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#1 aids10

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:23 AM

Installed main breaker, circuit for new DSI water heater, extra circuit for GFCI outlets,
replaced battery circuit breaker, new GFCI circuit and outlets-

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Installed battery disconnect switch-
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Did automatic a/c mod-thermostat-

Relay (second for future aux control)
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:24 AM

Wired new DSI water heater-
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Interior gas and elect. control-
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Replaced all exterior porch lights for interior operation only-
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All interior lit switches including water pump-
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#3 aids10

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:25 AM

Installed a propane detector-
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New drivers-side porch light-
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Interior switch and new smoke/co detector-
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All new LED marker lights and brake lights...

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#4 aids10

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:27 AM

Replaced obsolete bat-wing antenna with ID light bar for extra running lights and halogen floods-
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Replaced the mini-rocker switch over the rear dinette with a double-throw to operate floods-
All wires fished behind carpet (!@#$ of a job)
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

There ain't no MOE mods to be done! Wow! I am glad I got to see parts of your Casita I plan to NEVA see in mine. That is thanks to GREAT friends who do that kind of thing. However, I do appreciate good work and you my friend do good work!
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#6 Rob and Linda

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:29 PM

:wow:, Aiden... I'm dazzled !!

Well done, well done indeed!

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

You racked up quite a lit of mods! A lot of electrical stuff I wouldn't tackle. I have only 1 question, usually propane gas detectors are way down close to the floor because that gas drops, but you show your way up high?? It is a propane detector or the other one (I can never remember what that one is, but I do have one hanging up in the corner).
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#8 aids10

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

You're right smoke/co & natural gas detectors mount high; propane mount low. Though it didn't make sense to me to mount it under the bed behind storage items so I put it closest to the source :unsure:


You racked up quite a lit of mods! A lot of electrical stuff I wouldn't tackle. I have only 1 question, usually propane gas detectors are way down close to the floor because that gas drops, but you show your way up high?? It is a propane detector or the other one (I can never remember what that one is, but I do have one hanging up in the corner).


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:59 PM

You're right smoke/co & natural gas detectors mount high; propane mount low. Though it didn't make sense to me to mount it under the bed behind storage items so I put it closest to the source :unsure:


You racked up quite a lit of mods! A lot of electrical stuff I wouldn't tackle. I have only 1 question, usually propane gas detectors are way down close to the floor because that gas drops, but you show your way up high?? It is a propane detector or the other one (I can never remember what that one is, but I do have one hanging up in the corner).


Aidan,

Propane detectors are mounted near the floor for a reason, propane is heavier than air and sinks to the lowest point.. The LP detector mounted up high on the cabinet won't detect the presence of propane until the concentration has long reached explosive levels.. BTW, I'm a 25+year gas appliance repair tech, so this is coming from experience.. The current factory installation places the detector in the bottom of the curb side rear bench, just below and aft of the galley..

All the other mods look great!!! B)

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#10 Jewleeun

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:16 AM

I'm thinking about running a switch for the electric water heater upgrade to the inside ... beside the LP water heater switch. Is it as easy as buying a new switch, bypassing the switch on the outside and installing the new one one the inside?

What else should I know about this modification?
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

I'm thinking about running a switch for the electric water heater upgrade to the inside ... beside the LP water heater switch. Is it as easy as buying a new switch, bypassing the switch on the outside and installing the new one one the inside?

What else should I know about this modification?


I think that should work. You could just put in the switch on the wire lead coming out from the circuit breaker for the water heater and leave the outside switch on. Also, I recall the water heater element is about 1400 watts (12 amps) so you need a heavy enough switch to handle that. I recall that others have already done that mod so you might look at the history. Also, you might consider a lighted switch if you want feedback on the switch being on.

Being lazy, I just leave the outside switch on during travel and turn off the AC using the circuit breaker itself. I know there are a lot of concerns about "abusing" the circuit breaker that way but I don't really do it that often since it doesn't hurt to leave the switch on while you don't have shore power. I only turn the outside switch off before draining the tank to make sure I don't burn out the element.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

Updated Link as Requested, Photos Migrated to Flickr (wish I could simply edit original post)
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