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Old 08-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #41
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im adding a accumulator after my pump to save on wear... i dislike the sound of a pump trying to prime over and over
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:00 AM   #42
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Re: Daddy's Dog House

As far as painting galvanized, here's what a paint guy told me to use... Haven't done so yet, but you may want to look into it...

http://www.marinenutz.com/products/5...%20PRIMER.html
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #43
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Re: Daddy's Dog House

where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #44
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Much progress shown on his blog...
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #45
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Looks good ...

And I don't know why you couldn't use flexible stuff, so long as you're making sure it's not in a place it could kink. (What a great idea, BTW!)
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #46
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...Do consider that rain comes in the roof vent...
Why would rain come in the roof vent? Wouldn't you use a vent cap? I used one and there is no way rain is getting in my vent pipe, it has been raining here for a couple weeks, my vent pipe isn't finished yet and is open to the inside of the bus, no leaks at all.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #47
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... I will have a female outlet next to the junction box that is wired to my generator. When I want to use the generator, I will plug into it with my shore power cord. When I have access to shore power, I can unplug from the generator, pull out my cord and plug into the shore power outlet.

I could put in a transfer box (about $200.00), and it can go out and I can replace it. Or I can do it this way and do it manually. Later if I get lazy, I'll do the transfer box...
This is the best, most "idiot-proof" way of making sure you don't accidentally have the generator running AND the shore power on at the same time. I've heard a lot of stories about auto transfer switches kicking on the genset while plugged into shore power. The results were... not good. I wouldn't do the transfer switch. But that's us. We are using the same method because we never know when we will have a "blonde moment".
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #48
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BTW..regarding painting galvanized? --- Most auto parts stores now carry "self etching primer" to prep galvanized, aluminum & stainless for paint. Handy stuff.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #49
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You live and learn.
I also have found that to be true in regards to doing a bus conversion. Some folks here do very good work; in my case I'm still living and learning.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:09 PM   #50
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just for the record...most "etching" primers need to cure a minimum of 24 hours and I've seen some that recommend a week. Ouch!
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