7238Re: [classicrv] Weak Magic Chef stove
- Nov 5, 2001It's me again, this mess caught my eye, And I had to reply to it.. AND I AM NOT BEING NASTY, off topic, but came to mind.
I bought a Star Craft camper, used and was taken in on the price of it, I didn't know all the problems it had until I got it home etc. I noticed the hot water tank was by -passed (fittings connected together to take it out of the system) I connected the INLET and turned the water on, it flooded the camper. I totally removed the HW heater, pulled the box from around it etc.. The owner b4 me let it freeze and burst. I took it to a local welding company, they welded the aluminum split seam and charged me $30.00, I saved over $300.00 by doing this.
When I got it back home, I connected it up outside of the camper with water lines and connected a gas line to it to test it, it worked great, now it is back in the camper heating water like crazy! Big bucks ahead, until my wife wanted the money I saved!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Chappell, Joel B
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 6:03 AM
Subject: RE: [classicrv] Weak Magic Chef stove
I did not see the following mentioned in the thread, so if this is a repeat
I'm sorry. In the first season with my rig I had a problem with the hot
water heater, and could not adjust the flame as I though it should be. I
found out that some very small, almost microscopic, red spiders had taken up
residence in the orifice of the gas jet. When I quizzed the old-timer that
works at the parts counter in my favorite RV dealer he said this was a
common occurrence, and to watch for infestations in stoves and furnaces as
well. Not sure if this is a local to NH, or the northeast, phenomena, so
your mileage may vary. He also advised spraying WD-40 on the jets when you
winterize to keep these guys from creeping in. Most important is he said DO
NOT spray WD-40 on the jets if you PLAN TO USE THEM WITHIN 30 DAYS, only if
you are storing for a lengthy winter slumber. Hope you find the problem
Eryn, and ignore the other rumbling :-)
Joel in NH
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eryn Huntington [SMTP:eryn@...]
> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2001 11:55 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [classicrv] Weak Magic Chef stove
> fgwva wrote:
> > A good test for you Tom... stick you butt over the flame on your
> > camper stove...
> All right. That's about enough. While I appreciate all the great ideas
> and advice about the stove (truly!), rudeness is not required. Let's
> keep these conversations civilized. It really sucks to open up the old
> inbox expecting some useful, friendly, or interesting email and get
> sprayed with vitriol. Find a bar if you want to brawl.
> Thank you for all the great ideas. I've got several things to try. I
> appreciate it.
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