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Old 05-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #393
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....and back to it. I have been a bit distracted lately trying to plan the electrical. But with the outer shell leaks handled (hope) I am finishing the insulation so I can finally get to running wire. Cutting and tapering is real tedious but I kinda get a hypnotic roll going. Thank God for satellite radio!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #394
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It's now a big clean silver tube! I kind of liked that point, it was like turning a corner in the project and heading for the finish line even though it is still a way's off! Pretty much done with the nasty stuff.
Looks great!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #395
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It's now a big clean silver tube! I kind of liked that point, it was like turning a corner in the project and heading for the finish line even though it is still a way's off! Pretty much done with the nasty stuff.
Looks great!
Yes thank God! Everytime I see some poor soul thats just starting with the gutting phase, I feel a little sick.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #396
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Marz, Just found this, you can fit a boiling alley it your 30footer!

Mali Mish - An Airstream Travel Blog. » Blog Archive » Custom Airstream at the Silverton Casino.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #397
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Marz, Just found this, you can fit a boiling alley it your 30footer!

Mali Mish - An Airstream Travel Blog. » Blog Archive » Custom Airstream at the Silverton Casino.
Haha thanks for the laugh! I tell my clients that the interior currently resembles a roller skating rink.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #398
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Slowly working my way thru the electrical. Got my new PD4560 all in one box and 50 amp inlet. Going to use 6/2 Romex for the service in and 12/2 for the A/C. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #399
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Your posts are one of the first that i got hooked on. I was hoping you would be further along, but I wish I was as close as you are. I know how life happens though. You are doin a fantastic job.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #400
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12/2 is nice but 10/2 stranded would be nicer - you can do all the wire run length calculations and say a 3% or 2% drop is not to be concerned with until its the near short-circuit of applying power to the AC motor & compressor with the feed either being your suitcase generator or a campground grid sagging from umpteen other AC's running... Multiply that silly 1% saved by 2,500 repetitions and you've done something
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Hi-Looks like you are doing great! My two cents worth, I would use stranded instead of solid wire wherever possible. Stranded is actually more effecient in carrying power, and much less likely to break due to vibration. More strands the better. Keep up the good work.-Rolland
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Sorry to dissapoint you prowelder, I'm just really stuck on the location of the outlets switches etc. I am just abit too OCD for my own good.
Thanks for the advice guys. I have gone with the stranded wire (romex) and I ordered some 14 awg stranded duplex (black and white insulated) wire for the 12v. Hope its here this weekend.
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12V DC is much more susceptible to voltage drop in the wires than AC. This is due to resistance in the conductors. The voltage drop becomes greater with higher current draws. If you're running low wattage stuff like LED lights, 14ga is probably OK. If you're running higher power devices like a DC fridge, 14ga ain't gonna cut it. So the point is to plan your DC loads and wire accordingly. The fuses you use will fall into this plan as well. The intent of fuses is to protect the wire from overheating.
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By the way, You're doing a great job. This thread is inspiring.
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Yes thank God! Everytime I see some poor soul thats just starting with the gutting phase, I feel a little sick.
I laughed when I read this post. Even responded to it awhile back and somehow cyberspace lost it. I was thinking the same thing when someone gets a vintage trailer but realized I was really laughing at myself. I think it is kind of like giving birth; luckily you don't remember it all that well and think it wasn't so bad. Thank heavens for poor recall.
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12V DC is much more susceptible to voltage drop in the wires than AC. This is due to resistance in the conductors. The voltage drop becomes greater with higher current draws. If you're running low wattage stuff like LED lights, 14ga is probably OK. If you're running higher power devices like a DC fridge, 14ga ain't gonna cut it. So the point is to plan your DC loads and wire accordingly. The fuses you use will fall into this plan as well. The intent of fuses is to protect the wire from overheating.
Thanks Starman the 14awg is going to be for all lights 12v outlets and 12v fans etc. I am going with a 2 way fridge. The RV tec that I am using as a consultant said that 14 awg stranded in the big trailers and would be sufficient. I am going to pre wire for an inverter just in case I want one in the future.
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