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Old 05-14-2017, 11:46 AM   #31
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I have in floor hot water radiant heat. Heat source is engine while running and Espar boiler when not running. There are pictures and some explanations throughout my build and there are some pictures on my web site. Also supplies domestic hot water.

From build site starting about here
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Some pictures from my web site here. I see I haven't updated lately.
Heat
Diagram here.
Heat 2

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holy COW! i'm happy dancing - i LOVE this community!
Thank you Dick for your detail and documentation of process.
I want to do this in my bus, and have been racking my brain on how it could be done. So glad that i found this thread.

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Old 05-14-2017, 01:56 PM   #32
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Just a thought from someone that will never leave the southern U.S. Again unless I have to?
If you are plugged in all the time to a 120v source? Why not use a 120v heat trace tape directly tied to the bus ribs underside? Heat radiates up so if you heat the main bus floor ribs then you could go with thinner flooring.(something to think about)?
Raychem sells wire length and connecters to your needs. Lose the big box stores and look into commercial suppliers!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:30 AM   #33
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Just a thought from someone that will never leave the southern U.S. Again unless I have to?
That sounds like a sentence worse than prison!! To each their own but why leave the wheels on the bus if it isn't going to travel? MN can get to 100 in the summer.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:37 AM   #34
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From build site starting about here
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Dick, I haven't read thru the build thread (yet) so sorry if this is a repeat, but what is the bug sprayer for? Your captions says swing out to fill. What are you filling and why? Is it not a closed loop circuit?

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Old 05-15-2017, 01:05 PM   #35
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That sounds like a sentence worse than prison!! To each their own but why leave the wheels on the bus if it isn't going to travel? MN can get to 100 in the summer.
Truth!! I was there in Minnesota, summers are about as hot as they get here in Southern Illinois, just a bit shorter, and around here people like to complain that they never get a white xmas, but in MN they sure do!
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:26 PM   #36
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Truth!! I was there in Minnesota, summers are about as hot as they get here in Southern Illinois, just a bit shorter, and around here people like to complain that they never get a white xmas, but in MN they sure do!
I was born and raised in the SE. We never got a white Xmas but I never understood why someone would choose to live where the weather sucks at both extremes. -30 to 100 is a hell of a swing. Spring and fall just aren't long enough to make up for it. My dad is from WI and the ex in-laws MN. I could do the snow bird thing which my dad's parents did but I couldn't do the year round thing there. Give me one extreme or the other but both? Piss off!!

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I mean you've got a point, extreme weather is extreme weather. I just wanna live in MN because of the community there in the Twin Cities area...
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I mean you've got a point, extreme weather is extreme weather. I just wanna live in MN because of the community there in the Twin Cities area...
SE has more 100+ days plus more humidity. The weather is why I no longer live there. I'm ready to give all that up. Too damn hot and humid here in MD. Better than FL but coastal WA is what I like. Summers aren't brutal, snow close by if I want it. And nothing below 0 unless I go looking for it.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:44 PM   #39
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What am I seeing here? My bus with the kiddie seats in it but no kiddies was 22060 I think. The bus minus the seats, rubber mat floor, and plywood is sitting at 20600. I have NOT removed the interior skins nor windows. Nor have I added new sheet metal for a roof raise. An extra 2,000 sounds a bit much but I don't have a roof rack, AC, nor interior luggage rack.

Have you done anything to try to level load the bus more left to right? You're within 1.5% of front/rear of what you started with. I haven't axle weighed mine much less corner weighed.
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Dick, I haven't read thru the build thread (yet) so sorry if this is a repeat, but what is the bug sprayer for? Your captions says swing out to fill. What are you filling and why? Is it not a closed loop circuit?
It is a closed loop. It's basically built like an automotive cooling system. The gray tank is the reservoir if you look closely there is an automotive radiator cap on top of it. That is where the fill is. In order to get that cap higher than anything else the tank needs to be that high. The swing out is to make it easier. The sprayer is just a tank like the overflow on your car. I had no idea how much if any it would be used so I made it big. In actuality I don't think it has ever changed.
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