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  Fan longevity
Posted by: RoamingKat - 06-16-2018, 05:07 AM - Forum: Heating/Air Conditioning - Replies (4)

I have been parked for a while.   I have been keeping the vent fans running continuously for days now.
The solar handles it without even putting a dent in the capacity, but now I wonder about burning out the fans.

I have two fantastic ceiling vent fans and two endless breeze fans.    The vent fans are built in...they are the ones I worry about.

I am in the wicked heat and humidity of the NC, so ventilation is critical.   Most of the time the air is completely dead ... except for storms, then the windows are all closed anyway.

So, what is the general life expectancy of these vent fans?

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  Text size
Posted by: Blacktank - 06-15-2018, 04:21 PM - Forum: Forum Issues/Suggestions - Replies (5)

to big,to small,messing with how the site displays? i can change it for each theme

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Big Grin I KNEW IT.
Posted by: GotSmart - 06-15-2018, 03:40 PM - Forum: Wifi/Cellular/Computers - Replies (3)

Lately I have been getting spam on my yahoo account directed at an address I lived at ten years ago. I had been hitting the do not spam button and all have stopped but one. Today when I went to remove it there was a pop up from Yahoo announcing a $10 a year spam blocker. 

Net Nutrality at work or coincidence?  Perhaps time to close my 15 year old FREE account.  

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  New Tripath amplifier
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 06-15-2018, 07:29 AM - Forum: Other Systems - Replies (4)

My $10 Lepai LP-808 just died after 5 years of service.

So I just upgraded to a Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition Original Tripath TA2020-020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with 12V 5A Power Supply Black for about $32.

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My speakers are MTX TS82 8" full-range 2-way truck boxes
bought from a yard sale for $10. I have the amp mounted to the back of one of the boxes. My boxes also came with HD carry straps mounted on the sides opposite the speaker wire inputs for ease in carrying from my condo to my van.

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My audio files are contained on a win 7 Acer 10" netbook with a full 250 gig hard drive with DFX audio enhancement software that I carry in an HD nylon bag that the feds provided to enumerators for the 2010 national census.


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  YARC Forum Theme
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 06-14-2018, 10:46 AM - Forum: YARC - Replies (4)

Did anyone notice that in the top image of the YARC theme, the Popeye character has letters tattooed on his left hand fingers?  Can anyone make out what those letters are?  If you could see the fingers on the other hand I'm sure the original image would have been the traditional sailor tattoo of "HOLD" on the right hand and "FAST" on the left hand, a superstition to ward off bad luck of falling off the ship into the sea.  Since we can't see the right hand a simple change presented itself so that happened.

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  server issue
Posted by: Blacktank - 06-13-2018, 04:43 PM - Forum: Forum News - Replies (1)

server is having an issue, they are on it but expect site loading problems

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  Interior Department claims major investment in U.S. parks
Posted by: BCGuy - 06-13-2018, 02:17 PM - Forum: Other - Replies (9)


Interior Department claims major investment in U.S. parks

June 11, 2018 Russ De Maris

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
In a “good news, bad news” scenario, the U.S. Interior Department says America’s national parks are looking at a $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. The good news? The agency has approved spending to take care of 2.2 percent of the need.
Under the banner headline, “Trump Administration Announces $256 Million in Construction Projects Approved for National Parks”, a news release from the Interior Department touts “repairs and rehabilitation for aging National Park Service Infrastructure.” “Roads, bridges, trails, water systems and visitor centers—even bathrooms, campgrounds and drinking fountains—are all part of this critical, but often unnoticed, infrastructure framework. In 2017, 330 million people visited the 417 NPS sites across the country. The NPS completed over $650 million in maintenance and repair work in Fiscal Year 2017, but aging facilities, high visitation, and resource constraints have kept the maintenance backlog between $11 billion and $12 billion since 2010.”
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Will any of your favorite parks be part of this massive effort? Here’s the complete list (in alphabetical order) of who gets what money, and what for.
Cape Cod National Seashore – Upgrade Visitor Access at Herring Cove Beach. – Mass. – $5.4 million
Carlsbad Caverns National Park – Replace Old/Failing Primary Electrical Distribution Infrastructure. – N.M. – $3.4 million
Channel Islands National Park – Replace Anacapa Stiff-Leg Derrick Crane with Two-Crane System. – Calif. – $3.9 million
Death Valley National Park – Restore Flood-Damaged Historic Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center. – Calif. – $5.3 million
Fort Point National Historic Site – Repair Leaks in North Barbette Tier and Repoint Brick Masonry at Fort Point. – Calif.– $5.9 million
George Washington Memorial Parkway – Repair Arlington Memorial Bridge. – D.C. – $18.2 million
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve – Construct Electrical Intertie to Falls Creek Hydro Project – Renewable Energy & Sustainability. – Ark. – $7.5 million
Glacier National Park – Rebuild/Reconstruct Sperry Chalet. – Mont. – $12 million
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – North Shore Road Monetary Settlement. – N.C. – $35.2 million
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Rehabilitate Elkmont Waste Water System. – Tenn. – $2.5 million
Lake Mead National Recreation Area – Replace Water Intake Barge with Shoreline Wells at Katherine Landing to Ensure Reliable Water Supply. – Ariz. – $1.9 million
Lowell National Historical Park – Replace Unsafe and Inefficient Windows of Boott Mill Museum. – Mass. – $4.1 million
Mammoth Cave National Park – Reconstruct Unsafe Cave Trail Along Grand Avenue Tour Between Snowball and Grand Central. – Ky. – $13.8 million
Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Replace Plaza Paver System and Rehabilitate Visitor Center. – S.D. – $8.9 million
National Capital Regional Office – Rehabilitate National Mall and Memorial Parks, US Park Police, and Regional Office Campus. – D.C. – $11.8 million
National Mall and Memorial Parks – Restore Jefferson Roof and Portico. – D.C. – $21.3 million
Old Santa Fe Trail Building – Rehab Building for Seismic, Rehab Exterior Envelope and Historic Elements. – N.M. – $2.8 million
Statue Of Liberty National Monument – Stabilize Ellis Island Seawall – Phase III. – N.Y. – $33 million
Valley Forge National Historical Park – Rehabilitate Visitor Center for Access, Safety, and Energy Efficiency. – Pa. – $10 million
Vicksburg National Military Park – Stabilize Railroad Redoubt Earthworks. – Miss. – $5.9 million
Yellowstone National Park – Rehab and Seismic Retrofit of Mammoth Hotel Guest Room Wings. – Wyo. – $21.2 million
Yosemite National Park – Rehabilitate Wawona Wastewater Treatment Plant. – Calif. – $21.5 million

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  California split up
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 06-13-2018, 12:36 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (15)

Looks like voters in California will be able to vote on splitting the state up into 3 separate states in November.  Apparently there is big support for this so who knows, we might have 2 new stars on the flag in the near future.  3 if Puerto Rico is granted statehood.


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  Compressor for 80 PSI tires?
Posted by: BradKW - 06-12-2018, 07:44 PM - Forum: Other Systems - Replies (6)

I'm looking for a good compressor to keep onboard for tire inflation...and with dually's on my truck, filling up to 80 psi can be a long process. The small 12v compressors I've tried were a mixed bag...weak, but the one had a thread-on valve connection so I didn't have to stay hunched over for 20 min. Worked pretty well for all but inner tires.

I'm also fine going with 110v, but my standard 2.5 gal pancake only gives me +7psi per tank recharge...and it's too big to haul anyway. I figure that with all the big RVs out there, surely there must be a good system...I can't picture elder folks dealing with the ergonomics of the way I've been doing it so far..?

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