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RE: Ever Regret a DIY Project?

I regret EVERY DIY project ....but I never ever regret the thousands of dollars that I save. Was quoted 6K to fix a ABS pipe broken at the top of a black water tank. I removed the toilet, cut away some of the floor, fixed it for the price of some ABS glue and some ABS black pipe. The Extra $5,080.00 in my pocket sits pretty well. You spent $920 on ABS pipe and glue?
TMBLSN 09/05/14 06:49pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Ever Regret a DIY Project?

Every day I have regrets about my DIY projects. But, I just do them and, when they're finished I'm happy about the money I saved and knowing they were done the right way. If I'm capable of doing a project, I'll do it myself. Outsourcing a project does not guarantee it will be done correctly. Exactly. I'm more often disappointed in work that I have hired out than work I do myself.
TMBLSN 09/05/14 06:41pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Low Voltage Disconnect

I would sooner run mine to low voltage shut down than have the heat quit in the middle of the night. Maybe add some battery to get you through. Voltminder has an alarm that would indicate time to start the generator. That's what I'm trying to accomplish, run it to 'low voltage shut down', as you stated. I don't want to get to the 'permanent battery storage deminished' level of running the heater fan at 10V.
TMBLSN 08/22/14 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage Disconnect

The spec sheet for your intended purchase specifies a disconnect adjustable to 12.0 vdc. However at that setting or any other, the device only reconnects when voltage has recovered to 1.0 volt or greater higher than the trip voltage. Are you sure this is what you want? The one I linked to is adjustable from 10.5-12. If I set the disconnect at 11.25, it would re-engage at 12.25. This would be perfect. I'm looking for something that will save my batteries from over-discharge. The converter/charger would be connected on the battery side of the solenoid and the loads (breaker panel) would be disconnected when the voltage is too low. The solenoid would re-engage (automatically) as soon as the converter/charger is powered up by either generator or shore power.
TMBLSN 08/22/14 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage Disconnect

Mine is an electro-mechanical solenoid that snaps over and disconnects itself from the battery until you push the button the other way. Think it is called a Fat Boy. I have a manual disconnect switch. I'm looking for an automatic relay that will shut off the battery if it gets too low (preferably adjustable, probably at ~11.5V).
TMBLSN 08/22/14 09:51am Tech Issues
Low Voltage Disconnect

Has anyone put a low voltage disconnect on their battery? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BEA5NPW/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_it_P1400_1000 I'd like to find one that's rated for a much lower amperage and use a relay like this to actually feed the rv: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050I94XG/ It seems like I should be able to get away with less than a 5A (probably 1A) rated disconnect if using a Continuous Duty solenoid. And, thus, a lot less than $60. Does anyone know where I might be able to find a low-amperage disconnect product? Thanks.
TMBLSN 08/22/14 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Dining Area To Bar Area

I can understand the desire for a smaller table. However, you aren't going to fit between those tables, at least not without knocking everything off of them. Why not connect them? It would be much sturdier and you'd have room for a few more drinks and/or snacks.
TMBLSN 02/07/14 05:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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