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Old 04-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #11
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Last weekend I figured out my method for skylights! This week I've been making all the pieces/parts needed after getting home from the job site. hoping to install them this weekend and post some more pics. just not much to show this week yet.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #12
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Smoothie machine! I Knew I was forgetting something important in my bus!
That boy of yours is a genius
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... 1- door locking mechanism, Has anyone tried using something like a remote trunk lock like found on cadillacs?
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Re; "Smoothie Machines"...

Don't forget that they can do double duty as Margarita Machines as well!!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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How big of a battery bank and how many solar panels will I need to run my margarita/smoothie machine 24x7?
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #16
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Ian says the smoothie machine has to be automatic, you know, it automatically knows when you want a chocolate or vanilla one.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #17
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Started installing skylights today. I've made frames out of some white oak thats been air drying in the shop for the last 4yrs, using lexan for the glass.
Each lite is 2'x 3', cut into the last roof section, just over Ians bunk location.
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I LOVE skylights...but...I would definitely consider engineering some kind of shade/sun block for them. They let in an enormous amount of heat, plus, at times you just don't want the light in your face during an afternoon nap. Saw an arrangement many years ago that worked great. This chap had just routed channels on the inside of his frames and then installed a tambour closure. Tambours are the rolling, slated closures you see on "Roll Top" desks and are pretty common in kitchens these days. Worked great. These days there are some very effective solar tints for windows that should make a big difference as well.

Great idea...best of luck with the build and keep the pix coming.
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Already thought of that. I have cut grooves in the frames so a heavy curtain of some sort supported with slats every 6-8" or so, can be opened and closed.
Thought of doing a wood rolltop first, but thought the cloth version would ultimately be easier to operate as well as to maintain.
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