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Old 01-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #621
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Okay,had a glass or two....so air comes out of compressor and will fill primary tank first up until 60/90 pounds whatever cutoff is and then the secondary will air up...?search on busconversionmagazine in the last 2 months same type of issue with air, good luck sorry no more help...good luck
I have four tanks and have not been able to trace to see which one is the primary. I have two large tanks and two small tanks One small on top of one large.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #622
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Success, by process of elimination.

All four tanks have a bleed valve to bleed all the air out of the tank. So I opened all four tanks. I figure with them all open, the only tank that would have pressure coming out would be the primary.

That would be the small tank on the passenger side of the bus. It had just a little air so my blockage is around this tank. I started by heating the fitting on the input side. I also noticed that the output side tees off to the two larger tanks (one for front breaks and the other for the rear). I still was not getting any more air pressure so I started to heat the tank it self. After a while I started to get water and ice out of the bleed valve. Then I got a lot of water and a lot of pressure. My air dryer over pressure valve stopped venting. I decided to heat the input side until the air coming out of the bleed valve was warm and dry. I closed the bleed valve and got good pressure out of both large tanks. I closed them off and now have pressure for breaks. After they reached 60 psi the small tank on the drivers side started to bleed off. I closed it and now have pressure to my door.

So now I know how my system works.

This in 15 degrees and 2" of snow. We should end up with 4" by morning.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:32 AM   #623
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This in 15 degrees and 2" of snow. We should end up with 4" by morning
Another reason why I like living in the south. Sure don't miss the snow and cold. Is there a reason you're in such a cold place during the winter? Having been a mechanic for most of my work life, I can relate to what it's like for you. Bummer.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:28 AM   #624
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Good show, I have read where up north they inject alcohol into system to stop icing
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:37 AM   #625
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Another reason why I like living in the south. Sure don't miss the snow and cold. Is there a reason you're in such a cold place during the winter? Having been a mechanic for most of my work life, I can relate to what it's like for you. Bummer.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:15 AM   #626
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The air is working good today. But tonight will be another test. Todays high 17, tonights low 0, with more snow. We have about 4" now. Rear engine buses rock in the snow.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:05 PM   #627
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It was minus 22 here this AM! Shirt sleeve weather in the bus tho!!!


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The air is working good today. But tonight will be another test. Todays high 17, tonights low 0, with more snow. We have about 4" now. Rear engine buses rock in the snow.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:20 AM   #628
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It was minus 22 here this AM! Shirt sleeve weather in the bus tho!!!


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The air is working good today. But tonight will be another test. Todays high 17, tonights low 0, with more snow. We have about 4" now. Rear engine buses rock in the snow.
When I finish insulating the bus and get something built inside to help hold heat minus 22 should not be a problem.

0 outside, a nice 70 inside.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:45 AM   #629
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A week ago Monday it got down to 2, with 20 mph wind gust. 68 inside.

20 min to heat 6 to cool back down.

With that second fan hooked back up. 0 outside no wind 70 inside.

9 min to heat 9 min to cool back down.

I'm burning 1 gal diesel every 6 hrs.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:48 AM   #630
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That is a lot of $ in fuel for heating! If I was going to live in my bus during cold months I'd absolutely put in a wood stove. Glad to see it is keeping warm though.
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