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01-03-10, 11:15 AM
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Posted By shadow745

Yeah after thinking about taking the insulation...

Yeah after thinking about taking the insulation off the pipe, then running the heat tape, then putting it all back together I'm looking for different alternatives.

Once I discovered some of the...
01-03-10, 06:15 AM
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Posted By shadow745

Kitec and Heat Tape...

My wife and I operate a mobile espresso van. It has two 45 gallon fresh water tanks on top of the van (Dodge Sprinter) and has exposed plumbing on top of the van that carries water from the tanks...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Well I recently found the issue... a very clogged...

Well I recently found the issue... a very clogged air filter. I knew it was dirty and had been somewhat saturated with some oil and after going to have it checked out by the generator tech guy have...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Well we received our much anticipated...

Well we received our much anticipated PowerBlanket 1 week ago. I installed it right away. Will say even though it was/is expensive it is very well built and thoughout in design. It does a great job...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Well the PowerBlanket came in and is installed...

Well the PowerBlanket came in and is installed and it helps keep the tank warm to enhance vaporization. Still lacking efficiency and now I'm wondering if something is faulty with the regulator...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

GregH thanks for the detailed info and...

GregH thanks for the detailed info and illustration. I think I will install the tank jacket to get things as consistent and efficient as possible and have a local generator tech guy check the...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

One more question.... is there a simple/cheap way...

One more question.... is there a simple/cheap way to test a propane regulator? There is some sort of regulator that actually feeds the fuel system onboard the generator itself and there is also the...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Well I finally got fed up with the issue and...

Well I finally got fed up with the issue and ordered a Power Blanket. It is specifically designed with the thermostat, safety limiter, etc. built-in and it's made exactly for this type of problem. I...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Thanks for all the replies... haven't checked...

Thanks for all the replies... haven't checked here in awhile. Maybe adding a second tank or a larger one would be OK. Just have to make sure space and the platform will allow that.

The generator...
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Views: 5,101
Posted By shadow745

Never knew anything like that could be done, but...

Never knew anything like that could be done, but I highly doubt we'd have enough room to add a second tank. Space is somewhat limited as it is. Thanks.......
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Posted By shadow745

Propane Fired Generator Issue......

My wife and I operate a mobile espresso van which is powered by a Generac Guardian 13KW propane fired generator with a 100# tank. We live in NC and I have noticed the tank frosting up a bit on nippy...
09-01-09, 05:20 AM
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Views: 832
Posted By shadow745

Visit this site.... Softenerparts.com Resin...

Visit this site.... Softenerparts.com Resin Replacement (http://softenerparts.zoovy.com/category/6600.resinreplacement/)

This guy knows what he's talking about and has a very informative site....
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Posted By shadow745

Without trying to be too sarcastic..... learn how...

Without trying to be too sarcastic..... learn how to winterize/store engines and other PE properly.

You might want to try draining the bowl on the carb if possible before trying to run it. Later!
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Views: 1,237
Posted By shadow745

Yeah I had a similar issue with an older...

Yeah I had a similar issue with an older Craftsman handheld blower. Would run, but only for seconds and was very erratic. Took it apart and found loose intake bolts. I used a bit of high temp....
08-24-09, 08:46 AM
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Views: 4,155
Posted By shadow745

Agree.... I'd buy a whole house unit filled with...

Agree.... I'd buy a whole house unit filled with carbon media that will backwash itself as needed. I think I'd also put this filter before the softener, not after it...... might help your softener...
07-03-09, 04:47 PM
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Views: 952
Posted By shadow745

Removing Head From Carbon Unit.......

Have a rather large (40" x 10") whole house carbon filter, Rainsoft Silver series and need to remove the head (guessing that's what it's called) so I can dump the old carbon and rebed it. Any special...
06-09-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By shadow745

Thanks for the advice. The unit is a little over...

Thanks for the advice. The unit is a little over 4 years old and is Rainsoft's Silver Series. Will pull the cover to see exactly what motor it uses and go from there.

A few questions.... how do I...
06-08-09, 05:48 PM
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Views: 1,272
Posted By shadow745

Yeah they do have a great warranty and we have...

Yeah they do have a great warranty and we have already contacted the dealer that installed it. The timer motor will be covered, but they want $135 just for the service call and that includes the...
06-08-09, 02:10 PM
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Views: 1,272
Posted By shadow745

Need Info On This Carbon Filter......

Have a 4 year old Rainsoft Hysulex carbon filter under our home as part of our treatment system. It isn't keeping time or regenerating on its own. I'm assuming it's probably the timer motor. Same...
04-22-09, 02:34 PM
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Views: 1,844
Posted By shadow745

Agree..... a PH of 4.5 is extremely low. Ours is...

Agree..... a PH of 4.5 is extremely low. Ours is 5.8 (lowest of anybody I know) and we use 50% caustic soda to neutralize it and it is effective and not too expensive.

Andy, is sodium hydroxide...
04-21-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,791
Posted By shadow745

Hey thanks alot for that post. I've searched many...

Hey thanks alot for that post. I've searched many times online and have found very little info on the Hysulex. I do know that our dealer said it (media) should last 3-5 years depending on conditions....
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Views: 44,306
Posted By shadow745

Apparently you've never been on a ladder using a...

Apparently you've never been on a ladder using a strong pressure washer......

If you want to clean higher areas the best thing to do would be to buy an extension wand, that will allow you to work...
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Views: 44,306
Posted By shadow745

For most home surfaces I use a mix of 1 pint of...

For most home surfaces I use a mix of 1 pint of Simple Green, 1 pint of 6% bleach and mix these with 3/4 gallon of water, then run this through the detergent hose. The bleach does great for mold,...
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Views: 44,306
Posted By shadow745

You're kidding right? No way will a garden...

You're kidding right? No way will a garden sprayer work more efficiently than applying the detergent with the PW..... There are soap nozzles available that will throw the suds as high as 20' up and...
03-30-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,260
Posted By shadow745

Your system might benefit by installing something...

Your system might benefit by installing something before the softener to eliminate the iron altogether so the resin isn't getting fouled. We have an average iron level of 2-3ppm most of the year and...
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