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Old 03-06-2018, 08:18 PM   #841
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Well got a microwave now! It was from the RV. Had to trim the shroud a little but I think fits nice!

Shelf was strong enough to hold me and the whole thing is screwed in since it is designed as a panel mount.



Ugh. Lack of ceiling trim is killing me! Gotta do it one of these days!

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:19 PM   #842
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I still like the small 10gal tank. I won't have to drive Brunhilde down the road for a refill.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #843
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I still like the small 10gal tank. I won't have to drive Brunhilde down the road for a refill.
Looks like this one to me ... Google is your friend:

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:31 PM   #844
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I still like the small 10gal tank. I won't have to drive Brunhilde down the road for a refill.


I hear you. I’ll plumb it so I can connect to an exchange bottle in a pinch.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:40 PM   #845
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The 15# or 20# exchange tanks are 3 or 4 gallons, so this one is about like 2.5 or 3 of those.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #846
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The 15# or 20# exchange tanks are 3 or 4 gallons, so this one is about like 2.5 or 3 of those.
I have planned storage for three of the 20 lb tanks (which actually yield less than that).

I plan to link two together on a changeover switch, and keep a spare. That way, when a tank is empty I can change it at Wal-Mart so always have at least two full tanks available.

It's not the cheapest way to buy propane, but it is very convenient and I won't have to worry about getting the bus to a filling station.
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I have planned storage for three of the 20 lb tanks (which actually yield less than that).

I plan to link two together on a changeover switch, and keep a spare. That way, when a tank is empty I can change it at Wal-Mart so always have at least two full tanks available.

It's not the cheapest way to buy propane, but it is very convenient and I won't have to worry about getting the bus to a filling station.
Tractor Supply Company sells propane as long as they are open, 7 days a week.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:27 PM   #848
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I have been planning a tank similar to ddg's, but larger. I don't know how to post a link here, but Amazon has a FlameKing YS293 that holds 29.3 gallons. This tank is 48" long, but plans are for a MVP ER that has plenty of underfloor storage space. With 29.3 gallons, I won't worry about refilling it too often! (and it will be mounted for easy access at one of the belly hatch doors).

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #849
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One cove finally done! Until now strips were just lying on the windowsills. To get more output I placed the leds on a strip of plywood screwed to the back of the 1x4.





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Old 03-06-2018, 09:48 PM   #850
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I have been planning a tank similar to ddg's, but larger. I don't know how to post a link here, but Amazon has a FlameKing YS293 that holds 29.3 gallons. This tank is 48" long, but plans are for a MVP ER that has plenty of underfloor storage space. With 29.3 gallons, I won't worry about refilling it too often! (and it will be mounted for easy access at one of the belly hatch doors).

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Hopefully I have room to mount one of these also. On a 40'er I should have room.
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Looks nice! I wouldn’t mind one of those! My bus has room but my budget...not so much.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:29 PM   #852
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Yup. Pretty pricey. I am looking at long term off grid boondocking. I saw your tank, and it caught my attention because of it's similarity, but much lower price.
Now I gotta figure out if I really NEED the larger tank, or could get by with the smaller one....
Bigger is better, usually?

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I can certainly see a case for the bigger tank. I decided to just make sure it was easy to connect a 20# bottle if need be and see how it goes. It also depends on how much gas you use.
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Ok, so now I have another question about your mini split. I see in the advertising that the condenser is pre-charged. Is there any provision to vacuum the lines and the evaporator unit before you open the condenser unit?

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I can certainly see a case for the bigger tank. I decided to just make sure it was easy to connect a 20# bottle if need be and see how it goes. It also depends on how much gas you use.
Looking at full stove/oven, propane water heater, and propane heating unit. Longer time between fills is a definite plus.

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Ok, so now I have another question about your mini split. I see in the advertising that the condenser is pre-charged. Is there any provision to vacuum the lines and the evaporator unit before you open the condenser unit?

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I hired someone to do that. We did a bubble test with nitrogen as well.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:13 AM   #857
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Tractor Supply Company sells propane as long as they are open, 7 days a week.
I don't know if it is similar around the country but here in WA almost all propane fill places charge $3-$3.30/gallon except Tractor Supply. They charge $1.80-1.90.
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I don't know if it is similar around the country but here in WA almost all propane fill places charge $3-$3.30/gallon except Tractor Supply. They charge $1.80-1.90.
Good info. Never really checked into that.

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Don't be afraid to look at used LP tanks if they are from a quality mfgr. The DOT approved tanks ( such as Manchester) are extremely well made and can last for decades. And you can often save 50+% on a really good unit.
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I don't know if it is similar around the country but here in WA almost all propane fill places charge $3-$3.30/gallon except Tractor Supply. They charge $1.80-1.90.
I'm sure it depends on the current price of LPG. The place I used to get LP from charged me $15 for a 20lb, and $20 for a 30b tank fill, whether the tank was empty or not. They closed early on sat. and weren't open on Sun. Then I found TSC sold it as long as they were open, 7 days a week. But it is sold by the gallon. I can't seen this before, always saw LP sold by the lb. So I started regularly getting it from them. Then their price went up this season to $2.90/ga. I went in to get some only to find they had run out before the coldest weekend of the year and weren't expecting more until the following Thurs. So I went to the other place and was surprised to see it at $2.15/ga. and that they were now using the gallon method and not the weight method. They fill it by weight and then charge for the amount.
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