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Old 10-31-2008, 05:07 AM   #211
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HAIL - very lucky it was small.....

We had one this past spring that if it had passed over the house it would have done real damage to the AS - golfball size. Instead it was 1/2 mile down the road..... Whew.

Great progress, let me know when I can bring the Caravel up for a referb.
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We rarely get hail here in October, nothing to compare what you went through this summer, hope everything is ok.

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:26 AM   #212
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Permanently installed back 2 tanks, here are a few pictures, used plenty of trempro 635...............toastie
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The picture in the upper left looks as though you screwed through the flange of the tank... Is that true?

I like the idea of "bedding" the tank flange in tempro. In my set-up I was concerned about the tank shifting, but the tempro would greatly prevent that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:41 AM   #213
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Toastie,

The picture in the upper left looks as though you screwed through the flange of the tank... Is that true?

I like the idea of "bedding" the tank flange in tempro. In my set-up I was concerned about the tank shifting, but the tempro would greatly prevent that.
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Not screwed, I used 4 small bolts, one at each corner, I made sure that the drilled holes are large enough for the bolts to freely drop in, hand tighten only. I original was going to use brackets to fasten the angle iron to the rods, but when torque is applied would twist the angle iron putting stress on the tanks. The main goal here is not to stress the tanks at all, if I can achieve that, the tanks should out live me.

I really like your refrigerator


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Old 10-31-2008, 03:17 PM   #214
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I used 4 small bolts, one at each corner
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toastie,

I looked back a little to see that your tanks appear to be built differently than mine... thus the reason for my "bolt" question. the flanges on may tanks are 3" deep and are part of the contents holding portion of the tank. Drilling a hole as you have would have meant I would need to seal the tank where the bolt exited the bottom of the flange. I see now that your flanges are formed by extending the top sheet of the tank thus they can be drilled without penetrating the tank.

Regarding my fridge... I am very happy with the NovaKool. It adds significant functionality with a level of reliability and simplicity not found in the Ammonia charged units. I am also happy that even though I purchased it for our Ambassador, it will fit very nicely under the existing counter in our Globetrotter.

I've immensely enjoyed your posts... thank you.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:09 AM   #215
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Hey Toastie...Just wondering, do you sleep? Do you eat? Do you have a job you go to?!!!!!!!!!! Your doing a great job, I've been following your progress. I can't wait to see what you do for the interior! We hopefully will be doing a similiar, not-so-detailed retro to a 1959 24' tradewind. I have gota lot of great ideas from you, thanks. Keep them coming! By the way, what do you do professionally? Is it some kind of fabrication?
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Thanks, well, I just woke up, need to lose a few pounds, and I work for one of the big 2 auto companies advance engineering powertrain groups in the Detroit area. I was going to say the big 3 but it looks like Chrysler is going down. The wife is in charge of the interior design and it looks like today we are going retro, we both design as we go and we are constantly changing things, nothing on paper at all.

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Old 11-01-2008, 06:23 AM   #216
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I am very happy with the NovaKool. It adds significant functionality with a level of reliability and simplicity not found in the Ammonia charged units. I am also happy that even though I purchased it for our Ambassador, it will fit very nicely under the existing counter in our Globetrotter.

I've immensely enjoyed your posts... thank you.
After doing some reading about the NovaKool I would like to go with one untill I saw the price......wow......will be looking for a deal.
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Applied silicon to the rubber bushing groove and around the edge.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:39 PM   #218
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Floor, 1 black and 2 gray tanks are in. Will probably wait for spring to install the belly pan/floor permanently, wheel wells are permanently attached to side walls. Started work on the electrical.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:43 PM   #219
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a BIG learning curve is about to start

Went to Lowes today and bought my GE electrical box and circuit breakers.

1) 125 amps TL412C main lug box
1) 15 amp GFCI
1) 20 amp GFCI
1) 15 amp breaker
1) 20 amp breaker
1) 10' of #8 wire that I will run from Marinco 30A 125V to Main 30 amp breaker.

This will be a BIG learning curve for me. Will need to come up with a wiring diagram on paper so I can balance out the question marks below. Then I will go to the 12v system.

Wire 5 will be for the main
Wire 4 to the 20 amp will be only for air conditioner
Wire 3 to the 15 amp will be Intellipower and ?????
Wire 2 to 15 amp GFCI will be kitchen, exterior and ?????
Wire 1 to 20 amp GFCI will be bath, refrigerator, exterior and ?????
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125 amps? Wow! Seriously, tho, looks like you're headed down the right path. One thing I did was to add a seperate dedicated 15 amp breaker & circuit just for the microwave. Something to think about if you are going to install one those.

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:15 PM   #221
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You've got a great plan, already. Nice box--a little bigger than usual, but it sure gives you the ability to go GFCI without having to do it "backwards."

One thing I've noticed in my Overlander is a dearth of outlets up front, especially around the door (on the inside). I would also recommend an outlet outside on the street side and one outside on the front.

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You've got a great plan, already. Nice box--a little bigger than usual, but it sure gives you the ability to go GFCI without having to do it "backwards."

One thing I've noticed in my Overlander is a dearth of outlets up front, especially around the door (on the inside). I would also recommend an outlet outside on the street side and one outside on the front.

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Thanks Zep

In the picture, the upper receptacle is for a plug in light, and the lower will be a power outlet, have a extra power outlet receptacle that I will add.

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125 amps? Wow! Seriously, tho, looks like you're headed down the right path. One thing I did was to add a seperate dedicated 15 amp breaker & circuit just for the microwave. Something to think about if you are going to install one those.

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Thanks Jim

Yes we will have a microwave and will take a look at it.

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:58 PM   #224
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Really cool power panel...

It may be too late for you to want to change and maybe you already have your charger but I decided to change. I originally bought a 30amp box at Lowes or Home Depot but decided not to use it when I discovered the following combination 120v/12v panel with integrated charger. The really cool thing is that my wife bought me one for my 60th birthday. I have not yet had time to install it though.

XADC 30A Distribution Center

What I especially like about the panel/charger combination is that it has a nice front panel accessible arrangement to all the fuses and the charger itself.

See what you think.

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