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Old 11-08-2020, 01:48 PM   #181
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Since you didn't take teh bait last time, I guess I'll just have to ask directly... what the hell good is a spare tire without a rim? With a flat you're still going to have to call someone to get it on the rim aren't you?
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Have to admit, I was wondering the same thing (?).
With a pry bar, a can of ether, a cigarette lighter, and an air hose adapter, you can change it yourself. Old trucker's trick.
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Old 11-08-2020, 02:19 PM   #182
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Thanks. Yes originally I had selected some ss prison toilet but to convert that to incinerating is tough...
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Nice bit of hacking there! Was thinking the same is why don't they separate the urine in those incinerating toilets. If poop catches fire, isn't that what it should do? lol

Maybe the approach is to collect it up and then burn it in a big batch, rather than on each flush? I dunno, doesn't seem the poop is the nasty part of a composting toilet, it is disposing the urine everyone complains about?
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Old 11-08-2020, 05:35 PM   #183
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Thanks Nimble. Thought to let you know you are not the only one.

Had to fix some leaks in my heat exchanger / uv sterilizer. Hope to install the thermo mixing valve tomorrow. Then a second drain in the stainless shower tub. Getting closer to a test run.

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Old 11-09-2020, 06:05 PM   #184
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Had an unfortunate slow leak in my passenger front tire of the Elfbus. Made it home with a air fill every 5 miles.
Here is our little one wrestling with a 255/85/R16.

Then some more wrestling with the impact. By lug eight she got the hang of it.

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Old 11-09-2020, 08:47 PM   #185
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:57 PM   #186
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Hi CW. Yes I tried the starting fluid with a tractor tire....exciting...

Tried to crowbar the tire from Dory after the "pro's" had started to take the wrong side of the tire of the rim..and gave up..

I clearly need more training with bus tires...that 6 foot bar had a decent swing when it came back at me..

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Old 11-10-2020, 02:34 AM   #187
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AAHHH! Looks nasty, keep a watch for head trauma, no more workee for a few days.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:08 PM   #188
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Recirculating shower redesign

No worries.. that was a year ago...

Today I removed the shower tub and add a drain on the opposite side so that my recirculating shower works indepent on the buses angle.

It is nice to see that you have to build some things twice to get the result you want...or at least I hope...

So it turns out I have some space under Dory..so I am connecting both drains to get her with a 3/4 hose under the floor. Only 3/4" so that I do not have a lot of dead volume. With this improved design I might have to fill in the pan I welded in the floor just to reduce the water volume.

I do not measure the volume of the heat exchanger yet but I am striving to stay under one gallon total....resulting in 2 gallon per showerering...1 gallon wet and wash and 1 gallon rinse of.

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Old 12-27-2020, 01:25 PM   #189
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Lithium for Dory and Elfie

Today the first badge of lithium phosphate batteries came in ..direct shipment from China..
272 Ah .
We are going to assemble three parallel strings of 8 batteries for 24 volt to replace the 2 x 8D lead acid batteries.

Planning on insulation on the bottom and heating mats to prevent low temperatures.

But first a charge and check capacity.

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Old 12-27-2020, 01:55 PM   #190
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So they relabeled the 280ah as 272ah ? lol
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Old 12-27-2020, 02:10 PM   #191
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Hard to say.

The 280 ah batteries had twice the internal resistance. So this brand should be in theory more efficient.. time will tell.
These units have a metal case that has some voltage to poles.. there is an insulation foil but it is better if they do not touch each other. Which is of course also good for heat distribution.

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