Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #421
Bus Nut
 
Seeria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 575
Coachwork: Thomas
Re: Smitty's Bus

Oh that done it, I'm hunting you down and forcing you with fresh baked food to make me cute little hotwater hose heater box thingy like the one you have.

Great idea, love it, making it!
Seeria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 10:40 PM   #422
Bus Nut
 
CAMO-MONSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OROVILLE, NORTH CENTRAL, WASHINTON
Posts: 295
Year: 1974
Coachwork: CARPENTER
Chassis: GMC-6000
Engine: 454 CHEVY
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Smitty's Bus

Quote:
Originally Posted by "
Here's today's project......

I'm
So today I bought a 2 gallon poly sprayer, and an "add-on" flexible shower arm, cut the wand off the sprayer, cut the lower end off the shower hose connection, heated the hose to soften it, and slid the two together.

I went ahead and installed (for the winter) the piece on my shower arm that holds the new shower head in place, so it will be just like showering before but instead of using the shower faucets, I'll just squeeze the handle on the sprayer hose to allow the water to flow. Since I have about 7-8' total hose, I can now set the sprayer outside the shower stall, and have my space back. I will still be heating water on the stove, but since I've been using the wood stove most of the time, I can heat the water in a pan setting on top the wood stove, so I'm not using LP to heat water. If I want hotter water, I'll stick it on the cook stove for a few minutes since it's already pretty warm.

I'd considered spraying some spray foam to fill the space between the sprayer inside the bucket, but I think I'll take some left-over Refletix and tape it around the sprayer itself. I don't take long showers (like you can with 2 gallons of water), so I'm not overly concerned with the water cooling-off before my shower is finished.

Smitty

[img
http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/photobucket/img_47989_2d3f5d2b72a383f22641e44556c39a8b.jpg[/img]

hey smittty why don't you just coil some copper tubing around your stove pipe and plum it into your hot water lines? and put a y valve in so you can swich from the roof to the wood stove, sences wyou are using it for heat.
__________________
CAMO-MONSTER, 454, sm465, gm t170

the BEAST, 350, 4 sm465, np205,
hd d44 4.56, eaton ff 4.56
CAMO-MONSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 10:47 AM   #423
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ellijay ga
Posts: 560
Year: 94
Coachwork: b/b
Chassis: tc2000
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Smitty's Bus

he's an old smart fart ...............ha smity,,,,cold a snow here yesterday,not much
keith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 03:40 AM   #424
Bus Nut
 
CAMO-MONSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OROVILLE, NORTH CENTRAL, WASHINTON
Posts: 295
Year: 1974
Coachwork: CARPENTER
Chassis: GMC-6000
Engine: 454 CHEVY
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Smitty's Bus

Quote:
Originally Posted by keith
he's an old smart fart ...............
this we all know!!!
__________________
CAMO-MONSTER, 454, sm465, gm t170

the BEAST, 350, 4 sm465, np205,
hd d44 4.56, eaton ff 4.56
CAMO-MONSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 12:58 PM   #425
Bus Crazy
 
Diesel Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,489
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/AT545
Re: Smitty's Bus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty
...I'm gonna be here a little longer than planned, and since my solar water heater was a "quickie" build, it wasn't intended to work in these below freezing temps. Since it froze last week, I've since disconnected it, and blown the water out of it...
Thanks for the update on the solar shower Smitty. Seems like passive solar is not a viable option for freezing temps. I wonder what would happen if you were to put water in there in the morning and use it by nightfall, even if the temps were freezing during the day? Any idea if it would get up to a reasonably warm temperature for a shower?
__________________
Gallery:
http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... l_dan_bus/
Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?t=4959
Diesel Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 09:30 PM   #426
Bus Nut
 
bus-bro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Whidbey Island, WA.
Posts: 679
Year: 1984
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American
Engine: 3208 na boat anchor
Rated Cap: 2
Re: Smitty's Bus

Smitty. your shower solution is a boondocker's dream.
bus-bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 12:52 PM   #427
Bus Geek
 
lornaschinske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 3,587
Year: 1986
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: 40 ft All American FE
Engine: 8.2LTA Fuel Pincher DD V8
Rated Cap: 89
Re: Smitty's Bus

Smitty built a DIY "Lower-Flow" low flow shower head! For those times when "Low Flow" isn't low enough!
__________________
This post is my opinion. It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
Fulltime since 2006
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno (335BC-264BC)
http://lorndavi.wordpress.com/blog/
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps0340a6ff.jpg
lornaschinske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 03:48 PM   #428
Bus Geek
 
lornaschinske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 3,587
Year: 1986
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: 40 ft All American FE
Engine: 8.2LTA Fuel Pincher DD V8
Rated Cap: 89
Re: Smitty's Bus

It's called "Re-purposing"!
__________________
This post is my opinion. It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
Fulltime since 2006
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno (335BC-264BC)
http://lorndavi.wordpress.com/blog/
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps0340a6ff.jpg
lornaschinske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #429
Mini-Skoolie
 
cronk3420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spring Mills, PA
Posts: 36
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Chevy
Re: Smitty's Bus

Love the bus! Wish I could hire you to build me a similar model!!I was thinking of doing something similar to your back deck for propane tanks, but I dont have enough room to "cut" my bus. Any suggestions?
__________________
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5461
cronk3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #430
Mini-Skoolie
 
cronk3420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spring Mills, PA
Posts: 36
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Chevy
Re: Smitty's Bus

I see, thats pretty sweet, Im sure it would be expensive though. Something I will look into a little later!
__________________
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5461
cronk3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where'd Smitty go? family wagon Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 27 08-11-2014 12:06 AM
special thanks to smitty timbuk Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 14 04-03-2011 09:38 PM
@Timbuk @Smitty Abbott Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 6 02-28-2010 12:57 AM
Ohhhhhh.... SMITTY!!! the_experience03 Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 1 10-13-2009 05:33 PM
hey Smitty and Jimmy A timbuk Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10 08-06-2009 03:34 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.