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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-17-2020, 11:25 AM
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Posted By inhof009
Okay, I appear to have prompted a lively...

Okay, I appear to have prompted a lively discussion here. Partly due to my naivety with this topic (hence why I come here to ask questions). Been reading through your responses and considering my...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By inhof009
You might be looking for this: ...

You might be looking for this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRYMZmpkS5g&feature=youtu.be&t=72

I first found this one:
https://youtu.be/kc9-hYFQR3I?t=51
But it seems really quiet to me for...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By inhof009
No, I've got a jake brake on my automatic.

No, I've got a jake brake on my automatic.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By inhof009
It came with my bus from the school. I assume...

It came with my bus from the school. I assume because they are deep in the mountains of WV, they had them fitting from the dealer for the downhills. I only know because I have a switch labelled...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By inhof009
So basically if I use my best judgement and avoid...

So basically if I use my best judgement and avoid the jake brake around population centers, I should be fine?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,130
Posted By inhof009
Engine braking illegal

I just got back from my long trip and had a question regarding some things I saw on my trip.

I kept seeing signs here and there that said "engine braking illegal" or something to that effect. I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-27-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By inhof009
So it sounds like a "heavy washing" will be...

So it sounds like a "heavy washing" will be sufficient for now. I'll wear my bathing suit and hope it's a warm day.

We are looking at moving to the rust belt soon for work and family reasons, so I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-27-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By inhof009
Preventing rust when driving through the rust belt

I'm usually in Virginia, but I took the bus up the Minnesota for a few weeks for Christmas. Not doing much driving up here, but when I get back, what can I do to prevent the road salt from rusting my...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-26-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
A photo from when I started out the trip. You can...

A photo from when I started out the trip. You can see the floor "fully installed" here.
https://i.imgur.com/PY9bblC.jpg

Plan is today to pull up the floor (haven't glued it yet) and add the heat...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
You didn't miss anything; I hadn't posted it...

You didn't miss anything; I hadn't posted it because I was getting nervous about how close to the deadline I was so I forgot to take many pictures. The floor is ~3/4" plywood T&G. I chose this...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-24-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Since last update, we haven't done a lot of...

Since last update, we haven't done a lot of actual work, but a lot of troubleshooting happened.

We flooded the zones and got them running well. Currently, zone 2 flows at about 0.6 GPM, and I...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-13-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Oh, and learning points. For making the 180...

Oh, and learning points.

For making the 180 turns on the ends, there is a massive learning curve (get it?). That being said, Marc's recommendation of heating up the PEX was vital. I used a small...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Setbacks on top of setbacks... Per my...

Setbacks on top of setbacks...

Per my previous post, we ordered from PEXUniverse.com. Their stuff is good and it all arrived this past Tuesday. Except it didn't. 4/5 packages arrived on Tuesday,...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-07-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
After talking this over with my wife, it looks...

After talking this over with my wife, it looks like I got the direction of coolant flow wrong. From this picture:
https://i.imgur.com/Nh4oghB.jpg
I thought that the large pipe is the hot, but it's...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
I appreciate the suggestion of keeping them warm!...

I appreciate the suggestion of keeping them warm!

I've got 400ft worth of aluminum "omega-shaped" spreaders coming.

I think 1 or 2 lines (out of 12) for zone 1 will be under the cabinets.

I...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-06-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Boss approved, so I went to town with the router!...

Boss approved, so I went to town with the router! Didn't take long (1.5h) and was really easy going.
Zone 2 complete:
https://i.imgur.com/tfrYaHa.jpg
Zone 1 fin:
https://i.imgur.com/AvR7l0M.jpg...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
My wife got home from work early on Tuesday and...

My wife got home from work early on Tuesday and the ground was firm, so we decided to get the bus rolling on down to Home Depot to grab the insulation and plywood for the floor! It fired up and ran...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Jolly, Sounds like you're definitely well...

Jolly,

Sounds like you're definitely well educated on the subject, so I very much appreciate you poking your head in here to take a look! I'll lay out my plan for you for the hydronics and I'd...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-02-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By inhof009
So here's what I ended up doing. I installed it...

So here's what I ended up doing. I installed it in the spot where everyone suggests, but because it was a bit large, I ran flat iron vertically from the top to bottom mounting holes, and bolted it to...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-02-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Been held back a bit here by the weather....

Been held back a bit here by the weather. Wednesday of last week, we cleaned the floor for a final prep before the subfloor goes in. After a good sweep and wash, we used adhesive sealant to glue...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-27-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By inhof009
Not a bad idea. Although the price of those is...

Not a bad idea. Although the price of those is more than I've spent on my bus total so far, and we're not looking to install a generator just yet.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-27-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By inhof009
Phrog, Thanks for the offer, but I was...

Phrog,

Thanks for the offer, but I was actually looking for a diesel fired coolant heater, not one of the under seat heaters that run off of coolant.

There might be some people locally, though,...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-27-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By inhof009
I took a gamble on a chinesium heater, so we'll...

I took a gamble on a chinesium heater, so we'll see how that works out.

In the meantime, if anyone was interested in the aforementioned heater on CL, you can reach out to that guy to see if he's...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-27-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By inhof009
So I did a "test fit" on the frame that we were...

So I did a "test fit" on the frame that we were originally talking about, and it looks workable:
https://i.imgur.com/XKd4fRO.jpg
That's "mounted" with 2x 3/8" bolts, grade (something that's not 8)....
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-27-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,430
Posted By inhof009
Got bored waiting for my wife to get home from...

Got bored waiting for my wife to get home from work today and the brass came in to Grainger, so I decided to tackle that job. Per Ronnie's suggestion, I switched out the reducing Ts to 1" Ts:...
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