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Tech Talk / Re: What can you tell me about our Solar system?
« Last post by IBTripping on March 22, 2019, 10:35:13 PM »
Our Solar system is part of the Milky Way.  Our sun has 8 planets rotating around it.  Used to have 9, but Pluto got demoted.

What else do you want to know?  :D

And let me guess. Your favorite planet is Uranus.  ;D ::) ;D
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Trailers & Fifthwheels / Re: Refrigerator Thermistor Troubleshooting
« Last post by regval on March 22, 2019, 10:28:12 PM »
The theory of operation in the service document tends to imply that monitoring and control is the optical board and it's entirely possible that there has been a fault in the program memory causing an offset in thermistor sensing. So, replace the board or try some added resistance to the thermistor lead and fool the circuit on the optical board.
The Norcold guy site offers some assistance troubleshooting for a fee also.

If you want to experiment, get a 1/4 watt 5000 or 6000 ohm resistor. Isolate the thermistor lead wires (2), not the 2 wires that go to the optical board, and cut one of the wires from the thermistor a few inches from the power board connector. Strip a little insulation from the cut ends of the wires and insert the resistor between the two ends of the cut wire, taping the ends with some electrical tape. This will cause the overall resistance of the thermistor to shift higher indicating a colder temperature to the control circuit. If this doesn't solve the problem, tape the cut wire back together.
Good luck.
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Motorhomes / Re: Spare Keys
« Last post by IBTripping on March 22, 2019, 09:47:34 PM »
Just this week I went to my favorite locally owned hardware store to get extra keys for my TT since I only had one. Got 2 extra keys made. Left the store feeling proud of myself until I got to the SUV and discovered I lost the original key. How's that for good timing in making extra keys. Fortunately, I traced my steps back to the hardware store and found the lost key laying on the ground.  ::) Gave myself several dope slaps for procrastinating so long to get extra keys.  :(
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Motorhomes / Re: Spare Keys
« Last post by winona on March 22, 2019, 09:28:53 PM »
My dog locked me out --- when I was on the patio in the hot tub!  He nudged the 2 x 4 I use to block the slider.  Luckily I always go out in a robe, but still felt pretty silly tiptoeing around to the front to open the garage door!  From then on, I moved that 2 x 4 way far away!
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Tech Talk / Re: My first inverter!
« Last post by IBTripping on March 22, 2019, 09:26:31 PM »
I'm equally impressed by your large dictionary. 
We don't see too many of those anymore.

Ah!!! That explains all the misspellings in forum posts.  ::)
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The Shade Tree / Re: Open neutral issue
« Last post by djw2112 on March 22, 2019, 09:21:31 PM »
I hate to ask the obvious, but did you press the reset button on the GFCI?

Joel

Its not a bad question at all as i would not put it past me to forget lol.    However yes i did several times and the button had no reaction meaning it did not click, make a noise, or reset at all.   I dont know how they go bad but i think this one is shot.
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The Shade Tree / Re: Open neutral issue
« Last post by Great Horned Owl on March 22, 2019, 08:56:24 PM »
I hate to ask the obvious, but did you press the reset button on the GFCI?

Joel
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Motorhomes / Re: Spare Keys
« Last post by Arch Hoagland on March 22, 2019, 08:54:55 PM »
The $20 bill is nice, but I recommend more like $100 in cash hidden.  If you ever get into a situation where the power goes out or phone systems go down, having cash can buy you emergency gas to get out of the area and food.

We carry over a $100 for the things that you mention.  However the kids car's, which I check every now and then, tend to need replenishing every now and then. That's what Grandad's are for. So I keep it at $20.  LOL

The other thing I always do is top off the gas tank before going into the Los Angles area. I was in the Loma Prieta  earthquake and you couldn't buy gasoline anywhere for a couple days due to no electricity.
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Motorhomes / Re: Spare Keys
« Last post by malexander on March 22, 2019, 08:54:16 PM »
The $20 bill is nice, but I recommend more like $100 in cash hidden.  If you ever get into a situation where the power goes out or phone systems go down, having cash can buy you emergency gas to get out of the area and food.


Just don't let the kids know the $100 is there. lol
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Tech Talk / Re: What can you tell me about our Solar system?
« Last post by PJ Stough on March 22, 2019, 08:53:17 PM »
What I can see is that you have three panels connected in parallel, and the it appears that the wire is undersized.  Not sure of the watts of the panels, maybe ~150?  Do you have any pics of the solar controller?
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