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Old 12-19-2017, 10:32 PM   #401
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That looks great.

I've been trying to decide of some color of stain finish. Dark it is.
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Looking good.
String line is always a good idea.
For the finished wall boards? A full sized cardboard template will help a lot.
I actually had a lower wall template , a bottom of window to top of window with my main wire moulding template,to the roof curve template seperate and built and taped together/in place for a full size piece.
The card board is the Ginny pig not the finish board.
I could mark the card board as add an 1/8" here or lose a 1/16"th there and cut the thick cardboard till it was good to go for a solid wood template.
The measure twice cut once don't quite fit in a SKOOLIE.
Cardboard allows you to make exactly what you need.
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Looking good.

String line is always a good idea.

For the finished wall boards? A full sized cardboard template will help a lot.

I actually had a lower wall template , a bottom of window to top of window with my main wire moulding template,to the roof curve template seperate and built and taped together/in place for a full size piece.

The card board is the Ginny pig not the finish board.

I could mark the card board as add an 1/8" here or lose a 1/16"th there and cut the thick cardboard till it was good to go for a solid wood template.

The measure twice cut once don't quite fit in a SKOOLIE.

Cardboard allows you to make exactly what you need.

Looking good.


Sounds like the voice of experience speaking here. I have to admit it is a challenge figuring out all of the nuances of getting things tailored to fit their spots!


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Old 12-22-2017, 09:32 AM   #406
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They are called "absorption fridges". They run on the principle of thermodynamic flow which is why they need a heater rather than a compressor. They are very reliable and cool well, but they are not very efficient.

Scavenged items are a good deal, but they cost an arm and a leg, so I wouldn't recommend anyone buy a new one, for the cost or the efficiency.
they used to make central air-conditioners for houses than ran on this principle.. and had ammonia loops for the absorption..

I know a guy who has a natural gas well on his property(with free mineral rights) and has many things that I never knew could be made to run on natural gas..

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they used to make central air-conditioners for houses than ran on this principle.. and had ammonia loops for the absorption..

I know a guy who has a natural gas well on his property(with free mineral rights) and has many things that I never knew could be made to run on natural gas..

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I'm a simple guy ... I think I would have just installed a natural gas generator.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:48 AM   #408
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I'm a simple guy ... I think I would have just installed a natural gas generator.

he tried.. it was extremely noisy and the ones out there which were any type of reasonable cost. didnt last.. the engine nuked itself before a year running 24/7. it was some type of generac deal like is sold all over for homes to use as backup in power fail scenerios..


to get run rated for 100 amp service with 24/7/365 duty cycle ratings was extreme in the cost factor...

the natural gas A/C was free... the appliances he has. were gotten cheaply..

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Old 12-22-2017, 04:06 PM   #410
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What are you finishing the ceiling with?
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What are you finishing the ceiling with?


Not sure I understand exactly what you mean. I'm using 1/8th inch luan plywood as the material and then I'm going to come back and trim the seams with some sort of product that's around two or 3 inches wide. And everything is going to be painted, the main field of the ceiling will be painted white.


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Old 12-22-2017, 05:37 PM   #412
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Not sure I understand exactly what you mean. I'm using 1/8th inch luan plywood as the material and then I'm going to come back and trim the seams with some sort of product that's around two or 3 inches wide. And everything is going to be painted, the main field of the ceiling will be painted white.


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That's what I wanted to know, thanks.

It was the plywood, I wasn't sure what that was.

Did it bend easily around the curve?
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:29 PM   #413
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That's what I wanted to know, thanks.

Did it bend easily around the curve?

Once I figured out the technique. I had been trying a jig like Ian Robinson. That didn't work well for me. Was much better to rest lip on window framing and the push forward and down while curling the sheet into the ceiling. It is delicate work with the screws. Gotta make sure any foam isn't sprayed too thick. Also ir the bends so easy that you really have to give it something to help keep a straight edge. Otherwise it flares between the ribs. I found pre installing a 2" strip all the way across above the windows really helped.


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Greetings

I just binge read your whole thread. Awesome job. The bus is justwhat I am looking for.

Your photos are so helpful. Contributors insights are awesome.

Keep it coming.

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I just binge read your whole thread. Awesome job. The bus is justwhat I am looking for.



Your photos are so helpful. Contributors insights are awesome.



Keep it coming.



Happy New Year





Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! Good luck in searching for a bus!


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Old 12-27-2017, 10:29 AM   #418
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:31 PM   #419
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Getting cold here in TN. Bus started just fine with no block heater at 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Planning to drive it to Knoxville for the weekend and it is supposed to be a low of 17. Should I be worried about gelling?


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Old 12-27-2017, 11:04 PM   #420
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That is getting into the temperature zone that calls for block heaters. I don't have a block heater either and this engine sounds like a rattling junk yard when starting on a cold day. You got to figure it's hard on the engine if it's making those noises. That's an upgrade I'm planning for.

I don't think you're going to have gelling at 17 degrees. I've seen it at negative temps though.
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