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Old 01-20-2013, 08:22 AM   #113
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Woo Hoo! Is is 23 this morning (heat wave) and is supposed to be 43 this afternoon. I have gathered all of the parts and will get the new hot water heater installed today. The forecast is for a high of 50 by mid week. We still have a fair amount of snow on the ground and the secondary roads in the park still have ice patches, but things are a lot better than the -14 and whiteout conditions that we had just a week ago. I have been involved with a photography workshop this week. It is very interesting and we have been very fortunate to have it this week. Sun rise and sun set on the rim and trails is cold..but much better than last week.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #114
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I am almost embarrassed to mention this on Deauxrite's thread, but we have had some cold weather in Mesa this winter. Okay, okay, so it just got down to 24 degrees. I know that's not -14, but I'm a whimp.
So, I need a better space heater too, REDNAX. Are you recommending the AMO4 model Dyson?
How noisy is it?
Can you sleep with it in operation?
If this is the right model, and it's quiet, I intend to order one today.
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This is "winter Texan" territory. So days below 40F are few, and temps are more likely 48F to 60F during January. Still, I like 65-70F. The new-to-me TT is a big 35'. The DYSON has been easily able to keep temps in the comfortable range even without roof vent insulation, interior storm windows, etc, on an old TT where upgrades have not been done. As to quiet, I am not bothered by the white noise. The sound of the roof A/C is a constant for us (9-months plus) and it is much, much noisier. As in the linked thread I "aim" the heater depending on whether sleeping in rear bedroom or awake and reading in front lounge.

but things are a lot better than the -14 and whiteout conditions that we had just a week ago.

Good. Drama is overrated past a certain point.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #115
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Maybe I am too late with info......

In my experience Pex is easy to install, but not so easy to remove. When replumbing your water heater, you might want to try using a hair dryer on the Pex lines before trying to remove the old fittings. I had a heck of a time removing a broken plastic Pex fitting.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #116
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Don't know why, but wanted to share this

In the month of May,twenty some odd years ago, I woke up in just a sleeping bag near the Bright Angel Trail, covered in three inches of snow. It was 90 degrees by the time I hiked to The Phantom Ranch that afternoon. Sorry, I know this doesn't help you. Just know that as a forum member, I am proud of you, and send you good Karma. MD
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #117
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In the month of May,twenty some odd years ago, I woke up in just a sleeping bag near the Bright Angel Trail, covered in three inches of snow. It was 90 degrees by the time I hiked to The Phantom Ranch that afternoon. Sorry, I know this doesn't help you. Just know that as a forum member, I am proud of you, and send you good Karma. MD
Thanks for the good karma...it looks like it may have helped. The high today was 46 and I had the new hot water heater in and woking by the time that it reached 40 outside. I had a few issues with the installation but for the most part it was pretty uneventful. I did make some video of the installation and will post it when I get it trimmed up and presentable..maybe it will help someone else do the job.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #118
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In the month of May,twenty some odd years ago, I woke up in just a sleeping bag near the Bright Angel Trail, covered in three inches of snow. It was 90 degrees by the time I hiked to The Phantom Ranch that afternoon. Sorry, I know this doesn't help you. Just know that as a forum member, I am proud of you, and send you good Karma. MD
It is really interesting how fast things can change here. Wake up one morning to 20 degrees and snow...today it was sunny and 55. We had the door open and windows opened and got things aired out some.

I did post a video on youtube of the hot water heater installation. Maybe it will help some one else get the job done.

Hot Water Heater Installation.mp4 - YouTube
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It is really interesting how fast things can change here. Wake up one morning to 20 degrees and snow...today it was sunny and 55. We had the door open and windows opened and got things aired out some.

I did post a video on youtube of the hot water heater installation. Maybe it will help some one else get the job done.

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Nice video! Well done, thanks.
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Enjoyed the video. 2 and 1/2 hours???. With my luck and plumbing it would probably take me 2 and 1/2 days.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #122
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Thanks for posting the video! Nice to see a heater that ISN"T crammed into an "unaccessable" area! Mine would be located in the cabinet adjacent to the stool ('01 Limited) Almost completely Non-user friendly! I dread the day I have to do major service to that puzzle in there. :-)
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[QUOTE=deauxrite;1252266]It is really interesting how fast things can change here. Wake up one morning to 20 degrees and snow...today it was sunny and 55. We had the door open and windows opened and got things aired out some.

Same here in Las Vegas NM. Pulled in here yesterday afternoon and it was 68 degrees. Right now, 7:30 am, it's 21 degrees. All's warm & well!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #124
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Kind of unrelated, but we are going to the South Rim at the end of March. Any place to check out some AS folks while we're there? We're staying in the park itself in the Maswik lodge.
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Kind of unrelated, but we are going to the South Rim at the end of March. Any place to check out some AS folks while we're there? We're staying in the park itself in the Maswik lodge.
Believe it or not, I think that we are the only Airstreamers wintering here inthe canyon. That might say more about us and winter camping than needs to be said.

There have been a few Airstreams in the campground, but for short periods of time..as for the end of March..I don't know! Give us a heads up and we will meet for coffee (or whatever)..work schedule permitting!
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Believe it or not, I think that we are the only Airstreamers wintering here inthe canyon. That might say more about us and winter camping than needs to be said.
Ummm, yes!

I have been following this thread with great fascination and not a small amount of astonishment, and have to say that y'all are stronger and hardier than we.

It's been an adventure, right? Would you do it again???


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