Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Decided to convert the 96 Chevy 3500 Short Bus
#21
AB Norm and Queenie have TP OCD Just humor them ,it might get ugly...
TPS was a good guess it seems ..Bonus point !\
Have you forgotten to record this in photos ? LOL
Stay Tuned
rvpopeye



Weirdo Overlord  YARC 
ROOIRIA  
15 "Stinkin'Badges"  a "Full Monty Badge" 2 "Just Ignore Me" clusters  10 "Pine Cone" clusters  , one "Stinkin' Badger" and 8 of the coveted "Flying Manure Spreader"awards
(What a "Stinkin' " honor !)
[-] The following 3 users say Thank You to rvpopeye for this post:
  • Roadtripp (05-13-2020), heron (05-14-2020), Texjbird (05-27-2020)
Reply
#22
More progress. Power wires are in. Some insulation done. Don’t get that spray foam stuff on your hands and clothes. It is very sticky and hard to remove. Let it dry then remove the blobs. 
 The energy system is a big job. But it’s fitting together next to the front door. Time to tint some windows to keep prying eyes off the new goodies. 
 I’ll take some pictures when I reach a stopping point. There’s so much mess right now it’s hard to see anything.
[-] The following 3 users say Thank You to Roadtripp for this post:
  • AbuelaLoca (05-13-2020), heron (05-14-2020), Texjbird (05-27-2020)
Reply
#23
Sure is a lot of drilling, cutting, grinding, screwing, getting screwed, on metal school buses. The sharp edges can short out wires if not careful. 
 Got inspired and started installing a 190 watt solar panel today. 
 Self leveling butyl sealant seems like very useful stuff. I cleaned out the front gutter over the windshield and used up a tube of butyl as the old stuff was cracking and falling apart. Also sealed the solar wires coming through the roof
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to Roadtripp for this post:
  • heron (05-15-2020), AbuelaLoca (05-16-2020)
Reply
#24
Update:
I got restless working on the bus ? and loaded up for a Spring camping trip. My first road trip with this short bus. It drove great over the North Cascades to Shangri La. Otherwise known as the Okanogan. Not a lot of extra power but enough to pull a small utility trailer. A change is doing me good. 
 Ive been tinkering with the energy system wiring and going for day hikes or bike rides. Next is to tinker with the plumbing. I’m considering tossing the plastic fittings I bought and using brass fittings. The plastic does not look like it will be watertight if the threads get stripped. 
Happy Memorial day folks
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to Roadtripp for this post:
  • Texjbird (05-27-2020), AbuelaLoca (05-28-2020)
Reply
#25
I was a commercial plumber. In this situation I would definitely be sticking with the plastic. Easier to replace and repair.
Compared to parenting, Cat herding is less complicated
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to GotSmart for this post:
  • Roadtripp (05-27-2020), AbuelaLoca (05-28-2020)
Reply
#26
I was a commercial plumber. In this situation I would definitely be sticking with the plastic. Easier to replace and repair.
Compared to parenting, Cat herding is less complicated
Reply
#27
^^^ echo?

Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to mudbunny for this post:
  • Snikwahjm (05-27-2020)
Reply
#28
Plastic may be used for the same reasons as stranded electrical wire is used in vehicles.
Reply
#29
Thanks, I’ll try the 1/2” plastic barb firttings I’m using to transition to vinyl tubing out. They are only gripping by a few threads on these 1/2” FIP to 1/2” FIP flexible faucet hoses I’m using on the sink and the water heater. I’m having difficulty getting one of them to start threading and might have buggered the threads. The faucet hoses have rubber washers in the ends so hopefully will seal without over tightening. 
  I wish this 4 gallon water heater had a drain in the bottom. I removed it last Winter for storage and turned it upside down. Getting the water working is my next challenge now the electrical is mostly done. The water tank and water pump are installed thank goodness.
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to Roadtripp for this post:
  • AbuelaLoca (05-28-2020)
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)