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    When some find out that dry ice is frozen CO2, there will be big trouble, and they will want to ban dry ice.
  2. This is from the Eternabond site: EternaPrime® is an adhesive and surface conditioner intended to aid adhesion of EternaBond® MicroSealant tapes, or other non- MicroSealant tapes such as butyl tapes and other self adhesive seaming tapes. EternaPrime® is also an excellent primer for use with self-adhered modified bitumen membranes. Use EternaPrime® when surfaces to be bonded are very dirty (oxidized and cannot be easily cleaned), or dusty (like on a tar and gravel roof). EternaPrime® will prepare the surface by coalescing all loose particles into a solid platform for the EternaBond® tape to adhere to. EternaPrime® allows EternaBond® MicroSealant tapes to be installed in temperatures as low as -20°F (-29°C). EternaPrime® also prepares most contaminated surfaces for tape application. I don't think any overspray on the roofing material will hurt anything.
  3. When we replaced our microwave last year, had it delivered from BestBuy, and the only modification needed was to change the vent diverter from pointing up to pointing out the back. Otherwise, the installation was fairly straight forward.
  4. Last year in Sun City, AZ, we were paying $1.99 a gallon for propane. We started out this past winter season at $2.09 a gallon, and then after the freeze in Texas, the price slowly crept up to $2.69 a gallon, which is still really reasonable compared to prices in 2013 at over $4.00 a gallon and getting close to $5.00 a gallon that we saw in Missouri that winter.
  5. The really nice way to see the canyon is to park your RV at the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, get on the train in the morning to the canyon, several hours to take it all in and have lunch, then the train ride back, and then hook up and head out the next day. We've done this several times and with kids and grandkids makes it even better. https://www.thetrain.com/
  6. The park we are in has quite a few park models in it and a large number have been vacated by people heading north, and no one leaves an A/C running while gone. There is no humidity problem here, actually a lack of humidity is the norm. We are several days away from leaving and right now, the humidity outside is 7%, but has been closer to 4% earlier today. Staying in an RV can be done, but I think the question was regarding a conventional home.
  7. The easiest answer to the original question is, when you get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, and the light won't turn on and the water pump doesn't work to flush the toilet.
  8. If there is not a check valve in the cold water entrance port of the water heater, the accumulator tank will keep internal water heater tank pressure from exceeding the setting of the T&P valve. PEX tubing, whether it is white, blue, or red is all the same and is rated well above the 140 degrees of most water heaters in these RV's. The color is just there to aid in the installation and future maintenance so it is easy to identify which is hot or cold. This is the specs for PEX from the Lowe's site, and this applies to all colors of PEX: Minimum working temperature 33 degrees F at 160 PSI Maximum working temperature 200 degrees F at 80 PSI
  9. The reason the T&P valve leaks while the water heater is heating water is water expands when heated. The reason the water escapes the T&P valve is because you have a closed water system on the RV, and regardless if you are connected to external water with a hose or just working with fresh water in your onboard tank, the water expands and has nowhere to go except out the T&P valve, which is what you want so your plumbing doesn't explode. The air pocket at the top of the water heater tank will allow for the expansion and should stop the water from seeping out the valve. There is another option, and that is to install an accumulator tank, such as one of these https://www.amazon.com/SHURFLO-182-200-Pre-Pressurized-Accumulator-Tank/dp/B000N9VF6Q/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=rv+water+accumulator+tank&qid=1619397854&sr=8-3 This would be installed in the cold water side of your water system, and then when the water heater is heating, this tank will absorb the expansion, so you wouldn't need to worry about the air pocket in the water heater tank. Your water heater and the T&P valve are working exactly as they are designed and you will not be able to keep replacing water heaters to find one that doesn't relieve water pressure like they are supposed to.
  10. We have a Netgear 815S Mobile Hotspot and use the 6000450 MIMO antenna with it. It seems to have improved the reception for the hotspot, and I don't think there is anything better.
  11. If you remove the filter panel on the ceiling, you will see a metal box. If you are lucky, you will be able to remove a screw that holds the cover on and then can see the circuit board inside. We had the Zone 2 box fail years ago due to corrosion on the board and the phone wire connection. I ended up buying a new box and replaced it. That was seven years ago and have had no issues since.
  12. The most practical thing, being off the road and the rain comes, would be just cab up, and when the rain stops, get the chairs out and wait till it dries up. Why risk tearing up the rig and who knows what else just to move the RV. I've had experience getting large trucks and equipment pulled out of mud and other places, once with the biggest caterpillar I've ever seen, and the trench that was created by the truck being dragged out was huge. Another time, the cable broke and drug a load of rocks toward the truck we were pulling out. Blew out the radiator, windshield, alternator along with body damage. Fortunately, the guy behind the wheel was able to dive for the floor before the rocks hit the truck. If the ground was hard enough to drive in, it will be hard enough to drive out once it dries up.
  13. We've had a Netgear 815S hotspot for AT&T and have had an unlimited plan for quite a few years now, and we have great service and can stream movies with no interruptions. We will probably upgrade the hotspot in the near future, and I'm sure there are other hotspot options including providers that work just as well. Considered and then decided against installing a more permanent device as technologies are quickly evolving making many of these things nothing more than boat anchors.
  14. I got logged on to the site at 9:00 am Tuesday here in AZ, and was finally able to snag an appointment for Feb 4 at the Cardinals Stadium. DW will be going with me, and even though she is just too young for the 65-75 group, she will probably be able to get her shot too. By evening on the news, they were already reporting that the earliest appointment times were the 19th and later in February, so we got real lucky.
  15. Run whatever size cable to a box where you will plug your rig into. At that box, terminate the cable into lugs that have two terminations so you can run the small cable from the termination to the breaker in your panel. Your larger cable will handle the voltage so you don't have the high voltage loss, and for the very short distance to the panel lugs, there will not be any voltage drop. I am a retired lineman, and worked with UG cable for over 35 years and aluminum is all we used, and you just need a compound to wire brush the bare aluminum with prior to inserting into the lugs to cut the oxide layer and prevent any future oxide layer from developing. Your cable should have a fairly hard insulation surface so it can be pulled through the conduit, as soft insulation, such as on welding cable, will have a lot of friction inside the conduit which will make it hard to pull. Also, use wide sweeping elbows when you make a 90 degree bend.
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