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Old 03-26-2014, 09:46 AM   #11
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Sorry I cant help on hot water heater as I will be watching for the replies myself.

But what great looking bus. Not many of those left.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #12
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I used an Ecotemp 5L which I mounted to the rear wall. It vents through the old rear 1/4 window opening and gets its combustion air from under the bus via a metal enclosure. The exhaust is very hot so you'll want to be sure it is both high enough so people don't get burned and that there isn't anything inflammable above it.



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Old 03-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #13
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Hi everyone. Today it has been very windy so I have been unable to do any work on the bus. It has been a day of watching TV sitting by the fire. The stove I use is home made and it use very little wood to keep the bus warm. Maybe tomorrow the wind will die down to the point I can work outside. The old man



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Old 03-29-2014, 01:41 PM   #14
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Hello everyone - Today I am very unhappy with myself. For today I set fire to My Baby. I was installing some backing wood and screwed right into a hot wire. Smoke started to come out of the wall and when I got to the door smoke was coming out of the switch panel. I was lucky in that I had my wire cutters in my back pocket. In the engine compartment which was all smoke I could see the hot wire which I cut. All this happen about two hours ago. So I can now tell what happen. The man who first built this conversion wired from the hot lead feeding the coach. This hot lead went through a circuit breaker. The contacts in the circuit breaker melted close and the rest is history. I will now replace the circuit breaker with a 20 amp circuit breaker and a 20 amp inline spade fuse. It is my hope that between the two at least one will work. I guess that is all for now as I got to do some rewiring before I can go into town for the new parts I need. The old man
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #15
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Ouch! --- But glad to hear the damage was minimal. I have seen more than a few stix & staples rigs a total loss due to minor electrical issues. I'll take iron over twigs any day.

Best of luck and hope the "recovery" is quick & cheap.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:03 PM   #16
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In my experience, circuit breakers are slow. The purpose of mis-handled screwdrivers is to melt their tips off so as to prevent a circuit breaker from tripping. Ask me how I know . . . . .

Fuses are good, and perhaps except for the slow-blow variety they disconnect a short circuit right now. But having an assortment of the right sized spares on hand can be a chore. And you can go through a bunch of them while tracking down a short circuit when the location of the short is unknown.

The exception is with printed circuit boards. Get a short in one of those, and often a copper strip can burn off of a board faster than a fast-blow fuse can blow.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:56 PM   #17
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Hi everyone - Today I found where the harness is damaged. The harness I am speaking about is for the coach only. There is a squeeze point where it goes through a square tube on the driver side exiting above the driver window. All the wires are melted together. So I have cut out a 12" area and thought I would splice them with squeeze splices. But after I thought about it for a time I think I should solder them in a copper tube type of splice. That way they will carry the current the same as the wire. The only thing is I don't have the tube. Will spent this after noon walking to town and buying the tube at NAPA. With any luck the Baby should be up and running tomorrow. Bye for now the old man
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:10 PM   #18
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Hello everyone. Was a cloudy morning and the batteries are low. Did cut wood enough wood to last for a few days. This afternoon I found that the rivets on the roof are lose enough to leak. So now I will need to snow coat after I prime the top. I sure am looking for the sunny days of spring so I can do the building without worrying about the weather. Hope everyone is healthy and happy. the old man
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Glad to here your alive and breathing still. Hope all is well.

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:01 AM   #20
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Hi everyone - Nat it is hard to get anything done when the weather does this.


But with any luck the sun will come out and tomorrow will be bright and sunny. Any way I will be inside hugging the stove. Bye for now the old man
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