Friday, December 3, 2021

Day 10, 11 - Orlando - TT

Thursday (10) - Today’s project was replacing the broken digital tv antenna. After removing the thick layer of Dicor, I was able to remove the antenna. It looks like there were multiple different antennae over the years based on the number of holes in the roof. Between the large hole and the cable is an aluminum roof beam so I wasn’t able to reroute the cable. 

After several hours of fitting the cable into the antenna housing and using Eternabond tape to cover the old holes in the roof, I now have better over-the-air reception as the antenna can be rotated from inside. All edges and screw heads were covered with Dicor. 

I have one more roof project but I’ll do it tomorrow.!

Friday (11)
 - By 11am it was already over 70°F. So back up to the roof to replace the plumbing vent covers with 360 siphon vent covers. Directions were provided to reuse certain types of old covers so that is what I did. The Gorilla Glue seemed to work on the plastic but I may add some more glue later. They recommended Sikaflex but all I have is the large tube. I didn't want to open it for such a small project.

Another task was some minor battery maintenance. The positive terminal was heating up with high current. After cutting power to the battery, I removed the cables and cleaned the mating surfaces. They didn’t look that dirty. Something else to monitor…

BTW, this is the first RV park we’ve been to since returning to the RV in September, that had their pool and hot tub open. Everywhere else considered it “winter”. So this is appreciated.