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RE: AC toast?

There are you tube videos on checking compressors, easy to do. I have found no way to check for a seized compressor which is what I believe is my issue. I asked on an HVAC forum and it seems to be a process of elimination, if all the electrical checks out then a sized compressor is assumed. A rather expensive assumption!
jjrbus 09/08/20 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: AC toast?

This You tube thing is amazing, no more running off to the library to find a technical book written in greek to trouble shoot something. There is a down side, some people can make big screen quality videos but know nothing about the subject or are not really good at speaking to the average person. I just had what I am 99% sure is a AC compressor lock up. So I jump on You tube watch a couple videos and go try to test the capacitor. I won't go through the entire story, can't get a micro farad reading on my multimeter, borrow the neighbors, same thing. Stumped. None of the videos mention that the average meter a DIY'er has will measure over 20 micro farads. The least expensive meter I could find that will measure over 20 was in the $50 range. HTH
jjrbus 09/08/20 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

Kind of weird that some can run a 15k off of a eu2000i and some not. Running a RV AC with a small generator has the most misinformation of any RV topic on the net. The confused me but good, cost me some grief and money. One person insisting he ran his roof air all the time with a 2000 with no issues. Turns out he had a no longer available Coleman mini that was 8000 btu! Know how some people get 13 mpg out of a vehicle that no one else can get 10 mpg out of, I suspect it is the same with AC!
jjrbus 09/03/20 04:51am Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

install a microair easy start and you'll be fine on the smaller generator Thats what I am thinking of doing to run my 15k from my Eu2000 Hmmm, a Coleman 15k unit shows 1520 watt draw standard and 2025 watts desert. These are ideal condition #'s. I would think borderline for the 2000?
jjrbus 09/02/20 03:36am Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

The correct answer is maybe. Tempature, humidity and elevation play a roll. An AC that starts at sea level on a 75° day may not start on a mountain on an 80° day! A Honda 2000 can run up to a 8000 btu AC, over that and they are running in brownout conditions. LRA is the culpret, locked rotar amps. What will happen is it will be operating in brown out conditions and eventually burn out the compressor or the generator. Options are larger genset, smaller AC or a Micro Air easy start. Beware there are easy start clones out there and they are getting some really bad reviews. And of course my disclaimer, my opinion based on my experience and worth what you are paying for it!
jjrbus 08/28/20 04:01am Tech Issues
RE: New to me--2014 Freelander 21QB rough ride

Had new tires put on my Toyota RV, they put max pressure on the sidewall in them 65 psi, just about jarred my teeth out on the way home. Referred to as riding on bowling balls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-gPwNZgDGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkwOE1yKY5c
jjrbus 08/26/20 04:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Honda EU2000i electric start?? Anyone used one?

Thanks for the response. The way I see it the next generator with remote start is the Champion 3100 for well over a $1000. Has an 8 hour run time which shuts it off before I want to be up and out. The extended run kit for the Champion is $250 and not a simple install. So the electric start kit is not that far off pricewise for the Honda
jjrbus 08/14/20 05:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Honda EU2000i electric start?? Anyone used one?

Pinellas power used to market an electric start for the little Honda and stopped for some reason. Now I see this on the market and wonder if anyone has tried it? https://www.frogproductsinc.com/electric-start-kit.html
jjrbus 08/11/20 07:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mini Split AC - Condenser unit in fifth wheel basement??

RV basement air have been around for ages. I helped someone install one over 20 years ago. Will not see them as they are expensive. Now that I think about, unit performed very well and needed to be replace at about 15 years old.
jjrbus 08/11/20 01:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How cold should the air conditioning get the RV?

I have seen good roof airs replaced because the evaporator coil was filthy! You tube cleaning BRAND rv ac coils.
jjrbus 08/11/20 01:45am Tech Issues
RE: weber bbq q 100

I have the small Weber baby Q. The flame does not get blast furnace high, it is possible you are expecting too much?? Will it get up to temperature? Disassemble as much as you can and look for dirt, bugs. Soak the orifice in alcohol and blow it out. Might convert it back to small bottle use and see if that works?? I have had it 20 years, gets used 2 to 3 times a week and have never had an issue or replaced a part. Best grill ever made.
jjrbus 08/09/20 05:26am Tech Issues
RE: Hard Start kits: Supco SPP6 vs. Dometic #3310727.015

I got quite an education on this about 4 years ago. Most of the articles you find online the people have no idea what they are talking about or doing! Hint, as soon as they bring out a Kill a Watt meter, they don't have a clue. Takes a quality clamp on meter to measure inrush current. My Honda 2000 would not start my Duo Therm 11k unit. Get a Suppco they said, will work 100%, easy to install. Put one in and wow! The AC fired right up, in 70 degree weather. Some place between 70 and upper 90's it failed to start the AC. Temperature, humidity and elevation affect AC and generator operation. So on the net, at what point with a hard start running an AC that is oversized for the genset are brownout conditions experienced, at what temperature, at what elevation? How long will it take to burn out the AC or genny? The electronics in the Honda are in the $500 area, not something I want to make the wrong guess on. If you try to run an air conditioner during a brown-out you risk damaging it permanently by burning the motor out. The reason is the air conditioners and many other motor driven appliances require a great deal more power to start than to continue running. If the power isn’t available the motor continues to draw excess power none-the-less but fails to start and eventually overheats and burns out. It is possible that modern appliances have protections to prevent this from happening but it has been a traditional problem so it’s worth consulting the manufacturer to ask their advice. So for me the options are bigger genny, smaller AC or a Micro Air soft start. I was able to use an 8k window unit, which the Honda 2000 runs under all conditions. I did add a hard start to it, so I can run in ECO mode. Only my opinion and worth what you are paying for it.
jjrbus 08/08/20 04:24am Tech Issues
RE: Question on buying a "prior salvage tilte" RV

I was going to look at an other than clean title RV. Was told there was some minor damage which had been fixed. I asked if they had any pictures of "minor" damage. They said no, I walked away. I do not have the expertise to tell if it was minor damage or a wreck, plus is minor subjective?
jjrbus 08/02/20 05:17am Tech Issues
RE: Adding second AC myself

Thanks all! Any thoughts on where to buy these AC units online? Don't see many options on Amazon. I think a 13.5 unit would be plenty for this application. Till I moved to FL, I knew little about AC and put no thought into it. Now I know that bigger is not always better and can be worse. Too large a unit will short cycle and humidity will remain high. In the desert may want the biggest available, in humid areas I want the smallest one possible to keep humidity at bay! I have an 8k window unit in mine and can just barely keep up with no shade on really hot days, but is small enough to keep humidity low at night!
jjrbus 07/28/20 05:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mini Split AC - Condenser unit in fifth wheel basement??

Inverter, heat pump minis "modulate" ie they have a variable output. My 9k Daikin's will put out from 4000 to 11000 btu. Need to check maker of unit to see what they put out. In humid areas the lower the btu's the better as it keeps the humidity down. Another nice feature is they do not start on high, but start on low and ramp up to the needed output. Which makes them ideal for small generators. I do not think there are any specs for roof air, manufactures do not want to tell anyone anything.
jjrbus 07/27/20 04:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding second AC myself

Many years ago I would have muscled the AC onto the roof with sheer brute force and beer. Now that I am older I do not drink beer and have a bad back from muscling things around with sheer brute force in my youth, I make a simple sled from plywood and a couple pieces of wood for guides and pull the AC up an extension ladder. I do not trust my roof so use pieces of plywood to distribute my weight and try to stay close to the edges or over inside walls. Short pieces of pipe can be used to roll the unit around. PVC pipe works well, is easy to cut and cheaper that a chiropractor visit.
jjrbus 07/27/20 04:10am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mini Split AC - Condenser unit in fifth wheel basement??

If I had room for the evaporator I would have put a mini in my Toyota years ago! Have 3 in my house, self installed. There will be no condensate in the bay, the inside evaporator is what produces the condensate. There have been minis put in bays so should be doable, with my limited knowledge I would not go that route. The minis move huge amounts of air to cool, I would guess a 1000 cu ft a minute, as an example a roof air pushes about 300 feet a minute into the living space. If you can leave both bay doors open and not fill the bay up with stuff would work. With the exhaust side as close to the door as possible. Be aware the cheap mini's directions can be horrible if not wrong, have no technical back up, no parts so they are disposables. Buy from bigger online sellers and not from a van in a Wal Mart parking lot.
jjrbus 07/23/20 04:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for Honda sound box post.

Fans are CRITICAL if you are putting a generator in a box. I had cobbled a box together 4 years ago and used muffin fans. Was not impressed with them and changed to a radiator 7 inch fan. worked great. However the box stuck out too far and was too low. Making a new box now and trying to do it without a fan. Little Honda is running hot. 93 degree day and unit is running 105, measured under the handle on the case. Likely ok but I am not happy with it and not sure if more air needs to come in or I positioned vents wrong?? The old setup with fan would run a few degrees above ambient.
jjrbus 07/20/20 05:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for Honda sound box post.

Thank you it was the jauguston one I was looking for!
jjrbus 07/19/20 04:26pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Looking for Honda sound box post.

Some time ago a sound box for a Honda generator was posted and have tried searching but does not show up. I want to show it to someone, anyone know how to find it?? I believe the mans name was Jorgenson??
jjrbus 07/19/20 06:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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