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 51 
 on: July 27, 2015, 04:28:07 PM 
Started by mike802 - Last post by PP
What heat source is optimum for you isn't going to work for someone else. Weigh everything against a block of salt and then make an informed decision. Without a doubt, the catalytic heaters use a fraction of the fuel that a furnace will use. (3 gals/wk vs 3 gals/day) The down side is they create condensation and suck the oxygen out of the surrounding air. The only byproduct of a cat heater is water that is made through the chemical reaction taking place on the catalytic filament between propane and air. Upside, quiet-holy peace and quiet! Also very even heat in that there are no drafts or blowing air to chill you. We've had both and will never go back to a furnace. I had to replace blower motors on furnaces-catalytics don't even need wiring. We keep a vent cracked in our bedroom and kitchen and we have 2 carbon monoxide sensors (1 in BR and 1 in lounge) that we keep current. (they have a shelflife even if they're not used) We found that if we have a condensation problem it's because we don't have the vents opened enough. We cook and shower daily and live in temps that drop down below zero on occasion. We have 3- 6000 BTU (BR-Kit-Lounge) and a smaller one in the Bath. We also have a baseboard in the bed, hall, and lounge if 50A is available. But the cats are used first. We had Plat Cats originally, but the guy never had time to rebuild them so we replaced them with the Olympic Waves which fit in the same holes.
HTH Will

 52 
 on: July 27, 2015, 04:24:12 PM 
Started by rkillmon - Last post by Lin
I am not familiar with the bolts you are talking about, but I can't see that there would be a problem sealing them.  You will get enough ventilation from other sources even it they had had some purpose like that although I doubt it.

 53 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:53:36 PM 
Started by joedelauter - Last post by PP
When it locked on before did you have both receivers connected to it? I just remedied a problem with my Winegard when we thought it would be nice to have a separate recvr in the bedroom. After a long drawn out battle, we figured out that unless both TVs are tuned to the same channel and not fighting over who gets the signal and from which satellite and which transponder, they can play together. Although I never called tech, I think the problem is the dome isn't designed for more than one receiver. Not saying that has any bearing on your problem, since we are talking Kingdome and Winegard, but I thought I would mention it. Still, I'm sure I remember someone saying they have more than one recvr on these sat.s that works just fine, though I don't know how that can be since they have to swivel each time you select a channel on a different sat beam.
Good luck and hope you figure it out,
Will
PS-my dome is set for Dish, though I can flip toggles on it and get Direct if I want. No HD through it.

 54 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:50:50 PM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by Iceni John

We called those may day lights Bruce or as one crazy pilot I knew called those prayer lights,you put your head between your legs say a prayer and kiss your a** goodbye when it flashes 
When I worked offshore the pilots used to talk about a Jesus nut, apparently something that would be Very Bad if it loosened.   With old Bell 212s, who knows?   I always looked apprehensively at the rotorhead area before I boarded my flights, not that it would help me much.   If we had to ditch we would flip over and sink anyway, so it wouldn't matter much!

John

 55 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:48:43 PM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by luvrbus
Those are a partial blocking T stats not a full blocking T stat most all of those tip a little.The seal in the housing will cause air bubbles when bad and cause poor circulation  did you check the seals,the T stats and seals are cheap enough change both sides and be done with it 

 56 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:48:40 PM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by LuckyChow
If they won't take a MH over ten, I'm sure a transit is completely out of the question.  The transits get regularily snubbed by insurance companies, as many of them won't insure a transit (or a school bus).  We're the "other side of the family that lives across the tracks" of the bus world.   Grin

 57 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:41:49 PM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by PP
Had one in Oceanside bring up the 10 year rule but they said Prevosts were ok
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Nuff said. LOL Grin Grin Grin

 58 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:39:58 PM 
Started by joedelauter - Last post by joedelauter
I am new to all of this.  we have a work in progress (88MCI102), and have had installed a kingdome satellite system.  we have 2 receivers to be able to watch 2 channels on separate TV's.  It is the in motion system, but that function does not seem to work. (and we really don't need that capability - basically we use it at football games in the parking lot).  we have been having increasing problems that started 2 years ago, and got much worse last year.  We basically could not get the system to lock on a satellite. We have spent hours with the kingdome tech people when we can get them on a line.  They do not seem to be very good or perhaps not interested in helping.  We have also used a local TV vendor tech who has tried a lot of different things, but still we cannot get the system to lock on a satellite and give us any reception.
Any ideas or suggestions or someone who we can contact to get some help?
We have called a couple of the upscale coach manufacturers, and they have indicated that kingdome is not a good system, and should convert to Winegard.   I do not know how to evaluate that advise, but would like if possible to avoid that kind of an expense if we can correct/fix or get our existing system to some degree of reliability and use.

appreciate your suggestions and help

 59 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:35:49 PM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by Iceni John
And if you're still working on your bus (as many of us always are), then isn't it a fresh conversion, hence brand new?   Sort of like folk who knock down their whole house except for one wall, then say it's a "remodel"  -  yeah, sure.

John, being pedantic as usual

 60 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:00:17 PM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by oltrunt
Hello All.  I discovered that I had little or no cooling going on in the driver's side radiator while having obvious cooling taking place on the right side. I removed the thermostat (180 degree F) from the driver's side and tested it's opening closing point and measured initial opening at 164 degrees F with complete opening at 180 degrees F respectively. Closing temps were the reverse. I saw some scoring on the moving part of the thermostat where it slides up and down in a stainless steel sleeve between the inlet and outlet ports. The scoring is heavier on one side. Also, when the thermostat is in the open position it looks like the opening motion is not parallel with the sides of the housing leaving a "tipped hat" appearance to the open thermostat. Despite the fact that the thermostat responds as it should to heat, I wonder if the off center opening is causing the thermostat body to hang up and not open? Any ideas? Thanks, Jack

The antifreeze I removed from the bus looks very clean.  I'll try to find some test strips to check it before I pour it back in the bus.


This pic shows the score marks.


This pic shows the "tipped hat".

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