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Old 01-23-2015, 12:00 PM   #211
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Ditto that. But then, always chalk it up to being hard to get good help when I do it myself Ha Ha. Jack
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:46 PM   #212
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:16 PM   #213
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I can't wait to hear how the radiant heating works for you!
What is the r-value of your floor insulation under the pipes?
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:11 PM   #214
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somewhereinusa,

Looking beautiful, brother! I have a similar bus ('92 AARE) and a similar plan for hydronic heat! some questions for you:

1. What are you doing for flooring on top of your foam?

2. Is that the home depot Pex, or where did you get it? What's the minimum bend radius it feels comfortable with?

3. What kind of coolant did you have to get to get aluminum compatibility?

Your shower is looking great too. (Really the whole bus!) I've been following your build for a long time, and am finally doing my own.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:03 AM   #215
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really good stuff, somewhere! digging the shower man. oh, i just mailed ya $20, ya think ya can cross ship 10 of those fancy DIY LED lights to me? lol
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:23 AM   #216
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somewhereinusa,

Looking beautiful, brother! I have a similar bus ('92 AARE) and a similar plan for hydronic heat! some questions for you:

1. What are you doing for flooring on top of your foam?

It's 3/4 inch plywood, really nice stuff. It has a plastic coating on both sides. The coating seems to hold up really well. I got 11 sheets for $110 dollars at an RV surplus place


2. Is that the home depot Pex, or where did you get it? What's the minimum bend radius it feels comfortable with?

I buy most of my pex from pex universe. the tubing is here.


http://www.pexuniverse.com/bpr1210-1...ier-pex-tubing

I spaced the tubing about 6.5 in apart with a nice radius at the curves, That's a bit less than recommended but It seems to work ok

3. What kind of coolant did you have to get to get aluminum
compatibility?


This is the coolant I used. Whole system takes about 15 gal.

http://www.supplyhouse.com/Hercules-...minum-5-Gallon

Your shower is looking great too. (Really the whole bus!) I've been following your build for a long time, and am finally doing my own.
Charles M
I can't wait to hear how the radiant heating works for you!
What is the r-value of your floor insulation under the pipes?

I've had the heat working in the bedroom and the original front bus heater for over a year and works quite well. Last winter with outside temp of -20 I was able to get warm reasonably comfortable with just that and one electric space heater
The insulation is 2" foam board listed at R10

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Old 01-24-2015, 09:35 AM   #217
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One of my favorite bus conversions on here! Great work!
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:42 PM   #218
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This bus is looking GREAT! Glad to see it coming along!

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Old 01-28-2015, 09:47 AM   #219
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I finished up the hitch today. I'll either have to move "stuff" or move the bus to try out hitching up the towd.

This is the bracing I put inside the bumper. Final version changed a little. I had to cut notches in the brace to clear air conditioning pulleys.
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Putting the pin in is a little tricky, but can be done from above or below. Not with the engine running though.

I couldn't get any usable pictures that showed the inside when mounted.

Dick

How much weight do you tow with that hitch?
I was thinking of doing something like you did except with a second cross member.....er....and stuff, I don't have an RE.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:27 AM   #220
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Practically none, originally a Jeep Cherokee, now a VW Rabbit PU. Rabbit weighs less than 2000 lbs.

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