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Old 04-30-2016, 04:08 PM   #151
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You may have to purposely watch a number of videos from at least three separate authors to get a more better picture. You know, more better is almost 3-D. It depends a lot on the skill sets you currently have because the learning curve usually costs each of us personally, in time and money.

So no, I don't have any specific videos to recommend but you'll sure get an amazing choice there.

Yeah, I'm thinking of actually cutting the umbilical and venturing out further than my extension cords will take me. I don't have a power system without 110v, and I don't think it's a good idea for me to get used to using the engine battery, at least until I install LEDs.
Still keeping it simple. Got my oil lamp for backup. Making sourdough breads from whole sprouted grains (whole wheat berries are called chicken feed). It was sprouted wheat, spouted barley, wheat flour with sourdough fermentation and a couple maybe three tbsp turmeric. Yellow bread, but rises well. It's course, but maybe I didn't mix it enough. There's your sidetrack cooking show for today. Return to your regularly sponsored programming.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:16 PM   #152
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The best bus conversion on YouTube would be the Pimentals or Lewis' Transcendence.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:20 PM   #153
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That's why you need a backup stationary bicycle generator. You can charge your phones in pouring down rain in the middle of the night, unlike solar.

I don't have house batteries. I haven't been able to make a decision about the type of batteries, and then the house charging system is often over $1k. Then if you get solar it's at least another $1k, probably more if you're serious about being green.

You know, if this bus floated it would be pretty cool as a houseboat. There's no law against school bus yellow boats is there? Wait, there probably is. Go ahead... oh yeah, different states. Slap on a couple zink plates and hit the open water.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:27 PM   #154
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My wife bought a book when we started our electrical (more because I said I got this ) and after explaining (in my terms verses her library/internet study) she said I don't understand? And lost time trying to explain? I am not an electrician by any means and know more than I wanted because my job has always required me to be around and deal with sparky's.
The book is MANAGING 12v by HAROLD BARRE
It has a lot of info. In it in plain language and covers solar and wind power.
I have thought about a couple of small wind generators on the hood or the front fenders (I don't want holes in my roof yet) to charge the house bank while on the road.
I want my house everything to be seperate from my bus as wired from the factory everything.
That way if I have a house problem then it is in the house and i can always crank up and go home to figure it out.
If it is a starting problem then I know it is in the original bus system and I have a fully functional place to stay until I can figure it out and fix it.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #155
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I was a pretend electrician once, wiring breaker boxes in a trailer factory. Not that hard but extremely repetitive. I don't mind working on 110 volt without turning it off, but 220 is a different kind of buzz. 110 make you jump. 220 makes you wonder how you got there.
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:23 PM   #156
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The best bus conversion on YouTube would be the Pimentals or Lewis' Transcendence.
Thank you ill check them out.
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My wife bought a book when we started our electrical (more because I said I got this ) and after explaining (in my terms verses her library/internet study) she said I don't understand? And lost time trying to explain? I am not an electrician by any means and know more than I wanted because my job has always required me to be around and deal with sparky's.
The book is MANAGING 12v by HAROLD BARRE
It has a lot of info. In it in plain language and covers solar and wind power.
I have thought about a couple of small wind generators on the hood or the front fenders (I don't want holes in my roof yet) to charge the house bank while on the road.
I want my house everything to be seperate from my bus as wired from the factory everything.
That way if I have a house problem then it is in the house and i can always crank up and go home to figure it out.
If it is a starting problem then I know it is in the original bus system and I have a fully functional place to stay until I can figure it out and fix it.
Thank you. Ill check the book out. I havethe same thoughts for keeping the bus and house side on there own deals. Just seams right to me anyway
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:32 PM   #158
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I don't mind working on 110 volt without turning it off, but 220 is a different kind of buzz. 110 make you jump. 220 makes you wonder how you got there.
I just invisioned every AFV (and youtube) video i have ever saw of people getting shocked. I know its not right to laugh but still....
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:50 PM   #159
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It sure is an adrenaline rush. It never happens when you're expecting it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:03 AM   #160
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Its been slow going.


Got 2nd set of bunks up



Still got some wall work to do.



Got bathroom walls up




Bathroom wall were sink will be. Outlets put in.



The opposite wall. Put fiberglass insulation in wall between walls help with sound and fill in holes the boards left. Will also trim out the windows. Can't remembered if I said before but the wood is pallets. Broke them down cleaned them then stain or paint. That is a LOT of work as a pose to go buy wood but its free

Question... In top right of picture below. What would be good to use for trim for the curves to hide my bad cuts?



For those that went like me and used 2*4s for frames instead of 1*2 or 2*3 did you come close to bus weight or did you still have room when a said and done?

Well that's all for now. Thanks for looking.
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