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Forum: General Repair Forum 08-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By worksology
A/C breaker keep tripping - WITHOUT the A/C on!

The current situation is that I cannot flip our air conditioner's 20-amp breaker on without it immediately tripping (even while the thermostat is off). The thermostat & every other 120-volt appliance...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-21-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By worksology
Yup. Sounds like returning the toilet is the...

Yup. Sounds like returning the toilet is the safest thing to do. I'll try this morning. Thanks for the opinions & caveats!
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By worksology
Shifting black tank forward an inch or so?

I just bought a Sealant 500 Plus porcelain toilet to replace our factory plastic one, but when I got it in our 2007 International 27', I found that there was not enough clearance to the back wall for...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By worksology
I began to panic that I wouldn't find a way to...

I began to panic that I wouldn't find a way to access the shower plumbing to attach the new drain. I tried to squeeze my wife in the space below the wardrobe, but her arms weren't long enough to...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By worksology
Thanks for the info, Duff! I tried twisting it...

Thanks for the info, Duff! I tried twisting it gently and it seemed to move, so I went all in and it ended up unscrewing quite easily. I'm not exactly sure how I'll get it put back together now, but...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By worksology
Removing the shower drain

On our 2007 27' International, can I use a tub drain removal tool to "unscrew" the shower drain from the p-trap from the top-side of the shower, or would that break something? I'm trying to replace...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-21-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,068
Posted By worksology
Battery not powering 12-volt system

For the past several months we've been without 12-volt power. When we're on shore power, all of our 12-volt appliances & lights still work (converter's still converting), but when that's disconnected...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By worksology
We're really not running anything unnecessary...

We're really not running anything unnecessary when boondocking. A few lights, the water pump, all the phantom draws, and lately, the furnace blower as necessary, and that's enough to kill our...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-24-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By worksology
Electrical system upgrade ideas

Our standard batteries are shot; won't hold a charge for more than a day of normal use. But no worries, we're ready to upgrade our entire electrical system for more extensive boondocking experiences....
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By worksology
Resolution

In short, the predictions above and especially the post by 2air linked above from last year were exactly correct. It's been rainy here in Burlington, VT, so it took me several days longer to repair...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By worksology
There are leaks, but they're on the exit-side of...

There are leaks, but they're on the exit-side of the valves. With the valves shut, there is no leakage, but as soon as one is open, things get messy. Having searched & found this thread, 2air...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-30-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By worksology
Triage update

Well, I couldn't get ahold of anyone tonight and ran out of daylight to drop the tank pan, so in the interest of triage, I tried adding a bit of water in each tank. First a little in the gray, then a...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By worksology
Thanks Brian. Your thoughts are helpful. I...

Thanks Brian.

Your thoughts are helpful. I suspect the black tank's valve busted or unset somehow. Don't suppose both could have burst simultaneously, but I wouldn't be surprised. It seem. like...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By worksology
Help! Used Flush King wrong; popped something!?

Today at the dump station, using our new Flush King, I accidentally turned the water hose on with both valves shut... the valve on the Flush King itself and both black/gray valves closed. Almost...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,199
Posted By worksology
Just a couple months ago we had TTT put in a pair...

Just a couple months ago we had TTT put in a pair of bunk beds similar to the ones they installed in the Eddie Bauer FirstAscent PanAmerica a couple years ago. We honestly haven't even had a chance...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By worksology
The only problem was in the housing on my...

The only problem was in the housing on my shoulders.

The extent of my testing was with the light assembly dangling from the power wire, but the (necessary) grounding is provided by the screws that...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By worksology
Oooooh. I will go try that. Thanks so much. ...

Oooooh. I will go try that. Thanks so much.

Update: Verified that worked! Problem must still be in the light housing. I'm gonna rewire that and will let you know how that goes.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By worksology
I tried one of those little tester things, but...

I tried one of those little tester things, but noticed it only registers 80V at the lower end. Then I tried holding the light bulb (verified that the bulb works on another outlet) directly to the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By worksology
License plate light not working

After a series of blown fuses in the tow vehicle, I diagnosed my problem as a improperly-crimped line in the license plate frame. I've trimmed the power cord all the way back to the original green...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,588
Posted By worksology
Custom mattress corner radius?

We're on the verge of ordering a custom mattress from Rocky Mountain Mattress, but they need a "corner radius" measurement for the corner that fits into the Airstream's inner corner. Ours is a 2007...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-14-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
After evaluating all of the options, including...

After evaluating all of the options, including playing around with some samples of a variety of aluminum alloys, I decided to go with an aluminum desktop as originally planned. I'm pretty optimistic...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
Okay, okay! I'll look at stainless steel! :) ...

Okay, okay! I'll look at stainless steel! :)

I totally get the push for laminate and even the metallic spray paint finishes. I've used both for different projects, and have been wildly happy with...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-28-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
Oh wow, thanks for the demonstration, Octane. I...

Oh wow, thanks for the demonstration, Octane. I definitely want to avoid the kinds of effects you're showing there.

A couple thoughts:

We're not exactly interested in keeping the mirror/glossy...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-28-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
Thanks for all the opinions, everyone! While...

Thanks for all the opinions, everyone!

While most of the responses suggest using a metallic laminate, the only photos from actual projects were of metal countertops. I've also corroborated...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-26-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
I actually started at IKEA, but their metal...

I actually started at IKEA, but their metal countertops are not quite long enough (only goes up to 60"). I'd lean towards one of their laminated countertops, but I haven't gotten much longevity out...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,766
Posted By worksology
Aluminum desk top

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be replacing one of the twin beds in our 27' International with a custom built desk. Right now I'm leaning towards an aluminum top, probably a nice plywood...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By worksology
Many months of hemming and hawing later, we're...

Many months of hemming and hawing later, we're finally scheduled to have a pair of bunk beds installed by Timeless Travel Trailers in Colorado. It's pricier than we'd hoped, but we're anxious for the...
Forum: Our Community 01-25-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
Just thought I'd say that H-Squared has updated...

Just thought I'd say that H-Squared has updated their AppleTV wall mount for the new model:

H-Squared - tvTray (http://www.h-sq.com/products/tvtray/index.html)

I bought one, and it's... meh....
Forum: Our Community 10-28-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
Huh, I will have to look into that. That'd sure...

Huh, I will have to look into that. That'd sure be a lot cheaper & less complicated than a powered digital->analog converter.

I won't be able to mount my AppleTV behind the display. I used a...
Forum: Our Community 10-27-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
I'm in the process of replacing our factory 23"...

I'm in the process of replacing our factory 23" TV with a 26" LG LED TV. It fits perfectly, but I'm running into the same dilemma with getting audio back to the receiver. The new TV only has digital...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-18-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By worksology
Certified weighing

I need to get a certified unladen weight of my trailer for registration purposes. As far as I can tell, our nearest certified scales are at a Flying J about 50 miles from here, so we're planning on...
Forum: Community Polls 09-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,802
Posted By worksology
@natlhq — It's very nice to meet you; thanks for...

@natlhq — It's very nice to meet you; thanks for starting this thread! The wifey & I really enjoyed looking at your sites last night; you are very talented!

So I've been doing web design/dev for...
Forum: Community Polls 09-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,802
Posted By worksology
@worksology here. I'm a web...

@worksology here.

I'm a web developer/designer and my wife, @JessaWorks, is a graphic designer-cum-stay-at-home-mom. We're prepping to go full-time in our 27' International, just as soon as we get...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-07-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By worksology
I've seen your posts and they've been very...

I've seen your posts and they've been very helpful. I'm sure I'll be reading them again & again once I get ready to do the work. Thanks for the update, glad it's working so well for you.

Have you...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By worksology
I do like that one a lot, actually. It's got some...

I do like that one a lot, actually. It's got some great features. But its modified-sine-wave output is why I've dismissed it completely. If I was on-board with MSW, I'd have a LOT more options to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By worksology
I'm sorry, where ya not keeping up? :lol: I...

I'm sorry, where ya not keeping up? :lol:

I think it's pretty simple: I want to replace our OEM converter/charger with an inverter/charger. The latter will do 3-stage charging better than the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-07-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By worksology
Replacing Parallax converter with Xantrex Inverter/Charger

Starting from the factory-installed electrical system (2007 27' International), I'm planning a series of upgrades (new batteries, solar, genset, etc), but the first project is to replace the Parallax...
Forum: Awnings 09-03-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By worksology
Ahh, okay, so I'm misinterpreting this, huh? ...

Ahh, okay, so I'm misinterpreting this, huh?

I thought the difficulty was in perfectly-aligning the attachment of the fabric to the trailer, but that's wrong -- it's in perfectly-aligning the...
Forum: Our Community 09-03-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
I've thought a LOT about getting another...

I've thought a LOT about getting another enclosure to SuperDuper our boot disk to. I'm afraid the road vibrations will get to the iMac eventually. Not as big a deal with a laptop, I suspect the iMac...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-03-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By worksology
Thought I'd post an update here with a few things...

Thought I'd post an update here with a few things I've recently learned.

2air', you've got it right. Timeless Travel Trailers actually uses EXTERIOR skin panels when installing them on the...
Forum: Awnings 09-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By worksology
I just noticed that ZipDee will sell you a...

I just noticed that ZipDee will sell you a replacement canvas already attached to ONE case slat. This seems like a great way to avoid the hassle of carefully removing the previous fabric, or the...
Forum: Our Community 09-03-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
Yep, RipIt. Beautiful application. And then I...

Yep, RipIt. Beautiful application. And then I hand the .dvdmedia files over to Handbrake to convert into iTunes friendly mp4s. That functionality is supposedly coming to RipIt soon. (Well, it already...
Forum: Our Community 09-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
Yes, I have a bit of a gadget crush, and you're...

Yes, I have a bit of a gadget crush, and you're not helping. That eyeTV looks pretty sweet. I don't feel like we'll NEED it, but that's not really the point, is it? If it turns out we really do want...
Forum: Our Community 09-03-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
Uhm, no. DON'T BUY EXPENSIVE HDMI cables!...

Uhm, no. DON'T BUY EXPENSIVE HDMI cables! Especially if you're just going to run them through a wall.

Monoprice is where it's at:

For only $23.66 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 30FT 22AWG CL2...
Forum: Our Community 09-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
2air' —*thanks for the peek into your setup......

2air' —*thanks for the peek into your setup... that sounds pretty similar to what I have been planning. Haven't pulled the trigger on any of our networking stuff, but I did pre-order the AppleTV...
Forum: Our Community 09-02-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,746
Posted By worksology
2air', I think the "trend" Pogue references...

2air',

I think the "trend" Pogue references is AT&T's recent move to revoke their Unlimited plan in favor of a cheaper, limited plan. I'm actually grandfathered into the Unlimited plan, have used...
Forum: Awnings 09-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By worksology
Great ideas everyone... thanks so much! Right now...

Great ideas everyone... thanks so much! Right now I'm leaning towards buying the new window awnings in our preferred fabric, nevermind that they won't _exactly_ match the patio awning. I'll see how I...
Forum: Awnings 09-02-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By worksology
The thing is, we'd like to trade the dull gray...

The thing is, we'd like to trade the dull gray stripey tweed for a DARKER, duller, grayer solid fabric (specifically "Slate"). It'd be a subtle difference for most people, I'm sure, but I'm still...
Forum: Awnings 09-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By worksology
Market for used awning fabric??

Our recently-purchased 2007 27' International came with a curbside patio ZipDee awning, but we're interested in adding street-side & rear window awnings too. The fabric on the current awning is the...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-24-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,113
Posted By worksology
Fair enough. The ultimate goal is to install...

Fair enough.

The ultimate goal is to install a pair of permanent bunk beds above the existing twins (and a handful of other modifications, like convert one twin to a desk). I haven't been...
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