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Old 06-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #131
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Woohoo, I have heat. I know it's the wrong time of year for that. I finally got the first loop plumbed, sending hot water through the original heater core plus an extra one I added specifically aimed at the drivers feet. The boiler I have is an Espar Hydronic 10. It has 2 stages, when the water temp get above a certain level it goes to idle until the temp drops below a preset level then the burner increases again. I haven't been able to find what the temps are, but the outlet of the boiler runs about 106 degrees F. Temp drop in the entire loop is about 4 degrees. Since it's 70 here today, I'm sure the temp drop will be greater when it's colder, and also when I get the other three loops installed. I had originally planned on four zones with the front heaters tied into the front room, each room controlled by a thermostat. I changed that so that the original heat loop is controlled manually with switches on the drover console. The front living and kitchen will be on the second loop. There is a forced air as well as in floor heat. The living room and kitchen will be on the same loop. The bathroom and bedroom will each be on their own separately controlled loop Next step is to get cabinet framing done so that I can finish the heating plumbing.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #132
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My Webasto has a Surewire Water board I can get for it. This allows for four zones controlled by separated thermostats. There is a hook up for a hot water heater and one for engine heating. These are used on board boats. My bus will be my land yacht.

I plan to use forced air for my main living area and bedroom. The third I might do like you did and use radiant floor in my bathroom. I also plan a heat ex-changer between engine and boiler to heat while driving. Looks like we will have a similar setup. I look forward to see how your install comes along.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #133
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It isn't trimmed out yet, but here's a view of the computer desk. Still a lot of work to do, but this is one of those aaaaah moments when it actually looks like I'm getting something done.



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WOW, you do great work.
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Just beautiful!!!
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Dick, how many of those beautiful dogs do have now?
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Just the two now, I no longer have any livestock. Kate is just a pet, and starting to show some age. Molly is trained, but I haven't been traveling as much and don't get as many places for her to do any work. The possibly when the bus gets done, she'll get to do some work again.
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beautiful work, you onto trim work yet?
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Finally got the monitor stands built and the keyboard drawers done. I wanted a stand that was adjustable and also sturdy enough to not bounce. These are much more stable than any I had found, and much lexs expensive.



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This wasn't the original plan. Everything was going to be on the desk. But, since it is mounted over the front wheel well, it would have been uncomfortable sitting at the computers for any length of time. I like this even better, plenty of leg room while working and the keyboard and mouse can stay here while traveling. That had been a problem in the past in the setup I had in the trailer. There will eventually be a door in front of the keyboard drawers that folds down, That is the kind of extras that will come in phase II. Mumsywumsy says we need a shower before she will go anywhere. Now, I guess I'll also have to get that second computer looked at, It died sometime at the last event. I haven't quite figured out a resting place for the monitor for computer three. Probably on wall above this one, I only have to see it once in a while, and then just to hit an enter key.
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