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RE: Furnace runs but blows cold

OPs furnace should have a flame sensor and ignitor, not a thermal couple. Says you? The flame sensor as you call it IS a thermocouple.. I know. I tested mine. I am aware they are often called "Flame Sensors" but there are two or three types of flame sensors. ONE of them, the one Atwood and Suburan both use, as well as my water heater. Is a Thermocouple Thermocouples use two dissimilar metals to generate a small voltage when heated that can be used to maintain the fuel supply for the flame. If it cools down, the fuel supply stops. Atwood and Suburban use thermocouples in their standing pilot water heaters, but not in their DSI water heaters, refrigerators, or furnaces. Atwood and Suburban's DSI flame sensors work by sending a small current to the ignitor probes that is passed through the conductive flame to be sensed by the ignitor board where it's used to keep the fuel supply valve open. No flame, no current passes back to the board and the valve closes. A common flame sensor failure mode is that the burner lights and then quickly shuts off when the flame is not sensed due to misadjustment, dirt, corrosion, or board failure.
Dutch_12078 02/07/21 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace runs but blows cold

The first thing I typically do for an RV furnace or water heater failure to ignite is disconnect and reconnect the wiring and ignition/sensor connectors a few times at the ignitor board to see if the problem is as simple as some contact corrosion. The ignitor/sensor connection in particular can be a problem since the sensor mode is working with millivolts. If that solves the problem, then I suggest using an appropriate contact cleaner at the first opportunity. I've worked on at least 100+ RV furnace problems over the years, and only replaced a couple of sail switches. The rest with ignition problems have generally been failed igniter boards, mis-adjusted or cracked igniters, failed gas valves, etc. Reseating the connectors alone has worked a surprising number of times. Maybe Doug Rainer will stop in and lend his professional expertise to the problem...
Dutch_12078 02/06/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel tank electrolosis rust removal

You might give this a try. It worked well for me on a 1986 Dolphin/Toyota Class C fuel tank some years ago. Gold Standard Tank Sealer
Dutch_12078 02/05/21 07:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Do you regret getting rid of your RV cornices?

Window cornices (pelmets) are typically made of wood and may be fabric covered, while window valences are typically made with fabric matching or contrasting with the curtains. I didn't remove the cornices in my coach, but I did mod them to a narrower profile opening up more usable window area.
Dutch_12078 02/05/21 06:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How would you answer this question ?

I've been asked that question many times. My stock answer is, "Not someplace I'd recommend for your next vacation." Somewhat surprisingly, I've been asked that question a few times by some of the younger medical staff while at a VA hospital for treatment.
Dutch_12078 02/04/21 05:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dishes for RV

A third for Corelle. We've been using the same set since 2005 and haven't broken anything so far.
Dutch_12078 02/02/21 08:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Directv/ATT vs Local CBS station... Question

I’ll add LoCast is a joke. Don’t donate, you get commercials. After the commercial is over you have to go back to the guide and find your Chanel again. Get it to work all the time is a crapshoot Locast could quite legally charge a user fee to support their service instead of asking for donations. I haven't found the small monthly donation to be excessive for the service I receive though. I even pay another $5/mo to Stremium to add a DVR service for Locast and the other providers they support.
Dutch_12078 02/01/21 07:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Television Reception in an RV

Here's a review done by professional engineer and forum member, SCVJeff, comparing the King Jack and the Winegard Sensar OTA antennas using a high end spectrum analyzer. Batwing vs. BatMan vs. Jack: The Results..
Dutch_12078 02/01/21 07:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Internet camera's/switches

5G is not near time, it has VERY short range and will not move out of cities for the foreseeable future. And what does 5G have to do with WIFI? Nothing that I know about I expect from the context the OP is referring to 5Ghz WiFi (also known as WiFi 5) rather than 5G cell service.
Dutch_12078 01/31/21 08:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Charter Spectrum Internet

What does this have tp do with RVing? Did you read the forum description? "Discussions regarding operation and technical aspects of the Web, computers, software, GPS, satellite TV, stereos and hi tech electronics for the wired RVer." Nothing requiring posts be RV specific...
Dutch_12078 01/29/21 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Directv/ATT vs Local CBS station... Question

Hmmm, if I set my VPN to a Denver server, Locast Denver works ok here on my Firestick.
Dutch_12078 01/29/21 06:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Television Reception in an RV

We fulltime and use Dish satellite, OTA where available for local channels, and we're finding streaming to more and more be our "go to" choice especially for overnight stops instead of deploying the dish. As cell Internet service and possibly Starlink satellite Internet at some point, keep improving, I expect we'll drop Dish in favor of all streaming at some point.
Dutch_12078 01/29/21 05:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charter Spectrum Internet

So in summary - in 2 years, Spectrum won't have a legal restriction in place to put usage rates in ? That appears to be the case. Hopefully Spectrum's experience with no caps will be positive enough to make it worthwhile continuing as a competitive feature. As a former TWC customer, I'm just happy Spectrum grandfathered the $15/mo seniors plan we have at our upstate NY cottage.
Dutch_12078 01/29/21 08:05am Technology Corner

I ordered one of those Forest Service garden hoses from Rawhide Firehoses, and it was delivered yesterday. That’s a nice hose! I tested it, and it doesn’t seem to add a taste to the water. I’ll hang on to my old hose though, just in case. It’s much lighter than the old hose, and fits on my hose reel better. :):) My problem with that style hose is that you have to unreel the entire length even when just a few feet are needed.
Dutch_12078 01/28/21 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Directv

I thought DTV straightened out their Distant Networks issues? Are they no longer offering them? Dish makes it so easy to change locals with a few taps on an app with an "Outdoor" account that I've never missed having DNS.
Dutch_12078 01/28/21 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: Drip

If I don't have repair tape handy for a low pressure leak, I've also had good luck using Eternabond on dry pipe. If the area is exposed to weather or road hazards, a couple of layers of Gorilla tape or similar over the Eternabond will provide protection. If it's a coupling or worn spot that's leaking, a Fernco rubber coupling can be used as a permanent fix. Fernco 1-1/2"x1-1/2" Flexible Coupling
Dutch_12078 01/24/21 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Wear Two Masks?

The hospital grade N95 masks are typically 5 layers, while the more common folded medical procedure masks are usually 3 layers, so doubling up those or the usually less safe homemade masks would seem to have merit for capturing more of the tiny particles.
Dutch_12078 01/23/21 08:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Camp Margaritaville

Where is that? Near Knoxville, TN.
Dutch_12078 01/23/21 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vaccinations

Florida's Gov DeSantis said ALL people who meet the criteria, will be vaccinated. It's a Federal Program (and let's face it, it's the older folks who tie up the ICUs). I'm currently in Brevard County - they are using the Eventbrite online registration system, and it works quite well, although they still have far too many people trying to get registered for the available slots. I figure with each group who gets vaccinated, the odds of getting a slot improve :-) Not anymore,unless your a Florida resident. No more snowbirds unless you already had the 1st shot....and then only if they have enough "extra" I spent hours this morning staring at the qualifications as I hoped to score a vaccination along with a million other people (no luck on my part). They now want people to prove that they are "seasonal residents" for more than 30 days in FL. I would think almost all Snowbirds could make that qualification by bringing along a lease or rental agreement, utility bill, etc. In my case, I own a condo. So technically, it's the "vaccine tourists" they are turning away - not Snowbirds. Yes, I inquired about it yesterday in Putnam County and was told that showing confirmations of our multiple Florida state and national park reservations through March was adequate proof of "Snowbirdness" (her word). No appointments available though until new supplies arrive.
Dutch_12078 01/22/21 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Slide topper noise dampening

On rare occasions when we're expecting prolonged high winds I toss a small poly rope over the length of our super slide topper and secure it underneath with a bungee cord. As far as leaves, twigs, snow, etc., accumulating on the topper, I've never had a problem with it dropping off as the topper rolls up. No rooftop trips to clean the topper needed.
Dutch_12078 01/22/21 07:32pm General RVing Issues
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