Friday, March 18, 2016
This resumes from a previous post in good shape, isolde - part 5. Patience pays is the password of this post of continuous enhancements. There is some progress in the quest for a perfect cup holder for Isolde. In my search for a cup holder, I started taking a programmatic approach on the mounting system. As I gave more thought to additional mounting needs in Isolde's cockpit (or wheelhouse if you prefer the nautical reference) the tool bar idea becomes very appealing.
the off the shelf RAM cup holder
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This is a continuation to a previous post carver p4 furnace for isolde- part 4.
Why so many damn parts, one may ask. The reason is simple. This is a blog, and not a review of a product publish on a for profit online media. Most of my posts are driven by the photos and video that I capture during daily life. They are not planned, but rather result from chance encounters or spur of the moment.
Monday, March 14, 2016
This is a continuation to a previous post carver p4 furnace for isolde- part 3, and inside propex hs1800 - first look. I dug out a few video clips that I took a month ago of the two furnaces in operation using a Radio Shack sound level meter. The setup is nothing vigorous as would be done in an accurate sound level test (there are a number of specs as to how a vigorous tests should be done which is beyond anyone without access to very expensive test equipment and laboratory). It is a lot better than making a video and recording the sound with a microphone alone.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The rather loud and unrefined operation of the Propex HS1800 furnace has bothered me ever since I purchased it as a backup for the Carver P4 I installed in Isolde circa 1999. The price difference of the Propex was within 10% of the Carver P4 being at 18% less in BTU capacity compared to the Carver. I have always suspected it is a simpler design with lower cost of bill of material. Tonight, I decide to open it and examine.
This is a continuation to a previous post carver p4 furnace for isolde- part 2. In 1999 I was one or the first group of customers purchased one of the Carver P4 furnace brought in by a small US camper aftermarket accessories vendor. The vendor was importing them in quantities of 10 or 20 units at a time in which the customers pre-ordered the purchase.