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