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Traveler7

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Posted: 07/02/18 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New things to install for the classic 1977 Dodge B:

New Seaflo water pump and a Security system with door alarms and motion sensor alarm!

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New Security System
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40 year old pump that finally got too old- still makes noise, but I'd guess the seals are shot- sure it could be rebuilt and probably go another 40!
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So I installed the new pump enough to test it and it works great, but sadly I have acrack in the old plastic piping that goes under the van.

When the van was plumbed they drilled out a large hole to pass piping through and then cut the pipe and put an small elbow insert and attached the other end of the pipe that ran to the faucet and sink.

I figure I will need to cut the old section out and get a new connector and new joint to attach everything up so probably this weekend for the fix. In the meanwhile I will study and wire up the Security System!

Thanks for checking in on this project!


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Posted: 07/09/18 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

*UPDATES ON PROJECTS*

Seaflo 3 gpm pump installed and working!

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Also installed and wired up Kerui Security alarm

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Installing the alarm was easier than I thought it would be- just programmed it before putting everything in its' place. Now I have my double side and rear doors alarmed and a motion detector covers the front doors. I cut the AC adapter off the alarm horn and wired it directly to the battery since I read it worked on 12 volt and it works great!

Thanks for checking in, I still have a shower install and putting a new faucet on sink and adding a PUR filter and my deadline to hit the road is narrowing!

Wow- after I posted this my new fan and faucet were delivered- I will install the faucet tomorrow in the AM when it is cooler- over 100 degrees here now!

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Cheers!

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Posted: 07/09/18 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep up the good work! [emoticon]

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*UPDATE*

New faucet installed!

Early today before it got too hot here I worked on removing my old faucet and installing my new one- this was more difficult than I expected because of the small amount of space to work in and how awkward it was to move in there. I had to remove the sink to get at the 40 year old plumbing!

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Old Faucet out!

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Installing new faucet

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and......working!

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Checking for leaks- all clean and clear!

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Hard work, but worth it with plumbing all secured and new more useful faucet.

Thanks for checking in on this project!

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Finished the upstairs bed by adding bolt sliders to strengthen the folding part and secure it to the sides when it is down in bed mode. Pics

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You can see the silver sliding bolts on either side

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Thanks for checking in- adding drawers and shower and some power plugs next.

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