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Old 10-30-2019, 11:36 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by joeblack5 View Post
the next best thing is disconnecting the batteries and connecting the positive to the negative so that emf voltages get shorted. The other being that you and connection should be as close to your weld as possible.

Later j
This makes sense to me. I have done a bunch of welding this way.

If anyone has any info on why this is a bad idea, I am listening

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Old 11-04-2019, 11:56 PM   #82
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I always keep the batteries connected, batteries love voltage and will absorb all you throw at reason of course. I asked a muffler shop if they dis-connect computers before welding exhaust and he said never and never had a problem. Your engine is cradled in rubber so you would think welding exhaust which is connected to the engine would be very dangerous, a properly grounded engine is of utmost importance. Unhook your computer if need be but keep the battery hooked up. I have started many an engine using a welder as a jump start power source, I worry more about the spark from the stinger lighting up the gasses from the battery and exploding it in my face.
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:20 PM   #83
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Latest Update: its been a long time

Well Hello everybody
Its been a long time since I posted any kind of an update on the project.

So since the last update Ive been working on insulating the steps going into the bus and sewing up some insulating curtains as well as some dining room tables.

I have also been using it with my kids, took a short trip locally and on a couple day trips.

Ive been cleaning up the wiring and AC set up, took out my solid core #10 and installed #6 SOOW stranded wire from my transfer switch to the inverter/charger.

Ive got a big trip to Death Valley at the end of January.

I also scored an Allison TCU for my MD3060 so I will now have 6th gear. This coupled with my 4.44 differential and 11r22.5 tires I sould be about 1800 rpm at 70 mph.
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