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RE: my new dog

Changed the name of my toilet from John to Jim. No I can tell everyone that I go to the Jim every morning.
Ex-Tech 08/15/15 05:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Stove

The secret to control on the big burner stoves is to use a variable psi regulator. A straight pressure regulator provides full blown pressure and the stove knobs can't deal with that. A variable psi regulator allows one to reduce gas flow before getting to the burner knobs. Huh? A propane regulator is designed to be set at a pressure of 11" columns. They are not designed to be adjusted other than when first installed. Never heard the term "straight pressure". Now if you are referring to the grill regulators that have a knob on them, this knob regulates the flow of gas AFTER the regulator section. It does not control pressure. Stove "knobs" (valves) are designed to perform with that pre-set 11" columns of pressure. Maybe we are talking about different things. My variable regulator has a dial on it that allows for adjustable gas flow. I'm speaking of large or bbq size tanks, not the small, 1 lbs cans. We ar talking about the same thing. In your first statement you mentioned a variable "psi" regulator. PSI is pressure. Now in your second response you mentioned the correct information that the FLOW is adjusted. My point was that a regulator should never be adjusted form its preset 11" columns of pressure. Flow is a totally different thing. Just wanted to be sure that someone doesn't use a standard regulator and then removes the dust cap to adjust PRESURE.
Ex-Tech 08/04/15 08:34pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Popup tent trailer Quicksilver 8.0 add heater and stove?

Can be done but the important thing is the propane supply system. Rubber hose from the regulator output down to black gas pipe underneath. Then soft copper from the black pipe under the floor up to the appliances. The stove installation is pretty simple. I see used pop up appliance on Craigslist often. The heater will be more complicated since it needs to be next to a wall so the outside vent can be installed. The two-burner stove and a Big Buddy is the easiest way to go. The stove can then be used outside.
Ex-Tech 08/04/15 09:07am Folding Trailers
RE: Air hose quick connect for gas?

Deadly incorrect advice from those stating it is ok to use air fittings. The difference is that air fittings are designed to seal with high pressure and gas quick disconnects with lower pressure.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 08:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic power awning slightly off center when closed

Changed title to Dometic so Ed Gee will not get his panties in a wad! :-) Unless you enjoy appearing retarded and having low standards in mentioning brand names... your choice, may as well learn how to spell it right from the beginning. Hard to take someone serious when they won't even take the time to spell the name correctly, kind of like how you'd feel if everyone pronounced and spelled you name wrong, you'd wonder why they don't care enough to get it right. Well now, let's dissect YOUR response here. You wrote "pronounced and spelled YOU name wrong" rather than the correct spelling, YOUR name. Step down from that pedistal and realize that everyone, you (intentional jab) self and my self included, can make mistakes. And by the way, the Autocorrect on my iPad changes the word Dometic to domestic. Give us all a break, here. And thank you for reminding me why I have not bothered with this forum as much lately as I have in the past.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic power awning slightly off center when closed

The product is NOT "Domestic" -- it's " Dometic ". It's amazing how many here don't seem to recognize that. And it's amazing how many spelling cops there are here.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Stove

The secret to control on the big burner stoves is to use a variable psi regulator. A straight pressure regulator provides full blown pressure and the stove knobs can't deal with that. A variable psi regulator allows one to reduce gas flow before getting to the burner knobs. Huh? A propane regulator is designed to be set at a pressure of 11" columns. They are not designed to be adjusted other than when first installed. Never heard the term "straight pressure". Now if you are referring to the grill regulators that have a knob on them, this knob regulates the flow of gas AFTER the regulator section. It does not control pressure. Stove "knobs" (valves) are designed to perform with that pre-set 11" columns of pressure.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 07:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: clumping spices

A small piece of a saltine cracker also works.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 07:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worried about developing leaks?

You should be more paranoid about your "never leaked" statement. How do you know if it never has leaked? Dry rot can hide very well and then present itself later.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 07:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is my 5th wheel over 12' high?

Only 5-miles? 2X4 on top of the roof air, and then measure to the ground.
Ex-Tech 08/02/15 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: small non-ducted AC for office

A portable would work. You would need to vent the output hose through the window.
Ex-Tech 06/30/15 09:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Where does the propane go?

If air was not able to enter then the guy filling the tank would not have to open the bleed valve until gas is expelled. A lot of refillers do not but most LP gas companies do. It is always done b the refiller on my motorhome The bleed valve has nothing to do with venting air. That valve vents propane in a vapor state until liguid propane reaches that valve. After the initial purging of air from a new propane tank, the 80% bleed valve is used to check for liquid, not vapor.
Ex-Tech 06/11/15 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Electric Heater Element replaceable in fridge?

Also, if I remember, those older fridges had a 12-volt option and the element for that was many times the same diameter as the 120- volt one. If that is the case and your fridge doesn't have a 12-volt element, you can use the pocket where the 12-volt element would go for the new 120-volt one. Just leave the defective one there.
Ex-Tech 06/08/15 12:39am Tech Issues
RE: Is Electric Heater Element replaceable in fridge?

Yes, it is.
Ex-Tech 06/05/15 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Drain tube replacement

Screws around the front frame and two at the bottom through the frame in the back. You will also most likely need to remove the propane line.
Ex-Tech 06/03/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane filling question

Brand new tanks need filled that way to insure that they are purged of air. But there is no reason that I know of to fill used tanks that way. It does waste some propane. I do not have permanently mounted tanks, but around the farm I have a flock of 20, 30, and 40 pound tanks I use for various purposes, and the only times I've had a propane seller use that method at the store I get 99% of my propane from, it was on a new tank. I, too, always take in a number of tanks at once, since there is a price break if you buy more than 18 gallons at a pop. The reason that the vent is opened is to determine when the tank has reached its 80% capacity. It should always be opened when filling a tank by volume or weight. Why? Because if the Overfill Protection Device in the valve would fail, that vent is then the only way one would know the tank has reached its fill capacity. Also, this is the only way one can tell that a fixed tank on a motorhome c Is filled since it can't be weighed. Cylinders Filled By Bleeder Valve Cylinders filled by fixed liquid level gauge, such as forklift cylinders are not required to be filled by weight. They are subject to visual inspections and recertification requirements like all cylinders but are not filled using a scale. Some companies may use a scale but the standard practice is to use the fixed liquid level gauge (bleeder valve). Once the hose end nozzle is hooked up to the cylinder and the pump is turned on, the bottle filler will wait for liquid to spew out and turn off the pump. The bleeder valve will be closed and the hose will be disconnected. The bleeder valve is the indicator letting the attendant know when the cylinder is full. He's not inadvertently letting propane out of your cylinder but rather following the rules and abiding by the law governing cylinder filling.
Ex-Tech 05/31/15 01:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 12v water pump intermittent

Also check your city water hose fitting outside. A bad check here can cause the problem as well.
Ex-Tech 05/31/15 01:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didja ever...

Yes, when my wife picks the color, I sometimes think "what was SHE thinking"!
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: WFCO Quality

WFCO Quality: Oxymoron.
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Pismo Coast Village timeshare

All time shares are a terrible financial deal for the buyer. You will never get your money back out of it, it will cost you $$ every year whether you use it or not. Most time share owners regret ever making the purchase. If you buy, do yourself a favor and look at the resell market, you can buy for pennies on the dollar. x2 "All"? Wrong. Purchased a week at San Luis Bay Inn near this campground. The one bedroom condo, book able any week of the 52, originally sold for $18,000. We purchased ours for less than $5,000.00 eight years ago. We have been offered double that, have maintenance fees of less than $500.00 a year (a comparable condo in the area would rent for $300.00 / night). And is across the street from the beach. We use it every year, have traded to Hawaii and have no regrets. Now, let me tell you about the other timeshare at Stalion Springs that we purchas on eBay for $30.00. Yes, thirty dollars.
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:04pm Beginning RVing
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