Originally Posted by revrnd
Rockwood, how long had the original 5 units been in service?
First off sorry for the late reply, The parking booths are 8 years old and they are the same age as the museum, the second year the booths were in operation we had to replace two out of the 5 units, since then we replaced one last year and two more this year, now one of the ones we replaced this year I had to replace the blower motor in one of the originals two years ago and kept it as a spare and then it was reused the same Summer because of another failure. The reason I can keep track of it is because I date the parts when they are installed and the same go's for the hole unit when they are replaced.
The biggest failure is do to power surges, Dometic units can not handle them well, the capacitors fry causing the pc boards to burn and the wiring in most cases are destroyed at this point they are not worth the time to rebuild them depending how bad they are damaged. It takes about three hour with two people to take out the old and install the new and at a cost of about $800.00 for the unit, the cost factor is not included for labor because we are under contract. I have 5 units that I need to look at to see if I can make a good one out of all that junk.