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Old 02-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #101
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Re: Great White Buffalo - 92 BB All American RE

An "Accumulator tank" will smooth out the pressure and minimize the pump cycling on/off. Very handy item.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #102
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I would assume that the accumulator tank to be used in a bus would be the kind that has a rubber bladder in it. The old pump house ones did not have a bladder, just a upright tank that had air and water in it. A schrader valve was placed on the inlet side after the pump so that you could blow the water out of the tank when it got water logged...

In the well that i have used for the past ten years, i just have the old style tank, and until i drag the air hose over there, its full of water which makes the pump cycle badly.. and is just a bit hard on all the electrical contacts.

now that it isnt raining, i better do that today...
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #103
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Wouldnt it be easier/simpler/cheaper/space saving just to eliminate the pressure tank and let the pump cycle? Those pumps handle the cycling well.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #104
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Re: Great White Buffalo - 92 BB All American RE

YES to all of the above!
For our bus it made sense to run the expansion/accumulator/pressure tank. Is it necessary? I would say not. Might it add a little "like back at home feel"? Maybe.

$20 and 15 minutes of plumbing and I have one in-line. If it gives me problems I can remove it rather quickly, and the tank knows that so it's on it's best behavior.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #105
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Just wanted to say.... Plumbing is 99% finished. Water is flowing... water is draining.... way stoked! It's a big milestone for me, mainly because I have no experience with PEX plumbing and really had no way to verify it was going to work until it was all finished. A little nerve wracking the first time I pressurized the system. 3 minor leaks and all is well now.

Working on the hinged counter tops above the chest fridge and freezer now and then finishing off the electrical next.

I should have some new pictures here shortly.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #106
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R- it has come a long way since I last saw it in Athena Oregon. Are those pics going to be posted soon? I would like to see what has come of the bus I couldnt build...

On that note- I have another just like it that I have purchased and I plan to start in when the weather improves- assuming not other financial catastrophe comes up.

I had to buy a couple of 5.9' RE All Americans to get it, so I have extras.

What a place to be in... Extra diesel pusher school busses.. Classifieds will be posted shortly on those.

great job on your build.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #107
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Hey John

Good to see ya here on skoolie

Ya the bus has changed a bit since you last saw it.

Time to get your conversion started. What kind of plans do you have for it?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #108
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Quick update...


Our mascot... on lunch break.


Test fitting upper cabs. I think the doors will be cut once its time for finish work to begin.


Hinged counter tops built. Just waiting for tile and lift struts.




Bed side table kinda cabinets.


Passenger side lower storage boxes with two gray tanks and one black. Gray tanks are plumbed with flush outs of sorts.


Spray valve along with a standard hose bib. Both sides of the bus are plumbed similarly, allowing us to take on water from either side of the bus.


As it sits now.


Random hole in the roof!
Ok maybe just a fantastic fan.



Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.
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Dog ain't doing a bit of work......
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Dog ain't doing a bit of work......
Dog is very busy holding down the floor. My dogs have all worn themselves to a frazzle doing things like, holding down the couch & holding down the bed. It's hard work.
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