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Old 01-14-2014, 03:22 PM   #181
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Hey somewhere, I have been reading how you did your door. I plan to copy it also.

I found bear claw latches I want to use, but cannot find a handle to open them with. It looks like you used a cabinet handle, I have seen these, but cannot find where to buy them. Where did you get yours?

If you say, "Off an old cabinet I had." I guess I will have to dig more.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #182
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William,

The handle I used I got at one of the surplus RV places in Elkhart. It's just a passage way door handle. And other "stuff" that I had laying around. I'm not really all that happy with it, they are made pretty cheap. I've had to weld it together twice.
That's one of those things on the list to remake, either when it breaks again or I get some of that elusive free ti me.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #183
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Would a "garage door" latch system work? It is basically the same shape and made for exterior use by it's very design. You can get them with keyed locks built in as well... what do you think?
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #184
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I don't see why not, that's probably what I'll eventually do. I'll just have to remake the levers with square holes, the garage door uses a bigger square.
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Well the weather has been bad and I'm not likely to work out in it so I thought I would detail work done.
I have three battery banks and I wanted an easy way to monitor them. I built this little panel to be added to the original driver switch panel. I have a lot of room since I took out a lot of switches having to do with school bus things.

Here is the panel itself.


The run position shows start system voltage when engine is running. The other three positions are for start batteries, house batteries and the aux is for the bank I have for computer batteries. When the engine is not running the panel is off until you push the button below the meter. When engine is running, with the switch in the run position the meter is on all of the time. You can also check the other banks while engine is running by switching to the appropriate bank and pushing the button.

I built this junction block to be installed in the wiring junction box accessible from the outside under driver side window. It will keep the strain of big wires off of the back of the meter/switch assy.



Detail of back of panel.



The complete assy.



We're expecting another 4 inches of snow this afternoon, then it's supposed to warm up the rest of the week. Hopefully I can get back to working on the bus next week.

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:21 PM   #186
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That's awesome, you made this?!
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:36 PM   #187
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That's awesome, you made this?!
Thanks, yes I made it.
Some of my other recent projects are here.

http://somewhereinusa.x10.mx/electronics2.html

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Old 02-18-2014, 05:10 PM   #188
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That's awesome, you made this?!
Thanks, yes I made it.
Some of my other recent projects are here.

http://somewhereinusa.x10.mx/electronics2.html

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dude awesome...I think about stuff like this and then forget to do anything about...it's an ADD thing
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Most excellent work on the switch build!!!
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #190
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x2 on the excellent work on that switch
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