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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:50 am

McDave wrote:Just a thought on the battery box. There are some faux diamond plate products out there, plastic sheets and vinyl sticker types etc. You might be able to do something with that?

The box has some weird shaped ribs that would probably eliminate the use of stickers but you have given me an idea. Maybe I could find some kind of shrink wrap.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:17 am

Iconfabul8 wrote:
McDave wrote:Just a thought on the battery box. There are some faux diamond plate products out there, plastic sheets and vinyl sticker types etc. You might be able to do something with that?

The box has some weird shaped ribs that would probably eliminate the use of stickers but you have given me an idea. Maybe I could find some kind of shrink wrap.


Bingo...Annnnd if said shrink wrap happened to have your company logo and info.... well I'm afraid that could make the entire project a business expense, and therefore deductible. Might be an effective advertising opportunity ?

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby hankaye » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 am

Howdy all;

McDave wrote:
Iconfabul8 wrote:
McDave wrote:Just a thought on the battery box. There are some faux diamond plate products out there, plastic sheets and vinyl sticker types etc. You might be able to do something with that?

The box has some weird shaped ribs that would probably eliminate the use of stickers but you have given me an idea. Maybe I could find some kind of shrink wrap.


Bingo...Annnnd if said shrink wrap happened to have your company logo and info.... well I'm afraid that could make the entire project a business expense, and therefore deductible. Might be an effective advertising opportunity ?

McDave


The last bit you mentioned would also bring you into the COMMERCIAL domain as far as registration and
having to pull onto scales, which would then include logbooks and various other headaches.
Just something to consider... but check with your State's MVD to see what the rules are as they are different for
each State.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:51 pm

hankaye wrote:Howdy all;

McDave wrote:
Iconfabul8 wrote:
McDave wrote:Just a thought on the battery box. There are some faux diamond plate products out there, plastic sheets and vinyl sticker types etc. You might be able to do something with that?

The box has some weird shaped ribs that would probably eliminate the use of stickers but you have given me an idea. Maybe I could find some kind of shrink wrap.


Bingo...Annnnd if said shrink wrap happened to have your company logo and info.... well I'm afraid that could make the entire project a business expense, and therefore deductible. Might be an effective advertising opportunity ?

McDave


The last bit you mentioned would also bring you into the COMMERCIAL domain as far as registration and
having to pull onto scales, which would then include logbooks and various other headaches.
Just something to consider... but check with your State's MVD to see what the rules are as they are different for
each State.

hank

The main purpose for building my CTC was for business use, so I will deduct it anyway. Don't really want to advertise, but I had the same thought as well when we started talking shrink wrap.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby flboy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:59 am

Iconfabul8, I saw this last week while on vacation. It made me think of you. Is this one of yours?

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 pm

Those are so cool! Why didn't I think of that? Dang, now I want one. ... ;) ...

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:47 pm

Ah, the good ole penny press. I probably should have built some of these 30 years ago. Instead, I stuck with making round coins. However, my first machine was a penny press but the coin remained round and overstruck a new design on the penny. It was kinda cool, it left just a hint of Lincoln's image.
Looks like you had a great time on your trip. Good to see you enjoying the fruits of your labor.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:31 am

Time to plumb! Have had everything cobbled together temporarily for a couple trips I took.
Going to put the permanent fix to it.
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Man, look at all those cold water connections! I thought I was building a simple system.
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Shore water
toilet
Sink
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:35 pm

Added a few accessories.
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Cabinet built, painted and ready to install.
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Plumbing almost done.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Padilen » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:55 pm

I don't think I've seen a manifold for plumbing a trailer before.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:23 pm

Very nice, Icon. Tidy and clean. So, pressure reg.? and pressure test? You may have better luck than me (no doubt) but if I skip it I regret it. And you can never have too many shut off valves. Ya know?

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:25 am

McDave wrote:Very nice, Icon. Tidy and clean. So, pressure reg.? and pressure test? You may have better luck than me (no doubt) but if I skip it I regret it. And you can never have too many shut off valves. Ya know?

McDave

Thanks, McDave. I have one of those, screw on the outside connection regulators, that I thought I would give a try. No on the pressure test. I guess I am a glutton for punishment. I got a good deal on ebay for 10 valves at the beginning of this project. Man are they disappearing fast.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby hankaye » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:12 am

Iconfabul8, Howdy;

I truly enjoy seeing what you come up with for various projects while
you build your CT up. You must have a Rube Goldberg genome in you.
:NC , :thinking: , :twisted: , :lol: , :thumbsup: , :thumbsup: !!!

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby featherliteCT1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:56 am

Looking at your work gives me an inferiority complex
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby low277 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:12 am

You do very nice work!! Always nice and clean, looks very professional. :thumbsup:
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