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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-10-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,813
Posted By bryanl
re: "to distinguish what was said from the person...

re: "to distinguish what was said from the person saying it is trying to find a difference where there is none."

Therefore any disagreement about substance, ideas, or allegations can be...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-09-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,813
Posted By bryanl
re: "These sort of personal insults" Please...

re: "These sort of personal insults"

Please identify for me what was personal in my comment that was quoted. My comment was addressed to what was said (which is why I used a quote), not to the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-08-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,813
Posted By bryanl
PEX fittings are not for vinyl -- check the spec...

PEX fittings are not for vinyl -- check the spec for the fittings for best results. Sharkbyte and Quest fittings are often suitable for both PEX and copper and may be removable or may not - check the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By bryanl
re: "The very best set-up for batteries in a...

re: "The very best set-up for batteries in a camper if your wanting to get the longest time span between re-charges is to get two 6 volt deep cycle and hook them up in series. The reason being is,...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,459
Posted By bryanl
Imagine 800+ trailers side by side in a big field...

Imagine 800+ trailers side by side in a big field with the gray water going to the ground underneath the trailer - when the rally finished, the only evidence was that the weeds were a bit greener...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-25-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,317
Posted By bryanl
re: "Never replace one battery of a pair. This...

re: "Never replace one battery of a pair. This will cause one to draw against the other and kill it in no time." -- this conclusion doesn't pass the most simple consideration of the effects of age on...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-22-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,682
Posted By bryanl
Those LED strips can be an interesting arts and...

Those LED strips can be an interesting arts and crafts project. See LED lighting – DIY strip lights (http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snuze/?p=1499). The 5 meter, 100 12v module, self stick circuit...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-22-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,748
Posted By bryanl
re: "You have to have the ground and neutral tied...

re: "You have to have the ground and neutral tied together on the hot side (upstream side) of the GFI for it work correctly."

If you have a household GFI expecting grid connected power, it may...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,748
Posted By bryanl
Portable gensets under 5 kw with plugs are not...

Portable gensets under 5 kw with plugs are not required by code to have the chassis ground and neutral bonded together like they are for grid power. That confuses folks with the power checkers...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-15-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,813
Posted By bryanl
re: "My trialer has PB tubing in it now. There...

re: "My trialer has PB tubing in it now. There are lots of jury rigged connections that are leak prone" -- Shell lost a lawsuit back in the 90's on this and the plumbers had some good business for a...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,813
Posted By bryanl
What with the belief that O rings go hard after...

What with the belief that O rings go hard after 20 years and all copper tubing is crappy thin wall stuff and such things, I don't think your problem is with the pipe material ...

The bit about...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-11-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By bryanl
re: "although I have never heard that the life is...

re: "although I have never heard that the life is reduced by lower temperatures"

me neither but Battery Reliability and how to Improve it - Bombshells and the Meaning of Life...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By bryanl
re: "AGM's are approved for use inside trailers" ...

re: "AGM's are approved for use inside trailers"

last I checked, code still required a properly constructed and vented battery box for all lead acid batteries including AGM's.

can you get me a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-09-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By bryanl
The tongue would be a good spot for a battery....

The tongue would be a good spot for a battery. You could fit 2 or 3 batteries and even use taller ones if you wanted to stretch things a bit. That'd be something like 50 to 150 pounds and that...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-08-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By bryanl
re: "I have run into sulfated batteries that will...

re: "I have run into sulfated batteries that will not take a charge" -- generally, the older the batteries, the more the sulfation, the higher the impedance, and the higher the self discharge rate....
Forum: Boondocking 04-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By bryanl
Figure that your batteries have about 12 watt...

Figure that your batteries have about 12 watt hours per pound usable capacity at a draw of about 1 watt per pound. Higher draws will reduce the available capacity.

A group 24 weighs about 45# so...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-31-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,768
Posted By bryanl
re: "We should be developing other forms of...

re: "We should be developing other forms of energy. When they make economic sense they will become the norm. You can't legislate practicality"

the fact is that we are developing other forms of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-30-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,291
Posted By bryanl
re: "I am still not sure what your actual...

re: "I am still not sure what your actual experience with Lifeline batteries is...." -- usually, it is the facts of the matter that are considered a better standard. Personalities and such things,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,768
Posted By bryanl
re: "Becoming petroleum independent is critical...

re: "Becoming petroleum independent is critical and intuitive. The days of cheap oil are coming to an end."

what is interesting to me is that all of the data available contradicts this thesis.
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,291
Posted By bryanl
re: "Bryani, I have read some of your previous...

re: "Bryani, I have read some of your previous posts on this subject and I am curious about your exposure to these batteries"

re: "Now that's a precise measure..."

interesting. instead of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,291
Posted By bryanl
re: "while using the better Lifeline batteries."...

re: "while using the better Lifeline batteries." -- curious as to what measure is being used for this assessment.

Price - about double. Expected lifespan - about 1.5 times as long. Capacity - a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,768
Posted By bryanl
The fridge cited benefits in 2 ways. One is that...

The fridge cited benefits in 2 ways. One is that a chest type tends to trap the cold better and the other is that a freezer is usually better insulated. That, and the elevated temperatures noted will...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By bryanl
I just pulled the fuse block off the old...

I just pulled the fuse block off the old converter and re-mounted it.

The only loss was the 'converter-on' indicator light on the panel which I didn't bother with.

A new fuse block using modern...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 35,658
Posted By bryanl
Avoid any terms that don't have a clear and...

Avoid any terms that don't have a clear and objective definition backed up up by some pertinent measure or specification. (i.e. 'deep cycle' and whatnot only tell you marketing target and mean very...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-11-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,866
Posted By bryanl
re: "80AMP Portable Solar Panel" -- you mean 80...

re: "80AMP Portable Solar Panel" -- you mean 80 watt?

Battery capacity is a matter of weight although AGM batteries tend to be on the low capacity end of the curve. Generally, wet cells tend to be...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,597
Posted By bryanl
re: "Bryanl, its all about increasing the size of...

re: "Bryanl, its all about increasing the size of the gas (electric) tank" -- I understand. My caveat is simply to not get your hopes up too much. There just isn't that much energy in lead acid...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,597
Posted By bryanl
crack mechanic or mechanic on crack? (the 6v myth...

crack mechanic or mechanic on crack? (the 6v myth business does make me wonder)

You can get battery boxes to put the batteries inside - they have vent tubes so as to meet code (these should be...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-07-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By bryanl
re: "The device would provide a useful indication...

re: "The device would provide a useful indication of battery capacity as it changes over the life of the battery" -- this is one thing the integrating ammeters don't do directly.

re: "a means of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By bryanl
Do you have any specific goals for your purchase?...

Do you have any specific goals for your purchase? What is it that you want an 'integrating ammeter' (aka electron counter) to tell you? What features are you looking for and why? How do you see the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By bryanl
re: "Using the round terminal type connector,...

re: "Using the round terminal type connector, never has the same issues, since the terminals are called "aircraft type"."

These must be the types used in the trucking industry and as used by...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-05-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,768
Posted By bryanl
re: "Wind - it's cheap so long as ... cover your...

re: "Wind - it's cheap so long as ... cover your trailer in panels and bask in (relatively) free power. ... consider a Lithium battery bank"

wealth is nice and it can buy you many things.

but...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,768
Posted By bryanl
re: "thank what ever gods there are we are off...

re: "thank what ever gods there are we are off the guns and protection dog bs" -- uh, ok - not so nice to see such intolerance for others interests IMHO.

The key to this issue starts with a good...
Forum: Tires 02-28-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,622
Posted By bryanl
re: "Find us a consensus on any RV board, bubba,...

re: "Find us a consensus on any RV board, bubba, about ST tires being acceptable." -- now it's beginning to sound like the climate alarmists :-) (and, as with the alarmists, the points raised - the...
Forum: Tires 02-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,622
Posted By bryanl
re: "No one is happy with ST tires, deservedly...

re: "No one is happy with ST tires, deservedly so" -- this may be common wisdom on these forums but not when it comes to reality. One needs to know the primary reason for tire failures and also to...
Forum: Tires 02-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,622
Posted By bryanl
re: "I do not know about your wheels, but my...

re: "I do not know about your wheels, but my wheels have a 65 psi max air pressure." -- very good point. Wheels have ratings like tires do and those ratings do need respect.

re: "Just a comment,...
Forum: Tires 02-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,622
Posted By bryanl
check the tire temperature with an IR thermometer...

check the tire temperature with an IR thermometer when you stop for breaks. If the tires run hot (> 140F), they need air. If they run cool (< 120F) you might get away with reducing air pressure...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-26-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,026
Posted By bryanl
re: "Actually, you will NOT necessarily" -- ya'...

re: "Actually, you will NOT necessarily" -- ya' know, this kind of knee jerk pickyness is why all the qualifiers and conditions and caveats are needed. In this case, the word "may" seems to have been...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-19-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,649
Posted By bryanl
re: "showed a charge of but 0.2 solar amps/hour"...

re: "showed a charge of but 0.2 solar amps/hour" -- amps is a rate so this is like saying you traveled at 55 mph per hour.

16 volts isn't a 'surface charge' - a surface charge doesn't go higher...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By bryanl
re: " This is *all* of them. all at once. So...

re: " This is *all* of them. all at once. So I'm thinking its a systemic issue."

gutted. means that they were being powered by the tow vehicle?

Check to see if you have a ground lead on the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By bryanl
re: "What would you suggest for a battery and a...

re: "What would you suggest for a battery and a converter from bestconverter.com I assume?" -- something with a multiple stage charger and a storage mode that provides a sulfation inhibiting...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By bryanl
interesting Randy suggests the Powermax as it...

interesting Randy suggests the Powermax as it does not appear to offer any sulfation inhibiting technique during storage mode. Float only is old school (pre 90's).

The AGM battery is a question as...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,026
Posted By bryanl
You may get a 20 degree (F) temperature...

You may get a 20 degree (F) temperature difference between inside and outside.

Shade helps. Orientation helps. Awnings can help.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-11-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By bryanl
Do be careful to check specs. The strips go from...

Do be careful to check specs. The strips go from a low end of about $15 to more than $100 depending upon the LED's they use, weatherproofing, and other factors. Color is also something to note (the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-31-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,475
Posted By bryanl
I used to think Airstream TT's were expensive and...

I used to think Airstream TT's were expensive and top of the line until I saw the travel channel's annual RV show (not to mention the 'Extreme RV' show). Now I know there's only so much you can do in...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-30-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By bryanl
re: ""50% of the energy" was our findings on LED...

re: ""50% of the energy" was our findings on LED strips over fluorescents."

I think that is best is interpreted to mean half of the illumination for half the energy. ... approximately. In reality,...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By bryanl
try LEDs are efficient for some applications...

try LEDs are efficient for some applications (http://donklipstein.com/lede.html) -- it's a bit dated but has some good information on the issues. That cites the Department of Energy's CALiPER...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-25-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By bryanl
Thanks! good rundown in individual LED's,...

Thanks! good rundown in individual LED's, especially if you want to understand flashlights.

But it doesn't get into the things you need to know for your Airstream. This would be issues such as...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-07-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By bryanl
good goals! batteries won't cooperate with...

good goals!

batteries won't cooperate with you on most of them very much, though.

The issue is plagued by perception problems and a poor understanding of the variables involved. That means a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By bryanl
I like that "integrating ammeter" label. It...

I like that "integrating ammeter" label. It describes what they try to do and is much more appropriate than "battery monitor."

The OP asked for 'experience' - well, yeah, the integrating ammeters...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-31-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By bryanl
re: "Bust one open and find out otherwise we are...

re: "Bust one open and find out otherwise we are just speculating here. Pull the caps on a car battery and a deep cycle battery and see what the difference is."

hey! thanks. I'll have to add...
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