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Old 05-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #51
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Re: What colour to paint rims?

This is the ceramic tile we finally decided on. Neutral with a bit of interest.



This will be on the countertop deck and the hearth.

This will be my backsplash



I bought some plain cheapie almond duplex outlet covers and spray painted them with Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch "Aluminum" Spray Paint and they match almost perfectly.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #52
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Bought the decking to lay the tile for the galley countertops... 3/4 x 4 x 8 CDX for 51. I love the culls cart at HD!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #53
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Thanks to Bansil's A/C install reminding us of previous installs.... it dawned on us we had a perfectly good 5050 btu window air conditioner sitting in the now unused food cart... not being used while we were sweating ti death in the bus. So a few weeks ago we pulled the small a/c unit out and installed it in the rear bulkhead of the bus. The unit was installed over the rear emergency door. We pulled all the insulation out of the double wall section where the flashers were mounted. Cut a hole to allow the rear to vent and the air to cool the compressor is pulled thru the former overhead flasher light holes. We also added a tube to the existing drain hole in the pan, then routed the tube to the exterior of the bus, thru a small hole drilled in the floor. This small unit keeps the bus cool from the bedroom in the rear up to the walls that seperate the bath area from the galley. Running two box fan allowed us to keep the whole 40 ft bus survivable.

Yesterday, we bought another small 6400 btu window a/c unit from Sam's Club ($156) plus a few more parts from Home Depot ($44) to make a drain in the bottom of the new a/c which didn't have one. We drilled out a rivet below the front side marker light for the drain hose. This allows any excess condensation to drain out of the a/c units pan thru the hose, out of the bus and into the gutter above the windshield. We used the flashing leftover from the rear a/c install. Total spent (roughly)...$200

After I get the photos uploaded to photobucket, I will write up how we modified and installed both of our air conditioners in a seperate thread.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #54
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Cool,can't wait for pics
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #55
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The air conditioners are doing a great job. The current temps outside are at 109F. Inside we are sitting at 83 - 86F. We figure that's pretty good since we try to keep it no warmer than 82F.

We have discovered a problem. It seems that when the late afternoon windstorm kicks up (winds here range from 30 to 60 mph), the winds that blow DIRECTLY into the exhaust grill, messes with the air conditioner's cooling. The breaker has blow a couple times due to the winds blowing against the air flow on the cooling fan. We think the fan motor overheats and blows the breaker. We are in the process of designing a fix in the form of a windguard. We will be building and installing this weekend. I will also include the modification in my ac install post.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:16 AM   #56
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Glad to hear that you have some cooing in your bus. I am parked under two big shade trees. My 10000 BTU window AC keeps the bus very cool. It is mounted in a window in the front of the bus. It is so nice that the windows in BlueBird buses come out so easily. I re-install the window during winter time.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #57
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...I am parked under two big shade trees...
We think the units are doing a great job. Air conditioners only reduce temps 10 to 20 degrees. Yesterdays high was 109F. the high inside the bus was 86F. That's a 23 degree difference. The sorry excuse for "shade" trees that we are sitting under truly do help. The worst time of day is late afternoon when the sun dips low enough to shine under the tree canopy but higher than the trees in the neighbouring mobile home park. Lasts a few hours and then the bus starts cooling down. I truly believe it's hotter this summer than last summer. Last summer, we were in the same location and had no air conditioning.
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Got the vent covers installed (not painted yet) on the front. Updated AC thread with pics.
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Lorna,

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David says it's "job security" I call it deliberate obsoletism!
I know this is from a few months ago, but I had to chime in on that point. The phenomenon you're talking about is actually an engineering discipline these days: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence It does make iPods and the like cheaper(and more money for their manufacturers) but it's particularly frustrating for those of us that prefer higher quality, durable goods. Another good name would be "the science of not making it like they used to."

Joe

P.S. Nice to have your experience here on the skoolie board, I'll be building one myself a few years in no small part based on the experiences you've shared!
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Finally got rid of our 7cf chest freezer that we bought last summer to use in the now closed down food cart (hand dipped ice cream... it wasn't tacos). I had put it on craigslist to sell and after nothing but uninterested nibbles, I relisted it in appliances with a $50 price increase and also listed it in the barter section. We traded it today for a two year old 32" Philips LED TV. And it fits perfectly in the space we had alotted for it with two inches to spare.

I'm happy with the deal.
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