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Old 07-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #41
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Temporary water system





Pulling pex






More permanent- pump mounted in cabinet with expansion tank





I am afraid to look at how many days till our Burning Man departure
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #42
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You have an expansion tank because you have a water heater someplace or is it for another reason?
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:10 PM   #43
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Sorry accumulator tank is more accurate, with out an accumulator the pump would sputter on and off buzzing rather than pumping smoothly. The accumulator will hold the pressure level hirer for a period of time allowing the pump to run smoothly when needed. The tank I used was from a water filtration unit, another bargain find at the Restore. It has a Schrader(innertube) valve to adjust the air bladder pressure.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:01 PM   #44
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I have been crazy busy trying to get ready for Burning Man. I put in the second AC unit in back and fabbed up a rack to hold the rocket box on top- I built the rack out of pieces of the seats I took apart.



Looks pretty tall together but It's not as tall as the stack of bikes and such last year.



I have swapped out the drivers seat with one from an '80's Volvo



working on a adjustable arm rest with cup holder.

An working on bracketry to use the other Volvo seat for a copilot seat up front. I installed 2 pairs of the reclining shuttle bus seats in place of the factory high backs. Hugh improvement in comfort, much more like an airline seat.

Will pick up my rebuilt trans on Monday

I have a pair of 40 gallon tanks I'm going to build brackets for tomorrow, more pictures to come...
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:51 PM   #45
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This has been a brutal week, got the trans swapped back in on Saturday only a week after the shop promised it, we were planning to leave Friday night.



Took off for Burning Man Sunday morning

Last good picture of my bus



Bracket to create porch over hitch for trailer- did not use it because I need the ball one step higher.



Was really enjoying the new drivers seat and matching copilot seat set up(which I didn't take a single picture of ), when I saw the trailer on fire in the side mirror.

Last picture I took of my bus, out on I95 north of Needles, CA, had to bypass the hoover dam bridge because of the trailer. camera battery was low and died



The fire was already a good ways through the inside of the bus at this point, it was stunning how quickly the interior burned. Everything was reduced to charcoal on the floor, you could see right through the metal seat frames to the back door.

We all got off safely- no one was physically injured, but five days later I'm still exhausted and heavily stressed. Lost pretty much every thing on board, including my wallet

No worries I am thinking about my next bus(and have peeked at the Florida church bus website a few times)- the skoolie thing has become a part of me.My girlfriend was even enjoying driving it, amazingly...
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:18 AM   #46
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HOLY CRAP is right!!!

Glad you guys got off okay! Sorry to hear about the bus. Did you have a fire extinguisher with you? Were you able to get home still driving the thing or did you have to get towed? Wow oh Wow! That really and truly sucks!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:10 AM   #47
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WHAT??? How did that happen??? What was on the trailer?
Man that s an absolute shame!!! Glad you are ok!
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #48
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Xman talk about burning man! oh i dont like that im hoping you have insurance of some kind.Ill bet you are stressed!Sorry to see that happen but you are right all got out OK,thats what really counts.Im sure vanguy will have something to say about FCB.Where is the bus now,must of been a wild scene .....timbuk
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:01 PM   #49
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my jaw hit the f'ing floor when i saw that fire pic
what happened to start that
man im so sorry for you
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #50
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Ouch and pain... Truely sorry... glad to here your ok....
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