Well, my baby has new shoes. SIX of them, to be exact! I'm still in sticker shock. The Peace-of-Mind will be worth every penny, though. And I shouldn't have to do this again for another 5 or 6 years (or more if I'm lucky).
In other news, I've installed the HWOD in the rear window. It's just roughed in for now while I work on other things. But here's where it will stay. All the propane exhaust will be vented outside. There is still a lot of tin-work to finish:
- the metal will be installed behind it to isolate it from the bus wall, [/*:m:34npu696]
- the exhaust has to be customized to fit the top of the unit, and [/*:m:34npu696]
- the exterior has to be covered with metal just like the A/C window was done.[/*:m:34npu696]
And I'm working on covering the dog-house with an insulated platform to cut down on noise and heat. It is kinda a pain because of all the odd curved surfaces, but paper templates are wonderful things.
No pictures yet of what I've done so far, but it's shaping up nicely.
Tomorrow I go see a man about moving the tailpipe. I've given up on the fiberglass tank. It's too much of a learning curve and too important for me to mess up.
The good news is, if the pipe can't be easily relocated, then he said he'll fiberglass the tank for me. It's a win either way.