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 on: November 22, 2014, 04:08:46 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by sparkplug188
Dave- It is aluminum.  I thought about TIG welding it at very low amps.  I decided against it because it would make removal very difficult.  I will try JB weld next.

First, I will see how  long the blobs of Dicor last.  I lightly scuffed the inside of the drip rail with an angle grinder so that the Dicor will have something to grip on to. I spread the blobs about 4" long, about 1/8" thick and contoured to the inside of the drip rail. 

 on: November 22, 2014, 04:02:06 PM 
Started by Midwilshire - Last post by Dave5Cs
Ours is on the bay floor at bottom of tank and then out 3 feet and up 3 feet into coach with no problems because it still has to go up 6 feet more to top of shower head and still no problems.

 on: November 22, 2014, 04:01:54 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by bevans6
Adjusting the slack adjusters has essentially nothing at all to do with the power of the brake application, the speed with which the brakes apply or the relative efficiency of the brakes side to side.  All they do is adjust for the wear of the brakes shoes in the drums such that the push rod extension is within the working range of the brake cannister.  When the brakes are applied the first couple of pounds of air pressure shoots the pushrod out and brings all of the slack out of the mechanism and brings the brake shoes into full contact with the drums - additional pressure creates the friction that slows the wheel.  Adjusting the slacks tighter or looser doesn't affect that in the least, until you set them so loose the cannister bottoms out before the brakes apply.


 on: November 22, 2014, 03:52:42 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by Dave5Cs
If it is steel can it be cleaned of any paint and soldered? Grin
Or JB weld? Cool

 on: November 22, 2014, 03:31:01 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by brmax
How about a dab of 3m seem sealer on the bottom that way its not blocking the run.
great question as I have thought about the same on occasion, now the entrance door has had a bigger influence with me where I park that there im calling some gutter experts from on the tv ads!
hmm maybe

 on: November 22, 2014, 03:22:31 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by Lin
Semi metallic pads tend to squeal. Is that what you used?

 on: November 22, 2014, 03:21:08 PM 
Started by Seangie - Last post by HB of CJ
Did you replace or tank the oil soaked drums?  If not, did you turn your used drums?  Were the shoes arced or matched to the drums?  Once covered in oil, it is difficult to remove any residual oil from lots of stuff, including iron brake drums.  The squeaking is caused by vibrations. 

What is causing the vibration is the question.  Could be several reasons.  Some shoes just squeak when cold.  Others only squeak when very hot.  Some not at all.  You are likely very safe, but the noise is a concern. A complete fix might be somewhat expensive.   HB of CJ (old coot)

 on: November 22, 2014, 03:14:16 PM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by brianzero
Hi All,

Im looking for a new air filter for the MCI-9, and I know somebody out there has the parts number. Also, is this a generic filter that I could find easier than going though MCI? I want to avoid the stealership if possible.


 on: November 22, 2014, 03:14:06 PM 
Started by Midwilshire - Last post by HB of CJ
Ten feet of self prime is not all that much which may indicate a semi functional self priming pump.  It is not so much the lateral suction draft as the vertical suction lift.  The lower you can mount the pump, the better it will work, the less energy it will require, the longer it will last and the more water it will pump.  I would mount it as low as possible. 

Your plumbing arrangement might require the inlet suction pipe to enter the top of the water tank, which would reduce potential leaks.  Also consider the larger diameter suction pipe from the tank to the pump.  Also consider using gentle "sweeps" instead of abrupt right angle fittings.  Consider a fil-ture.  PEM me if you want.  HB of CJ (old coot)

Ah ... Lennix Firefox Mozilla British Speeel Chezk.  Cousins across the sea separated by a common spoken language ... I think. Smiley  How do you spell filture?

 on: November 22, 2014, 02:51:39 PM 
Started by Midwilshire - Last post by Midwilshire
Thanks guys!

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