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Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-22-2018, 07:46 AM
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Posted By jmpratt
Unless the guy has custom fabrication skills, I...

Unless the guy has custom fabrication skills, I wouldn't recommend it. Actually, I wouldn't recommend paying someone to fix it as it will be very expensive. If someone wants a project because...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-12-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
That's about how much they were when I replaced...

That's about how much they were when I replaced mine, so I think $350 is a pretty standard price. I shopped around and got the rotary compressor cheap off of eBay. I'd recommend sticking with the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-03-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
To find an obvious leak, you can put compressed...

To find an obvious leak, you can put compressed air in the system. Listen for a leak and measure how long it takes for the pressure to drop down. If it's a slow leak, you probably won't hear...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-31-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
If I remember correctly, the Armstrong unit holds...

If I remember correctly, the Armstrong unit holds about 2.5 lbs of R-22. It's on the data plate. You can buy R-22 on eBay and in various other places. Generally you have to certify that you are...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-29-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
Yep, drboyd is right. Generally speaking, the...

Yep, drboyd is right. Generally speaking, the tubing size will limit the filter capacity. A 1/4" tube can only allow so much flow. The large the tube diameter, the more potential capacity.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
Update: The fan motor seized up this summer. ...

Update: The fan motor seized up this summer. Turns out the motor I bought had open end caps that allowed water into the motor when it rained. It wasn't an issue in the California desert, but the...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 08-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jmpratt
If the compressor is not starting, you probably...

If the compressor is not starting, you probably have a bad start capacitor. How old is the a/c? I don't know if using the saw caused it. Might just be coincidence. Find your a/c manual and look...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 08-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By jmpratt
On the Armstrongs, the fiberglass shroud is...

On the Armstrongs, the fiberglass shroud is purely decorative. The metal cover the has the round grill above the fan blades is essential, but the fiberglass shroud is not. If you look at my...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-29-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By jmpratt
I don't think the curved roof causes the cracks. ...

I don't think the curved roof causes the cracks. If you look at the picture, there are cracks in the front (hinged) side of the flange. That area would be under compression due to the roof curve. ...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By jmpratt
http://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/i...

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1488818_0_db7c935895590e9f61035ffae802a2cf.jpg

That's exactly what the cracks in my flange look like.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By jmpratt
I covered them duct tape for a temp fix. I think...

I covered them duct tape for a temp fix. I think I'm going to make some aluminum flashing that will cover the whole plastic part and vulkem them on.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By jmpratt
I have stop drilled them, covered them with...

I have stop drilled them, covered them with Vulkem, and lastly used that spray on rubber coating they sell on TV. They keep leaking!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By jmpratt
Fantastic Fan Leaks

I installed Fantastic Fans about three years ago and the gray mounting flange has cracked on both of them. It seems like the roof expanded on hot days and created cracks in the flanges running...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-30-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
Armstrong A/C Manuals

I scanned and uploaded the install and maintenance manuals for the Armstrong TAC-110-1 air conditioner. Enjoy!
Forum: Our Community 04-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By jmpratt
Hey, we're doing the same thing! Leaving San...

Hey, we're doing the same thing! Leaving San Diego around 1 July, working up to Seattle, over to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, then further east to the Great Lakes and finally down to Cincinnati. ...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 42,798
Posted By jmpratt
Kenny, Good luck! Mine is still working great....

Kenny,
Good luck! Mine is still working great. If I remember correctly, there are four screws and a whole lot of adhesive holding the unit on the roof. Just work it off from whichever end is...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By jmpratt
This is the best way. It took me a bit to...

This is the best way. It took me a bit to install it, but having the tire in the factory mount under the trail is great. It's out of the way, but easy to get to.

-Jason
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By jmpratt
Thanks, Ken. There will be deposits involved. I...

Thanks, Ken. There will be deposits involved. I like my stuff too much to just give it away.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By jmpratt
Rivet Shaver for loan

I broke down and bought a nice new rivet shaver. If anyone needs to borrow it, send me an PM or email.

-Jason:cool:
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-09-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,163
Posted By jmpratt
We're in as well. Site 94.

We're in as well. Site 94.
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-27-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By jmpratt
I think if its bent the skin will wrinkle and...

I think if its bent the skin will wrinkle and you'll see the frame rails bent. I think it was built into mine.
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-27-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By jmpratt
My ambassador seems to slope slightly downward...

My ambassador seems to slope slightly downward aft of the bathroom doors too. I have replaced the floor and repaired the end separation. I didn't see any fram damage. I think you need to drop the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jmpratt
Even in my 69 the condensate drain tube isn't...

Even in my 69 the condensate drain tube isn't factory installed inside the aluminum walls. It just runs straight down from the a/c because the drain port on the a/c is inside the cabin. I think it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-22-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jmpratt
The c channel goes down the wooden wall divider,...

The c channel goes down the wooden wall divider, not the interior aluminum wall. In the first pic, you can see the copper drain tube sticking up out of the floor. The second pic show the trim piece...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jmpratt
If you can find the piece of trim with the hidden...

If you can find the piece of trim with the hidden c-channel, this might work for you. My drain tube is not visible inside the cabin.
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jmpratt
In my '69, the drain tube comes off the bottom of...

In my '69, the drain tube comes off the bottom of the A/C in the trailer (front street side corner) and goes down the wall separating the bedroom from the kitchen. It is hidden inside a piece of...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmpratt
Remember that the amount of current that your A/C...

Remember that the amount of current that your A/C pulls is dependent on the outside air temp. In other words, a given A/C unit will pull less current at 65 degrees than at 100 degrees. As the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-03-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By jmpratt
My 2004 Odyessy has a 3500# tow limit and an...

My 2004 Odyessy has a 3500# tow limit and an 8100# GCWR. How are you towing that 34 footer with a minivan?
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
We're leaving Fresno around 1130. We should be...

We're leaving Fresno around 1130. We should be up there in a few hours.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-21-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
If things go as planned, I'll bring trout to the...

If things go as planned, I'll bring trout to the potluck. If not, spaghetti for all my friends!
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-21-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Here's a link to local weather stations:...

Here's a link to local weather stations: WunderMap® | Interactive Weather Map and Radar | Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=34.243801&lon=-115.859802&zoom=10&wxsn=1)
...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-18-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
We'll be happy to help stake out a rally area. ...

We'll be happy to help stake out a rally area. I think the trailer count is at 6.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Peter's right. Campfires are allowed in the...

Peter's right. Campfires are allowed in the campground.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
The Forrest Service page says there's a campfire...

The Forrest Service page says there's a campfire prohibition, but Exhibit A has Trapper Springs Campground as exempt. I'll give the Ranger a call to confirm, but looks like we'll be able to have a...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-17-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
If I'm the first one up, I'll look around and...

If I'm the first one up, I'll look around and grab a good spot for us all.

Does anyone have a good telescope? I've got a feeling that there will be lots of stars up there.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
It's prep time weekend. We have one canoe on the...

It's prep time weekend. We have one canoe on the truck and will pick another up on Wednesday.

Does anyone need outdoor rec gear? I can get most things at the rental place on base pretty cheap. ...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-10-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Ouch! Do you have what you need to fix it in...

Ouch! Do you have what you need to fix it in time?
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By jmpratt
If its 12/2 wire, one if for the hot (black in...

If its 12/2 wire, one if for the hot (black in romex), the other is for the neutral (white in romex). When you put in a circuit breaker for that A/C circuit, the hot wire is the one coming of the...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Yeah, I'll try the fly rod!

Yeah, I'll try the fly rod!
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
I thought I read on one of the campground pages...

I thought I read on one of the campground pages that no fees were required for fishing. I took that to mean no fishing license is required. I guess I was wrong. Can anyone confirm that a fishing...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-28-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,174
Posted By jmpratt
If you look at my posted pictures, I've included...

If you look at my posted pictures, I've included an entire Armstrong manual. It has a wiring diagram. I don't know if its your model, but it might help.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-28-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
I think I'm going to go with power bait and...

I think I'm going to go with power bait and bobbers for the kids.

What's the best way to cook trout?
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-28-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
What's the best way to catch trout up there?

What's the best way to catch trout up there?
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-25-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Cara, I am moving a Thule rack from another car...

Cara,
I am moving a Thule rack from another car onto the truck cab. I only had to buy a new adapter kit for $65 buck. Check Craigslist. People are always selling them on there.

-Jason
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-25-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By jmpratt
How do you secure the canoes to the rack? ...

How do you secure the canoes to the rack? Ratchet straps? I'm putting a Thule rack on the cab of my F250 and I came across the 579XT canoe racks. I think I'll just strap them down to the rack. Do...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-20-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
Cara, I haven't actually put the canoes on the...

Cara,
I haven't actually put the canoes on the truck, yet. I think I will put them on the cab (with a pad underneath) and build a support for the back of the canoe. We might take you up on your...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-18-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,063
Posted By jmpratt
We're in! Bringing two canoes, too. C'mon,...

We're in! Bringing two canoes, too.

C'mon, Cara, you know you want to go camping. Johnny will have 18 more years to go to school!

-Jason
Forum: Refrigerators 04-26-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By jmpratt
Where to get used parts for Dometic RM2852?

I'm looking for used parts for a Dometic RM 2852. Specifically, I need a freezer shelf, the "juice holder", and a crisper drawer. I can find them new, but does anyone know where I can get used...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-26-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By jmpratt
Andy, I assume the frameless windows will fit...

Andy,
I assume the frameless windows will fit even though it originally had aluminum extrusions framing the glass?
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-26-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 31,130
Posted By jmpratt
More Bunk Bed pics

All,
I made two bunk beds about three years ago. They are the primary sleeping arrangements for my kids (10 & 7). In fact, one is being slept in at this very moment!

I made them out of...
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