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Old 07-12-2017, 03:17 PM   #381
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be sure your window A/C can build the static pressure needed to traverse small ductwork.. every run,. every elbow requires a bit more air pressure to push through the pipes.. the window units im familiar with dont have a very strong blower.. they are low speed big-buite blower wheels which move lots of air at zero pressure (ie right from the fan to the vent). you may want to do some tests with your unit before you install it.
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I've got several in-line 120 volt fans to help pull the cooler air along to final destination. I was hoping to get the basics bought today, but that wasn't to be. The shop didn't quite grasp my design, so they're doing some mods to what they got done. New schedule is now Friday to pick up. I'll still have some work to do on the basic design, but it should work once I'm done.

My buddy that's helping with my build is getting me in contact with a spray foam guy in Houston. So once I get the back panel finally fitted and finished I'll be ready to get the spray foam going. The process for the foam is in two parts, 1: spray 2" even to the hat channel, then install the roof sheet metal I saved as well as getting some extra sheet metal to cover where the blanked windows and walls don't have any as of yet. 2: install 2X4 runners and spray foam to the edges of the 2X4s and install 1/8 inch birch wood to cover the foam and begin the interior build.

I still have electrical runs, plumbing holes, A/C holes and runs to graft into the spray foaming part, so I'm taking things slowly in order to get the sequence of what-goes-next right the first time. Studying other people's builds here really helps in that process.

I was also hoping to post some pics today, but I only bought 1&1/2 inch angle iron from SSS Steel, some clear lenses for the four lights I'm going to install between the headlights, and topped off my diesel fuel at $2.08/gallon today. Overall, good buys, but not the A/C adapter special I was hoping for. Hopefully that will be done Friday. Tomorrow is D.O.T. physical @ 0700 hours and begin my Biology class for my teaching license update.

Until next time.......

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Old 07-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #382
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Greetings all!

Well, I got the adapter from Blumenthal's today! WoHOO!!!! I'm getting together with another friend of mine this evening to work on several more adaptations to this thing. I'm getting a harness to thread through the floors and control the A/C unit from inside the bus, getting a 3" exhaust pipe from AutoZone to add a second branch to cool the bus more effectively, getting several in-line fans to help pull the air through the PVC pipes more efficiently. I'll have some pics later on today.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:59 PM   #383
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Subscribed! Super interested to see about this AC system you have going on! Let us know how well she works!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:04 PM   #384
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Hey M...you must be the reason all my stuff is running behind at Blumenthal!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:14 PM   #385
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is the A/C thermostat mechanical? if so how are you going to remote control it unless you just always set it to the coldest setting and use a separate thermostat controlling that circuit?
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:23 PM   #386
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Hey M...you must be the reason all my stuff is running behind at Blumenthal!
Actually my buddy put in a 10K unit order with them about two weeks ago. I recommended Blumenthal's to him about three weeks ago because his company won the bid.

I have some pics of the wiring harness another friend of mine helped me with this afternoon. Still not finished with it but getting reaaaaaaly close! We put 12 gauge extensions 15 feet long. When I install the harness I'm going to make a few other adaptations then as well.

I cut the controller out of the front housing. I have a few steps to do before she's in her final place. God love those Dremmel tools!

Oh, CK, the controller is electronic I believe. But then again I could easily be wrong...... LOL
I'll have more pics tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:40 AM   #387
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Now for some scenery... Here's a shot from the mountain in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an airplane bone yard, and another mountain shot going home:
UHHH..... NO.
The "Devils Tower" is in Wyoming over by South Dakota.
https://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

The one you are seeing in Arizona is just a similar formation.
And it changes shape as you pass by it.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:49 AM   #388
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Well, today my son and I got a bunch done on Heavy Fuel today. Here's some of the pics. I taught him how to use the grinder this afternoon. He was excited about using a new power tools and getting the jobs done sooner rather than later. We discovered the fiberglass has a black glue goo holding it up. So I need to re-read the thread that tells me what chemical(s) clean up the black goo. Right now he's asleep and I'm soon going to be... So here are the pics from today:
Is there any downside to removing the tar/glue ???
Can it just be left in place if there is no rust ???
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:33 AM   #389
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Is there any downside to removing the tar/glue ???
Can it just be left in place if there is no rust ???
I'll be getting a solid answer to that question in the next few weeks from a spray foaming company in Houston. Right now the work is HUMID and I'm working on the A/C system to at least bring a little relief as I'm working.

Here's the A/C adapter Blumenthal's built for me. I'm going to put a second 3 inch outlet on it so I can zone control the bus. More on that later.

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I'm sorry, but that photo cannot have been taken in Houston. If it had, the new metal would already be rusty!
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