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RE: ASME propane tank leak

ASME tank has welded on brackets on top and is bolted in place.
Gary45 12/07/21 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose! The lessons one learns when dealing with this stuff! No wonder plumbers make $75 an hour. The distance between center of the slots where the bolts will go is 1/4 inch more than the center of the holes on the toilet. If I install this way the two bolts will lean in toward the toilet bowl and will present a weak point in the plastic. My only choice at this point appears to be to enlarge the holes on the toilet to by 1/8 inch to the outside. Question, did you try mounting the toilet to see how the bolts come through, this stuff is all standard, would be strange to find a toilet that is made wrong.there is usually quite a bit of play with the bolts, not a precise fit.
Gary45 11/10/21 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

If you are going to use a wax gasket in your home make sure you get the better one with the plastic funnel built in, a regular wax gasket will leak if your toilet has even a tiny amount of movement, a foam gasket is preferred for any toilet install, they come in a couple of thicknesses. Replaced lots of leaking wax gaskets in homes.
Gary45 11/09/21 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing old caulk after softening it

1/2 inch wood chisel works well
Gary45 11/01/21 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: California bans almost all small internal combustion engines

I have one of the newer battery lawn mowers, cuts much better then my gas powered lawn mower and no fumes.
Gary45 10/11/21 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: awning rolling up, arms and supports not aligned

Could the awning have moved on the roller so that it's closer to one end. I would think if the tension is much higher on one spring than the other it could cause your problem.
Gary45 09/25/21 02:09pm Tech Issues

Look on the other side of the tire
Gary45 09/18/21 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Just remove the (charging) wire from the house battery, you should be able to charge the vehicle battery and start it. You can hook your charger up to vehicle ground and the disconnected house battery charging wire to charge house battery. Then one of the batteries will discharge quickly pointing you to the problem.
Gary45 09/06/21 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

The isolator is the only place where the house battery is connected to the vehicle battery, should be 3 wires/connections, disconnect the wire from the house battery. There will be a wire from the alternator, center connection on mine and a wire going directly to vehicle battery. If you disconnect house connection at least both batteries will not drain. Do you have a battery charger or jumper cables, odds are the problem is on the house side.
Gary45 09/06/21 03:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

It's easy to replace the isolator, if the both batteries are dead that quick something is drawing power all the time. Check and make sure nothing is on. Do you have a volt meter? If you do you can measure how many amps are being drawn from each battery, leave wires disconnected and isolated at the isolator so you can check each battery separately. You have something on, likely on the house side.
Gary45 09/06/21 02:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: fridge problem on gas / potential battery issue?

Your trailer must have a connection directly to ground through stabilizing Jack's regardless of fence, a direct connection to ground is not going to cause a problem with the batteries. If the batteries are old and not holding a charge it would be best to change them. You need a voltmeter to check amp draw on the batteries.
Gary45 09/03/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 generator cranks but won't start

Anyone who does lawn mower or garden tractor repair should be able to repair motor
Gary45 08/06/21 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Low LP/Propane pressure

Regulator most likely
Gary45 07/30/21 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Strange electrical problem

Do you have fuses in battery location (Mine does) - one of the fuses will be the charging circuit
Gary45 07/27/21 02:24pm Tech Issues
RE: 2021 Ford E-Series No V-10

Ford went back to push rod design because they are better at developing torque at lower rpm, what you need in heavy vehicle like a motorhome. Overhead cam develops power better at higher rpm, better for performance vehicles like sports cars and motorcycles
Gary45 06/06/21 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel delivery issues carbureted Ford 460

With the electric fuel pump there has to be a return line, they develop a lot more pressure than mechanical engine mounted pump. There is a bypass valve before the carb. The constant fuel circulation prevents vapor locks. On the inside of the drivers side frame rail there should be 2 lines, on my 86 the fuel pump is there just rear of the front wheel in front of the transfer valve. Carb fuel supply is usually less than 20 pounds, electric pumps put out close to 60, perhaps pressure relief/bypass valve has a problem or could your return line have gotten damaged, easy to check. My understanding is electric pumps put on motorhomes because gas tank further back, also assuming your motor firing on all cylinders, spark plugs extremely difficult to change. I had similar thing happen with carbereted motor, would not start, cranked for a long time, finally fired and exhausted vapor exploded splitting muffler.
Gary45 06/05/21 03:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel delivery issues carbureted Ford 460

Float needle probably needs replacing
Gary45 06/04/21 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Worn suspension

You can visually inspect the leaf springs, normally one or two leafs can crack/break and you will not feel anything.
Gary45 05/31/21 07:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning up our old RV

Oh sorry about the aside. Camping spots are very difficult to get in Colorado. Yes I used a cheap caulk gun that we have had forever. I have not heard of Big Stretch but I like soap and water cleanup. Dicor is over $12 a tube. I actually bought a battery powered caulk gun a few years ago. It seems to have stopped working but it was for caulking vinyl to our crawlspace walls a pretty big job I did not think my hand was strong enough. It was hard to control but the call did not have to be neat! Dicor, ProFlexrv are expensive but they are excellent long lasting products. Well worth the money. ProFlexrv comes in litre cans and can be applied with a small paint brush on flat areas.
Gary45 05/26/21 09:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Grey water pipes snake around above floor - can I reroute?

I was a service plumber and I can tell you the gray water pipes need slope. Soap, skin cells, food bits, fat, all settle in pipes and over time create sludge blocking pipes and sometimes I had to cut down pipes to take them outside to clean out properly.
Gary45 02/21/21 07:15am Class C Motorhomes
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