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Old 12-23-2003, 07:59 PM   #11
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Just an idea.....but in theory, you could use the air pressure from the bus to run the air sprayer. you might however need an external tank so the compresser can keep up.


Using the air brake system for other things is a really neat idea. I don't have air brakes so I am going to put a 120V/12V compressor in someplace.
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:44 PM   #12
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Before we made out 5000 mile Ca trip last month I put a quick connect fitting on my air tank and bought 50' for hose...didn't need it but it was there....if you plan on using the air with tools you should get a in line filter..that air is real dirty...



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Old 12-23-2003, 09:45 PM   #13
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You don't have air brakes????? That's just crazy!



I originally tapped into the air system on my bus to power the doors that are on either side of the hot tub. These doors open by remote keyless entry exposing the occupants to the great outdoors (or vise versa). The air pressure powers a couple of hydrolic cylinders i had laying around. Cost me 40 bucks for the remote. I used 1/2" flexible plastic water line from home depot for most of the connections. Of coarse, i put a brass fitting on the system before any plastic so i can shut it down if there's any problems.



Another idea i've been pondering, is having the front door open and close in the same manner. Wouldn't it be convienient to close and "lock" your front door by simply pushing a button on the remote??
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So you have been taking a lot of crap over at Yahoo about having the electrics under the sink. I was just wondering what your thoughts are.
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:03 PM   #15
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Steve , are you talking about our bus 'Latcho Drom' or Vern's Bus?



If you're talking about Verns Bus....

I noticed that Vern had his Inverter and such located under his Sink and wondered about whether the electronics would get wet if the sink or faucets had a leak.

But, I don't see any real problems with a set-up like this as long as you protected the devices .



I bet you're talking about 'School Bus Conversion Nuts ' over on Yahoo. The guy who runs it Booted me out last year...it's 'His' way or The Highway school of Conversion. Putz.
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"As long as they are protected" is the key phrase. It doesn't take much liquid at all to make things really exciting. Someone on my partybus managed to drop a jellow shot on top of my 2000w inverter. After the jellow melted, and infiltrated through the cooling vents on the inverter, it caught fire. Toxic smoke soon filled the bus, setting off smoke detectors and prompting an evacuation of the bus. Total thermal nuclear meltdown was narrowly avoided. It only took a couple onces of liquid to make all of this happen.

As long as you take the proper precautions, i think the electronics could live under the sink without any problems. I just wanted to share my story as a word of caution.
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Steve , are you talking about our bus 'Latcho Drom' or Vern's Bus?


Oops your right, I was talking about Vern's bus
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Mostly fine...thanks for asking.

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