Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

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Post by rusty1962 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:20 pm

:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I'd just tried to post this and the forum went down...I lost the lot :cry:

My final ingredients arrived yesterday so this morning I was able to continue with the inverter install. It's taken me all day so once again not a lot to show for lots of work :roll: :roll:

I'd put together a couple of bits of ply to mount everything on. The circuit breaker is a marine grade waterproof type which can act as an isolator - the inverter will still pull some current even when not powering anything so this means I can switch off the supply to it.

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It will also protect my battery as I'll only be able to pull 12V x 80A = 960W - not enough for a heater or kettle which would deplete the leisure battery very quickly and kill it - but enough for small appliances.

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I've fed the output from the inverter and the input from the mains hookup into a voltage selector switch so I can select "1" for mains supply, "2" for inverted supply or "OFF." The output from this switch then feeds the RCD protected mini consumer unit which feeds a wall socket....

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Screwfix sell this nice looking wall outlet with a couple of integrated USB outlets which will be handy :D

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I'd tested everything before wiring in the socket, but because I could, I selected the inverter and plugged in my lead lamp :cheers:

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That's it for today. I'm Pucking tomorrow :lol:

Cheers,

Steve
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Post by MarkFer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Is that a pure sine wave inverter? I ask because I can only run my laptop of a pure sine wave invertor, the cheaper inverters don't work well with some switch-mode chargers.

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Post by rusty1962 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:07 pm

MarkFer wrote:Is that a pure sine wave inverter? I ask because I can only run my laptop of a pure sine wave invertor, the cheaper inverters don't work well with some switch-mode chargers.
No it's not. It's a square wave or Quasi. I've yet to try it in anger 8O
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Post by rusty1962 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:40 pm

:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

Today I had Ricky the floor contractor back and he fitted the Kaerndean in the Puck

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While that was going on I decided to pop in the kick panels as I'd now finished the wiring. That shouldn't take too long should it? :( :( Err no.....

Beautifully made by Madmatz but still needed some "fettling" to get them to fit properly :roll: :roll: which meant picking them apart, trimming the hardboard and then regluing.........

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The first one took a good hour but the second one, as always, was a bit quicker and the results look good :cheers:

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I did a bit on the Puck but then got fed up. We decided to take the bus out for a spin....yes all four of us....and the dog sat in the front :lol: :lol:

When we got back the Sheila and I decided we had to start the boring task of cleaning some of the road grime off him that's built up from all the short trips that I've done. I'm not too happy with the way the Red 9 is wearing. The plating seems to be disappearing very quickly. That will have to be sorted at the end of the year 8O

We washed the wheels and then treated the hub cap clips, wheel bolts and adapter plates with WD40 to try to protect them a bit. Then I gave all four wheels a polish with Collinite and then dug out the hub caps.........

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Save for hanging the curtains were just about done :cheers: :cheers: My list still has a Propex install on it, but we'll see how we get on. We have an electric heater and don't plan doing too much "wild camping" sans electrique :lol: :lol: Luckily we've got an electric hook up at VF :D

Hammock wraps are on the list too, but that's for a rainy day.... :wink:

On with the Puck now then..........but that's it for today.

Cheers

Steve
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Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

Post by Cleverchap » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:09 pm

I thought there was going to be a topping out ceremony. Must be close now......
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Post by rusty1962 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:00 am

Cleverchap wrote:I thought there was going to be a topping out ceremony. Must be close now......
That's an idea!

We're all but done. The curtains should seal it :cheers:
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Post by readyboy61 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:54 pm

No need for a propex Steve, remember my top tips, you heat your clothes,duvet,sleeping bag not the other way round so fuel your body when camping and eat supper before bed. Down duvet or down sleeping bags and for sitting around get some north face tent mules for your feet. You will never be cold again.
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Post by rusty1962 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:00 pm

readyboy61 wrote:No need for a propex Steve, remember my top tips......... get some north face tent mules ........


There's hardly enough room to swing a cat so definitely can't get a donkey in there.......and besides, there's laws about that sort of thing ;)
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Post by type21f » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:35 am

rusty1962 wrote:There's hardly enough room to swing a cat so definitely can't get a donkey in there.......and besides, there's laws about that sort of thing ;)
The Laws of Physics
You cannot get a big thing in a small space

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At least not without a lot of persuading, tickling, effort, shoving and swearing...
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type21f wrote:
rusty1962 wrote:There's hardly enough room to swing a cat so definitely can't get a donkey in there.......and besides, there's laws about that sort of thing ;)
The Laws of Physics
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Post by rusty1962 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:00 pm

:cheers: She's only gone and hung the curtains.... :cheers:

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Post by type21f » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm

I lile those VERY MUCH..
Hats off to the The Sheila...
VERY NICE...
Makes my ambition for Toile Du Juoy..
Seem so achievable..
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Post by rusty1962 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:51 pm

type21f wrote:I lile those VERY MUCH..
We lile them too :wink:

Thanks :D
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Post by readyboy61 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:53 am

Looking good, but give you until a trip on the motorway before they get on your nerves becusae of blind spots :lol:
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Post by rusty1962 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:17 am

readyboy61 wrote:Looking good, but give you until a trip on the motorway before they get on your nerves becusae of blind spots :lol:
Since my eye op I'm bad enough already without the curtains :lol:
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