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Old 09-10-2019, 03:19 PM   #71
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Being serious what machines are you guys using that has that much of an arch start ?

Millermatic 250 and good clean ground I have no issues.
My miller aircrafter 300 didnít even blow an eco or pcm.
Are you starting your weld on the chassis side or material side ?
That is a common mistake is to start on the chassis side while grounded to the material side.
I've been doing it both ways while grounded to the bus body (although mostly material-first since the bus floor is rust and pitted in places and hard to start a weld puddle on that side). I didn't realize you should do one or the other. I'm a total welding newbie and would be happy for any other advice you can offer.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:15 PM   #72
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How are you mounting your generator?
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #73
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Onan 4KW Generator

I used the Onan mount system bolted to the cross members of the floor.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:58 PM   #74
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That is a nice fit!
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:22 PM   #75
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Others trying to convince me to not close it in under the body, ridiculous noise level they say.They said look at RV generators on slides, couldn't find any.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:27 AM   #76
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im thuinking disconnecting the batteries can do more damage than good with welding.. as it lets transient voltages float around without the ballast of the batteries toi keep it down... eso if the negative side floats up..



Joe;'s idea is good.. connect both terminals to the frame.. so it all floats together..



ive been playung with vehicle computers so long its second nature for me to unoplug them if im doing anything wierd.. they are pretty hearty.. However they COUNT ON a solid ground... if the ground is left to float up they are very vulnerable..

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im thuinking disconnecting the batteries can do more damage than good with welding.. as it lets transient voltages float around without the ballast of the batteries toi keep it down... eso if the negative side floats up..



Joe;'s idea is good.. connect both terminals to the frame.. so it all floats together..



ive been playung with vehicle computers so long its second nature for me to unoplug them if im doing anything wierd.. they are pretty hearty.. However they COUNT ON a solid ground... if the ground is left to float up they are very vulnerable..

-Christopher
Do you know of a good tutorial or video on this process of unplugging the computers (in a bus of my type)? I'm done welding for a bit but I think I should be doing this next time.

Like, where do I do the unplugging? Is this under the hood somewhere or do I have to get into my dashboard?
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Ceiling and Kitchen progress

I started on the ceiling tongue and groove planks this weekend and mounted the LED ceiling lights.

I finished the cabinet, overhead storage racing for drawers and cabinet doors next.

I cleaned out the bus in preparation to drive it for the first time around the block since I got the bus and did the in frame but the brakes are rusted to the drums so I need to do some brake work to free them up, its been sitting for a year and a half so Im not surprised they are stuck.
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