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Old 04-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #211
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Hey man, it's been almost a year since your last post! I've seen you posting on other threads, so I know you're still alive. How about an update?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #212
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i haven't tried this one, but you might be able to run two 30 amp transfer switches... one on each leg of the generator...
I should do this and see if it kicks out the circuit breakers...
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #213
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If you're going to push in two 20 amp circuits you might as well wire a 50 amp service with 120v output legs.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #214
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Yikes! My thread has gotten a bit old. I have given up on the generator thing, decided to keep it the way it is and use it as home backup in case we get one of our increasingly unpredictable storms that take the power out for several days at a time. I can wire it into a 240V generator panel and run my house off of it. I plan to get a Honda or a Yamaha inverter type generator for the bus since they are much quieter and I won't have to hear it run when I use it. As far as the bus...much more work done, much more to be done. I will post pics once I get some more.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #215
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I did get the A/C unit installed, runs fine. I ended up tying into one of my 15 amp breakers since it's all I had. Worked just fine all summer long. Kept us cool by the lake and made life with a new baby much more enjoyable.



Unfortunately I did not get the black water tank or the fresh water tank before we decided it was camping season, so we used the port-a-potty again for another season, except this time we got to sit in the room where our bathroom will be. Today I cut the hole in the side of the bus for the fresh water fill, and the city water hookup.



I had chosen to run PEX pipes throughout the bus, which is great, but I need to run a line behind the refrigerator which would likely expose it to UV light and exterior conditions. I chose to run 1/2" copper pipe through this section, attach the water pump and city water line to the copper at the front, and use a fitting to attach the copper to PEX once it gets past the refrigerator and in behind the closet. Worked like a charm! I also used foam pipe insulation around the pipe where it is exposed to outside air, not sure it will do any good, but whatever, my fresh water tank is to be mounted under the bus anyways.



Water pump is one of those new Revolution pumps that are supposed to run smooth with no rapid cycling. Its got an adjustable bypass built into it so when you turn on less than full flow it will just run quietly and not turn on and off creating a pulsing water flow. Supposedly these are great for showers because your flow is constant. Hope it works out well.
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Little more work done. I enclosed the area where the water pump sits, this will help keep it quieter.

I built a compartment in front of that for the converter and electrical panel. The bottom half of the electrical panel usually houses a power converter, so it has a large open area covered with a slotted vent. This will allow airflow into the compartment to help keep my new converter cool. It also allows me to have more breakers than I previously had, as well as keep the 12V fuses in a common area.



Once I get the rest of the lower cabinet/framework completed, I will move my sofa cushions up front. It will pull out to a bed that is just barely narrower than a queen bed. I plan on rebuilding the rear bed area where it was to hold a regular bed mattress as a permanent bed with storage underneath, a much more comfortable sleep.



I also set a few panels of laminate flooring down just to see how it looks and fits together. I think it's going to look okay!

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progress!! yeah!
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Looking very nice!
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... Water pump is one of those new Revolution pumps that are supposed to run smooth with no rapid cycling. Its got an adjustable bypass built into it so when you turn on less than full flow it will just run quietly and not turn on and off creating a pulsing water flow. Supposedly these are great for showers because your flow is constant...
A small accumulator tank will also accomplish the same when added after a pump. We never really had much of a problem with the Shurflo 2088 Classic pumps we used but I have heard of others who have. It's a cheap solution (and I do like cheap) if you discover pulsing is a problem.
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I officially have heat in the bus!

I got the furnace bolted down, propane line run, thermostat wires run, and a temporary power line ran to my fuse box. I will be adding a pvc conduit from near the furnace under the bus and up in behind the fuse box, that way I will be able to run several low voltage circuits to the starboard side of the bus. I will run a second conduit for the 120V line for my kitchen outlets and microwave. Now I need to built some cabinets, a countertop, drawers, and run some more furnace ducting. At least I can continue working even if the weather gets cold.

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