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Old 12-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #41
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Just Outstanding Guys! --- Right homey and I like seeing the "chimney" in action. Hope I can find a place for my little wood-burner. What size/type solar panels are you using and how do you like the set up so far?

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #42
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Very cool!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 AM   #43
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- is it normal for the the oil pressure gauge to fluctuate (ie go up when climbing big hills or accelerating)? I haven't driven a diesel long enough to know where my gauges should hang out. Anyone care to weigh in?
Yes. as the rpms increase the oil pressure will rise, at idle it will be lower. When it is cold, less then 30F, it will be WAY up at the top of the gauge until the oil heats up. That is normal. If the gauge is vibrating a little bit that is normal, but you can get better gauges.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #44
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Hmmm...curious. I (Tango) didn't write that question.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #45
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Hmmm...curious. I (Tango) didn't write that question.
I just deleted the wrong name. I fixed it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #46
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what are the window pannel size's for i have a b/b too and want to cover a few ..
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #47
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Many Thanks for the Solar Info! --- I will definitely be following this one. Nice links too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #48
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Many Thanks for the Solar Info! --- I will definitely be following this one. Nice links too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #49
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What kind of toilet is that and where can I buy one?

What thickness is the wood and is it ship lapped or tung and grove?

I want the ceiling wood but Im in California so I would just screw it to the ceiling as it keeps warm with a space heater, no bad winter like yours!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #50
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RR --- roger the very real need to deal with the "Killer Dowel Pin" (KDP) issue in any early 4 or 6 cylinder Cummins. Seen way too many engines destroyed by that $.79 cent part. It does require removing the timing gear cover but the actual fix is simple with several options...1)....fashion a small aluminum tab that will cover it and attach via the adjacent tapped hole...2)....buy the now available Cummins part (a small aluminum tab) and affix the same way...3)... depress the pin just below the surface and peen the edges of the hole with a center punch just enough that it cannot back out.

One techs solution was to simply remove the offending pin, but that option does make it quite difficult to properly align the gasket for the timing gear cover. That was it's original design purpose.

The results of that pin falling into the timing gears can be catastrophic so it really does need to be addressed. Note that if the engine has been reconned by Cummins any time in the last few years, it may have well had a fix applied but you would have to have the full paperwork on the recon to be sure. That said, if reconned by Cummins and you know the "CPL" number, you can view its' history on the Cummins website or they can look it up for you.

Best of luck with it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #51
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Thanks for posting the solar info! it helps alot. My solar electric setup should be arriving this week. I also wanted to add that i have been folowing your thread the whole time. And i love what you and your girlfriend are doing, my girlfriend are planning to do the same this summer heading to North Carolina to live the same homestead lifestyle. your posts are just inspireing me more and more soo keep the coming.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:02 AM   #52
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #53
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We will be right outside of Canton close to Asheville also i cant wait
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #54
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Thanks for posting DIY Solar Energy (Part 2)... Enjoying your blog.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #55
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Great Info! --- Many thanks for taking the time to share it. I am following closely.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:56 PM   #56
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I also want to thank you for the solar information and useful links... EZ to understand, as was said.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #57
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Hey there, hope all is well, do you think you could post a pic to the led lights that you are useing inside your bus. i have been looking on superbrightleds.com but i just want something to compare and contrast

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #58
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Wow...great build!!! I can def see running a similar floor plan once i find my ideal bus!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #59
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sweet thanks alot!!!

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OK, I have to say that I love your bus and your location in the snow pictures etc. I am definitely going to read your solar information next. I just wanted to post here so I can find your page again. I LOVE the kitchen cabinets, the bookshelves, the floor... both plywood and with flooring. I am both depressed and inspired by your beautiful home.
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