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Old 03-19-2016, 09:59 AM   #421
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Did it say somewhere in your instructions that you can't electrically reverse the fan?

I don't think mine came with any such info and I know I've reversed the direction on other fans that I've purchased. A little googling indicated that some fans can be electrically reversed and others can't.

I'll have to see if the ones I put on the Argosy are reversible. I'll let you know...
Peter, yesterday after powering up my test stand I found that the fans were blowing away from the radiator. I swapped the + and - connections and the fans started blowing air through the radiator. I guess I got lucky with mine.


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Old 03-19-2016, 12:42 PM   #422
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Peter, yesterday after powering up my test stand I found that the fans were blowing away from the radiator. I swapped the + and - connections and the fans started blowing air through the radiator. I guess I got lucky with mine.


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Yes, indeed, you are a lucky dog.
But do you think the air volume was the same blowing the other way? When I reversed the blades on mine, I would only get a slight breeze...
Did you fire up your engine, too and i missed it? Please tell me that is not so.
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:07 PM   #423
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Yes, indeed, you are a lucky dog.
But do you think the air volume was the same blowing the other way? When I reversed the blades on mine, I would only get a slight breeze...
Did you fire up your engine, too and i missed it? Please tell me that is not so.
Check out post 75

I reversed the wires right after shutting the engine down then turned the fans on. I believe I had a pretty good volume of air flowing through the radiator with the fans blowing towards the engine. The air was hot and I watched the temperature on the gauge start to drop. I might play with swapping the fan blades just to see what kind of flow I get. Can't hurt to try.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:22 AM   #424
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When I am not tearing Airstreams apart, I still take my passion to my daily job in a much different way.
This Library needed some "magic" and we know that silver often does the trick. Here is the before, note all the different type of woods
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3 month later, a "secret" formula to darken the wood and make it look like aged Ebony, thousands of small silver strips to gild all the highlights
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ok, back to the 310 and the 30' Excella
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:54 AM   #425
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:59 AM   #426
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Looks awesome Peter. I recently did a basement room with my limited skills, took a sad concrete walled room and painted the ceiling tiles black, left the white grid.
Repainted the walls a nice earth tone. Polished the concrete floor and added repurposed planks from pallets to 1 and a part of another wall. Built a bar to match. The pic is of the smaller wall with pallet wood..and a pool cue rack to match
Looks so much better now..fun project that took me a week. Retirement is awesome.
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Really cool Peter!
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:46 PM   #428
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Looks awesome Peter. I recently did a basement room with my limited skills, took a sad concrete walled room and painted the ceiling tiles black, left the white grid.
Repainted the walls a nice earth tone. Polished the concrete floor and added repurposed planks from pallets to 1 and a part of another wall. Built a bar to match. The pic is of the smaller wall with pallet wood..and a pool cue rack to match
Looks so much better now..fun project that took me a week. Retirement is awesome.
Alan,
Wouldn't know about the retirement thingy , but you sure use your time well. Nice little pad down there in the basement. Now I know to stop by next time I am in the neighborhood.
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you better! We have lots of room and you can even hook up your trailer or whatever you bring ...I actually am working full time for a few months, but I have enjoyed my time a lot.
Life is still good.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:15 PM   #430
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Just about to finish the interior of my most recent "project", the 1997 30 Excella trailer, I bought AS IS.... This was a lot of work, all new plumbing, new flooring and fresh upholstery and blue leather accents.
To take the bathroom cabinet apart is a major job and even bigger to put it back together. I stayed with the original decor, just made it like its new from the showroom (or better ). Lot's of room in these wide bodies.
The 310 has been patiently watching and is ready and eager for our first spring campout in a couple of weeks.
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as usual fine work there Peter. Those are nice models, heavy as heck though.
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Just about to finish the interior of my most recent "project", the 1997 30 Excella trailer, I bought AS IS.... This was a lot of work, all new plumbing, new flooring and fresh upholstery and blue leather accents.
To take the bathroom cabinet apart is a major job and even bigger to put it back together. I stayed with the original decor, just made it like its new from the showroom (or better ). Lot's of room in these wide bodies.
The 310 has been patiently watching and is ready and eager for our first spring campout in a couple of weeks.
Looks good Peter

I'm sure the 310 missed you....
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John and I are jealous as we had a Colorado low go through our area leaving almost 3/4" of ice on everything, including "The Mistress". A bunch of limbs down, including a number of trees down; lost power for a number of hours and internet/cable for days. It could be worst as our friends power is not back on yet after five days.=== No work done on our projects.

Good work Peter.

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John and I are jealous as we had a Colorado low go through our area leaving almost 3/4" of ice on everything, including "The Mistress". A bunch of limbs down, including a number of trees down; lost power for a number of hours and internet/cable for days. It could be worst as our friends power is not back on yet after five days.=== No work done on our projects.

Good work Peter.

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Hmm...I just finished 2-1/2 hours of mowing. I'm not sure whether I would prefer the ice or the constant mowing
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