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Switchboard Refurb and 2nd Panel.. Dec 2015

Posted by XenaCommander on December 5, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Switchboard Refurbishment...

Rain kept me away from going under the truck and fixing the tank fitting...  so I decided to proceed with the switchboard upgrade...   I needed to add a second circuit board panel so pulled off the existing one and cut the spaces for the panel and other instruments I wanted on it...

I cut the spaces out with the oscillating saw...   they are amazing tools for this sort of work.  I want to put a white ply over the top of the backing...  and using that as a pattern worked perfectly....  I used one CB as a guide to hold it all in place.

Holes all cut...  A first fit... again using the Master Switch as a guide.. and an amp meter to hold it square.

Now the tedious part of wiring it all up...  at least the first panel for now...   Lights back on again.   I noticed I have a faulty temperature reading on the bottom of the tank monitor.   I will talk to Pierre at AA Solar and see what he can do as I need to go and see him for 2 circuit breakers for the solar panels.   I have already cut the holes.

A trip to Auckland to collect bits for the build... including a visit to Silverdale to see Pierre at AA Solar..   I got the circuit breakers I needed for the Solar Panels..  and he also gave me a replacement temperature sensor for the monitor...   I mounted them into the switchboard.

Looking good..  with the monitor on you can see it is 18 degrees C today...  Note the switch on the bottom of the monitor which switches the top monitor of fresh tanks...  47% showing in the left tank. Just throw the switch and see what is in the right tank.  I have a space for a remote monitor for the solar controller... yet to be purchased.

I cut the lining panel out for the doorway...  I decided to use coreflute to make a pattern as there were too many tricky angles... then jused the coreflute as a pattern...  after a few dry fits it seems good...   I put on a coat of undercoat before taking this pic.

Looks ok...  I will glue it on once I get more glue... I may put on a handrail so I put on a couple more nogs to attach it to..

Thats all for now...   More soon..


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