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Old 10-10-2020, 12:19 PM   #17641
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After a few years of playing “Where can I put the broom and mop?” I found a good place for them and they are out of the way.
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:40 PM   #17642
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I bolted down the stove that the factory obviously forgot to. We noticed after some particularly nasty dirt roads that the stove top was in the sink.

Forest River definitely has some QC issues...
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:15 PM   #17643
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After a few years of playing “Where can I put the broom and mop?” I found a good place for them and they are out of the way.
So where is this location in your TT?
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:01 PM   #17644
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I checked it over after Hurricane Delta came through on Friday.

All is well!!
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:51 AM   #17645
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So where is this location in your TT?
It's behind the bedroom door.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:51 AM   #17646
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Closed it up and winterized it for the year...
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How did you install the plexiglass on your door?? Glue, screws? Both?
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:52 PM   #17648
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After strange water flow problems recently, I removed the toilet to find this in the foot valve intake screen.
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After strange water flow problems recently, I removed the toilet to find this in the foot valve intake screen.
I had the same problem, you may want to read the thread I posted.
“Clogged cold water lines “

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...es-217639.html
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:56 PM   #17650
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How did you install the plexiglass on your door?? Glue, screws? Both?
Who are you asking?
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:06 PM   #17651
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Winterized the water systems. I made a bucket with a plastic spigot to gravity feed the water pump. But it leaks badly at the hose going into the T valve feeding the pump. So badly that there was pink water leaking out the TT front corners! I had to dry that all out and all stuff in that storage area, wipe down and ran my small space heater with fan in that area for 20 minutes or so.
Got in my Amazon order, two new anodes and the water heater clean out wand. Old anode gave 100%, just bare wire showing. Got a LOT of white gunk out, not just particulates but larger flat pieces. Maybe the anode material plates out on the heater tank inner surface? Somehow some of that gunk got into my cold water and plugged the toilet flush valve. Toilet works like new now.
Ran antifreeze full strength through the entire plumbing system. The sink cold water still flows at 1/4 strength. I’ll likely pull the faucet to check the cold water valve. If it isn’t an easy fix, I’ll replace that plastic POS with a real metal one.
TT bought April 2018. I’ll check the anode after each season, if it isn’t at least 50%, it’ll be replaced. Prices vary greatly, I got 2 for $12, IIRC. And I’ll flush the water heater every year at a minimum. Still, $6/year is cheap insurance to keep systems working.
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Our last camping trip last week to Myrtle Beach Travel Park the kitchen faucet had low water flow, all others were good, on the last night. I told DW I would look at it when we got home.

Well I read the thread on low water flow and put water heater in bypass mode drained low point drains, I did not notice any calcium bits coming out just a little bit of sludge.

Next I recapped low point drains and disconnected galley faucet lines with a bowl under fittings and with my mouth I blew on output of faucet it was moving air. No real Debris was in bowl see pic

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I try my best to reconnect hot/cold water lines, for the life of me why just out of arms length and only one arm with head against cabinet without glasses and only using one eye, left arm at that and I am right handed. I am happy DW was not home since there was some choice words for Forrest River Manufacturing. I finally got them without a cross thread one handed

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Turned water pump on and still just a trickle of water. Now my focus is on aerator, well not sure how to get it out,

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I tried with needle nose players to unscrew but nothing, I took a small screw driver and got part of it out, then needle nose to get the rest. Turned pump on and wow I have water flow. I fiddled with aerator for a little bit and just decided to leave it out

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Notice the drain stopper is in the drain, I have learned my lesson the hard way in my younger days. I did not chase any dropped parts out of the P trap with this effort, plenty did fall in the sink by the way.

I might look for a replacement aerator but most likely not.

This will be for another day, and it stinks this rig is only 1.5 years old

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Old 10-17-2020, 02:08 PM   #17653
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I installed two Supco SPP6 Hard Start Capacitors to our two AC Units.

I was confused about the difference between Hard Start and Soft Start capacitors and asked my son, the Master Electrician. He told me they were the same.

Install was easy, hardest part was getting the covers back on the AC Units.
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Both those are capacitors, sure.

But a soft start (system, if you wish) is vastly different. Micro air is the most common, and it isn't a capacitor.
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I tried with needle nose players to unscrew but nothing, I took a small screw driver and got part of it out, then needle nose to get the rest. Turned pump on and wow I have water flow. I fiddled with aerator for a little bit and just decided to leave it out

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Just replace that aerator. You will never get it to work right trying to clean it.
You can get them at the hardware store, or probably even in the hardware aisle of Wal-Mart or even your local grocery store. Couple of bucks for a couple of them.
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Just replace that aerator. You will never get it to work right trying to clean it.

You can get them at the hardware store, or probably even in the hardware aisle of Wal-Mart or even your local grocery store. Couple of bucks for a couple of them.
Bah.
Put it in a cup of (white) vinegar.
Reassemble tomorrow.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:44 AM   #17657
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Both those are capacitors, sure.

But a soft start (system, if you wish) is vastly different. Micro air is the most common, and it isn't a capacitor.
I have installed a hard start cap on my 20 y/o refrigerator at home. What is a soft start capacitor? Which leads to the question, what is the Micro air?

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Old 10-18-2020, 12:54 AM   #17658
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A micro air is a motor soft starter. It ramps up the motor speed slowly. Like a dimmer on a light bulb vs just "slamming" it on. Reduces (eliminates?) the 400% inrush.

A capacitor helps absorb the inrush, but it's still "slamming" the motor on. I believe it can only control the voltage from doing, but the current draw is still there. The name you put in front of the capacitor doesn't matter.

And be aware, this is a mechanical engineer trying to explain.... Go watch their videos, they'll splain it mo better. Haha.
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I have installed a hard start cap on my 20 y/o refrigerator at home. What is a soft start capacitor? Which leads to the question, what is the Micro air?

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So this is my understanding of the hard start capacitor I installed on my refrigerator at home. A capacitor collects electricity, similar to a battery, then releases it quickly to help the compressor start when it is having a hard time starting, due to motor weakness or high pressure in the coolant system. It has been working great for a couple of years now.

Is there such a thing as a soft start capacitor? What would it do? If the hard start cap slowly collects power to release it quickly, would that not lower the wattage needed to start the a/c motor?

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Old 10-18-2020, 06:01 AM   #17660
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Winterized my TT yesterday, woke up this morning to it snowing.great timing on my part.
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