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Old 03-17-2016, 07:38 AM   #281
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It is best to keep things simple and uncluttered. The battery is a 300 amp-hour lithium. The Magnum MSH3012 is on the front side of the furnace.

All of this equipment fitted in the space under the street side sofa and dinette with no loss of the factory user storage or alteration of the external appearance of the cabinetry.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:07 PM   #282
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Finished up on the interior wiring, mounting of pieces parts, all wires extended to battery box, shunt install complete. Next up to breach the roof to install combiner box and mount solar panels. Hope to be done in another couple days. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:23 PM   #283
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:03 AM   #284
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Nice work!
I made multiple plans and configurations before deciding on the best setup. Then I ran all wiring first to make sure I would not come up short, followed by laying out the devices on the 1/2 birch plywood. The platform is set off the wall by 3/4 inch spacers to allow for better airflow, with 2 inch X 2 inch square washer on the backside to keep the platform from coming off the wall. I would like to take this opportunity to "THANK" AM Solar for cheerfully answer my question and reassuring me that I was on the right track. Next up, mounting the solar panels and the combiner box. I have the taped the roof off and used cardboard cut to size as a test fit. I'll be assembling the feet on the panels, get them up on the roof and checking my calculations. One recommendation to anyone who's going to do their own installation, purchase hydraulic wire crimpers. I picked one up at Harbor Freight and it indefinitely made the install go faster/better.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:46 PM   #285
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Both panels permanently installed and wire extended to combiner box, access to interior and 6 gage duplex cable pulled out. Installed 1/4-20 course stainless bolts to replace the black handled bolts. Tomorrow, go back and use Sikaflex 221around panel feet and finalize install combiner box. Getting close to turning the system on.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-07-2016, 06:03 PM   #286
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What is the gray device next to the water heater?

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Both panels permanently installed and wire extended to combiner box, access to interior and 6 gage duplex cable pulled out. Installed 1/4-20 course stainless bolts to replace the black handled bolts. Tomorrow, go back and use Sikaflex 221around panel feet and finalize install combiner box. Getting close to turning the system on.Attachment 260167Attachment 260168Attachment 260169Attachment 260170


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Looking good!! I see you bought some of the 'lewster feet' as AM Solar calls them. I have them specially made for use exclusively on Airstreams and share them with AM Solar. If you notice the slots on the bottom, those are there to allow the bottom of the foot to be bent to better conform to the roof curve.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:49 PM   #288
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Looking good!! I see you bought some of the 'lewster feet' as AM Solar calls them. I have them specially made for use exclusively on Airstreams and share them with AM Solar. If you notice the slots on the bottom, those are there to allow the bottom of the foot to be bent to better conform to the roof curve.

Sorry, forgot that they used the flat ones. The ones I use have the slits to allow for custom curve matching to the roof.


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Sorry, forgot that they used the flat ones. The ones I use have the slits to allow for custom curve matching to the roof.


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Lew, question, looking for a recommendation/directions on installing the combiner box. My AS is a 2016 with the humped roof for the ducted AC and drilling into is not recommended, should I follow the same process of using the 3M VHB tape and then follow-up with the Sikaflex 221 to adhere it to roof like I did for the solar panel feet and then use the Dicor to weather proof around the edges and the inside wire passage opening of the C-Box?
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Lew, question, looking for a recommendation/directions on installing the combiner box. My AS is a 2016 with the humped roof for the ducted AC and drilling into is not recommended, should I follow the same process of using the 3M VHB tape and then follow-up with the Sikaflex 221 to adhere it to roof like I did for the solar panel feet and then use the Dicor to weather proof around the edges and the inside wire passage opening of the C-Box?
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Final steps set in place. Temps dropped, so will finish up when temps go above 60 degrees so I can apply Sikaflex and DiCor. Want to achieve max adhesion.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:38 PM   #293
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All buttoned up and ready to go outside. Entire system functioning, will be installing the IPN Pro in its permanent location shortly. Click image for larger version

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