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Old 10-01-2014, 10:00 AM   #101
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Hi,

Question regarding generators:
Is it safe to install non RV specific generators in a compartment in the bus (outside, underneath) as long as it is vented?

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Old 10-01-2014, 10:56 AM   #102
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Re: Generator.

I've been considering the same (I have a Powermate genny). Feedback I've received so far ranges from no way in H. E. double toothpicks (from the genny manufacturer) on one hand, to "add a fan and port the exhaust out the back" on the other.

I plan to install my generator as far towards the back of the bus as I can in a custom built under-floor exterior vented compartment, with sound insulation and a fan that will operate automatically when the generator is running. I'll weld on an oversize exhaust pipe (spark arrester not needed if pipe is long enough) and run it out the back or side, and line it up with a DIY Genturi to take the exhaust up above the roof line in back of the bus. I'm either going to have to put the unit on slide rails so that I can access the top mounted gas tank, or remove that tank and rig up a larger remote tank with fuel pump. I think the remote tank would be far safer with the generator operating in an enclosed space. Don't want to risk overheating the fuel.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:19 PM   #103
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Mounting any generator needs proper exhausting. Regardless if it is an "rv" model or not. Get it as far away from the windows as possible and add a co2 detector as well. You don't need an er visit for monoxide poisoning!!!!


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Old 10-02-2014, 07:10 AM   #104
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Thanks Doc, gottcha.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #105
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Wow check this badass out:
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:11 PM   #106
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:53 PM   #107
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Well thankfully the duplicate title for the bus (The Nebuchadnezzar) I'm buying is supposed to come in this week! There is something that I'm not clear on: I will have house batteries and an inverter/ charger because I'm installing solar panels, for times when I would be connected to shore power would I be wanting to run 12v from a converter or would I run the 12v directly from the batteries? I can't seem to find the answer to this little question where ever I look.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:33 PM   #108
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I run my 12v stuff from the batteries via a fuse box. I use the converter to charge the 12v batteries. The converter is powered by either shore or genny power. My converter is a 45 amp "Intell" "smartcharger" and so far it has done what is supposed to do. I'm sure you know this, but if you have an inverter (12v to 120v) don't use it to power your converter (120v to 12v) because it falls into the TANSTAAFL category Jack
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Thank you Jack
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #110
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Hi All,
Well still waiting for the Nebuchnezzar, seems that when First Student bought Laidlaw problems with bus titles occurred. So after over a month of waiting the fleet sales lady in Texas finally tracked someone down at CT DMV that says she can help with these affected buses and hopefully the Neb will have a title in about 2 weeks, UGH!
Anyway, I've seen Dickinson heaters that are designed for marine use being used in tiny houses and I was wondering if any of you use these heaters? I've seen them available in both propane and diesel. Seems like it could be a nice match for us diesel folks.
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