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Old 09-25-2014, 04:12 PM   #91
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

no help on that, never knew they existed
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:13 PM   #92
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Nope, not really. If you skin all of it and only put in a couple small RV windows, you may have a problem. You can have a CO problem if the burner gets plugged, so a good detector is a must. They don't have low-oxygen shutoffs so an O2 alarm would be good.

I intend to put in a positive pressure fan in my bus sucking air through a couple washable dry cone air filters. Mainly to keep dust out, but it would solve O2 depletion as well.

Hey r_w can you elaborate on the positive pressure fan, sound interesting.

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Old 09-25-2014, 07:54 PM   #93
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Desert racers use fans to blow air into their helmets to get clean cool air, pushing any dust out. I am just going to do the same thing for the whole bus, but maybe using hydraponics gear.

Pull air in somewhere that stays dry and fume free, use a louver or clamshell boat vent if needed.
A fan like this: http://www.amazon.com/VenTech-IF4-Inlin ... ifugal+fan
pulling air through a filter like this: http://www.amazon.com/Spectre-Performan ... air+filter

Prefer a dry (not oiled) type of filter and 12v fan, but cheap will win in the end. maybe buying a couple engine filter boxes from the junkyard will win.

Size of the system in CFM depends on just how tight the bus ends up being. The idea is to get just a little pressure so dust will stay out when sealed up, but not make the door whistle. I may end up with a multispeed fan or multiple setups (again, cheap but works). I would like to be able to force enough air exchange to keep positive pressure even with a bathroom exhaust vent open. Maybe the answer is a bank of muffin fans, maybe a single centrifugal--I just haven't gotten that far. I need a bus.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:02 PM   #94
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Positive pressurization can make a world of difference if managed properly. Less dust, cleaner interior, no co2 buildup, no sweaty windows or walls. But, too much turnover an make the heat or A/C have to work much harder. The right balance is a beautiful thing.

Go for it!
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #95
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HI All,

Wondering, is a solar panel a solar panel? Are some better that others, is a solar panel for sale on ebay as good as one at a solar supply house?
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #96
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No, there is a wide scale of quality in panels. No correlation between price and quality--Harbor freight are at the low end for quality and high end for cost these days.

Stick with name brands and reputable companies if you want them to last over 10 years.
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Thank you r_w, I don't know which brands are reputable, any names that you are familiar with?
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Kyocera, Solar world, Sunmoodule, Trina. Just to name a few, there are many more available try your local solar store.

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I think this may be a dumb question but are there specific panels for RV's?
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:30 PM   #100
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What he said for brands, but my info is out of date so there are probably more. Shipping is the killer on individual panels, especially the big ones--so a local store or a minor road trip can be worth it.

There are flexible panels that are cool if you want to match the curve of the bus roof, but any good panel is made to hurricane specs -- you can't drive through rain faster than that.
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