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Old 03-25-2010, 10:15 AM   #151
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Smitty, The bus looks fantastic. you are really moving along fast now.

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:54 PM   #152
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Wow Smitty, you've been busy! The pace of your progress has really accellerated! I love the plumbing with all the valves to control where the water is going. I plan to do something similar. Not sure I would have put a fill valve inside the bus though. Aren't you concerned about spillage? I do like the metal hardware though. I'd like to avoid cheap plastic crap as much as possible as well. It's great to see your bus taking shape, it's looking great!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:34 PM   #153
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It's looking really good Smitty. I like the organization of the set up. On the Grey water tank - what is the other side of the T fitting going to be used for? Is this the vent? Also how do you plan to dump the grey tank? I haven't done mine yet, so looking for ideas.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:34 PM   #154
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Can't believe how quickly it's coming together. Looking good! I like the twist lock "transfer switch". Probably do something similar.

How do you plan to cap off the large diameter port on the fresh water tank? Are you using that as a vent? I'm in the process of plumbing right now and I was going to use the big port as a gravity fill. I think a pressurized fill would be better. Is that fill port also how you hook up to city water?
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:07 PM   #155
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WELL SMITTY,,YOU MUST HAVE LIKE MY COUNTER TOP AND BOUGHT THE SAME ONE THAT I HAVE COPYCAT BUT LOOKINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:09 PM   #156
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WHAT? this is bullshit,I JUST GOT THE SAME COUNTERTOP ALSO! 3 AMIGOS! Good job,nice meticulis work on the plumbing i like the filter think ill get one and nice to see insulated lines inside and lots of s/o valves.HOWS YER WALLET timbuk
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:16 PM   #157
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GREAT JOB. Looks like you did well in elkhart. I just went to topeka and looked at some surplus. I read you will have a roof tank also. Where is that going? Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:46 PM   #158
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so you are gonna have 200 galgons of fresh?better get some whiskey-lots!
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The worst is yet to come....solar, $5,000+.
Any idea what solar components your going with yet? I'd be interested to see the plans.
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Smitty,
The interior is looking great!!!
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