Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ag Mechanics

by Alexis Huffman

Ag Mechanics is a fun yet difficult class- if you don't know what you're doing. In the beginning we did wiring and hat was extremely difficult when we went from wiring on a piece of paper to wiring hands on.

In the second section we are working on plumbing. When Ms. Fanning first told us that, most if not all of the boys asked if they were going to built a toilet. The answer was no. We were going to sweat pipe.

So after she taught us the basics on piping, we went out to the shop. She started telling us all the supplies we would need, but as soon as she said torch, almost everyone stopped listening and started grabbing. She kept us under control until it was time.

The guys who knew what they were doing grabbed their supplies and went to their table. The ones who thought they knew what they were doing grabbed their materials and went to their tables, too. Then there were the rest of us who asked questions before getting our supplies. We laid them out in the order we were going to use them.

All the groups complete the assignment to varied success, but when we found out we'd have to take the parts back apart, we were upset. Ms. Fanning needed us to be able to practice multiple times and reuse the parts. Well, we'd rather keep practicing than go back to the classroom and take notes, so we took those pipes apart.

And of course we made sure to clean up our mess when we were done.