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RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

You guys are spending alot of effort on this thread. I appreciate the attention!
groundhogy 05/21/23 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

Oh wait... you mean in the middle of the night, when all the dolls run around the RV by themselves? You get used to that after awhile.
groundhogy 05/20/23 10:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

Why is doll hair creepy? It comes off of barbie dolls and is worse than pet hair. Ever heard of little kids on an RV?
groundhogy 05/20/23 09:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

Wisdom is gained by experience. Experience is gained by messing up.
groundhogy 05/19/23 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

Bushings? Explain. The motor spins freely.
groundhogy 05/19/23 08:19pm Tech Issues
Oiled my box fan and it broke...

The box fan is in my RV so that makes this an RV question. Anyways.. I have been cleaning my box fan off and on. Get the fuzz, cat hair, doll hair out and then put some turbine style oil on the sleeve bearings. Maybe i put on too much this time? Well, the fan went like one day and that night it was laboring. Now it shows no signs of life. No hum or nothing. Pulled it apart again and saw no obstructions. I was hoping to see some doll hair but no. Q: Can oil mess up windings on a motor?
groundhogy 05/19/23 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Which screw to calibrate the oven temp?

Maybe there is a way of adjusting the thermostat “bulb” sensor? Or can another bulb be bought that has a different temperature setting?
groundhogy 05/11/23 11:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Which screw to calibrate the oven temp?

Maybe a digital thermometer on the outside front of the door? Drill a small pilot hole through for the probe? Or does the probe need to go way back in?
groundhogy 05/11/23 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Which screw to calibrate the oven temp?

Lol Those are not the answers i was hoping for. But ok. The knob doesn’t look adjustable. Its the standard MajicChef/Amana type oven. I normally have to have it set to almost broil to hold 350-375 deg, but the door seals are not so good at all. I am also going to install some aftermarket door seals as alot of heat escapes.
groundhogy 05/11/23 10:01pm Tech Issues
Which screw to calibrate the oven temp?

Hi, I have one of these thermostats in my RV oven. https://partsdr.com/part/7515p046-60-gas-oven-thermostat/ Part number: 7515P046-60 It also has a number mtz 22300 stamped on it which is the same part. I notice it’s installed in alot of RV ovens. Ive looked on the internet and am having a hard time finding adjustment info. I found the pilot light adjust screw. Thanks!!
groundhogy 05/10/23 11:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Amplifier for television?

Yes, i have mapped out where the station is. I’m thinking an amp will help because... - i was getting the channel ok before. - went up top to change out the AC blower motor, and noticed the coax outer coating was getting a bit iffy. So me the genius goes and buys some of that fuse-together electical type tape and wraps the exposed cable to give it more life. Well, the loss went up (squeezing the low loss air out of the cable? Idk) and i can see MeTV now but its not veiwable. -so i think if i just add back like 10dB at the TV, it might just get it over the top. But yes, i keep seeing these disclaimers on the amp descriptions saying not suggested to use with an already amped antenna. But the S/N ratio is set by the initial LNA/antenna combo right? So how can subsequent gain hurt anything? Worst case it will do nothing, right? But my problem is additional cable loss AFTER the initial LNA/antenna.
groundhogy 04/21/23 09:27pm Tech Issues
Amplifier for television?

Well, im in the Phoenix area, way off to the right. Im re-living my childhood by watching Lost in Space. I have to wait up late on Saturday night so i can see old B-9 making smack talk to the rotten Dr. Smith (who B-9 says is not a real doctorate, only an honorary degree). I am barely barely getting the MeTV channel right now. I have the Winegard antenna with the wingman installed. It has an LNA built into the roof assy. So now im thinking I might get some extra dB gain with an amp installed down under the TV console. I would like a unit that can run off 12vdc so if I am off grid I can run it off the cigarrette lighter socket under the console. Any suggestions? Has anyone tried this?
groundhogy 04/21/23 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Best range/oven to purchase?

Oh ok. Good engineering practice. So, would you happen to know how or what screw to turn to adjust temp calibration? The temperature has always been off. I have to get my multimeter out every time the overseer wants to bake..
groundhogy 04/12/23 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Best range/oven to purchase?

Thanks for the link. I saw a video where the guy pulled out a spring loaded magnet switch from the whole valve assembly. Looked like a tiny cartridge. I guess the thermocouple produces enough energy to pull that switch on/off.
groundhogy 04/12/23 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Best range/oven to purchase?

Please explain further way2roll
groundhogy 04/09/23 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Best range/oven to purchase?

On the regulator, it has crossed my mind, but... -the one in stove is no more than 3 yrs old. -the main outside one 1.5 yrs old. -plenty of pressure at range top burner -this problem existed even with old regulators In my mind i am wondering about the electrical connection to the temperature sensor to the oven knob assy.
groundhogy 04/09/23 12:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Best range/oven to purchase?

With too high a pilot flame (yellow), it builds up a soot coating. Yes, ive been on that a number of times with wire brush and sometimes spray.
groundhogy 04/09/23 10:54am Tech Issues
Best range/oven to purchase?

Ive got a 22”, 3 burner Amana range/oven. I think its sold with other names stamped on it too. Looks like this.. https://www.plessers.com/Amana/aly2280bds.htm Have continuously had problems with the pilot going out and the oven shutting down. Temperature control is also not accurate, but i have a Fluke multimeter that measures temperature for that. Wife bought all kinds of stuff for a big baking day today... Yup, cant keep her lit again. Ive set pilot high, med, low. Sometimes soots up the pilot temp sensor. WHAT IS A GOOD RELIABLE OVEN TO BUY?
groundhogy 04/08/23 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: How long should a battery last?

Lead-acid (standard) lasts 4-5 yrs. Where its hot like Arizona, they last 2-4 yrs
groundhogy 04/08/23 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

Mount panels to top of RV, and you have to have RV in sun.
groundhogy 04/08/23 08:43pm Tech Issues
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