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RE: Battery cables

I see left and right, and left side is wired for zero volts.
Chris Bryant 09/26/16 08:12am Tech Issues
RE: Micro-leaks in Tetford RV Toilet Water Entry Assembly

Thetford uses a sponge rubber seal- slips over the "horn" of the toilet before reinstallation- no chance of misalignment. It is included with the water valve. I have seen this failure, but I suspect it is due to stress on the valve from misaligned inlet tubing.
Chris Bryant 09/25/16 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: Amps are amps...right?

As I understand it, the voltage rating is the interrupt rating- that's why those easy to blow if you're not paying attention fuses in the Fluke meters is so expensive- the 650 volt rating. Another neat fact- fuses are precision enough they can be used as current shunts- there are tables out there for mv/amp conversions. Easy to measure across the fuse.
Chris Bryant 09/24/16 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Dedicated Frequency Panel Meter?

We had an Onan with a reed type frequency meter- wasn't exactly fast acting, but it worked :)
Chris Bryant 09/23/16 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Woes

Well then I guess my antenna has been malfunctioning for the last six years because the crank handle did not and should not be turning when moving the directional handle. Do you really think that the system is designed so that the antenna lowers when you change the direction is being pointed? Maybe yours is not working right and you don't know any better because it's always been like that for you,however that doesn't mean it's working right. Um- if the elevating handle doesn't turn with the directional handle, you are raising or lower it, as you would be rotating the housing and lift gear around the worm gear- it's just that it takes a LOT of turns to raise and lower, but you can only rotate once. Either way, it's really of little or no consequence.
Chris Bryant 09/23/16 07:57am Tech Issues
RE: Dissolving Silicone Sealer?

3M adhesive remover 08984 - available at nearly every auto parts store.
Chris Bryant 09/23/16 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge runs on AC but not LP

Dumb question, but did you check the manual shutoff? http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/burner.png If that unit has had all of the upgrades done, then the ignitor and gas valve should get power at the same time (originally, the ignitor was powered by the blue wire coming out of the circuit board- that was changed with the ground upgrade outlined in the infamous Bulletin R70/4b.
Chris Bryant 09/22/16 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: An Opportunity To Make a Truly Quiet Generator, someday.

Wanna revolutionize? Extract CO2 from the air, release oxygen and render carbon fit for carbon fiber construction. Or do what Audi has done and turn electricity, water and carbon dioxide in to diesel fuel The engine is pretty neat- it is a rotary, but is not a wankle. It is more efficient than nearly any other type of internal combustion engine.
Chris Bryant 09/21/16 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Switches (Caution! Nerdy)

A bit more timkering, but you could also use this Intellitec 24 volt load controller- 6 switched loads, either switch per line, hi or low side, or multiplexed digital.
Chris Bryant 09/21/16 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard Drive Lost Format and Name

Whoever made the drive should have diagnostic software available- I would use it to do a full surface scan. I would also probably replace the drive on general principals, as I suspect the drive is failing.
Chris Bryant 09/20/16 06:13am Technology Corner
RE: Propane refrigerator

The "go to" place has always been Lehman's- they have both Dometic free standing (no power required) in LP, natural gas or kerosene, and Diamond LP models, up to 19 cu. ft.
Chris Bryant 09/18/16 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Reformat old computer hard drive

No simple keypress will format a drive- chaos would ensue :) You can download Darik's Boot and Nuke which will securely erase a drive- be careful with it. http://www.dban.org/
Chris Bryant 09/17/16 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Best small electric heaters

As you are asking for the safest models, I would suggest installing and wiring a dedicated heater outlet, using spec grade outlet in a real box. I do not like using a steady high current draw item on the OEM self contained outlets- IMHO they are dangerous for that use.
Chris Bryant 09/16/16 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Works Panel leaking water

On a normal system that would indicate the pump is leaking internally- often can be fixed by cleaning the valve body on the pump. Otherwise it would be the fill valve. You could test by temporarily plugging the output line of the pump with a 1/2" plug.
Chris Bryant 09/14/16 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: LP side of fridge doesn't work

I have the service manual at http://bryantrv.com/docs.html (won't let me link directly, as the url has the percent sign in it). Scroll down to the Dometic RM8000 series- it's an odd manual, translated from German, I believe. It should spark whether it has LP or not, that is probablt a filter, and it should alarm after a couple of minutes of not igniting. Have you tried it both on Auto- unplugging it- and manual, selecting GAS ? As noted- it does need 12 volt power all the time.
Chris Bryant 09/14/16 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Anonther Atwood Fridge Failure

That's why we always use 120 volt power to troubleshoot- the flame on these is so small, that it is impossible to determine if the unit is getting enough heat- on 120 volt power, we can calculate the exact amount.
Chris Bryant 09/14/16 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: roof antenna

You can actually buy converter boxes with the capability of recording for well under $50, like this one from WalMart on sale for $20. Ad a usb drive and have a personal video recorder. Of course, I would just buy a new TV, but that is a lot more work.
Chris Bryant 09/14/16 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Router setup as a Wireless bridge

I would set the router up to use a VPN as well, which would do a very good job securing your network, so you would connect to your router, which would connect via a vpn and the free wifi signal, vpn keeping everything encrypted and private.
Chris Bryant 09/13/16 09:57am Technology Corner
RE: My Furnace may be unrepairable...what is new?

The 30K is not going to be easy to replace without at least some body work, and I really doubt you will find a new combustion chamber for it. Probably the easiest would be a new Suburban NT series, but cutting a huge hole in the sidewall might actually be the cleanest install. Note Atwood has a new line of furnaces replacing the 8500 series.
Chris Bryant 09/11/16 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: a better door hold-back device?

Amazing to me that people will spend good money trying to replace something, when the only problem is the incorrect installation/use of the part they already have. To each his own, I guess. Those plastic T-bar hold backs are not positive latch, even when perfectly installed and before they rot in the sunlight. Of course, a magnetic holder is not positive latch either.
Chris Bryant 09/10/16 09:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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