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Old 02-18-2006, 10:24 AM   #131
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I wish i could back up a few weeks to the time before i resurfaced the floor. If i could go back in time, i would have run pex tubing in the new rubber flooring.

My next bus will have in floor heating. After climbing out of hte jacuzzi onto the freezing cold floor a couple times, i've decided that in floor heating would be the cat's patoot!
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:21 PM   #132
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floor heat

no one has ever heard from me but i have been hiding out in the back ground for about a year now. I am a 25% owner of a 1987 Chevy Blue Bird, and her name is Black Betty. The other three owners and i are getting our info together to show her on this wonderful web page you guys have here, soon. I guess this is the first i've felt pushed to give opinions. On your floor heat, they do make small electric mesh mats that I have used under ceramic tile, concrete or just about anything of hard surface. Don't think you would need to do the whole floor now but maybe something 4-6' out in front of the jacuzzi. Just enough room to worm you toes while you throw some flops on. the mesh is real thin, will actually lay in 3/8" mortar bed for ceramic tile, runs to a small 110v transformer, that could easy be polugged into a converter. Just my thoughts on the matter. Great bus by the way.
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:27 AM   #133
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it takes A LOT of electricity to make heat......unless your are staying at a campground then it's free.

My plan for in floor heating is to use pex tubing. You can get it in several hundred feet if you want, so there won't be any joints or connectors buried in the floor.

I plan to use engine heat while driving, and boiler heat when parked. I have a fuel oil boiler in my skoolie that i use to heat the jacuzzi. A boiler is simply a hot water heater that uses diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is far safer than propane.

I got the boiler for free....the biggest downside is that it is heavy.....hundreds of pounds.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:41 PM   #134
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my fancy new boiler quit working already....the ignition transformer went bad....$80.00 for a new one...but i found a better deal.

Called a heating and cooling guy i know, and he donated a complete working burner to the project.

I love freebies!

My geni is only 110 volts therefore can't run the 220 volt jacuzzi pumps. I just found an almost new pump that is nearly identical to the one on the jacuzzi for $50 bucks. Now i'll be able to run the jets on the jacuzzi with my inverter while driving, and the honda eu2000 geni while parked.

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Old 03-04-2006, 06:08 PM   #135
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Got the 110 volt pump installed,

Finished the diamondplate on the stairs





and tidy'd up some electrical stuff including mounting the stereo

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Old 03-05-2006, 02:04 AM   #136
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The diamondplate looks great but, isn't it kind of slick when you got wet shoes?

I also love what you've done with the radio.

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:16 AM   #137
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The diamondplate looks great but, isn't it kind of slick when you got wet shoes?


IF it was just shiny alluminum it would be slippery when wet, but i think that diamondplate was created as a non-slip surface. It's used on the tailboards of firetrucks and ambulances to allow a person to climb into and out of the trucks. In this cautious day and age of law suits, if it did not provide good traction, i'm sure they'd use something else.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #138
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Thanks Jason,

I probably should have used some common sense. One thing for sure though, it does look great.
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you're not the only one who has raised concern about how slippery it might be when wet....

Thanks for the compliment. It took a good deal of work to complete.
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well, I haven't done much with the bus since i've been home from texas. I did rent a storage lot to keep her in. She takes up too much space in teh driveway....(not to mention some local ordinance about keeping a motorhome on your property for more than 48 hours.... i have not had issues with the ordinance yet, but i'd like to keep it that way.)

Anyhow....

today i finally go around to getting her cleaned out. I removed all the stuff from inside, then using the garden hose i sprayed everything from ceiling to floor and washed all the ickyness out the front door. I parked the bus up on blocks so gravity would help the water go in the right direction.

I washed all the black velvit fabric just after i got home from texas, so i re-upholstered the couch and all the benches today.

Since i've been home, i've been kinda bussed out.....i just wanted to wash as much salt as possible out of the bus before it did any noticable damage.

anybody wanna buy a jacuzzi bus?

just kidding, i don't really wanna get rid of her...not yet at least.
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