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Old 09-21-2015, 01:07 AM   #51
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Anybody want to take a guess what this is for?:



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Dickenson heater or cooktop.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:19 AM   #52
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Is it one of these? Dickinson Marine, Newport Propane (LPG) Boat Heater/Fireplace, P12000

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Old 09-21-2015, 01:20 AM   #53
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Curses! I was beat to the punch!
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:50 AM   #54
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I want one soooooo bad. The problem with most of the correct size wood stoves is you don't get to see the fire. It seems like the ideal heating system for us pyromaniacs who live in small spaces. I can't decide if one of those sized or two of the small sized ones would be correct for a bus. Because if you got 2 you could put one in the bed room near the bath, so as not to freeze your chum chum off after a shower or late night tinkle and that would allow you to turn off the one in your living area when you are sleeping. Just a thought.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:25 AM   #55
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I forgot to add a couple things....

This I got for free.99:



This is going to be my entire kitchen, I'll build cabinets beneath it and use the outer sinks for storage. I'm going to put some nice wood slabs over the dry racks/outer sinks.

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A dingy?
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:19 PM   #56
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CaptainInsaneo is the winner. 10 points.

I got the bigger version for 30-36ft sailboats. I'm sure it will provide enough heat for the area I'll be working with.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:13 PM   #57
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Good call, I think . I bought one too a while back. Haven't installed it yet because I'm still building but I think it will work out well, good luck.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:05 PM   #58
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Finally got all the little screws/bolts left in the floor ground out tonight. I was thinking about while I was doing it (jamming to DMB); "Why hadn't I done it earlier?" It was so easy, took maybe 5 minutes, and now my extension cords/air hoses won't get caught up? Just when I'm about to put foam board over the whole thing? I felt kinda stupid, but oh well.

Here's how I marked those little bastards:



Started from the back to the front grinding down rust and spraying Klean-Strip on everything.

Etch Prep phsphrc Ga Surf Prep

This stuff works great. Couldn't find regular "Ospho" and I know that it's what everyone talks about. But, looked at the active ingredient and the produced results say it all. The surface is tacky and rough, and started reacting with the rust immediately. I'm sure it will turn out fine in the end.



I've got in front of the wheel wells done, I just lost light and couldn't snap a picture.

I got this picture today from my buddy...I sold him my old 98 Discovery to part out when I moved from NC. He sent me this picture but had his daughter pose in front of it so I wouldn't be upset. Damn I miss that truck:



Until next time,

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Old 09-23-2015, 01:31 PM   #59
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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,

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If you haven't already make sure you read Handy Bob's RV solar blog, there is a lot to know to get solar working well on an RV: https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/
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