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RE: Installing propane heater into existing line

The green wire is a ground wire from one of your appliances. That wire really needs to be move to a frame ground connection. Never understood why they would ground to a gas line. Last thing you need is s short to the gas line. They do the samething to mobile homes. That wire is required- it isn't a ground *too* the gas line, it's grounding the LP line itself- should be run from the line to the frame.
Chris Bryant 01/31/15 10:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Photo print blurry,won't dry!

You might also ask at the Moab support forum
Chris Bryant 01/31/15 09:53am Technology Corner
Big LED System

This is kind of OT, but the Super Bowl will be lit completely with LEDs- The University of Phoenix Stadium, where the big game is being played, recently upgraded over 780 metal halide fixtures with 44,928 Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs, courtesy of Cree and Ephesus Lighting. And while it sounds like the new setup would draw far more power, it turns out those LED fixtures need a mere 310,000 watts of power to glow, compared to the 1.24 million watts required by the metal halide bulbs.
Chris Bryant 01/31/15 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: King Control OA-8000 Replacement antenna

The Jack is held off the roof by the arms- I haven't had or heard of any problems doing this due to wind. FWIW, the Batwing is a measurably better antenna- if yours is bad, a Sensar IV with built in wingman would be the best fringe setup, or a less directional, cheaper alternative is the Winegard Razar Air replacement.
Chris Bryant 01/30/15 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Tool opinions

For vehicle washing, I use and like a low pressure (~1800 psi) electric- wash with a brush, rinse with the PW. I also always pressure wash roofs before sealing/coating. I'm also sick of dealing with small gas engines with modern "gasoline", so I rent a gas 3500 psi when needed. This Harbor Freight HVLP setup has had good reviews- I'm looking at one to do some remodeling (a.k.a. painting) on our park model.
Chris Bryant 01/30/15 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1986 Holiday Rambler

Could it be a keyed 12 volt disconnect? It's hard to make out in the photos. Something on the order of this one: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EuVyQzZPL._SY355_.jpg
Chris Bryant 01/29/15 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: Stabilizer Motor Wiring?

You might try http://lci1.com/support-center to see if they have anything.
Chris Bryant 01/28/15 07:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ?? about fuel tap in on class c chassis

You might want to read this- http://www.rambodybuilder.com/2014/van/docs/vf/drec.pdf- it says there is an aux fuel tap on the tank- and cautions about modifying the system. I doubt it will take some aftermarket company , like Transfer Flow long to do a system that would be bolt on, and not void the warranty.
Chris Bryant 01/28/15 06:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: advice please - re: old software

If you have a computer with a floppy drive, I would sure archive it- upload to a public Google drive or archive.org for their vintage software collection. Believe it or not, all of the old Apple II 5 1/4" floppies still work fine, as does my Apple II+ (picture taken last year); http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/applelives.jpg
Chris Bryant 01/27/15 02:30pm Technology Corner
RE: toilet

You will need a new floor gasket for your model (don't use a wax seal). There should be no problem, with a new gasket you will have a bit of leeway,. A hard surface is better than carpet. Most Thetford repair kits include a new floor seal, for Sealand you must buy it separately .
Chris Bryant 01/27/15 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic thermostst smoked

If that is a park model, it could be using the bi-metal thermostat that is quite different than the standard Dometic thermostats- often people mess with the anticipator, setting it too high, which burns it up. If it is the bi-metal model, it can be replaced with a standard thermostat, but the wiring is different than any of the guides that have been published. $400 could be outrageous, or it could be fair- depends on what all they replaced. It is outrageous that it failed so soon.
Chris Bryant 01/26/15 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: Water leak. Normal? Problem?

That fitting does use a soft cone washer- I wouldn't mess with it now, but I would have a couple on hand for future replacement. Teflon tape would not do anything on this type fitting.
Chris Bryant 01/26/15 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: A/C model number

On that model it won't hurt to use Eternabond. A shroud for that should be around $100- the new ones have a closed back.
Chris Bryant 01/24/15 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: WR gas valve

Most versions will not have all of the outlets (or inlets) drilled and tapped, only the ones called for in the application, and maybe an 1/8" test port.
Chris Bryant 01/24/15 02:44am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge efficiency advise

If you were testing at the test port on the refrigerator, that's good- there is an LP filter that becomes clogged over time with oil from the LP gas, but that's the first item inline (IIRC). Do remove the baffle and run a brush down the flue and soak the orifice in alcohol- cannot hurt.
Chris Bryant 01/23/15 12:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Microsoft finally prices Windows correctly.

I think the pricing is the smartest thing Microsoft has done in a long time- free upgrade for a year after release will keep them from having to maintain support as long as they did with XP- if the large scale corporate licenses have the same pricing, businesses are going to tend to upgrade. They do have to do something- while Windows is the dominant OS on the desktop, when you look at all "computing devices", the figure I have seen lately is around 15%. My problem is MS is trying to put in an OS things that can be done on app level- the Chrome browser is an example- Chrome is synced across my Windows install, my iOS devices and my Linux boxes, and I can easily log in on my Dad's iMac and create an account which will sync on it. Some of the new UI stuff looks pretty good- the holographic stuff looks killer, but I'm still waiting on the revolutionary file system that was promised for Vista, but still has not arrived. Other than the holographic stuff, everything else is simple copying of features that have been around for years for OSX and Linux- on Linux the core OS is very much separate from the desktop environment, and all of it is infinitely tweakable, offering actions and features that Windows still hasn't caught up with.
Chris Bryant 01/23/15 12:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Fridge efficiency advise

The first thing to do is check the LP pressure, clean the burner and flue and make sure the baffle is clean and in place- you need to make certain you are applying the correct amount of heat to the boiler, which is hard to do on LP gas (this is why testing is done with the electric element- easily measured application of heat). This was a good model of refrigerator, in my opinion- well worth keeping for boondocking, as it require no 12 volt power, unlike new models.
Chris Bryant 01/23/15 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: I need to replace an igniter that is no longer made.

I can guarantee it won't hurt anything- the positive lead should be hooked to the positive lead to the gas valve, and the ground simply to ground. Do make certain the module is what is bad- a shorted electrode will cause all kinds of problems, and I run in to those all the time. To test that I just pull the electrode lead off the igntiter and hold it about 1/4" away from the terminal (with insulated pliers). If the electrode is bad, it will spark. Dometic is normally much better at providing parts info, and replacement parts for obsolete items. Not sure why the problem with this item.
Chris Bryant 01/23/15 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Stainless propane hoses

The Stainless Steel hoses are the only ones I sell now (other than odd size left overs)- they are not any more expensive than the standard thermoplastic hoses- a couple of dollars more than the new MB Sturgis hoses, cheaper than the old Thermoplastic Marshal Gas hoses. I kind of doubt a clear vinyl hose could carry 175 psi, and strongly advise just ignoring Rich's advice :).
Chris Bryant 01/23/15 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: I need to replace an igniter that is no longer made.

This reigniter that you gave the link for is the one used in all of the other sized refrigerators- unless they use a main board with the onboard igniter, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work- it's wired the same as the other models which use the this igniter, and uses the same board.
Chris Bryant 01/22/15 02:46pm Tech Issues
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