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Old 08-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #151
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That has to be stronger than bolting that to a cheap flimsy pickup step bumper...and hell they have been towing for years
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #152
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nice job on the hitch install, looks solid.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #153
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We're in the middle of our first camping trip. here are some pics from today.

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #154
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I'm just GREEN with envy! Sure hope that water line dowsn't blow--ha ah. The Mounds looks like a beautiful place. Keep the pics comming. Jack
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My dad is camping in his trailer in Whitewater Memorial State Park. Which is by the other Mounds. Mounds State Recreation Area. It is south east of you near Brookville
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:35 AM   #156
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sweet....looks fun!
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #157
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I've been pondering on how to actually plumb in the in floor heat. I had everything, just wanted to make sure I had thought of all the possibilities. The bedroom is in, filled, bled,and test fire done. No leaks and it got hot in there. "Course it's almost 80 here, but it did get hotter. Here's the plumbing. The aluminum plates did heat up quite a bit. The cleats are just to hold things down a bit until I lay the floor. I still have to cut and lay the insulation on the left. One of the things that was holding things up was, I needed some way to make the curves without kinking. None of the commercial things were quite what I needed, or were way too expensive. These wooden ones work quite well.



Since I'm not at all sure all of this will actually work, I also put in a hot water heater with a fan. Even if the floor don't heat the room, it will be warm and I can run around in my bare feet.

Here's a picture of the heater assy.

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Your doing it just like it needs to be done. In floor heating takes time to heat it's surroundings before you will feel the heat evenly. The more thermal mass, the longer it takes. The heat plates are quite responsive compared to lines in a cement slab. Also keep your loops to 200 feet or less with 1/2 pex. Otherwise the internal friction (head) will be to great to get proper flow.

The radiator is a good Ida for quickly heating the air. That's the beauty of hot water heating.

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Great work. I will let you work out all the kinks and then copy what you do in my bus. I plan to use both radiant floor and hot water forced air too.
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I just got back from my weekend in Wisconsin. The heat works great. I have only actually finished the bedroom and the thermostat isn't installed yet. It's all manual, I woke up in the middle of the night and had to turn it off for a while. I do really, really, really like warm floors.But, Molly doesn't, I think that's the first time she has not slept in my bedroom. I guess I'll have to figure out some kind of bed for the dogs where they aren't on the floor. The front is using, right now, just the original heater the floor heat isn't in yet. It got a little chilly while driving. I think that when I get it all finished that problem will be solved. Nothing that a blanket over my legs didn't solve. Boiler worked flawlessly. Fuel mileage is really bad, but I also don't have to buy propane. One thing that almost caused a problem. I forgot that the front heater fans are still powered from the start batteries. When I started it Monday morning, it only turned over once,slow. Since I have the engine cooling system plumbed in with a heat exchanger the engine was toasty warm. I don't think it turned a whole revolution before it was running. I lost my headlights going through Chicago and have developed a power steering leak, all minor details.
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