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Old 11-08-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Can this be true?

My husband & son took ol' Bessie to their favorite hunting spot for a few days. Alas, the furnace didn't work. It did last year, but not now. Anyhow, he took her back home today & stopped to have the furnace looked at at a Suburban recommended RV dealer. No deal there. The place is backed up 3 weeks! Came home & called a local guy & he had us take it out & bring it in. The circuit board was bad. Put in a new one & viola! Anyhow, my husband seems to think that the static that was produced while I polished Bessie may have shorted the circuit board. What do you think? Can I PLEASE tell him he's nuts!?
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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Oh, boy...

I don't like to wade into domestic disputes anymore, but since you asked...
Electronics are susceptible to static discharge, and the PC board IS electronic. I think, however, that if the polishing had anything at all to do with the board biting the dust, it was more of pushing it off the cliff it was already teetering on. And it is doubtful.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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My husband & son took ol' Bessie to their favorite hunting spot for a few days. Alas, the furnace didn't work. It did last year, but not now. Anyhow, he took her back home today & stopped to have the furnace looked at at a Suburban recommended RV dealer. No deal there. The place is backed up 3 weeks! Came home & called a local guy & he had us take it out & bring it in. The circuit board was bad. Put in a new one & viola! Anyhow, my husband seems to think that the static that was produced while I polished Bessie may have shorted the circuit board. What do you think? Can I PLEASE tell him he's nuts!?
And maybe some more things too.

Suburban PC boards go bad, just because they like to.

Especially the older ones.

Next time the tires need air in your tow vehicle, tell him not to drive so fast.
Certainly we all know, that the air just "slings" right out of those tires, when you drive fast, like over 40 MPH.

Tell him that your going to have installed a "positive power factor" transformer at your home. In that way, the more electricity you use, the larger the bill that your going to send to the electric company.

Can't happen, but it does raise eyebrows.

Humor intended.

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Old 11-08-2006, 09:03 PM   #4
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Before I tell him he is nuts, how big is he?

I agree with Andy.

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Old 11-08-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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I would tell him that the trailer is a vegetarian and animal lover and can't stand hunting and every time he takes it out it is going to throw a high dollar fit

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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You guys are too funny! Maybe I'll tell him you all said he was nuts, but not in those words! He may just leave with the Airstream & never come back! I am eating alot of crow right now, because when he was gone w/the furnace I took out the old copper pipes (new plumbing by P.O) and cut the gas line to the stove. Stupid, stupid, stupid! She's all back together today & ready to go tomorrow again.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:53 AM   #7
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If there was enough static to blow the PC board out while polishing HE would of has a permanent afro right after the job was done.
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I think your circut board was damaged due to solar flare activity. Always park undercover when possible.
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we all know that PC Board damage is cause by the excitement of a hunter packing for a trip to the woods.
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I like the solar flare theory. We've been having a lot of solar activity lately.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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People please ... a little sensitivity here. Becky's husband is not nuts. "Electrostatically challenged" perhaps, but not nuts. At least not much.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:05 PM   #12
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I am serious. We had solar activity this morning. I think it started at 7:04 am.

I would think any static electric spark would have traveled via the outer shell to the ground via the tongue jack and stabilizers and would have also been absorbed by Becki's husband as he polished. The shell of the Airstream would have dispersed the small electric charges to the point that they would have been so weak I don't think they would have resulted in enough of a spark to the furnace's control panel to fry it.

But I could be wrong.
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No, polishing the Airstream, solar flares, and other radiation streams wouldn't have zapped the board for the same reason that WiFi and cell phones don't really like Airstreams... the monocoque aluminum structure tends to act as a Faraday cage.

However, you must be careful when you do anything in your Airstream for the same reason that you shouldn't wear your tinfoil hat because, as shown in the link, it is now conclusively proven that THEY can follow you around merely by tracking your hat or Airstream.

So PLEASE be careful!

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