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Old 12-09-2017, 11:15 AM   #2861
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I had not originally planned on installing an exhaust fan over the little cooktop as I can just open the window behind it. But, as it turns out, the dent, now a hole, is in exactly the right spot to put one so I am now considering that option. Will still have to fab a panel for it to install into, but that's no bigger a project than just a patch job. Will need to go look at one of the vent/fan things before I decide. Like so much stuff made for RV's, they are NOT exactly quality units. The last one I had was so frikken noisy it sounded like an airplane running up inside the rig.

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:43 PM   #2862
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Hey Tango, I had the same complaint about rv fume hoods but since I like to boil up an open pot of coffee first thing in the morning I figured the steam would turn my little bus into a sauna if I didn't install a vent. The original design of the old hood I used simply sucked fumes through a filter and then blew the filtered air back in my face. I re routed the exhaust out the top of a window so that it vented just under the little rain eyebrow right above the opening. I remounted the fan on small rubber isolators, added a few spot welds and a layer of sound deadener and a string of LED lights. The hood keeps the place dry and eliminates the "50's diner smell after I cook up a pound of bacon. Jack
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #2863
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I'm betting that Chris will have some computer fan ideas that might work. There has to be quiet exhaust fans somewhere.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:57 PM   #2864
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It seems like the hood would direct most of the fumes outside even without fans.

I also need this because I'm tired of opening the top hatch to let fumes out.
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:38 PM   #2865
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If the fan motor is 110v just switch it to a dimmer switch used for lighting to adjust fan speed/noise.

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Old 12-09-2017, 09:11 PM   #2866
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Thanks BlackJohn...I might need to try that on a couple of my bathroom fart fans.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:24 PM   #2867
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:51 AM   #2868
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why would you Not want n exhaust over your cook top? I love the idea of having an exhaust vent there.. for alot of the reasons ol trunt states, smells, heat, and condensation.. boiling a pot of water even for a simple snack like mac N cheese can create a ton of moisture.. id say the RV gods are watching out for you by putting a dent in your bus right above your cooktop...
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #2869
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Thanks BlackJohn...I might need to try that on a couple of my bathroom fart fans.
No problem you olfart, maybe you could run the bus with those gases you produce.
Any old horse can fart in the morning but a great horse can fart at night.

I'm good with the bacon and coffee aromas though.

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Old 12-10-2017, 09:53 AM   #2870
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MORE power? Did someone say, "More power?????"

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Old 12-12-2017, 10:12 AM   #2872
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Very little actual progress. Mostly waiting on bits and pieces from two different shops. Stuff that has me on hold for a bunch of other stuff. Meanwhile...I have been back on the drawing board working out interior plans. Measuring everything six times since space is so tight. I think I'm close to starting construction on the shower/toilet cubicle. Still with the original idea of utilizing the shower space for storage when the water isn't running. The idea is to build a shower door that has as much shelf space as possible intruding into that otherwise wasted area. Below are a couple of old drawings that might give a hint as to what the heck I'm talking about...





Some adjustments have since been made but the idea is the same. Use that space for storage. Building it will be another matter. Need to look up an old buddy who is a master woodworker.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:17 AM   #2873
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Makes for a crowded seat in that area when door is closed. Maybe separate the shower and toilet with a partiton then you got shower storage. Your man should be able to figure out a door with shelves, drawers that push out when in shower.
I have this vision of you only showering alone. That is hard on the ladies ya know! And wastes water.

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:56 AM   #2874
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Like me...the ladies will have to shower sitting down with the door open.

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:03 AM   #2875
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Feel like I'm stuck in a holding pattern. Finally got my plans for the shower/toilet worked up to hand off to my cabinet maker friend...only to find out he is so busy it will be January before he can even think about looking at them.

Glad to hear he busy, just wish not quite SO busy.

Still no news from the sheetmetal shop on the doghouse...

Still waiting on the custom made bellcranks for the brakes...

Haven't taken anything like a vacation or even days off for well over a dozen years. Maybe now would be a good time to camp out and chill. Big Bend is beautiful this time of year. Just have to keep an eye out for passing coyotes. And I don't mean the four legged kind.
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One more "issue" to deal with that's cutting into my bus time...

Woke this morning to discover someone had rammed into the back of my beloved 1995 Jeep Cherokee. More precisely...they rammed into a car parked behind my Jeep and did it so hard that it smashed my rear end shoving it about six feet. Called the cops and to my surprise (and relief) they already had the guy in custody. Busted him for DWI plus he had a pocket full of crystal meth. Hope he rots in jail but...(wonder of wonders)...he did have insurance.

But, no way I'm going to let Geico total my 22 year old Cherokee, so there will likely be a fight ahead.

Ain't we got fun!?

PS...just found out the "other car" belonged to one of the artists here at my studios. She said her car was definitely totaled.
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One more "issue" to deal with that's cutting into my bus time...

Woke this morning to discover someone had rammed into the back of my beloved 1995 Jeep Cherokee. More precisely...they rammed into a car parked behind my Jeep and did it so hard that it smashed my rear end shoving it about six feet. Called the cops and to my surprise (and relief) they already had the guy in custody. Busted him for DWI plus he had a pocket full of crystal meth. Hope he rots in jail but...(wonder of wonders)...he did have insurance.

But, no way I'm going to let Geico total my 22 year old Cherokee, so there will likely be a fight ahead.

Ain't we got fun!?

PS...just found out the "other car" belonged to one of the artists here at my studios. She said her car was definitely totaled.
So sad to hear that Tango. I always thought that Jeep was parked in a highly vulnerable spot every time I went by to Blumenthal's......

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Old 12-18-2017, 09:56 AM   #2878
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Vulnerable indeed M. This is the second time some moron has smashed into it but I don't have anywhere else to park it.
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FINALLY!!!...a little progress!!! --- Howdy All...just got some goodies from two helpers on this project that will allow me to make a little headway.

First with my car builder buddy...




Above are some components of the tricky bellcrank system we devised to replace the flakey hydraulic actuation. Features machined, bronze bushings and grease zerks throughout. This guy builds some really stout stuff! Will be doing more work on this system over Christmas weekend and day.

Then there is the woodworking friend...


The flame maple dash panel is now cut out for the Allison shifter, drilled for the mounting bolts and is finished off with a few coats of satin lacquer. Still more to do here as well, but at least it represents some movement forward.

Happy Holidays to All!!!


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Heck yeah!!! New parts!! Can’t wait to see the brakes come together. I was leery of that double hydraulic thing since you first mentioned it. I still think we shoulda put you in air brakes just so when you park you get that Shhh! To make a statement!
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