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1  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Pictures of recently completed built in cabinet and flip-up table. on: July 01, 2015, 04:01:46 pm
Dave,

Very, very nice!!!!

Barry and Sue
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone replaced the pedal on Thetford toilet on: June 27, 2015, 11:21:53 am
Yikes is right--thetford does have a you tube video on taking off the old pedal (not a problem for you) and replacing with a new one.  It does show what a good pedal should look like on the back side, maybe you can determine what went bad on yours and come up with a temporary fix.  Apparently you can get foot pedal repair kits for these.  Here is the link to the you tube video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=blDNqLrTdF0
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 26, 2015, 03:47:54 pm
I have talked to Norcold three different times about why there are two retrofit hinges in the retrofit kit and got different answers each time.  The documentation that came with the kit says there is a "retrofit hinge-left", "retrofit hinge-right".

Sue
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rescreening the Coach screen door on: June 26, 2015, 02:46:59 pm
Barry and I thought that company was just for the door frame since they specialize in powder coating.   Will be interested to know if they also make the screen section of the door.

Sue
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rescreening the Coach screen door on: June 26, 2015, 02:28:31 pm
Judi,

I would call Kermit.  I looked on ours and do not see a brand name.  Maybe Kermit can tell you who the manufacturer is and then you could call them and see if it can be done.  There are a few companies online that make them and I even noticed that Home Depot sells them.

Sue
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket installation of hard-wired surge protection? on: June 25, 2015, 04:36:44 pm
Gretchen

I installed a hardwired Progressive Industries Electric Management System Model EMS-HW30C and found it works great.  A nice feature is that it can be turned off (no need to remove) if it fails or detects a problem that cannot be fixed immediately.   Also, the surge portion is warranted for life and is very easy to replace.  

The installation was very simple except for dealing with the stiff 10g wire. The unit provides voltage protection (<104V & >132V), frequency protection (<51HZ & > 69HZ), Surge Protection, Polarity Protection and Open Neutral/Ground Protection. Also, it has a built in volt meter, frequency meter and amp meter all very handy when it comes to troubleshooting power problems.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Here is a link to Progressive Industries web site and an Amazon listing:

30 Amp Service

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm#!ems-hw30c/cuun
http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Industries-EMSHW30C-Surge-Protector/dp/B0050EGS5W/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379717202&sr=8-1&keywords=ems-hw30c

50 Amp Service

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_hw50c.htm#!ems-hw50c/cjk6
http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Industries-EMSHW50C-Surge-Protector/dp/B007O6INSE/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379854241&sr=8-2&keywords=progressive+industries+hw50c

One very useful feature is the amp meter that allows for real time monitoring of the current draw.  This feature allowed me to measure the current draw of each major electrical device in the PC.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 22, 2015, 11:23:20 am
Ron,

It can be put on the top of the door, when speaking with Norcold they say you can use it for top and bottom.  I can't see a purpose for using it on top since you would be putting it on the top of the plastic portion of the hinge that would be carrying no weight.  It might reinforce the metal post portion of the hinge but that is not what is breaking on these doors.  It probably wouldn't hurt but I do not know if it would affect the closing of the door since we ony installed it on the bottom hinge.

I have talked to Norcold three different times and got different answers each time.  The documentation that came with the kit says "retrofit hinge-left", "retrofit hinge-right".

Sue
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 22, 2015, 10:22:56 am
Ron,

Yes, they are mirror images, you get a right hand swing and a left hand swing.  Two kits are needed if you want to do the freezer door.  I do not put anything heavy on the freezer door so chose not do reinforce that hinge.  We are hoping George and Judi can use our extra one for their feezer door.  I think their door swings the opposite of ours.

Sue
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 22, 2015, 08:44:58 am
This is a picture of the Norcold reinforcement kit 634166 that we ordered off of amazon.  The instructions are not very clear but if you remember once you remove the door the part attaches to the bottom of the door.  It is a 5 minute job once you realize how it attaches.  Remove the door, slide this piece of metal on the bottom lip of the door, add the spacer, reinstall the door and you are good to go.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 03:17:21 pm
Paul,

Yes, that is the right kit.  We ordered that exact one from Amazon.  But beware, this is NOT a repair kit or a fix for a broken door.  It is to be used on an unbroken door hinge.  It actually attaches to the bottom of the hinge and reinforces the area so that the weight of the door is not supported by the plastic but by the reinforcement piece.  We put it on after we saw what happened to George and Judi's.  They had very little stored on their door and it just gave in on them.  We are hoping this kit prevents our door hinge from ever breaking.

Sue
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 09:45:09 am
The sad thing is Norcold doesn't even have a fix once the hinge is broken.  They want you to buy a new door and then buy their reinforcement kit.  Like George said, he had to fabricate something himself and his will probably outlast anything Norcold could do.

Their reinforcement kit is to be used on a door that has not been broken yet.  Very sad indeed that they anticipate their design will eventually break!
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 21, 2015, 08:07:30 am
Ron,

From the broken doors I have seen it doesn't matter how it swings, how heavy it is loaded but boils down to design of the hinge.  The hinge is sitting on a piece of plastic, heavy as it looks, it is not strong enough.  Norcold should do a recall but instead they made the reinforcement kit.  The reinforcement kit is made out of "metal" not plastic.  Before we ordered the kit I called Norcold and spoke with them about this.  This is definitely not a fix once the hinge breaks, this kit is to be used on an unbroken hinge to prevent it from breaking.  Only time will tell.

Sue
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fridge door fell off on: June 20, 2015, 08:02:54 pm
Judy and Jerry

This has happened to many folks with different RVs.  There are a few fixes shown in some of the forums such as the following
http://forums.woodalls.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23753243/print/true.ccm
and
http://democracydoctor1.blogspot.com/2014/02/shameful-engineering-by-norcold.html

If you do an internet search for norcold fridge door hinge broke you will see many different fixes.  This might save you a few dollars.

After we saw this happen to one of our fellow PC friends we bought the reinforcement kit from Norcold as an insurance.  This kit really seems to have reinforced our lower hinge.

Sue

14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: HWH levelers not retracting on: June 19, 2015, 09:08:17 pm
Mike
Good info directly from HWH

Barry
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Air not working on: June 16, 2015, 10:16:36 am
Don

My understanding of the 50AMP RV service is a little different.  I think a RV electric service pedestal actually provides a RV with two 50AMP phases.  This means that the RV would actually receive a total of 100AMP or about 12,000 watts.

Barry
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