Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Here Comes The Heat

We've had a cool spell the past week here in Bakersfield, highs in the mid 90's. Today it is supposed to be the mid 100's, as in possibly 106 degrees (not possibly 150 degrees, just to clarify).
I received the Hughes Autoformer that I ordered last week. I plugged it in and it works as expected. It boosts the voltage to the RV by 17 volts if it drops below 115 volts. The RV is at the end of more than 100 feet of #10 extension cords. The voltage without the AC running was about 105 volts, with AC down to 92 volts. This was how it was in the heat of the day (hot cable). Needless to say that isn't good for the AC, so it hasn't been used in over a week. The voltage inside now is 110 with the AC running. I should have gotten the Autoformer long ago.
I've been tinkering with the lawn sprinklers. New valves, new heads, and other adjustments. It looks like the rear lawn may become green again. It's nice to get wet testing and adjusting the sprinklers when it's hot. (Anything above 80 degrees is defined as hot)

No comments:

Post a Comment