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Old 08-17-2014, 06:25 AM   #531
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so I added a couple more solar panels, 2 @ 100 watts this now is a total of 320 watts;
doing so ment redoing wire panel to fit the controllers
I also upgraded batteries from one 12v to two 6v 215/225Ah ones(dont remember which one)






I made brackets out of 5052 al, this will allow flexing and vibrations w/o cracking, here is my blacksmith area



access cover is removed for water heater install
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:43 AM   #532
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I have been roughing in the plumbing after work

This is under kitchen sink, cold will come in, and go to sink and water heater, I have 2 hots, one will go to mixing valve in faucet, the other will be straight hot in a spray nozzle for rinsing/sanitizing dishes

there will be 2 drains here at lowest spot between heater and inlet


Here is behind the wardrobe


and water heater

hot and cold will run along wall to tub and toilet, later

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Looks like you've been busy again.....
Nice work.....
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #534
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so I got alittle more done this evening after blood work, coumidene adjustment and the raping of my arse from Lowes

outside hole filled up


water heater connected (not tight, still have to mount it tomorrow)



and more roughed in up front, still need the faucet....it's on a slow boat from china hate amazon for not giving ship from when placing order



until sat/sun

Spousal unit brought home 2 gallons of paint...I reckon bus is getting repainted
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Spousal unit brought home 2 gallons of paint...I reckon bus is getting repainted

With that big ass hot water heater, I'll take a long hot shower while you'all paint the bus
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Spousal unit brought home 2 gallons of paint...I reckon bus is getting repainted

With that big ass hot water heater, I'll take a long hot shower while you'all paint the bus
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #537
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 08-19-14

Look's like you're going to be busy for awhile with your shower and all.
Question?
Are going to shower first then paint? Or paint and then shower?
If you paint first you'll have plenty of time for the water to heat up.
but in this August weather a cold shower might feel better...
Just thinking of you.... Enjoy your shower.....
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:15 AM   #538
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who knows, she said she is painting it, so I can grab a shower and beer and watch

as for colors...I will wait to pass judgement

ooops I forgot pictures

so I need power for water heater, started with this


couldnt find dremel tool...so broke out the drill


and file


I mounted switch per instructions on water heater page and then made a sticker for the box



and mde a sticker for my truck


Lisa decided to wash bu for scuffing



Grey, I;m doing good this whole getting ride of blood clots suucks and is a pain...I have wasted/lost most of this summer inside wire out or sickly....better than not finding out and getting rid of it, this will allow many more summers to enjoy
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Oaky so last night we washed with soap/water and scotch brite pads (medium->Maroon)

this morning I went over and de-glossed with a dry scotch brite pad the places missed...hell actually all of it...Mr. Miagi would be proud

today we started off early with champagne cocktails, used rasberry instead of OJ and grinadine


we taped off the turtle "track" and painted it "pebble"...kinda looks gold-ish tan



inbetween painting I had to fix this on my DD.....see whats wrong




I used old skool on side of trail tools...2 sockets and a BFH


so we got the sides done from windows down.......windows up get another color..........



now we need front/back this week

I think it looks alot better, w/o looking Hippy....no offence to hippies...we just are not....we are either Red neck, Hillbilly or Appalachian....depending on our moods
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I'm red neck. I have a 30' school bus in front of my garage and in front of that is my daily driver. An extended cab dually pickup with 67 marker lights. I've been to more than a couple of tractor pulls too.
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