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Old 11-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #441
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

Heater hooked back up for the winter. On low, first night 60 in the morning.. cool. Only it wasn't a cold night I guess. Next night 42 when I woke up and ice on the inside of my bedroom windows. Got a good deal on 3/4 inch styrofoam (denser stuff) 2 sheets already cut. Put around the walls more, temporary still. 50 degrees when I wake up. better. Got more styro board because I can feel now where the 'cold' is creeping in. A lot more insulating to go but I'm making progress. Not sitting on my computer with 5 pairs of clothes on now, only 2. Might be a long winter.. just kidding.

I need to get an outside thermometer so I an 'compare' but at a guess I'd say almost 30 degrees warmer inside than out with the heater on low.

Refrigerator is WONDERFUL.

Landlady/friend has been building a chicken pen with inside coop, ceiling the whole works. Should be able to move the chickens over this weekend (think I mentioned before about the donation of chickens. We've been going over to the neighbors and feeding them). The young ones he gave us are just starting to lay eggs now. Bigger eggs.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #442
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Thirty degrees higher than the outside temperature is usually the norm on boats and buses. Although my bus is fairly well insulated, that is about what I get.

I have insulated coveralls that I wear in the winter (inside the bus).

I also have an electric heating pad that is made for putting inside a dog house. It is 100 watts. I have it under my desk.It keeps my feet warm.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:55 AM   #443
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

I've had the same experience as Rudy (Accordian). I get a 30+ degree rise by using two heaters set on low.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #444
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My bus is going in for under floor spray foam insulation next week. Four inches worth?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #445
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My bus is going in for under floor spray foam insulation next week. Four inches worth?
under your bus or under the "flooring"?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #446
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Under the bus floor; under the bus. I live in mine in winter in north Dakota. Need lots of insulation. Thinking strongly of in floor heat but haven't pulled the trigger yet. We'll see. The cost would be about 700.00 for electric in floor heat. I can put a propane stove in much cheaper. I have not decided yet!



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Old 11-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #447
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

Here's a nice indoor/outdoor thermometer for about $25 shipped. It has an indoor display and an outdoor temperature sending unit and both run off batteries so you can put them both anywhere you want. I bought this model for our bus but we've been using it in the house so far. The display unit can be wall hung or set on a table.

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Old 11-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #448
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Here's a nice indoor/outdoor thermometer for about $25 shipped. It has an indoor display and an outdoor temperature sending unit and both run off batteries so you can put them both anywhere you want. I bought this model for our bus but we've been using it in the house so far. The display unit can be wall hung or set on a table.

http://www.mackspw.com/Item--i-LCT9160? ... MwodR1EAZw
Great idea, just ordered it. It was 45 today and running my Wabasto diesel heater with an un-insulated bus, I swear it was above 70 inside. Curious to use this and see. At 45,000 btu I should be good when I get the bus insulated. I will also use it to heat the floor.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #449
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Thirty degrees higher than the outside temperature is usually the norm on boats and buses. Although my bus is fairly well insulated, that is about what I get.

I have insulated coveralls that I wear in the winter (inside the bus).

I also have an electric heating pad that is made for putting inside a dog house. It is 100 watts. I have it under my desk.It keeps my feet warm.
Good ideas there. I do have an electric blanket I can wrap around me. Need to dig that out of storage.

Rudy, good to see you around, hadn't seen anything from you in a while.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #450
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Here's a nice indoor/outdoor thermometer for about $25 shipped. It has an indoor display and an outdoor temperature sending unit and both run off batteries so you can put them both anywhere you want. I bought this model for our bus but we've been using it in the house so far. The display unit can be wall hung or set on a table.

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