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Old 02-07-2015, 06:32 AM   #231
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We haven't really had any cold temps since I got it all going, but at 0 deg,

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man, that just aint right! i consider it cold if its below 80!
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:58 AM   #232
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First and foremost, a bit of a warning, sometimes it's hard for me to fully explain in text the thoughts that go through my head, so if I don't make sense, I apologize ahead of time.

@Nat and/or Dick: Would it be possible to hook up this radiant heat system to the taps(shower and sink) while still allowing the system to circulate? My thought is that you could have the boiler/heater for the radiate heat and as a water heater for your water taps you would save space by not having to add a second water heater(even a tankless one). Would this over work the system or do those hoses not contain enough water flow for a typical shower and sink usage? I do realize there would also be a risk of air bubbles bursting the system, unless that isn't a factor.

@Claydbal: I remember when temps below 80 bugged me. Then I moved to the north west. Now it's getting into the upper 50s and feels like spring time. I miss being in a warm climate.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:51 AM   #233
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Would it be possible to hook up this radiant heat system to the taps(shower and sink) while still allowing the system to circulate? My thought is that you could have the boiler/heater for the radiate heat and as a water heater for your water taps you would save space by not having to add a second water heater(even a tankless one). Would this over work the system or do those hoses not contain enough water flow for a typical shower and sink usage? I do realize there would also be a risk of air bubbles bursting the system, unless that isn't a factor.
If you look at the diagram, there are three separate loops. The engine has ethylene glycol antifreeze in it. Poison. The heating system has propylene glycol antifreeze. Unless both heat exchangers sprung an internal leak at the same time, the poison stuff never gets to the fresh water. Unless you want to run the heat any time there is a slight chance of freezing you need antifreeze in the heating system.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:26 AM   #234
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First and foremost, a bit of a warning, sometimes it's hard for me to fully explain in text the thoughts that go through my head, so if I don't make sense, I apologize ahead of time.
You think you got it bad you should try listening to the voices in my head,
just yesterday 9 out of the 10 voices were saying I should just call in sick to work so I could stay home & clean my guns but that 10th one kept arguing that I should go in so I could afford more ammo
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:06 AM   #235
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Went on a trip to Wisconsin last month, :skoolie_bus: was going to stay for 2 days, stayed for almost a week. Even made some money.

The heat works better than in my wildest dreams.
I have been using the bus for over two years, this is the first time I really felt comfortable even though things are far from finished. Hot shower,warm floors,permanently installed microwave,large reefer.
I am now at a place where I can start doing some finish work.
In keeping with my tradition of never using anything for it's intended purpose. I just finished up my under cabinet led lights in the kitchen.
I am quite pleased with the results and only have maybe $20 invested in all of them.





When I first got them I was a little concerned about how much light they would make, and the color. These after dark shots show plenty of light and I like the color.





Here are some detail shots. I got the stainless dipping cups at Sam's.



Exploded view.



The lights came with a plug in base, quite simple to take it off and solder wires on. I was surprised to find that these boards aren't polarity dependent, must be something built into the board. When I put it together I used a much larger hole in the metal part where the wires pass through so as to avoid any shorting problem. I simply screwed to the bottom of the cabinet and used silicone to hold spacer and pcb into the cup.

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Old 05-14-2015, 08:34 AM   #237
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I bet drilling that stainless steel cup took some time!
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is the roof rack bolted to the ribs on top?
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Somewherinusa,
I really appreciate your resourcefulness!
I checked out your website, and couldn't get past your "putting up flag" without posting this...When I was camping, I used an old dishnetwork tripod for my flag stand.
after camping, I come home and put it back up

at home I don't pin the tripod down with tent stakes, I bungee it down to an eyebolt in an old tree stump.... I'm seen the wind blow the pole over at least 45 degrees, and pop right back up.
I recently received another tripod (asked a dish installer at the gas pump) that I use for my homemade 1 inch copper wind chimes.
These tripods are rather useful, I could see using them for a volleyball net even, flood light pole, or similar project.

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