Bedford TK

  1. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Meanwhile, back in the real world, the nearside locker is in place. This will contain the fresh water tank, grey water tank, water pump, pressure vessel and filters.

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  2. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Kitchen starting to take shape

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    It's all recycled office furniture. Spot the L-shaped desk and the drawer set!
     
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  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Coming along nicely! :thumbup: I'm liking the 'distressed' look decoration :D
     
  4. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    excellent work! looks great. upcycling is way to go!

    JP
     
  5. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    The decoration is great; I do the sawing and bashing and then Helen comes in and adds colours and arty stuff.
     
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  6. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Wiring going in to the battery box.

    You can see :
    • Mains fuseboxes (2)
    • House batteries (2)
    • Starter batteries (2)
    • 3000W inverter
    • 24/12 battery equaliser
    • Battery cut-offs and protection devices
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  7. awemawson Forum Supporter

    Are you going to have hold downs on those batteries? You don't want them thrashing about if you have an accident :whistle:

    :sheep::sheep::sheep:
     
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  8. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    I was undecided about that. There is a lot of inertia in a truck so you don't get the bouncing about that a smaller vehicle does, on the other hand, it would be quite easy to run a ratchet strap around them.
     
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  9. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    I would tie them down for peace of mind...beautiful work! keep at it

    JP
     
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  10. jerrytug

    jerrytug Forum Supporter

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    I use ratchet straps on my boat for 120 ah batts, she's been flung about by the waves like a terrier's rat, no problems.

    Any battery movement will eventually result in chafed wires, shorts, fire, etc...

    Lovely job you're doing anyway!
     
  11. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Probably best to take off your watch when working in the battery compartment...
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  12. awemawson Forum Supporter

    That's why I never wore a watch or rings when I was working on industrial computer installations. Wife got quite shirty about the ring, but it just wasn't safe.
     
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  13. Browser Happiness is an even fillet.

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    Seconded, batteries contain a godawful amount of energy, no metal attached to you whilst working on them is the only option to avoid shocks :o
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Please tell us that's a Google image, and not you. :o
     
  15. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    'Twas but a flesh wound but it certainly made me jump. Gave me tourettes (briefly).
     
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  16. DaveB Member

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    I don't wear a watch these days but when I did I learned very quickly to get a rubber watch strap rather than a metal one.

    You might need to demagnetize that watch now.
     
  17. George Erasmus Member

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    One of the first things I learned years ago as an apprentice in the Telecom industry is not to wear any jewellery not even a wedding band, stick your hand in the wrong place and 50V DC will vaporise a wedding band leaving you with some severe injuries
     
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  18. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Terminals on the starter batteries are way too close for comfort. I can turn them around and make a longer link to improve this a lot. I was worried about it anyway, being very careful with spanners etc. So a lesson learned without too much destruction.
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  19. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    A little progress but nothing very interesting. Solar panels are screwed and bonded to the roof. Just under 1kW there.

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    Need to wire them up now; I feel I'm wasting good sunlight!
     
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  20. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    great idea using solar panels...looks great!

    JP
     
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