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RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Thank you very much for your input! I think I can order another regulator now.
groundhogy 10/04/20 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

So.. the functioning of the automatic switchover doesn’t require the propane pressure to exist at both ports? Hmm. ... I can turn an automatic unit into a non-automatic by simply turning off the second tank...
groundhogy 10/04/20 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

AUTOMATIC SWITCHOVER REGULATORS: So I am reviewing the Cavagna brand regulators. This seems to be a quality company, but they only offer the automatic tank switching regulator. My fear with this style is that I will wake up with no propane, go outside and find that it had switched and I now have two empty tanks. Does this happen?
groundhogy 10/04/20 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

If I have to do this job yet again.. I would like to install a quality piece of ... hardware. Things break around here so fast, I don’t like to do the same fix over and over. I can’t keep up. Lol
groundhogy 10/03/20 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Well, this happened before. At that time, I blew air from the oven/range connection to the tank area. I had the connection at the tank open. A bit of oil came out but otherwise clear. Troubleshooted it down to the regulator. Got pissed and smacked the **** out of the regulator and it decided to start working again.
groundhogy 10/03/20 07:33pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

And smell gas
groundhogy 10/03/20 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Im getting no pressure at all.
groundhogy 10/03/20 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: solar panel wiring to 12v batts

The fact that you are getting lights happening before you connect the batteries tells me that you are connecting the panel to the controller first? Most charge controllers like it if you connect the battery first, then the panel second. Signed Columbo
groundhogy 10/03/20 04:09pm Tech Issues
LP gas Regulator... better brands?

So one thing I can’t understand. I have a rental townhouse that I’ve had since the 80’s. It has natural gas service. I guess there is a gas regulator on it, but I wouldn’t know...CAUSE ITS NEVER EVER BEEN A PROBLEM IN THIRTY YEARS ! Then how come i am now preparing to change out my two tank regulator for the second time in four years? I did the percussive tuning thing before. I tried whacking it again and no dice this time. It’s a Camco model. Is there a better brand choice? Thanks groundhogy
groundhogy 10/03/20 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

This installer had one guy at the top. One guy at the bottom of the ladder. Extension ladder tilted onto the RV. Rope with hook (onto some feature of the A/C that i couldn’t see.). Slide A/C down ladder to ground person.
groundhogy 08/30/20 11:51pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Yes, the mach 15 fan is quiet , but also the compressor sound is quiet. You listen for the compressor sound when you want to see if it’s actually on. The tech was not approving of dometic penguins (their low profile offering?). He said he has a small pile of them at his home base that are broken and he said like 3 years old.
groundhogy 08/29/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

The new a/c is a Coleman mach 15. It is called a 15kbtu, but i think i saw on a lable it listed as a 14.5k. The last a/c was a 13.5k mach 8 low profile. I can report these observations. Cooling: Not a dramatic difference although the mach 15 seems better. Mach 15 a simpler design. The Mach 8 literature says it is a more efficient design i think because they separatet air moving with 2 fans. Allows condenser fan to run full anytime its desired? So maybe at 13.5k and more efficient, it approaches a standard a/c at 14.5k? Idk. Compressor quietness: When the two techs came inside to do the first turn-on, they thought the mach 15 wasn’t working. Thats how quiet the compressor is. I assume compressor vibration is low also. The mach 8 compessor was louder and wiggled alot. I think this caused/assisted the eventual copper tube rupture. Note that the above may not hold for all purchases for all time as the mfr may use several different compressor brands on their factory line.
groundhogy 08/29/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: PA Boondocking??

There are apps such as Freeroam and Boondocking
groundhogy 08/28/20 11:26am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: PA Boondocking??

Land for sale
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: PA Boondocking??

Go on craigslist. Look up for sale by OWNER. Contact and ask if you can camp and how much.
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Solar - Permanent mount or portable?

Portable. Can point them. U can be under tree. No cramming fuzes and all kinda extra circuits under your **** couch. You can sell them when you are done
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: New rig for boondocking?

I have a 29 foot airstream and like how i can tuck it in and under trees. I have camped in pretty cold. In my wish list would be some type of heat back up plan. Like if the furnace breaks down and its out for a few days or week. Would love a wood stove.
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Bad Design: Having that long soft copper tube hanging out there and wiggling like that IS a bad design. I am not a mechanical engineer and it totally captured my attention. On the other hand, I’m not sure how the engineer would cheaply address that. Maybe put lead tape on the compressor to limit wiggle? The compressor mounts on rubber. Its the compressor people that should be reducing the wiggle on their product. Tecumseh is mfr.
groundhogy 08/27/20 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

I currently own the eu2000i. Just hoping it will start the new 15k btu a/c
groundhogy 08/27/20 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

I have a low profile a/c, but the only available unit is the regular coleman
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:11pm Tech Issues
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