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RE: Electrical type question

That's for the help guys. I ended up ordering a 1.5 HP name brand pump made more for my pool instead of the 2.5 HP on that has a confusing description.
Tinstar 06/13/21 12:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electrical type question

I've sold and repaired thousand's in the course of 30 + years. Something is not right about those numbers. I've never seen a 2.5hp that was capable of being run on 115v or a 2hp for that matter. Is this a above ground pool? I don't know. Here's what the ad says. Clickey
Tinstar 06/13/21 11:15am Around the Campfire
Electrical type question

At my sticks and bricks, I have to replace a pool pump. Which is more efficient to run (uses less electricity), a 2.5 HP pump drawing 6.3 amps or a 1 HP pump drawing 8 amps? They are both 120 volt. From what I can tell, the 2.5 HP is around 1800 watts and the 1 HP is around 750 watts. It just doesn't make sense to me that the 2.5 has lower amps and thus the reason for my question. Thanks for any insight.
Tinstar 06/13/21 09:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Inverter charge battery?

Short answer: NO. No inverter charges any battery. Inverters convert dc current into account current. To the best of my knowledge, no ac batteries exist. How are my house batteries being charged then? There is no converter.
Tinstar 05/26/21 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Inverter charge battery?

On my 2002 Monaco Windsor. I know it depends on "how it's wired" but does my inverter charge my 8D engine start battery or only the house batteries?
Tinstar 05/26/21 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing day/night shades

I replaced all my shades with Levolor Room Darkening Cellular Shades. I like dark, insulating and push up and down feature. They were less than day/night shades and work better for me.
Tinstar 05/12/21 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need recommendation for a replacement inverter

inverter or converter? It's going to be an inverter on a Windsor.
Tinstar 05/02/21 07:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Suggestions

It's taken me about 4 hours, from start to finish to install a base plate. Simple shade tree mechanic can do it.
Tinstar 04/02/21 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used Tow Bar Values

I don't know how anyone gets their tow bar "inspected" or rebuilt or repaired. I have a Blue Ox that I have attempted to have looked at but Blue Ox NEVER responds to email.
Tinstar 03/25/21 04:02pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Looking for an electrician to answer a question for me

To my estimation, the Westinghouse you're looking at is somewhat in no-mans-land: it's awfully heavy to be readily ported around, probably more power than you need for most RV stuff, and probably less than you might want for a whole-house backup sort of generator, while maybe being larger than necessary for basic emergency stuff (i.e. keeping the fridge cool, the coffee warm, and the laptop operating). Do you not think the 4500 watts genset would power a half dozen or so 10 watt lights 60-80 watts total (I'm using all LED's in the house), an LCD TV - 150 watts, two fridges totaling about 900 watts and depending on how much power is being used by these maybe run a microwave 800 watts and a computer 50 watts? I'm counting less than 2000 watts. I know there are some incidental devices, clock, radio, phone chargers, etc but I wouldn't think everything will consume maximum watts all the time. Even if I "overconsumed" what would happen other than throwing the 30 amp breaker? Just thinking outloud... OH, btw I found the genset for $650, the interlock is $50 and the breaker is another $25, 8 gauge wire is already installed. I don't need installation from an electrician as I'm already certified in my home county to do electrical work IN MY OWN HOME. It weighs 96 lbs.
Tinstar 02/20/21 07:19pm Around the Campfire
Looking for an electrician to answer a question for me

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Tinstar 02/20/21 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
Looking for an electrician to answer a question for me

I know this is not exactly RV-related but I'm looking for information on a portable RV genset used to backfeed my house. I have been researching back-up generators for my home. I am wanting an inverter generator (quiet), dual fuel (versatility), 240-volt (hopefully for more power), economical (fuel use and initial genset cost). I know, that's a lot to ask for a reasonably priced genset of $1K give or take. From my research, I am finding different opinions on the web to my question. I know a 240-volt genset can be wired to both sides of the breaker panel (via interlock) without a problem and that will allow either 120 or 240-volt circuits to be live. What I am trying to figure out is: Can a 120-volt genset be safely wire to my panel AND feed both L1 and L2. I am aware that only 120-volts would be available. I was reading on an electrical forum (and I don't know if it's a professional answering the question or just a do-it-yourselfer. Most say it is safe to do so and just wire the hot wire from a 30-amp supply/generator to both sides of the panel. A few folks question if it can't be done safely. I know 240-volt appliances would not work but wall circuits and lights are my main concern. This electrical forum also says the 240-volt breakers would not even need to be turned off since the 120-volt feed are both in the same phase and it would show 0 volts. If this can be done, I could easily keep all 240 breakers off but I would like to know if that is necessary. Obviously, a 240-volt genset would be better so I could feed a 240 appliance if needed BUT availability and cost are a major factor of not being able to do so. I can and will contact a local electrician as necessary. This is just a question for my initial research OH, btw I'm looking at the Westinghouse iGen4500 dual-fuel inverter generator. Thanks, for any help.
Tinstar 02/20/21 04:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: No power

Why would a 2,000 watt inverter be wired into a heat pump circuit? Its not. He just has 2 problems. Doug Doug, That's what I was wondering. I couldn't imagine them being fed from the inverter but I didn't know. Does the a/c/heat-pump wire straight into the 120-volt circuit panel and it is not controlled by the inverter. I don't have aqua-hot. I have ran extension cords and am using small space heaters to keep water from freezing. Sunday morning, I had about 15 power outages that were only out for about 3 to 5 seconds which may have caused the problems. Have you ever seen "welded contacts" as a fault?
Tinstar 02/16/21 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
No power

My 2002 Monaco Windsor is parked at home in 0 degree weather. I turned the heat pump on 40 degrees to keep it thawed. I just went out to check and I found no power. I've got 50 amps going to the m/h and it's working. I opened my panel and the breakers are on (yes, I checked by throwing them off then back on). I've got a Xantrex RS2000 Sine Wave Inverter/Charger and when looking at the control panel it showed a FAULT --- "Contacts Welded". What does that mean and how do I fix it? Does that have anything to do with the heat pumps? I know a heat pump doesn't work very well below a certain temperature but I wouldn't think it would cause them to not have any power at all. I do have power at the thermostat and am able to cycle through the settings. OH, I nearly forgot, the batteries are at 13.2 volts and some outlets running from the inverter are powered with 120 volts so it's not a low battery issue. Thanks for any help.
Tinstar 02/15/21 10:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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