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Old 08-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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I givin herrrr all she's got captain!
Well I am in Helena for my interview tomorrow. When my Air conditioner tried to start around 10 Am this morning I though there were was a power drop out. it did not quite make it. It did it again. I turned it off not wanting to damage it and turned on all the fans. When I returned to my spot I started doing some investigating. The voltage reading at the kitchen outlet per my p3 kill-o-watt was 108. too low. It was higher that that when I went to sleep around 117. Much better. I turned off the electric side of my hot water heater. A little improvement. I tried the 20 amp plug and it showed 119. much better. I plugged the trailer into the 20 amp outlet and tried again with the kill-o-watt in the line. The voltage dropped out to 106. and the current spiked to 28A. Whoa no good. The AC did not start. I turned it off again and back on with the fans. I expect it is partly because i am at the end of the line for the campground. Partly it is HOT, partly the wiring is just not big enough.

I have an appt with AS of Spokane again next Tuesday. We are hoping the compressor is not dead and she will just need a hard start kit.
Lets hope it cools off tonight so I can get some sleep.

I will try moving the trailer tomorrow and if that does not work I can see a hotel for Sarah and I.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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Michelle, can you move to another site? If not, could you rent a generator for a few days without going bankrupt? At least to cool the trailer off in the evening so you can sleep.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:12 PM   #3
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Michelle, can you move to another site? If not, could you rent a generator for a few days without going bankrupt? At least to cool the trailer off in the evening so you can sleep.
I am going to do that tomorrow afternoon after my interview. It may be too late for the compressor. It is cooling off nicely. A benefit of being in the mountains.
Funny thing you should mention the generator. I bought a second Honda Eu2000i a couple of weeks ago. I brought it with me, but not my first one. I have the parallel kit with me.
Hey I just got an idea, a bad one, but an idea. I can back feed and boost the 20A circuit with the generator and use my parallel kit to hook up to my trailer! ;-0 the only problems are legality and the generator would not be able to keep up with everyone else sucking on the line.
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Did you try the "bad idea"? I believe you can't hook up generators of different capacity with a parallel kit and it sounds like you were planning on something that sounds a little too close for comfort. It is an interesting idea though and I give you credit for that.

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Did you try the "bad idea"? It is an interesting idea though and I give you credit for that.

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No I did not try my bad idea. I was not willing to sacrifice the generator.
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Glad to hear it Michelle. I hope the interview went well, your AC is working and all is well.

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Hey Michelle -- we're pulling for you and Sarah!
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Glad to hear it Michelle. I hope the interview went well, your AC is working and all is well.

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The AC will be fixed Tuesday. The same day I hope to hear about the job.
Funny thing happened today. I found a house WHEN I move here. I hitched up with a real estate agent yesterday and she said she had most of today available. So we went house hunting. Funny thing happened. I found a place 20 minutes door to door from where I will be working.
The outside is in good shape. the inside needs lot of updating. That can be done over time. I told them I would not quit applying until they hired me.
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Michelle, you're having an "interesting" week. How your neutropathy going? Right after you disclosed your problem, mine got worse for the first time in years. I started getting occasional brief flashes of pain in my feet. Nothing like your problem, but still disconcerting.

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I told them I would not quit applying until they hired me.
This I like.

Like making them an offer they can't refuse.

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Michelle, you're having an "interesting" week. How your neutropathy going? Right after you disclosed your problem, mine got worse for the first time in years. I started getting occasional brief flashes of pain in my feet. Nothing like your problem, but still disconcerting.

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Gene,
Sorry to hear yours is getting worse. Mine is progressing too. I now have neuroapthy in my hands. I cannot feel certain types of pain and I am dropping light objects. bummer
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