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RE: Help: leaking hot water heater

then you are tightening so much that the threads cut through the tape. j-d the tape insulates the anode rod and prevents it from working.No, it doesn't. I've been using teflon plumbers tape on the anode for years. Each time I pull it out it's deteriorated as it should be.
pianotuna 05/27/17 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: More Solar for "Us"

Hi Gale, How many amp-hours and what voltage?
pianotuna 05/27/17 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: A.c. and furnace

Hi benjicarr, For the furnace and ducted roof air a good 12 volt source is required.
pianotuna 05/27/17 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help: leaking hot water heater

j-d the tape insulates the anode rod and prevents it from working.
pianotuna 05/27/17 06:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tire and wheel temperatures

Hi, I find my inside dual's hotter than the outside ones.
pianotuna 05/27/17 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Refrigerator Questions

Hi, If I know I'll have shore power overnight I will run my fridge either via the inverter or on the 12 volt setting.
pianotuna 05/27/17 05:56pm Folding Trailers
RE: Installing 12v 30a circuit breaker for landing gear

Always size the fuse or breaker to the wire. I did replace the 60 amp fuse for charging my house batteries with a 50 amp automatic circuit breaker. It has worked well for me.
pianotuna 05/27/17 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protector

Hi wa8xym, I did rent 50 amp sites before I had my autoformer. There was a better change of not having as much voltage drop on the 50 amp circuit. I do have a break out box which allows me 30 amp on one leg and twin 20 amp outlets on the other. I know it is not perfectly balanced but it is wonderful for extreme cold--and great when I wish to run the water heater on the electric setting. I'm currently at a 50 amp site--but it is rural and a long ways from the transformer--so I'm using the autoformer to support the voltage.
pianotuna 05/27/17 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: I Should Heed My Own Sage Advice

Hi, I hope you will be down the road soon! Thanks for sharing what you found out.
pianotuna 05/27/17 05:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Got me a little electrical issue

Hi, You can get a shock--but you have try HARD. Such as licking two bare wires with your tongue. Wet hands are not recommended. Dry hands "break through voltage" is about 56 vdc. Cheryl, Believe me, it's not rocket science and then you will know also. You cannot get a shock from 12 volt DC.
pianotuna 05/27/17 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

Here is an example from my personal history. I was connected to a 15 amp shore power supply. Voltage was good. Yet, it burned up the brand new 30 amp Cameco female outlet, and in the process destroyed the 30 amp Cameco male outlet, too. The outlets had been treated with anti corrosion spray. Ambient temperature was 4.5 c (40 f) How is it possible for a 30 amp connector in new condition to fail in that situation? Bad OEM design on the female is my guess.
pianotuna 05/26/17 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

Try this maker: http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/ I have searched and searched and can not find any U.S.A. made duplex. I did find a couple of good made in USA used at a thrift store. May someday we can find new ones made in the USA.
pianotuna 05/26/17 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar/Inverter wiring

If you are handy, make your own from 3/4" copper pipe. Can someone recommend a good busbar type that can be mounted under the 5th wheel overhang on the wall?
pianotuna 05/26/17 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar/Inverter wiring

CptSydor, Do yourself a favor and buy a 40 amp Grape controller from Home Depot with a temperature sensor for the battery bank.
pianotuna 05/26/17 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar/Inverter wiring

I'd prefer using a buss bar system.
pianotuna 05/26/17 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

Key words "intended use". For example the one receptacle in my rv that was screw terminals was the dedicated microwave outlet. If the "stab" ones were up to the task I'm sure they would have not gone to the expense of the 20 am in a box type. I have replaced all the "junk" outlets. I don't load them to more than 80% (12 amps) continuous duty per circuit (exception, microwave) and I've added two additional shore power cords. I heat 100% electrically right down to -37 c (-34 f). Those self-contained devices in RVs have been designed, tested, and certified by at least two different agencies (UL/CSA & NFPA) to be safe for their intended use.
pianotuna 05/26/17 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

Hi wa8yxm, Yes. His home base is Montana. He is always grateful to receive "dead" inverters. Ok, who is KJINTF? Another member here? I do not think Xantrex authorized repair will touch it.
pianotuna 05/26/17 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

Hi, I believe KJINTF does inverter repairs.
pianotuna 05/25/17 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Question???

6.1 volts each for a total of 12.2. This is "resting" voltage. I.E. no charging and no draws for 24 hours.
pianotuna 05/25/17 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford Spark Plug Problems?

There were two issues. pre 2001 not enough threads in the head. pre 2006 alignment of the spark plug holes in the head.
pianotuna 05/25/17 03:34pm Class C Motorhomes
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