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Old 10-08-2014, 11:04 PM   #171
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When I explained the thermodynamics of cooling/heating to my dad, once I explained the heat was removed from his beer in the fridge and expelled out the coils in the back, his initial comment was "So I really need to keep the back clean!"
Great explanation, and a good observation by your dad.

I know I have mentioned it before here, but I like the way a thermodynamics instructor put it to us, and a great way to look at, and understand, heat transfer. There is no such thing as cold, only an absence of heat.

Understanding that helps a lot with understanding how heating, and cooling, works. It is either heat applied, or removed. That is until you reach absolute zero (-273°C)
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:09 AM   #172
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I think that it has been too many beers since my university thermodynamics courses. It is all just a fuzzy memory.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #173
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Understanding that helps a lot with understanding how heating, and cooling, works. It is either heat applied, or removed. That is until you reach absolute zero (-273°C)
...and I thought -55C in Edmonton was cold. BRRRR. The way I see it, absolute zero is when the temperature drops enough to form ice on my wind shield, and that's cold enough
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #174
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Inadequate cooling registered with Dometic customer service.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #175
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Excellent. I'm now getting some interaction going with Dometic on ours. I'll post the outcome when I know more. I think it helped that I took it in originally as a warranty claim for this problem, but I have no way of knowing that.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:43 PM   #176
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Great explanation, and a good observation by your dad.

I know I have mentioned it before here, but I like the way a thermodynamics instructor put it to us, and a great way to look at, and understand, heat transfer. There is no such thing as cold, only an absence of heat.

Understanding that helps a lot with understanding how heating, and cooling, works. It is either heat applied, or removed. That is until you reach absolute zero (-273°C)
Hi: Jim Bennett... During my last year of work at transit... my degree of cooperation dropped to near absolute zero!!! Alf
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:21 PM   #177
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Hi: Jim Bennett... During my last year of work at transit... my degree of cooperation dropped to near absolute zero!!! Alf
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I'm starting to feel the same way Alf, yet not certain of when I will be retiring yet.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #178
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Actually, this thread was supposed to be about getting disappointed Dometic owners to contact the factory to register their complaints. That's why I called it "a different approach."
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:37 PM   #179
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Tried to sift through posts and moved home heat pump posts to their own thread.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #180
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I just talked with Nicki at Dometic. She is new to the office and has been exploring the various complaints that at least a few of us have registered with Dometic. As requested, I'll be taking our Escape in for another warranty visit to have a bypass test conducted, which may help uncover a problem. The fact that it's now getting cooler here may complicate that, but we'll see what happens. She said Dometic is coming more and more to recognize the problem and she believes they are working on a solution, but whatever is happening is close-hold for now. She did say it's important for me to go ahead with the bypass test at the RV shop, so I'll do it. They can apparently contact the Dometic techs and conjure up some way to simulate hot day conditions. It's not scheduled in until Nov 3, so I'll come back to report on what happens.

I again suggest that people call Dometic to express your concerns. She said they are becoming more aware of the problem, and that can only be because a growing number of people are voicing their concerns, rather than trying to solve the problems themselves. Once again, the number is (574) 294-2511.

Please, let's try to keep this thread about working with Dometic on this issue. There are lots of really interesting discussions elsewhere in the forum about how things work and innovative solutions when they don't.

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