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Old 12-01-2019, 10:07 PM   #181
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Quick heater story and update...
Well we had the final home game Saturday against Iowa State. It was a 6pm game and was going to be cold so I wanted to get the heater hooked up and working. I ran propane lines and checked for leaks and everything was good!! Before testing the heater, I also ran 12v wiring and hooked up the CO / LP Monitor for safety reasons. (This was one week ago) Friday evening I went out to the bus and the heater wouldn't light. So Saturday morning my cousin and I checked out the heater.
It had an air flow limit switch code. ( 1 blink with 3 sec pause) So this turned out to be a 3HR fix all together. Turns out the crimped end of the wire on the air flow switch was broken inside the plastic housing. Also there was a noise when it ran so took it apart father and I found a piece of copper wire from the camper demo stuck in there and it broke the top plastic fan. I was able to glue it back together. I also noticed the motor was very hard to turn. So I went ahead and took it out while I was this far into it. The bushings were dry and rusted a little on the bottom side. So I cleaned all of that up and re greased and put back together. It took some adjusting of the motor to get both fans lined up and not to rub on the housing.

Long story short, the heater worked great!! My young kids and wife stayed in the bus watching the game while my 5 yr old and I went in for a little while. It was 70 degrees inside the bus all evening while it was in the 30s-40s outside.

Now that football season is wrapping up I will put the bus back in the shop for the winter to pull out all of the original bus windows... More to come on that!!!
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:20 PM   #182
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More pictures... Trying different things to make pictures not flip upside down or sideways!!

Close up of carbon monoxide and propane monitor... I also plan on running a normal battery powered smoke detector in the ceiling ..

Dual bottle auto change regulator- I also added a valve for quick shutoff. Note: this regulator has a 3/8" outlet. So it comes out to a busing up to 1/2" and valve and everthing after is 1/2" black pipe. Incorporated 4 way fitting for line to go to front for fridge eventually as well as at out the bottom will be an aux line with quick attach hose to run a grill, etc.
Note: I didn't feel the regulator mounting was robust enough. So I used a scrap 2x8 and drilled holes through it and back of box. I bolt the block of wood to box. Then used screws and clamps to clamp the pipe to the wood. This made very stiff and took out flex. The wood should stay dry in here. If doing again I would have designed this into the original box like I did the regulator mount.

Pic of underneath testing for leaks with soapy water with T fitting to run line later for stove top and water heater. Note I used original copper line from the camper. I cut it shorter and flared where attaches to adapter fitting to 1/2" black pipe.
Note: I put plugs in everywhere future lines will be. *I used Harvey's pipe dope safe for gas as well as the yellow tape rated for gas at all fittings. (Except inverted flare)
* I learned to use both pipe dope and yellow tape from my dad. He worked for years for a guy that sold propane and ran everything on propane and used both... Not saying that's what you should do, just the way I learned....
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:58 PM   #183
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More pictures... Trying different things to make pictures not flip upside down or sideways!!

* I learned to use both pipe dope and yellow tape from my dad. He worked for years for a guy that sold propane and ran everything on propane and used both... Not saying that's what you should do, just the way I learned....
I always hold my phone horizontally when taking pics.....seems to work for me.

Getting ready to start running my propane lines too......thanks for posting pics, and for the tip.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:27 AM   #184
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More pictures... Trying different things to make pictures not flip upside down or sideways!!
One easy way is to convert all your JPEG files to PNG format before uploading. Or you can remove the EXIF data from your JPEGs and that will work, too.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:30 AM   #185
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Thanks for the tips! I read somewhere on here to make the height taller than the width. So on the last three pics that what I did and they all came out ok. But could just be a coincidence.
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Thanks for the tips! I read somewhere on here to make the height taller than the width. So on the last three pics that what I did and they all came out ok. But could just be a coincidence.
The issue is that the EXIF data in a JPEG includes a field that indicates the orientation (portrait, landscape, and the upside-down versions of portrait and landscape). In portrait this doesn't matter because the height X width of the picture and the orientation value match properly; in landscape the height and width are flipped and the orientation field is set to landscape, so essentially the phone is indicating the landscape orientation twice, which results in over-rotation when it's displayed on this forum.

Here's a good overview of EXIF data and how to get rid of it: https://www.howtogeek.com/203592/wha...-to-remove-it/ . Easy to do in Windows, but a PITA in MacOS as usual (I have a mac so it's easier for me to convert everything to PNG which also works because PNGs don't preserve any EXIF data from the original source pic).

EXIF data also includes geolocation and other potentially personalizable stuff, so it's good to get rid of anyway.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:06 AM   #187
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The issue is that the EXIF data in a JPEG includes a field that indicates the orientation (portrait, landscape, and the upside-down versions of portrait and landscape). In portrait this doesn't matter because the height X width of the picture and the orientation value match properly; in landscape the height and width are flipped and the orientation field is set to landscape, so essentially the phone is indicating the landscape orientation twice, which results in over-rotation when it's displayed on this forum.

Here's a good overview of EXIF data and how to get rid of it: https://www.howtogeek.com/203592/wha...-to-remove-it/ . Easy to do in Windows, but a PITA in MacOS as usual (I have a mac so it's easier for me to convert everything to PNG which also works because PNGs don't preserve any EXIF data from the original source pic).

EXIF data also includes geolocation and other potentially personalizable stuff, so it's good to get rid of anyway.

Thank you for the information!
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