Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous

Re: Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:29 pm

Dave,

Did you do the Matthaus threaded rod ????

And how far is that rheostat for the PV turned ??? Just curious if it is about 25%.



I had a near catastophe this morning. While checking the Alaska in my home garage this AM before going to work, I noticed that our old generator was leaking gas onto the garage floor. I immediately shut down the stove and removed the generator outside. I left the overhead door cracked to get the fumes out during the day. I restarted it tonight. You probably would have heard the boom up your way.

Did your fan quiet any ???

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Rick
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Re: Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:44 pm

That's why there are regulations stating that appliances with open flame must be elevated in garages to lessen the chance of fumes igniting.
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Re: Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous

PostBy: crochunisclan On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:16 am

rick, I did not use the Matthaus threaded rod this time. I bought a new replacement part from the dealer for 6 bucks.

The rheostat position is a little weird. The rheostat setting is actually up about 60%, but the actual fan is only on about 25%. It used to sound like a swarm of bees outside, but now you can't even hear it.
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Re: Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous

PostBy: crochunisclan On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:57 pm

HA! I turned off my stove last night, and a funny thing happened! IT WENT OUT! Usually it would climb into the hopper and start a fire because of all the draft I had. SWEET!
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