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Old 02-12-2018, 10:55 PM   #701
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Hereís some motivation...


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Old 02-13-2018, 09:49 PM   #702
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That is a LONG piece of copper!



Threading it up into the belly of the beast.



Up through the floor and over my genius/foolish tube bender.



Into a channel that I routed into the wall.



Into the bedroom...

More to do, and unexpected things still to deal with but I think the installation should be basically complete by the weekend.

There is a learning curve to working with the copper and I think Iím getting the hang of it.




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Old 02-13-2018, 09:52 PM   #703
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It's looking very good.

It's a problem. For most of us, many of the jobs on a bus conversion we are doing for the first time, and learning as we go. Just when we get good at it, the job is done.

Must make the second bus a whole lot easier.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:50 AM   #704
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Very nice progress and documentation David,

David here from Washington state, I just bought my bus (well a few busses) and have binged your thread looking for tricks as mine is similar year and model (EF)

I've learned a lot and expect to learn more, keep up the good work good work and again; nice job

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It's looking very good.



It's a problem. For most of us, many of the jobs on a bus conversion we are doing for the first time, and learning as we go. Just when we get good at it, the job is done.



Must make the second bus a whole lot easier.


Very true! We all need a practice bus!


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Old 02-14-2018, 07:13 AM   #706
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Very nice progress and documentation David,

David here from Washington state, I just bought my bus (well a few busses) and have binged your thread looking for tricks as mine is similar year and model (EF)

I've learned a lot and expect to learn more, keep up the good work good work and again; nice job

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Just read your first post! Welcome and glad you enjoyed! Donít be afraid to ask questions or comment!


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Old 02-14-2018, 07:17 AM   #707
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love how this is coming about!! remember on your dual drains that the final hose you T into needs to have a slope down from your units or you can still end up with standing water if your bus tilts opposite of the final drain..

Love what you are doing with the storage bin... its Opposite the direction that the factory A/C units blow though.. hopefully there arent airflow issues.. unless you are just going to keep it closed off with it's door.

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love how this is coming about!! remember on your dual drains that the final hose you T into needs to have a slope down from your units or you can still end up with standing water if your bus tilts opposite of the final drain..

Love what you are doing with the storage bin... its Opposite the direction that the factory A/C units blow though.. hopefully there arent airflow issues.. unless you are just going to keep it closed off with it's door.

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My thought was to open the door when the bus is stationary to allow better airflow. And to test the air flow when the vehicle is driving. I think that either itís going to be great when Iím driving or a big problem when Iím driving. I feel like it may be hard to predict what affect an opening here would have on the airflow of the basement when the vehicle is in motion.


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Old 02-14-2018, 11:24 AM   #710
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love how this is coming about!! remember on your dual drains that the final hose you T into needs to have a slope down from your units or you can still end up with standing water if your bus tilts opposite of the final drain.

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If it becomes an issue, I have seen fittings very similar to the "T" you are using except it is a "Y". That would make keeping an agressive slope easier.
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If it becomes an issue, I have seen fittings very similar to the "T" you are using except it is a "Y". That would make keeping an agressive slope easier.
This is a bit tricky for sure, but I am hoping what I've done will work. In one application I made the stem of the T angle down to the final drain and the two sides entered either top of the T.

In the other application (which has flush mount lines instead of recessed) I had one drain come into the "top" of the inverted T the other came into one side of the T and then both drain on the other side of the T.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:27 PM   #713
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Looks like you are way ahead of the game.

Luvin your build. I am planning on using a pair of the Pioneer mini splits in my Bluebird.

Keep up the good work!!
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The unfortunate thing is that my diagram is more idealized than real life. The lines are flexible and I have to get about 4-5 feet across the wall before I can get the pipe more or less vertical. I only have about 3" that I can drop, which I'm sure is enough if the route is straight, but the flexy lines are prone to bend. Also, if I park too far off level I might have a problem.

I'm hopeful that even if some situations create small amounts of standing water that since the drain is nearly a straight line and (hopefully) always dropping that it won't back up.

I feel like I'm legit close to having these things working and it can't be soon enough!
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Temp routing. Trying to decide if I should shorten the lines.





Waaaaay easier to connect the flares! Put the unit up on a shipping carton.



Temp zip ties.



Vinyl condensate line in a pvc sleeve passing into corner of engine compartment. Sealed with silicone.



Empties out behind bumper. I hope the vinyl stands up to the heat. It is shielded from the engine by the cold air intake and far away from the engine and radiator...weíll see.




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Temp routing. Trying to decide if I should shorten the lines.





Waaaaay easier to connect the flares! Put the unit up on a shipping carton.



Temp zip ties.



Vinyl condensate line in a pvc sleeve passing into corner of engine compartment. Sealed with silicone.



Empties out behind bumper. I hope the vinyl stands up to the heat. It is shielded from the engine by the cold air intake and far away from the engine and radiator...weíll see.




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Added a pvc runner to help support and protect the cross to the drivers side.

Finalizing path up frame rail to outdoor unit connections.



Cleaning up interior.



Great stuff is actually working really well here. Really ties the lines into the pro foam. Knocks the vibration down to nothing, locks everything in place and insulates.
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Added a pvc runner to help support and protect the cross to the drivers side.

Finalizing path up frame rail to outdoor unit connections.



Cleaning up interior.



Great stuff is actually working really well here. Really ties the lines into the pro foam. Knocks the vibration down to nothing, locks everything in place and insulates.
Looking awesome...

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lookimg good!! the only time youd have an issue with water spill is if your bus is tilted enough that any part of the drain line ends up higher than the top of the tray... and of course when you first take off if that happened youd probably splash a little water out..

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