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Old 04-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #91
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sweat deal!! I assume your putting two nice seats up front?
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #92
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sweat deal!! I assume your putting two nice seats up front?
I am not sure. I want to put one under the drivers seat so that it can be turned around and used when parked, but I am not sure how I am going to use the other one. Hard to fit a co-pilot seat in a conventional bus...
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Well, after looking, pondering, deciding back and forth, the weather has made a decision for me.... With our nice heavy wet winter storm knocking out our power for the past 12 hours or so, I bought a 5000 Watt LPG generator. It is a lot bigger than I had originally planned, but it was on a sale for half price. It sure runs the house refridgerator, tv, blueray player, a couple lights, and a 1500w electric heater well. And the best part is that it is propane powered so I can tie in to the bus system easily. The wife loves the fact that it is electric start....she can't seem to pull start an engine even on a good day!
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nice! never thought of a LP powered genset! must be a big bugger?
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nice! never thought of a LP powered genset! must be a big bugger?
Yeah, it is a bit (lot) bigger than I had planned for, but I like the idea of having enough power to use as a backup for my home as well. My weakest link today was not the capacity of the generator, but the capacity of my cords! I have a couple 25 ft extension cords that I used, but they are only rated at 13 amps (14/3 wire). The one going to my house fridge was fine, but the one running my 1500w heater, tv, blu-ray player, and stereo got a little warm at the plugs after a couple hours of use. I need to look into getting some heavier cords. But all is well, power is restored and we didn't lose any of our perishable food. I figured if we had lost a fridge/freezer full of food, we may as well have spent the money on the generator instead of replacing food.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:35 AM   #96
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i'm using a 100' 12/3 to redo the wires in my bus it had and has romex
and i'm also braking it into zones not all on one run
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Here's the pics of the new power plant. It is not the quietest, or the lightest, or the smallest, but I feel much better knowing that in case of emergency we now have a source of backup power sufficient to keep our home safe. I just need to wire in a disconnect plug on the furnace so I can unplug it and run it off the generator. As for the bus, it is too big to fit under the bus, so I will have to make sure my bed at the back is high enough to slide it under the bed through the rear door for storage. I may end up with a 'loft bed' in the back if I keep raising it much more!
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nice! never thought of a LP powered genset! must be a big bugger?
Any size generator that runs on gasoline could also be converted to run on propane. There are kits or pre-converted units out there as small as 1kW, if not smaller. Big genset manufacturers like Onan divide their power plants into two types - diesel and "spark ignited."
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Well, I got the exhaust pipe for the bus. I chopped the old pipes off at the back of the muffler and attached the new 3" pipe directly to the muffler. It has a single bend in it and exits right in front of the rear wheels. I was able to use the stock exhaust brackets with new clamps. It is solid. Here's todays pics...
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With the weather cooperating I was able to get a lot done today. It started at 0830 this morning when I went and picked up the exhaust tip for the new pipe. It is a 3" inlet with a 3.5" outlet and a slant cut. Ignore the masked off tire, I was priming the wheels on Saturday. Here's a couple pics of the exhaust...


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