Got the rest of the interior of the bus Ospho'd, I bought two gallons total and have over a gallon left over. So, I'll be taking the extra gallon back to HD unless I can find good use for it. I'm sure something else rusty will come my way. I had extra in my bottle so I just started going to town on the window sills, walls, roof, everything.
I'm going to let it soak another day or so then go back with simple green, a bucket of soapy water, and some brillo pads...that should make for a long day's work. When I start cleaning something, I clean the crap out of it. It's a weird part of OCD that I do have. I can let things go dirty for days, but when I clean up....I could spend 8 hours on it.
I also ordered 4 100w Solar panels, 4 Trojan T-105, Converter, Charger, Wiring, etc. to install...out the door cost me $2,020 delivered. So, I should have that in a week or so and begin that process. The good thing is, it's expandable. So, I'll be leaving extra room on the roof for additional panels and whatever battery bank I buy, I'll get one big enough for 6-8 batteries.
I'm only planning on running a few LED lights, TV, Cellphone charging, a couple laptops, a simple car stereo, and MAYBE the water heater. My furnace and fridge will
both be gas.
I'm a bit nervous only because I'm not sure if I'll have enough power, but we get pretty good sun up here and I've run worst case scenarios through the spreadsheet several times and I'm pretty sure I'll be fine.
Also, I finally got up and cleaned all the extra sand/debris that was sitting in the drivers compartment. Every time I start cleaning up there I find more school kid crap. Pencils, spitballs, old pipe cleaner craft things, etc. Until I remove that front heater and really start taking the dash/control panel apart I'm sure I won't have it all.
That's it probably until friday...no pictures, since I'm sure you love looking at ospho work just as much as you love watching the grass grow.
Later on Garth,
I don't negotiate with terrorists...or Canadians.