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Old 04-15-2017, 11:20 PM   #161
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The mud flap is actually a good idea as rubber dampens impacts better than metal. All of our sander spreader wheels and street sweeper fans now have rubber on them and the wear has gone down by better than 75% since the "sand impact" has been diminished by the rubber instead of hitting directly on the metal surfaces like a sand blaster. If you have a blow out, the tire pieces hitting the rubber will collapse energy much better than a piece of aluminum.
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Nothing real exciting, but a little more progress. Made up the first battery cable, big thanks to a local guy for letting me borrow his crimpers! They are sweet. Self adhesive shrink tube is awesome.


New cable let me install the shunt for the Victron battery meter. While I like the RJ45 connections for the meter, damn getting those heads fished through holes sucks!


Gotta install this end still... But it works!
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Its a jungle behind the fridge...



But the stove works!! (and my phone sucks at pics...)
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:59 AM   #164
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FWIW -

Harbor Freight has an (unusually) nice pair of Hydraulic crimpers, that you can frequently pick up on sale (iirc I paid $35 or $40 for them).

Hydraulic Wire Crimping Tool



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FWIW -

Harbor Freight has an (unusually) nice pair of Hydraulic crimpers, that you can frequently pick up on sale (iirc I paid $35 or $40 for them).

Hydraulic Wire Crimping Tool




Those are surprisingly cheap! Won't do 2/0 though. Im sure a new die could be made however....
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Those are surprisingly cheap! Won't do 2/0 though. Im sure a new die could be made however....
they do 2 ga and I have used them on 0 ga
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they do 2 ga and I have used them on 0 ga
No, 2/0 (also written 00) wire gauge 3/8" conductor. Its big stuff....
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Took the truck to the dump station near me, one 10' hose is just enough for that spot!

Need to make a 45 adapter thing for the cleanout, hose is too stiff to get in and down enough.

ANDDDD got it stuck in the damn driveway again.... buried the front axle. Got it out... Its parked on the other side of the driveway now... The good news is it might have a posi rear end. I had two holes at the back wheels. (it had a gear shop tag on the keys when i got it too)

And built a drawer. May have gone overboard with the pocket screws...


Lots of storage there.


And took a trip up to Whistler to finish off the season


Can you spot the munchkin?
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It looks like there is a die for 2/0 in the picture? It's labeled 00 isn't it? And the 0 is in the tool jaw. I've got the same crimper from Harbor Freight. I used it for several crimps and it worked great.
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It looks like there is a die for 2/0 in the picture? It's labeled 00 isn't it? And the 0 is in the tool jaw. I've got the same crimper from Harbor Freight. I used it for several crimps and it worked great.
Huh it sure is in the picture! I just read the specs and it stopped at 0. Odd. Ill have to grab some next time I am at HF. They look damn good. I have the borrowed set that is working now! Gotta get my long run from the house to the starting batteries done...
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Can you spot the munchkin?
Nice work! Awesome ID sticker on the lid! The crowds are truly unbearable right now.


Edit- every photo I upload shows up sideways, if anyone knows how to cure this, help is appreciated!
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Nice work! Awesome ID sticker on the lid! The crowds are truly unbearable right now.


Edit- every photo I upload shows up sideways, if anyone knows how to cure this, help is appreciated!
I use flickr to host the pics....
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I use smugmug and photobucket
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Assuming the valves aren't in the line of fire, nothing the tire can sling can damage that tank. However stone chips will quickly lead to really bad rust. Again, it will never actually rust out, but will look bad in short order. If you do coat it, make sure it is a flexible coating, preferably paint specifically made to expand and contract, we used to use special paint on our propane tanks when I was in that business. Use normal automotive or house paint and it will last until the first cold month after the first hot summer and it will fall off in sheets when the tank contracts in cold weather.
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Assuming the valves aren't in the line of fire, nothing the tire can sling can damage that tank. However stone chips will quickly lead to really bad rust. Again, it will never actually rust out, but will look bad in short order. If you do coat it, make sure it is a flexible coating, preferably paint specifically made to expand and contract, we used to use special paint on our propane tanks when I was in that business. Use normal automotive or house paint and it will last until the first cold month after the first hot summer and it will fall off in sheets when the tank contracts in cold weather.
Thanks for the input! I was thinking if covering it in bed liner. That should help with the rock chips.

I will do a flap/shield still too most likely

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A little bit more whenever i get a free minute!

Pantry drawer done


Battery monitor and T stat mounted.
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We spent the weekend in it again.

We look a little large on the ferry.



And for a poopy update

One 10' hose works great ( I have two)


And The clean out works ok. Not as good as I hoped, but I dont have to get on the roof....

If I close the dump valve, I ahve to turn the flow on the rinse hose way down as the air has to come out the same vent. Never had an issue with this going straight in the roof. Im tempted to add a hose connection to the tank, just below the top next to the dump valve.
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I use one of those and it works great. For me I backfill the black tank with hose water, and then you can open that blade valve and flush out the black tank. You could then just leave the hose water running to clean out your accordian hose.
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Funny I ordered the camco version yesterday! Fit rv on YouTube did a great review of wash systems, I think that one will work really well since my dump valve is literally glued to the tank

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