My Chinese Lithium Battery Cells. Yeah!

https://youtu.be/oYD1Zsr7az0 Today, after a two month long wait, I received my Lithium battery cells form China. I’ve done period purchases through Alibaba and AliExpress now for the last 2 years, mostly below $20.00 each and haven’t had any issues so far. That gave me the confidence to try a $750.00 buy on Alibaba for eight 3.2V …
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gray-water-tank

Gray Water Tank

After fitting and testing the gray water tank, I do the final installation. I also add a vent pipe, close an unused opening and add a 12V valve to the dump line. https://youtu.be/dUcvX2zJyuo TOOLS & MATERIALS*Gray Water Tank12V ValveWindow SealPVC Pipe Thread SealantHacksawPVC 1-1/4 inch threaded-to-slipPVC reducer 1-1/4 inch slip-to-3/4 inch slipPVC 3/4 inch pipeNPT 3/4 inch …
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Window Sill & Cover

Still have a small piece of window, next to the storage closet that needs to be finished. I’ll install a window frame/sill made from Hard Maple and add a plywood cover around it. Later I will use an automotive tweed to finish it. The corners of the frame are made differently than those of the …
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webasto heater

Webasto Gas Heater – Part 4

I continue the installation of the Webasto Gas Heater by removing the passenger seat and pedestal. The hydraulic car jack that is stored under the seat will be moved to another location. To achieve a good seal between the heater and the floor, I install a separate base plate and seal it with some silicone. …
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Gray Water Tank Overflow

Installed the overflow on the gray water tank. Simply a few PVC connectors with on top a small piece of window screen material, held in place with a clamp. Next will be the 12V electric valve, A switch at the steering wheel will allow me to open the valve and dump the content of the gray …
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Final Insulation & Closet

In the process of finishing up the passenger side of the interior, I need to insulate the walls. Before I do that, I pulled the last wiring through the wall cavities. https://youtu.be/SbU8es9USaI The wall insulation consists of rigid Poly-Iso, separated about 0.5 inch from the skin of the vehicle with a few dots of spray foam, with …
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Storage Boxes & Desk Seat

I fill-in most of the storage boxes in the ‘garage’ of my van. They are all open boxes with inter-locking bottoms, except for the top box, which receives a top lid. This Formica-finished top lid has three functions: as a top lid of course, as an extension of the kitchen countertop and as a worktop …
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Webasto Gas Heater – Part III

After previously installing the fuel pump, I continue with the fuel (and power) line between the pump and the location where the heater penetrates the van floor. For extra security, I use a wireloom around the power wire and use a wider fuel line aorund the tiny Webasto fuel line. https://youtu.be/PnmZ3kja34E TOOLS & MATERIALS* Webasto Airtop 2000 STC …
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