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Old 02-08-2016, 02:38 PM   #61
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Ahhhh..... ooopps??? I did have the battery cut off swich fliped to off is that the same as taking the leads off the battery?
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:05 PM   #62
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According to Allison it is. I am an electrical dunce but the problem appears to be associated with current "leaking" into the computer systems via extant connections to the battery. Please...anyone with more electrical savvy than I (which could be anyone)...chime in here. I do know that welding is a common cause of major damage to automotive electronics.
Whilst I am in no way an electronic mastermind, removing the battery breaks the circuit so ss far as I can see there is no risk of excessive surges which will fry your electronics.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:31 PM   #63
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When you're welding, the current is going from the ground clamp to the electrode, and the most direct path thereof.

I would put forth that disconnecting the ground from the battery is an adequate method to protect from stray voltage during welding. If you happened to be welding "RIGHT NEXT" to a computer module, I'd probably fully unplug the computer module too, just in case.

If you complicate the matter by say, having the vehicle chassis tied at a different point to the same earth as the welder (idunno, maybe you have a 110 house system attached, and it's plugged into a panel that's common bonded to earth with the welder) you could be asking for trouble and causing current to go in directions you don't want, and perhaps through things (like a power inverter or a vehicle computer)

For reference, GMAW (MIG Welding) is ~20 volts or so, and some amperage from 20 - 300 amps.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:06 PM   #64
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Ok I am reay glad this was brough up ... I had absolutely no remote clue this could happen.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:55 PM   #65
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Sorry it has been a while, taking a full load this semester was a big mistake. That and my mom fractured her pelvis on superbowl sunday going snowboarding with me, so I had to take care of her last week. SOOOO.....Haven't goten anything done in the last 2-3 weeks. But yesterday I got a package I've been waiting for, for about 3 months. To bad its 70 degrees out now.






My new "Grand cook stove" it will be my heating, cooking, baking, and im going to impliment water heating, in cold climates. I was thinking about integrating it in with infloor heating but its already more stove than the bus needs so I will save that idea for a hobbit hole in the future.




I'll do another video on it once its installed and ive used it a few times.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:18 AM   #66
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So nice !!!
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:55 PM   #67
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Nice Stove!
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:47 PM   #68
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Nice , these are two used stoves I bought trying to decide which one to use on our bus, wife like the one on the right I like the one one the left.
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Sorry it has been a while, taking a full load this semester was a big mistake. That and my mom fractured her pelvis on superbowl sunday going snowboarding with me, so I had to take care of her last week. SOOOO.....Haven't goten anything done in the last 2-3 weeks. But yesterday I got a package I've been waiting for, for about 3 months. To bad its 70 degrees out now.






My new "Grand cook stove" it will be my heating, cooking, baking, and im going to impliment water heating, in cold climates. I was thinking about integrating it in with infloor heating but its already more stove than the bus needs so I will save that idea for a hobbit hole in the future.




I'll do another video on it once its installed and ive used it a few times.
How much is a stove like that. How do you control the temp?
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