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RE: Rivets.. suitable for the awning

Are the rivets the same as what is used in car door window regulator. Go to a parts store and check the size.
alaska dennis 01/01/20 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: How do I put this electric motor back together?!

It will not wear in the magnets shatter like glass. Put it back together and spin it without power and then check for clearance problems.
alaska dennis 12/25/19 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: How do I put this electric motor back together?!

Thank you, Dennis :-). I did check the magnet, But whichever way I switched it around, it still attracted to both its neighbors. How many magnets on case? For polarity maybe a compass more sensitive.
alaska dennis 12/25/19 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: How do I put this electric motor back together?!

Does it matter which end the brushes are at? Yes if you can put it back together either way One way it will spin backwarks and if permanent is in backwards no spin. To check use another magnet and it should attract on one and repel on the other.
alaska dennis 12/25/19 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: Elec. heat v. Gas heat

Personally never heard of an AC Heat put being efficient down to 35. Since you were paying attention. I put the money I would have spent with my three 15k AC's NOT having Heat Pumps and went with "Cheap Heat" option for my furnace. Simple flip of the switch I am on Electric or Propane. My Penguin AC's would have been about $500 more each with the heat pumps. NOT cheap but worth every $$$. You need to broaden your knowledge base:B I have been a RV Tech for 40 years. I have been installing and working on RV HP's for the past 20 years since they introduced them for RV's. Unless you are consistently below 35 degrees, HP's are much better at Heating your RV. LESS noise and softer heat, than running a 12 volt furnace or the furnace with the 120 add on kit. MOST knowledgable RV'ers will select a HP option for their RV's. I had a HP at my stick home years ago and it worked just fine. I have yet to have a customer tell me that he wished he NEVER had the HP option. I HAVE had numerous customers add or asked to install a HP. Doug WOW! What an exchange, a knowledgeable RV tech that thinks you can only tap 120 volts on a 220 volt 50 amp service! I have never understood heating from the roof, heat strips or Heat Pump, they don't heat the basement. WHEN did I say this????????????????????????????? Also a 50 amp RV IS 120 VOLTS, NOT 220 VOLTS. While the listing states 240/120 the legs are SEPERATE and only 120 is in the RV. Now, on MILLION dollar units and some HI END 5th wheels they do have a 220 circuit for a dryer or induction type range. But that is very rare. Now to your last statement about Basement. You do not know what you are talking about. YOU DO NOT NEED HEATED BASEMENT ABOVE 32 DEGREES. Once you go below 35 degrees the HP system kicks out and the FURNACE system kicks in and THAT is what heats the Basement when needed. Also Heat Strips are NOT HEAT. They are there to take the chill off and not heat. Doug Well you implied it in the first post, then stated in your last post. 50 amp RV services are 220 volts and 50 amps. You can tap at main breaker, or install half width double main with a 50/30 rating. My Cheap Heat" as stated before runs at 5,000 watts on a 30 amp 220 volt circuit. If my park feed is only a 30 amp 120 volt service then the furnace steps down to 1,800 watts.I went to another forum and found this. I think the point is to find out what your input voltage is by measuring between l1/l2 http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/50-amp%20Service.pdf Boy I hope this all fits.
alaska dennis 12/23/19 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Lincoln Problem

Have you replaced the relays that you tapped yet?
alaska dennis 12/18/19 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Lincoln Problem

On the drivers side under the hood locate the eec relay and either change it with a new one or swap it with another. I changed it with my horn relay when we were stuck out in the desert.
alaska dennis 12/16/19 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Sharp convection microwave

I just watched this Is this your problem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZHGdLP0AoI
alaska dennis 11/23/19 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

The original poster here; I went to the coach yesterday and started the generator, it started up normally. It ran normally and sounded normal for about 15 minutes until I shut it down. I don't think I have an oil pressure issue, I think it is an electrical issue. I'm going to investigate the electrical control on the unit paying close attention to the connectors. When is the last time the fuel filter was changed? Not much electrical on diesel. Check voltage on fuel shutoff on injection pump. The next time it shutoffs on you and voltage on electric fuel pump if you have that.
alaska dennis 11/13/19 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

This sounds more like air intrusion in the fuel. "Now it happens about half the time. It starts and runs for about 5 sec and displays 2 flashes on the start switch indicating a low oil pressure issue. But again when it does start successfully it never auto shuts down, ie it runs until I manually shut it down. So it is an intermittent issue."
alaska dennis 11/12/19 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

check the wiring to low pressure oil switch. Is switch one wire or two? Normally switch is open until low pressure or higher then closed. If engine sounds ok when running it is probably the switch.
alaska dennis 11/11/19 08:23am Tech Issues
RE: Is a fuse a fuse?

In parallel panel installation you need isolation more than fusing. Install isolation diodes in place of the fuses.
alaska dennis 11/10/19 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Generator Help - Blue Smoke

Try running it without the air filter. It could be a suction restriction.
alaska dennis 06/22/19 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Temperature correcting hydrometer

does this help? Is there a decimal point on that example for the sg of battery. http://all-about-lead-acid-batteries.capnfatz.com/all-about-lead-acid-batteries/lead-acid-battery-maintenance/battery-voltmeter-soc-temperature-correction/
alaska dennis 05/31/19 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: P0300 OBD Code, (2006 Chevy Express 3500 chassis)

I would look into a vacuum leak sounds like it is running lean.
alaska dennis 05/28/19 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Communications

Oh Tony try your Delorme SE at about 10 mile Haines highway where there is no gps coverage Did you mean cell coverage? Never heard of gaps of GPS coverage in driveable Alaska. Plus the Delorme SE uses Iridium network which is suppose to have 100% Earth coverage. Just trying to understand the limits of the units as while I'm purchasing for Canada/Alaska trip, I plan on using for several years while I travel to other remote locations in North America. I did mean gps coverage but as far as Iridium sat phone That is the best way to emergency communicate. Then it is the cost per minute when your emergency is not life threatening. In my case I hit a Bison I spent about 40 minutes with AAA setting up a tow. Estimate a sat bill. In my accident I was 20 minutes away from a phone.
alaska dennis 05/27/19 04:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Emergency Communications

So you run over the bank into the forest and are badly injured. Well Tony then you will probably die. But if you blew a tire and needed a jack then a simple help sign would get somebody to help you. Last summer on a trip out from alaska I hit a Bison. My emergency communications were with AAA road service. I spent a week in Fort Nelson. this year I brought along a laptop for the Wifi. Now I am covered for communication with homebase (spouse) Oh Tony try your Delorme SE at about 10 mile Haines highway where there is no gps coverage and then what would you do?
alaska dennis 05/27/19 03:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mothers Day Laird Hot Springs.

Homer is a place called a destination. That's what makes it special. I live just outside of town. From now till fall I will not drive into town unless I have to. Toooo many people. I can deal with the crowds if I have to but choose not. I ramble on also sorry That could be towards Fritz Creek/East End Road or back up the highway towards Clam Gulch. Either way, I'd gladly trade anywhere in Canada (except maybe Southwestern Alberta/Yukon/NWT/Northern BC) for a cabin out near Homer anywhere. I live about a mile west of the scenic view before Homer. Been here for 32 years. I have some acreage off Greer road on east end rd also. totally different land. I do not spray for mosquitoes here but if I go to Greer road I carry bug spray. Now a place in alaska without bugs is heaven. haha
alaska dennis 05/27/19 11:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Emergency Communications

Carry bug dope. Have a sign describing your problem and some sort of emergency light . Flag down the first vehicle. (bug dope) I don't stop for emergency flashers unless I see a person. to many people use their flashers for picture taking--no emergency.
alaska dennis 05/27/19 11:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mothers Day Laird Hot Springs.

Hey lakeside I hope you don't have a New England accent. They stick out. haha. " If something ever happened to my DW, I would sell everything, go small and disappear into Alaska. I don't mind the cold for live in far up NE and our winters are more severe then south Central AK."---Shush don't tell anybody. The winters are mild. Lots of good places to kick back in. Homer is a place called a destination. That's what makes it special. I live just outside of town. From now till fall I will not drive into town unless I have to. Toooo many people. I can deal with the crowds if I have to but choose not. I ramble on also sorry
alaska dennis 05/27/19 10:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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