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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-12-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By PigPen
Yes, we know all about the benefits of WV. ...

Yes, we know all about the benefits of WV.

We don't actually live in Fayette, we're in Westmoreland. So we don't have zoning rules on a county basis, it's all down by the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-11-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By PigPen
We're in PA. The property is in Fayette. It...

We're in PA. The property is in Fayette.

It wasn't just a county employee, it was the head of the zoning department.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By PigPen
Not allowed to camp on private property!?

My wife and I figured you guys would get a kick out of this.

We're getting close to 'finishing' our (first) bus. The other day we drove by an amazing property in the mountains near where we live....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
I posted a response right before you. I was...

I posted a response right before you.

I was asking if this system would work:

Letís say we have shore power, a generator, and batteries. The hot and neutral wires from the shore and generator...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-07-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
Okay, so I've been reading and thinking about...

Okay, so I've been reading and thinking about this some more.

It seems like the essence of what is being described is that the breaker box inside an RV should be setup like a subpanel in a house,...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-07-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
Okay, so the setup I am currently working with...

Okay, so the setup I am currently working with would have a generator, a battery bank, and shore power.

On the shore power side of things, you're starting with a bond. Most people seem to run the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-07-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
No Shock Zone has been a great resource for me in...

No Shock Zone has been a great resource for me in trying to understand all this.

It sounds like it makes a lot of sense to seek out inverters and generators that have the bond built in to keep...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-06-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
That makes sense and I think it fits in with /...

That makes sense and I think it fits in with / builds on my understanding.

Based on what you're saying, the grounding/bonding to the frame happens at the actual inverter/generator, not after these...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-06-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
Like I said, I have been researching this...

Like I said, I have been researching this basically non-stop for the last few days. I didn't mention any specific equipment because what I want to understand is specifically the 'theory' behind why...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-06-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
Will do. This is something... "NEVER,...

Will do.

This is something...

"NEVER, EVER tie neutral and ground
together, manually, in any installation, period! Neutral is
tied to ground at the source of AC power simply to allow
the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-05-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
I'll let you know if I make sense of it all!

I'll let you know if I make sense of it all!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-05-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By PigPen
Confusion on AC wiring...

Before you ask... Yes, I've been reading through the electric threads in the tutorial section of the site.

Here's what I can't wrap my head around.

When you aren't hooked up to a shore pedestal...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 08-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By PigPen
600BF Spray Foam Kit Brand New- Make and offer...

Hi all,

As we've posted about in other threads, we bought a spray foam kit and then got a bit freaked out about how flammable it is.

We worry about things too much and decided we'd be more...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 08-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,886
Posted By PigPen
Been busy all summer, partly with the bus. It's...

Been busy all summer, partly with the bus. It's all painted now and looks better than we expected, so we're happy about that. I'll post a pic later tonight or tomorrow.

We've posted a few times...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By PigPen
That looks great. I had to zoom in on my phone...

That looks great. I had to zoom in on my phone just to see where the patches are.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-14-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By PigPen
How to cover light holes

Just curious how everyone else is covering up light holes if you decided to remove your top school bus ones. We were thinking about just popping them back in and not using them, but one of the covers...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-18-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By PigPen
Yes, there certainly are a lot of dangers. We're...

Yes, there certainly are a lot of dangers. We're learning that quickly as we try our best to limit them.

I've done my own testing, and it has led me to believe that foam board is just as flammable...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-18-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By PigPen
Opinions on Intumescent Paints and foam...

So we recently started this thread about spray foam and fire concerns:

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/spray-foam-fire-concerns-18475.html#post214132

We have our kit purchased and ready to...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-15-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
Any chance anyone here has experience with...

Any chance anyone here has experience with intumescent paint for fireproofing stuff?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-12-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
Yea, I would have bought the fire retardant...

Yea, I would have bought the fire retardant version of the kit I got if I had seen this first. Intumescent paint seems to work well, but that could add to the expense a lot.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-12-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
For anyone interested in this topic, here is a...

For anyone interested in this topic, here is a good article that goes into detail about spray foam, approved thermal and ignition barriers, and alternate assemblies that can be used in some...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
Yea, it's all very confusing. Technically that...

Yea, it's all very confusing. Technically that link says 1/4" wood is good enough for an ignition barrier, not a thermal barrier. According to safety codes, thermal barriers are what you want to have...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-11-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
No problem. We are also reconsidering. I wish the...

No problem. We are also reconsidering. I wish the roxul comfortboard were more accessible around here.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-11-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By PigPen
Spray foam fire concerns

We always knew foam is more flammable, but then saw this video.

https://youtu.be/mUPp-Ipt-Pk

What are you guys doing to make sure you have a sufficient thermal barrier?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-27-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By PigPen
They both have the same r-value. Just one is fire...

They both have the same r-value. Just one is fire retardant and the other isn't.

I just couldn't decide if it made sense to worry about fire retardant foam. My thinking was that with the metal...
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