of your take on directions, we here at EXAIR understand you.  And you’ll understand us too.  We write all of our own Installation and Maintenance Instructions, so there’s no ‘mistranslations’ to deal with.  Unlike the set of directions we recently received with a promotional give-away R/C helicopoter…

The last sentence of paragraph b) is my favorite.

So, you’re the recipe following type?  Take a look at our Knowledge Base for a complete library of Installation and Maintenance Instructions (a one time registration gets you permanent access to instructions, 2D drawings and 3D models, a large application database, product Powerpoints and a video library!). Or maybe you like to try to do it on your own first, and only get help as a last possible resort.  Try our online chat or pick up the phone and call us a 1-800-903-9247.  Either way, it’s okay by us.  And we promise, if you do ask for help, we’ll keep it just between you and us…

Dan Preston
Design Engineer
DanPreston@exair.com

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