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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-31-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Got the rear wall framed up, it might even be...

Got the rear wall framed up, it might even be square to the floor! I figure if I dont check, I can just assume it is and deal with it later...

I feel like this part of work on the bus is like...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-30-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,385
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
I went with 14" raise. Still in the midst of the...

I went with 14" raise. Still in the midst of the project but my reasoning was that I wanted approx 7' ceilings in the center. I also wanted to insulate 3" on the floor and ceiling. I started with...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-22-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Started some work on the interior framing, I've...

Started some work on the interior framing, I've been using 1x2 to give myself a bit more space for insulation(planning on spray foam) as well as give me something easier to attach the walls to than...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-13-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Genuinely curious, what is your reasoning here?

Genuinely curious, what is your reasoning here?
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-09-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
I have a 2001 fs65 and my rear door lock...

I have a 2001 fs65 and my rear door lock interlock relay was up, slightly to the left of the brake pedal.

https://i.imgur.com/ypRVnpq.jpg

The yellow wire needed to be connected to the one of...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-08-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Thank you. My wife told me that it looked better...

Thank you. My wife told me that it looked better than she thought it would. High praise! :wink1:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-08-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
The little platform is actually pretty stable.......

The little platform is actually pretty stable.... the ladder to get up onto the hood not so much.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-08-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Roof raise finished

So, I just wrapped up the roof raise and reskinning of the major bits over the long holiday weekend. I've been working a new job which is sucking most of the coolest hours of the day away and haven't...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-25-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Just wrapped up getting the sides of the bus...

Just wrapped up getting the sides of the bus reskinned. I still have the back to do along with covering a few holes in to roof where the emergency exits were and where some other stuff was sticking...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-15-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Just dropped a video on youtube about the rust...

Just dropped a video on youtube about the rust conversion and floor painting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xJKTPylvHU

I've also successfully raised the roof and started reskinning the bus in...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-11-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
100% this Any reason why you're...

100% this



Any reason why you're recommending staying away from the brass fittings and copper crimp rings?

I know they had some issues with the brass for the fittings a while back, but I...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-08-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Honestly, mostly a carryover from plumbing houses...

Honestly, mostly a carryover from plumbing houses that don't move. It lets you use the full 1/2" line for just cold instead of having a bottleneck where the water is coming from the source to both...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-02-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
So, been steadily chugging along, I've gotten the...

So, been steadily chugging along, I've gotten the steel for the roof raise and the rivets should be arriving sometime in the next few days, pulled out all the windows and am working my way through...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Also, don't forget that psi is short for pounds...

Also, don't forget that psi is short for pounds per square inch. So if you fill a tank to 60 or 80psi you are exerting a huge amount of force on it. Each square inch of the tank is being pushed out...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 04-28-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
1/2" inch per throughout is most likely fine....

1/2" inch per throughout is most likely fine. Most people do not have high flow fixtures in a RV. 1/2" will get you about 7-14 gallons a minute of flow. A shower might do between 1.5 and 3. Your...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-25-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Oh I know, I saved most of the decent ones and...

Oh I know, I saved most of the decent ones and was toying with the idea of reusing them for the reskin. Pop rivets are not cheap. Think the best I found so far for 3/16" stainless closed end rivets...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-25-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Corroseal went on without a hitch. I think I laid...

Corroseal went on without a hitch. I think I laid it down a bit thin, I used about 3/4 of a gallon for 250 sqft(coverage should have been 1 gallon for 200 sqft) It still seemed to work well and...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-21-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Cool, then it definitely is a high roof, gonna...

Cool, then it definitely is a high roof, gonna make it higher.

I've spent the past few days grinding, cleaning, grinding again, and then cleaning a few more times to prep for the rust converter...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-17-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Bustav

So, I figured after a few weeks of working I should probably start a build thread to maybe unwittingly offer up some nugget of information that someone down the line may be able to use.

A little...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 11-02-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 350,946
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
Just got my plates, sent in info late Sept, even...

Just got my plates, sent in info late Sept, even with COVID and post office shenanigans, they still seem to be pretty on top of things. Thanks for all the wonderful info and for keeping it updated,...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 08-29-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,699
Posted By A Crafty Beaver
So, the Berkeys are pretty much just a glorified...

So, the Berkeys are pretty much just a glorified carbon filter with a huge markup. I've been a plumber who has done a lot of water filtration systems in the 8 years I've been plumbing and I was not...
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