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Old 07-30-2019, 12:53 PM   #3431
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So basically clean it a bit, mask off a bunch of the area to stop overspray, then just spray it.

What brand of paint and color was it?

I’m having the same fade issues on mine as well. The sun out here in the CA desert is tougher than hell on paint.
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So basically clean it a bit, mask off a bunch of the area to stop overspray, then just spray it.

What brand of paint and color was it?

I’m having the same fade issues on mine as well. The sun out here in the CA desert is tougher than hell on paint.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:01 PM   #3433
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It’s in the wall behind the thermostat. I’ll do some more digging. I hate the fact there is a fuse that is hidden inside the wall.
I was just wondering if the solar wires go from next to the Fantastic Fan, over to the wall, and down from there? Can't see any other 10a ones on the basic schematic in the manual.

Whatever it's for, it could drive someone insane if it blew and nobody knew it was back there.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:05 PM   #3434
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it could drive someone insane if it blew and nobody knew it was back there.
BINGO! Driving me insane and it’s not blown. Hidden Fuses are not nice.
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Here is the blog post on the Waterheater switch LED MOD.
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Makes perfect sense** to this Overkill Engineering expert.

Basically is purchase and install a 12 volt LED (color of your choice) and wire it to the output of the switch. Other end of LED goes to a ground. Polarity matters, of course.

**yeah, assuming you have a degree in electronics and are a Ham Radio operator as well....
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Makes perfect sense** to this Overkill Engineering expert.

Basically is purchase and install a 12 volt LED (color of your choice) and wire it to the output of the switch. Other end of LED goes to a ground. Polarity matters, of course.

**yeah, assuming you have a degree in electronics and are a Ham Radio operator as well....
Yep that’s about it. Not hard, but it was tedious dealing with that little LED for sure. Fat Fingers and small parts.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:27 PM   #3438
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The 23D thread

Add in tired old eyes and you have my reality. If I can’t get something into the right part of the progressive lenses in my glasses it can get really weird when I try to get a big magnifying light into the place I’m having trouble crawling into....
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While I was installing the LED light for my water heater switches I found a 10amp fuse in the wall. Any idea what it is for. I did not spend the time investigating.
Well because I can’t put a good mystery down, first thing this morning I went to digging and solved my little “Fuse in the wall” question I found yesterday.
Turns out it’s for the rear ceiling light dimmer switch. I also checked the front dimmer and there is a fuse in the wall there also.

MAKE A MENTAL NOTE!
MAKE A MENTAL NOTE!
MAKE A MENTAL NOTE!

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Note: If you pull this fuse the lights will not come on! So that means if this FUSE is BLOWN GUESS WHAT? The lights will not work.
Please be aware that there is a fuse in the wall behind the dimmer switch and....... If yo lights be not working....
Check this super secret hidden fuse.

In Airstreams defense I do not see any other way they could have laid this out. Fuse had to be close to the switch. Maybe they could have used one of those auto reset busses instead of a standard “blow and throw fuse”, but to be honest I’m not sure how reliable those really are.
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Ronnie, your perseverance and deductive reasoning is commendable.
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Got it... fuse for dimming lights! Once again thanks.
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Turns out it’s for the rear ceiling light dimmer switch. I also checked the front dimmer and there is a fuse in the wall there also.
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Let's hear from the electrical engineers. Why would you need a 10 amp fuse for 4 LED lights that surely draw less than half that on full power? Plus there is already a fuse on in the 12v section of the power center for the lighting. The dimmer is somehow a factor I guess, requiring this 'double fusing?'
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Took down a soaked my front curtains in 20 mule borax yesterday. Result was amazing. Curtains came clean as new. They really look GREAT! I had no idea they had gotten that soiled.
Anyway, now that they are spotless I would like to keep them that way. I was thinking about treating them with Scotch-Guard..... before I rehang them.
Any one have any advice?
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Turns out it’s for the rear ceiling light dimmer switch. I also checked the front dimmer and there is a fuse in the wall there also.
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Let's hear from the electrical engineers. Why would you need a 10 amp fuse for 4 LED lights that surely draw less than half that on full power? Plus there is already a fuse on in the 12v section of the power center for the lighting. The dimmer is somehow a factor I guess, requiring this 'double fusing?'
I would bet that the 'hidden fuse' is part of the switch/dimmer/plate assembly that Airstream buys from their supplier. There is no electrical need for it to be there, the circuit is already protected by the fuse in the main panel. Actually, the 'fuse in the panel' is in the preferred place as it provides fused protection for all the wiring between the panel and each fused device. The 'hidden fuse' would only protect the LEDs on the switch/dimmer. A large (20A ~ 30A) fuse could be put into the 'hidden fuse' location without one bit of loss in protection, the panel fuse provides fully-fused protection.
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