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Old 06-20-2017, 06:35 AM   #141
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ive been around ekectronics and RF forever.. carried a bag phone as a teen in the 80s that I won from a radio station contest, had a motorola brick... and had wifi before most knew what it was.. my brain keeps getting more powerful every day..

Never did have any luck with looks, athletics, or men...

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Women hold doors open for you? Damn. That wifi must really be wittling you down.

I'm not concerned with weak levels of EMF. I don't think the wifi signal compares to an induction cooktop or a generator for that matter.

There's always the chance that we may be experiencing normal ageing.

Remember when women's lib took off and some women would chew your butt for holding a door open for them. Ahhhh, those were the good old days.

No, wifi hasn't melted my scented candles or anything. No spontaneous combustion, yet. Brain power is declining, but all my life people said that was the.... tomatoes.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:13 AM   #144
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I had not heard about the tomatoes - I will be on guard for those evil pests!!

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Old 06-21-2017, 05:30 AM   #145
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Yesterday I ordered a 100 sq. ft. under floor electric heat kit. Basically a roll of wire and a thermostat. My sister has been trying to help me choose a flooring. Finding something that I like AND that matches the cabinets AND doesn't make the whole place look like a dark box has been a challenge. I ended up ordering several boxes of "Heritage Mill Macadamia Plank" cork flooring from Home Depot - should be here this week. I was hoping for a darker distressed wood grain floor but I can't find one that works with the cabinets - mostly due to too much "dark". The cork is kinda crazy - it may prove to be too crazy.

My plan is to route a tiny channel into the OSB sub-floor and stick the wire in it. Then install the flooring over the top. All that routing sounds like a ton of work and I don't like that. However; I haven't come up with anything better yet. Maybe someone has an idea?? The goal is for the cork planks to lay flat and not spend a bunch of money.
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I'm coming a bit late to this party, sorry. My son and I both had problems with our induction cook tops and msw inverters. We have different brands. both make a noise when off and just plugged in. They seem to work OK, probably down on power. When I switched to psw inverter problem went away.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:01 AM   #147
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I'm not sure I'd want my electric floor wire in OSB, normally it goes in a mesh so the heat disperses out , and also something not as flammable as OSB .
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When I switched to psw inverter problem went away.
Roger that! I dread the added expense but thankfully money grows on trees....
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:57 PM   #149
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What is EMF/RF? Please excuse my ignorance
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:16 AM   #150
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What is psw and obs?? All the letters!
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@JD, can you tell me the model of your Samsung refrigerator?
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(E)lectro(m)otive (f)orce - part of the phenomenon that makes up radio waves; the electric field. It is also used to describe the type of interference that some electric equipment can generate and you can hear with a radio receiver such as "the 60 hertz hum" or the buzz you can hear in a car radio when driving.

(R)adio (f)requency - used here to refer to radio equipment such as ham radio, high-power broadcast radio, or high power broadcast TV. Also means that the person fixed, maintained, or upgraded such equipment as a job or hobby.

(P)ure (s)ine (w)ave - one of the two kinds of inverters (i.e. converts DC current from a battery into AC current for powering, say, a refrigerator). The other kind is called "modified sine wave" and is cheaper but less effective than the pure sine wave inverter.

Not sure about OSB.

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(O)riented (S)trand (B)oard = partical board made from chips or sawdust all glued together.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:19 PM   #154
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It is a 23 cubic foot, four door, counter depth residential refrigerator. Except for lacking a bit of depth, it is a real refrigerator. Here is the Samsung product info.

I am solo and, with the ice and water on the door, I am not opening the doors all that often. That probably helps a lot (conserve energy).

I am a little surprised at the 5Ah average. I have some rewiring to do this weekend and will connect it back up with the Kill-A-Watt connected to get another data point in a few months.



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That is a massive fridge?
It is very large compared to a typical RV refrigerator. It is not the largest of residential refrigerators though (closer to the small end). I posted a link to the Samsung product page back in post #133 - there you will find the dimensions.

I'm not sure what to say about it. It definitely works - everything is always cold and/or frozen (freezer). I love having ice and water on the door (so the doors don't have to be opened as often), and it looks good. It is heavy - plan for that and size if thinking of installing one. I've heard horror stories of people installing them in motorhomes and practically having to disassemble the RV to get it in.

Acronyms are always an issue every industry but Google and Wikipedia nearly always have the answer.
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@JD, can you tell me the model of your Samsung refrigerator?
Mine is model # RF24FSEDB. The Samsung model numbers seem to vary - I haven't figured them out. That said, I suspect there are several other model numbers that are basically the same unit. Probably minor differences with internal parts or something - I dunno....
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:56 AM   #158
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how do you anchor a beast like that fridge down. or do you just have a good bulkhead between the passenger riding area and the heavy gear like that?
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how do you anchor a beast like that fridge down. or do you just have a good bulkhead between the passenger riding area and the heavy gear like that?
Passenger???

At the bottom front and sides I have installed 2" x 2" angle iron that prevent the base from moving. At the top, I have three steel straps that anchor it from moving away from the wall or fore/aft (in relation to the bus direction). I'm still keeping my eye open for a better solution (less obtrusive) solution for the top but it hasn't moved in 1500 miles so not super high on my list.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:30 AM   #160
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for some reason I thgought you hads wife and kids and all that in the bus on your trips.. sounds like though you've got the frig bolted down pretty good.. good enough that anything short of rolling the bus down a mountain fugitive style you'll be set.

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