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01-13-2017 03:08 PM
svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
So... At this point we're a few daze over six months since my re-repair of our 1980's era Solar Vent with a new $8.95 motor and the little beggar continues to spin away merrily blowing hot air out of the boat. I guess if I must spend $8.95 every 40 months or so to keep it going, that's not such a bad deal eh?

Next report next January or so!

Cheers!
Well just shy of 6 months since my last report and 12 months since my last re-repair and our Solar Vent has continued to spin away all the while, without cease, venting warm air from above our galley. I'm guessing that although our rechargeable battery may sooner need replacement, the vent itself will continue to work for another 28-30 months, living up to the life-span of the last re-repair. We'll see, eh?

FWIW...
12-11-2016 05:01 AM
Damien360
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Hi,

It's easy to fix a solarvent. You need to :
- Change the motor (you can buy for cheap in china)
- Balance the prop, or you'll break your motor again in few months

I've made a video to detail this : https://youtu.be/FREGvXFdu-Q
08-26-2016 11:50 AM
travlin-easy
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Shop The Hillman Group 3-Volt Electric Motor at Lowes.com
08-26-2016 10:15 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

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Was at my local Lowes. 3v motor looks exactly like the one I just ordered from Sundance solar. In hardware with special nuts and bolts. $4.38
Gee Jason, that's a find. I'm going by Lowes later today and will definitely take a look. After going through all of my re-re-re-repairs having a few more inexpensive spares will be worth it. I'll report back if I find the same at our local store.
08-24-2016 11:41 PM
jason357
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Was at my local Lowes. 3v motor looks exactly like the one I just ordered from Sundance solar. In hardware with special nuts and bolts. $4.38
08-06-2016 04:42 PM
travlin-easy
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Ironically, when I went to the boat today, I pulled off the fan blade and sprayed some WD-40 on the shaft gave it a twist, and it began spinning. I put the fan blade back on and it was still running when I left two hours later, so maybe it's OK. Keeping my fingers crossed. Oh, and this is one of the ones that WM sold that had a totally enclosed battery compartment. If it does again, I may have to open the battery compartment with my Dremel tool .

Gary
08-06-2016 04:17 PM
svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

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My two year old Nicro vent gave up the ghost a few days ago, so tomorrow I'll go to the boat and remove it and try to make some needed repairs. Think I'll probably end up replacing the fan with a computer fan, and wiring it to the house batteries though a wall switch in the head.

Gary
Gary--

It might just be the battery. Before anything else, get a meter on the battery posts (without the battery of course) and see if your panel is still putting out amps. If so, and a recharge of the battery on your bench at home (or a new battery) doesn't revive the thing, Nicro sells a replacement motor for the new style vents and it's an easy swap.

FWIW...
08-05-2016 01:51 PM
travlin-easy
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

My two year old Nicro vent gave up the ghost a few days ago, so tomorrow I'll go to the boat and remove it and try to make some needed repairs. Think I'll probably end up replacing the fan with a computer fan, and wiring it to the house batteries though a wall switch in the head.

Gary
08-05-2016 10:24 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Well, it's been a week since I reinstalled our re-repaired Solar Vent and the device continues to spin away faithfully despite the fact that the weather has largely been overcast and crappy. So, the $8.95 replacement motor seems to have done the trick. I'll report back at the earlier of the device failing to work or six months (unless of course I meet my own demise in the interim, eh?).

FWIW...
So... At this point we're a few daze over six months since my re-repair of our 1980's era Solar Vent with a new $8.95 motor and the little beggar continues to spin away merrily blowing hot air out of the boat. I guess if I must spend $8.95 every 40 months or so to keep it going, that's not such a bad deal eh?

Next report next January or so!

Cheers!
02-04-2016 05:11 PM
svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Well, it's been a week since I reinstalled our re-repaired Solar Vent and the device continues to spin away faithfully despite the fact that the weather has largely been overcast and crappy. So, the $8.95 replacement motor seems to have done the trick. I'll report back at the earlier of the device failing to work or six months (unless of course I meet my own demise in the interim, eh?).

FWIW...
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