Terry's Self Build Relay

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  1. Terry

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    Today I made a start on the relay (y)The day started with me emptying it /insulation boards fridge/freezer and a few batteries -Then removed the bulkhead and one side lot of panels (y) This then left me clear to start insulating the van.Firstly I did it in a bubble insulation followed by Kingspan and lots of gun applied foam -There are a lot of big voids on the relay which were stuffed with bits of KS and then injected with the foam -
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    Looking forward to seeing other pics as you progress
     
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  3. UK Pete

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    Good work Terry, is this a start to finish thread, i just love watching these as i would love to do one myself one day, being a builder for 30 years i recon i could manage doing a conversion to a good standard , so i watch you guys and pick up tips
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    Are you filling the wall to roof voids? Or is there a reason you have left them foam free?? Cables? :)
     
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  5. Terry

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    Yes Pete this one is going to be my own -- I was expecting to get it all insulated but only managed to do one side and most of the roof so target for tomorrow is finish the roof insulation and other side then get the base roof boards ready for the finished roof boards -I am going to leave the 45 degree angled bit at top of roof line to run some wires through after I make a decision on the layout I want :DIf Paul does not come down and tell me how many wires he wants and where then it will be onto my preferred option of running wires through trunking -1 on the floor and one through the wall units -at least that way we can get to them all and add/remove as we go along -Paul will moan a lot but ask if I care ;):D
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    Yes Toots left for cables but will be getting stuffed with the silver bubble insulation before the cables go in or I am thinking along the lines of trunking along the top cupboards :DI DON'T DO WIRES MUCH SO THIS IS PAUL'S problem -I ought to set up a video camera for Saturday so you could hear him moan at me for not putting in all the wires :DHe will go on one from 9 ish until at least dinner time :):D
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    Nice fridge/freezer Terry;)
     
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    Looking like a great van to be!
     
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    Looking good already (y)
    Can't wait to see the progress.
    How long do you anticipate it taking?
     
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    Cripes... Taking a long time over this one aren't you Mr Terry?

    You normally finish a conversion in a day and a half.

    What is holding you up?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I think I have until May 21 st to get it completed or close to complete -I intend to use it for Johns (Jaws) meet -so long as the loo and showers working I can easy get by -I hate to put my name down for a meet and not make it :)
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    Has Terry ever told you how much he loves doing electrics:D
     
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  13. Terry

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    It's a biggish van JJ -the Caddy maxi only took four days this will take at least 3 week ends ;):D
     
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    If I was doing the electrics it may take a year and a half -then it may not work ;)You know I love things with wire on Steve :D
     
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    you sure you have enough batteries for that size van mate :whistle::whistle:
     
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  16. Terry

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    Probably enough to run it on -without the engine
    terry ;):D
     
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    Not a great start this morning -went out cleared the van and got all the dangly bits of foam cut off sweep up -found out that although some of the big cavities were full of foam they are only semi full now -it's as if the foam has not got enough air to make it go off and has shrunk back -anyway filled them with foam again and will inspect them before I board over-Normally I fill them and board over so never really had chance to look at it -lesson learned;) -It's bloody cold and windy up here today and just as I got sorted it started to rain/hailstone and blow so now on a coffee break (y):D
    terry
    As I type the suns out :)
     
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    You should live a bit further down T. nice N'sunny here ;)
    Looking good mate will enjoy seeing the progress (y)
     
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    i had a similar problem terry i shoved the nozzle deep down the bottom of a door and assumed the foam had set three months later i couldnt open the door and uncured liquid had ozzed out and stuck the door to the rubber seal
     
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