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Old 10-12-2016, 11:06 PM   #11
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:17 AM   #12
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I am planning to be building cabinets in the next week or two and need to order sliders so my under the counter freezer turn refrigerator can slide out! I have found some I think will work but need to know where I can safely drill into the frig to attach the slides so I was able to use my infrared camera to locate the refrigerant lines in the frig, look like the are only in the front and rear panels of the frig and are located below the hinges, so about 4 inches from the top. I plan on mounting the slides near the top of the side panels so its all good. I got one of the freezer controllers from Johnson from Amazon, nice and cheap. The frig itself is a GE 7 cubic ft.

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That's pretty cool!
Wonder if the infrared camera would serve the same purpose on a regular refrigerator?
Sure would like to add wall brackets to my fridge, but not sure where to drill
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:33 AM   #13
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@ Carytowncat, Thanks!
@MilkMania, I don't see why it would work on a regular refrigerator. This freezer was at room temperature, its never been plugged in, I let It run for about ten minutes then put the IR cam on it. After seeing how high the line temps are, I think I'm going to add a computer can near the venter areas of the freezer to help move cool air to it and help it out a little in the hot bus.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:24 PM   #14
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Well I was supposed to have a bunch more to report by now but you know how things go. Health and money blah blah blah. Anyway, I was finally able to get back out to the bus and get some work done. I got the sound proofing material down.



The material is 1/4" thick and weighs a 1 pound per square foot. For most people it might be unnecessary and I happen to like the roar of the 2 stroke, but my passenger might like to have a conversation or watch a movie or take a nap and hopefully this will help make those things a little more possible. (ok, even I think its a little loud after a few hours)
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #15
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I this shot you can see I have started laying the new 3/4" subfloor. It was either tear up the perfectly good floors to cover the sound proofer or leave the existing floors and cover everything. Those who watching their weight, lol, might have opted to remove one of the two 3/4 layers of plywood put down the material and recover, but to me that is unnecessary garbage in the landfill, not to mention a lot more work haha.



Crowns have several access holes that need to be left in a manner that make it easy to get to them. You can see they are left uncovered for now.



The subfloor with soundproofer is done!! No, I did not forget to cut out the "hood" hole to get to the engine. I have the hole drawn onto the plywood and will cut it out when I have more of the interior done. This way there is not a giant hole to fall in while I am working inside the bus. I am now ready to start furring out the side walls to be square from the window sills down. After that its time for rough electrical!

It feels good to finally be able to get some pics of fresh work up! Tomorrow I will also be scheduling the window tint guy to tint the bus limo style!
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:51 PM   #16
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Tomorrow I will also be scheduling the window tint guy to tint the bus limo style!
Actually took my limousine to DOUBLED 5% film
It was just short of painting the windows black!
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:44 PM   #17
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #18
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Haha! I did grow up and black and white western shows. Bonanza was one of my favorites, not black and white but it was always on at grandmas house... The name came from me wanting a boat. I love big old boats, wood ones to be particular, Chriscrafts and stuff like that. I figured it will be a while before I get one so I decided the bus is my land yacht. SS for United States vessel, Liberty because "Independence" was taken lol.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:22 PM   #19
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I also got a little more done that I can share with you guys. Because the Crowns are so round, I had to straighten out the walls. I put a strip of 3/4" ply along the bottom of the windows where previously there was a strip of metal similar to the material that makes the original walls. I could have studed it out like traditional framing but chose to run the furring horizontally. Its is both glued the entire length and bolted to the wall frame between the windows was well as screwed in a few places between each widow. A 2x2 is screwed and glued to the new floor almost an inch away from the walls to get a 90 degree angle between the floors and the walls.



I also got some of the electrical boxes in place
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:28 PM   #20
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I put in a pony wall along the steps. It slightly angles back to make more room in the stair well. I am also putting my AC Panel here. It will be covered with a nice material so the box and all of its wiring will be hidden. The inverter charger will go under the couch just behind this wall and the battery bank will go in the storage compartment under the floor under the couch.

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