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Old 09-30-2016, 09:11 AM   #151
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I re-routed my hoses at the engine. Study the flow of the engine to determine what to do. I was able to remove the rear heater (gonna reuse it with the circulation pump to heat the bedroom from a water tank connected to the woodstove), all the hoses, the aeration tank and fittings from mine with no problems whatsoever. Got rid of a lot of unnecessary hardware in the deal.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:17 PM   #152
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I re-routed my hoses at the engine. Study the flow of the engine to determine what to do. Got rid of a lot of unnecessary hardware in the deal.
Great idea. I'll look into doing that, thanks .
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:36 PM   #153
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be careful of making a boiler from your wood-stove.. hydronic heat fueled by fire is no laughing matter.. you need expansion tank, and pressure relief valve or things could go bad quickly when the fire is going but the call for heat in the bedroom is off....

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Old 10-01-2016, 05:12 PM   #154
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Ok, this is a rhetorical question, but someone please remind me again why I'm doing this at 62 years of age.....lol? Geez, the arthritis in my wrists are killing me from years of lifting weights. You can't build things without using your wrists. Anyway, sorry for the whining. When I wake up on Sunday morning sore and tired I still feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Today was cleanup day. Although I know I'm making progress every Saturday it just didn't seem like it because of all the clutter. i hate clutter. I got all the old plywood out, put in my Craftsman toolbox and overall just straightened things up. I was very happy with the way it looked today.







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Old 10-01-2016, 05:42 PM   #155
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That is a good feeling isn't it? We did something similar today......
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:59 PM   #156
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That is a good feeling isn't it? We did something similar today......
Indeed it is. I don't think I've ever tackled anything of this magnitude before. I've built pergolas and fences in my backyards before but never woodworking, metalworking, electrical and plumbing all in the same project. Damn near like building your own home, which I guess is what we're doing actually.

Glad to hear you're still making progress as well.

I know GreyWolf mentioned it a few months back but has anyone thought of taking our buses up to the RenFest this year and hanging out for a day?
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:40 PM   #157
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This week...Worked 47.5 hours at one job, and 16 at the other........
Didn't get jack done on the bus today... It was all I could do to get my laundry done today.

**** I hate getting old! Can't hardly make a fist with my left hand and I stumble around for 10 minutes with heel and foot pain when I get out of bed.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:59 PM   #158
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its definitely a feeling of accomplishment to get something done.. andto me cleanup is huge... when i was doing the build-out on the DEV at my ohio house.. at one point my garage was filled with pipes, A/C coils, compressors, rolls of hose, metal, plastic tubes, boxes, you name it...

one day after I got the bus put back together, had taken it for a good long drive and deemed it ready for a trip..

I spent the whole next day just cleaning up the garage.. and somehow even though had just worked magic on the skoolie in record time i felt super accomplished that i could park at least 1 car in my garage again that night... granted it was my smart car and not my pickup truck.. but still felt good..

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be careful of making a boiler from your wood-stove.. hydronic heat fueled by fire is no laughing matter.. you need expansion tank, and pressure relief valve or things could go bad quickly when the fire is going but the call for heat in the bedroom is off....

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Thanks for the concern. Been heating my water for over four years with wood. Built and used a thermosiphon cooling tank for a genset running on veg oil over 16 hours a day. Well versed in how to set up such systems. Pressure valves, expansion tanks, use of propylene glycol solutions instead of plain water (two stage system) and such go without saying .
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:37 AM   #160
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Thanks for the concern. Been heating my water for over four years with wood. Built and used a thermosiphon cooling tank for a genset running on veg oil over 16 hours a day. Well versed in how to set up such systems. Pressure valves, expansion tanks, use of propylene glycol solutions instead of plain water (two stage system) and such go without saying .

good deal, you know what to do... when i was in the HVAC industry i saw too many failures of when people didnt know what to do..

all was always good until they made more heat than they could use.. and couldnt get the heat source slowed down quick enough... if they were winning the lottery lucky everything just held together and made nasty sounds.. if they were somewhat lucky a copper sweat joint was faulty and a pipe came apart somewhere in unoccupied space...

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