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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 pm

I had used dry-erase contact paper over the old ceiling (undersized of top bunk) it's a project Philly Rob and I have teased about for years and I was excited to be the first one to try it. But he contact paper didn't like the heat and bubbled up so I pulled the head banger down today and put some more PVC up there. Looks great - way better than the dry erase to be honest.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby AoT » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Mike,
Where is you get the PVC boards? It looks nice and clean and easy to work with.

:P
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:20 pm

AoT wrote:Mike,
Where is you get the PVC boards? It looks nice and clean and easy to work with.

:P


The local sign shop. They sold me a 4x8 sheet.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:21 pm

Adding to the list of things that just didn't get hooked back up right...
Looking in my bus, trying to understand why the spare battery won't change. I have the starting battery (obviously) and the coach battery under the rear bench. There is a relay alongside the bench - and not too accessible of course. I put my bolt meter across the terminals and have a steady 4.3+/- volts with absolutely no change when the bus is running.
Of the wires there is a yellow (roughly 10g) wire which goes from the + terminal of the starting battery back to the relay. There is a standard battery cable going from the relay to the coach battery - the battery also has a ground strap going to a bolt on the wheel well. Then there is a black wire going from the relay to the engine compartment - which is no connected to anything. I'm sure it was before the new engine went in though - as the second battery worked back then!
Any idea where this wire might go to?
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Was cruising through NYC yesterday and the muffler slid out of the CAT delete pipe and was hanging down through the Mid Town Tunnel... Besides my sounding like a racecar, it wasn't a cool experience. I was worried the muffler had fallen off altogether but couldn't see it behind me. There is a slip fit joint there, with a flange, where a donut ring creates a seal and a clamp binds the two together. The clamp is good, and I presume the issue occured because I recently replaced my muffler strap which was loose/bent after the engine work this past winter.
That all aside, the donut is trashed and I still have a decent exhaust leak (and subsequent loud noise)
Since I had a hard enough time finding the clamp, I assume noone will sell just a donut - if I was even able to find one.
Can I make a ring from epoxy putty, like a JB Weld putty? Or should I just cut and weld the CAT delete to the muffler?
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby EDNCAROL » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:59 pm

Cut and weld. JB Weld would probably work temporarily. Stop by Master weld.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby BusBq Bill » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:26 am

epoxy will only last a day or so. I did it once when I was on the road and had a small hole from tapping a boulder off roading on the beach in Montauk. you should be able to find the donut online find out what size you need. it's a slip joint so it's designed to flex not be welded solid.
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