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Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Yes, there is a wire inside the thermocouple. ...

Yes, there is a wire inside the thermocouple.

Should I clean off the rust and if so with what? I bought it (used) from a very reputable RV place here in town. They will exchange it if I want.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Ok I just tried that. It worked. Water came out...

Ok I just tried that. It worked. Water came out that was cold and plenty of it!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-06-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
ok I did the soapy water test and no bubbles (I...

ok I did the soapy water test and no bubbles (I cracked open the fitting and the bubbles appeared so I think I have eliminated a leak). I checked the rest of the line under the trailer as well.
...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,648
Posted By africaroots
Plumbing/Drainage Diagram for 1971 Airstream Excella (rear bath)

Does anyone have a copy they can scan/post or email to me?

(craigslist.recycle AT gmail.com)

Thanks!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-06-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
which valve is the overpressure valve?

which valve is the overpressure valve?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By africaroots
Yep. Thats what happens when you buy an original...

Yep. Thats what happens when you buy an original AS with only a couple of owners who never used it!
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-02-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By africaroots
Wow thanks guys! That was the problem. I am...

Wow thanks guys! That was the problem. I am obviously a noob so all of this is news to me. Here is a pic of the screen.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By africaroots
No. Could that really stop the water from coming...

No. Could that really stop the water from coming out of either facet? It seems as though something is not turned on somewhere.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By africaroots
'71 Airstream Excella sink - no water!!

(for some reason I cant post a reply on my other post so I am reposting it here. Still no remedy I can find, looking to see if anyone knows what I should do before I mess something up).

This is...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By africaroots
Got it.. will try tonight.

Got it.. will try tonight.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By africaroots
No cartridge as far as I can tell. Here is an...

No cartridge as far as I can tell. Here is an inside pic after I removed the front part.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By africaroots
Where would the cartridge be?

Where would the cartridge be?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By africaroots
leaking when it is completely turned off at the...

leaking when it is completely turned off at the faucet valve.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
Anyone have the plumbing diagram for my records?...

Anyone have the plumbing diagram for my records? Or is this in the complete owners manual that someone is selling online (CD or PDF)?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By africaroots
Original Imperial Sink Faucet

This is one of the original Imperial III dishwasher faucets (the one with the little dishwasher handle on top).

When I turn on the water with this faucet, nothing comes out of the sink faucet but...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
Doug - you were right about the dual fresh water...

Doug - you were right about the dual fresh water intakes. I plugged in water to the first picture and I still have water throughout the trailer. The 2nd picture (next to electrical plug) must be a...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By africaroots
Leaky Faucet (Original)

OK, I have tried everything I can think of (check O rings, removed shower head, cleaned out etc.) and I cannot get my shower to stop leaking. Attached is the model shower faucet I have and its an...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
Here is a picture of the hose I was referring to....

Here is a picture of the hose I was referring to. Its in the compartment with the electrical outlet. When I connect this to city water, I have water in the trailer. When I take this out (or turn off...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
I have a rear bath. If this is my fresh...

I have a rear bath.

If this is my fresh water hookup, what is the white water hose that is a spinner wheel (in the same compartment as the electrical plug)?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-22-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
Sorry heres the picture..

Sorry heres the picture..
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By africaroots
1971 Excella - Plumbing Questions

Hi,
I am looking for a plumbing diagram for my 71 31' Excella. Does anyone have one they can email to me? If file size is an issue, I have an online storage system for you to download it to.

My...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Oh and once I get this thing lit, do I need to...

Oh and once I get this thing lit, do I need to have water in my tank to heat or does the city water I have hooked up run through the water heater tank first?
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Well that was simple.. I looked under the trailer...

Well that was simple.. I looked under the trailer and the shutoff valve was in the off position. I know understand why computer tech support asks if you have the power plugged in!

I can now get it...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-21-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
How long should I let it bleed out? I opened it...

How long should I let it bleed out? I opened it all the way and didnt hear any hissing noise, or smell propane (but dont trust the latter - my smelling is not the greatest). Also, I noticed a crack...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Its a Model G10B by the way

Its a Model G10B by the way
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-20-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By africaroots
Water heater - pilot light wont light

I have a 71 Excella. I cannot get the original Bowen Water heater pilot light to light. I just purchase a new pilot light assembly and replaced it but that still didnt help. I've read some of the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-13-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
I think an Armstrong (Serial number 976160, model...

I think an Armstrong (Serial number 976160, model TRC2-12, CW17).
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 07-13-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,183
Posted By africaroots
What kind of paint did you use? Can you post a...

What kind of paint did you use? Can you post a picture of the finished product? Deciding what to do with my 71 Excella (single tone stripe)

Thanks
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
Looks like HowieE was right on this one... I...

Looks like HowieE was right on this one...

I turned on AC, got on the roof and gave the fan a spin (with a piece of wood of course) and it worked. I'm assuming I will have this problem until I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
Looks like HowieE was right on this one... I...

Looks like HowieE was right on this one...

I turned on AC, got on the roof and gave the fan a spin (with a piece of wood of course) and it worked. I'm assuming I will have this problem until I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
Update: I went on the roof while we turned it on...

Update: I went on the roof while we turned it on and for about 30 seconds it ran but the fan did not move at all. What can I do to replace the fan or get it working?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
OK I just cleaned out the entire AC unit (removed...

OK I just cleaned out the entire AC unit (removed the shroud, coils etc. and vacuumed out the debris - there was a lot). It lasted a bit longer before it popped and quit blowing out cold air. It does...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
OK thanks... I am going to go check it now. Will...

OK thanks... I am going to go check it now. Will report back in a bit
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By africaroots
AC Issues

Its hot here and I'm having problems with my AC!

It's a 71 Excella, recently purchased. A few weeks ago, the AC worked fine but now when I turn it on, it cools for about 30-60 seconds, starts to...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By africaroots
Hi, I am the one with the fridge for sale. It...

Hi, I am the one with the fridge for sale. It measures
Height Width Depth
49-1/2 21-7/8 23-3/4

Let me know if you are still interested.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-28-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By africaroots
Thanks all. Headed to check the fuses first. I'll...

Thanks all. Headed to check the fuses first. I'll reply back after I have eliminated all of the suggestions.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-28-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By africaroots
How to tell if my water pump is bad?

Noob question - how do I know if my water pump needs to be replaced?

I have a 1971 31' Excella, all original appliances. Looks like most of the copper pipes have been replaced with black PVC...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By africaroots
Also, if anyone has a plumbing diagram for this...

Also, if anyone has a plumbing diagram for this model that would help.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-24-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By africaroots
Newbie Airstreamer! 71 Excella - Water Tanks

Hello All,

We are the proud owners of a 1971 31' Excella complete with what seems to be everything in working condition. We have a few questions that I cant seem to find on here. Our model has the...
Forum: 1971-1972 Excella 500 04-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,980
Posted By africaroots
New 1971 Excella 500 Owner

Hi! We just purchased a 1971 Excella 500 in great condition. Does anyone have the service manual with the floorplan listed? I've seen some images on here. Any ideas of sites to draw my own to start...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By africaroots
n2916s - any particular brands you favor for the...

n2916s - any particular brands you favor for the Weight distribution and anti-sway? I've read a bit about the Reese setup.

rumrunner - thanks, I'll take a look at upgrading the tires. Obviously I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-07-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By africaroots
Chevy Avalanche & '71 Sovereign LY 31' Road Trip

Hello All,
Sorry for the newbie questions.

I am taking a once in a lifetime 1 month cross country, 4,000 mile (RT) road trip this summer and need some advice on the best setup. My tow vehicle is...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By africaroots
Forum: Member Introductions 07-17-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By africaroots
thanks!

Thank you all for the help. I've already bought the trailer.. but it looks like I should have looked here first. The good thing is that I only paid $700 for it and already had a few people offer me...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-16-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By africaroots
Help determining year/model

I just bought this Airstream (my first of hopefully many more!). I was told it is a 58 Safari but it doesn't look like the specs I found online. Can you tell with this web album what I am dealing...
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