Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

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Postby GPW » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:52 am

One Foamie at a time Please … It’s Good to dream , just keep working on the first one . You’re close now ... :thumbsup:
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 pm

Another productive day! I got all the channels carved out for the pvc pipes that I'm going to run the electric wires through. I was going to use the wire tool for it, but my tests didn't work well, and doing it with the hot rod was actually pretty manageable.

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It looks pretty rough, as you can see, since the angles I have to go in at make it jagged, but then...

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Once you've got the pipe in there, you can't tell at all! And it'll be filled with great stuff, so no one will ever see it.

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Here's the front section. That sticking out elbow will go into the tongue box with the battery and fuse panel on it. All turned out to be much more straightforward than I was fearing.

Wasn't able to get all the pvc cut because I managed somehow to get the wrong kind of 45 degree angle join. Should be able to make a run to the Home Depot tomorrow to pick that and a few other things up, though, and will be a bit closer.

The adhesive samples were all dry, but wanted to give them a few days to really cute up before further testing. But so far they all seem surprisingly similar.


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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby GPW » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:01 am

Apologies Amanda, but we always wonder why these electrical “systems" are built into a foamie camper … Our “system" is an extension cord and GFI outlet … Completely flexible, movable , replacable , and sufficient for the need.. Maybe this is just a practice left over from Homebuilding … I just keep thinking “Hard tent” ...
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Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:18 am

Oops, double post.
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Postby amandacreiglow » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 am

Well, for me it's pretty necessary... Not really something I can do without if I'm going to be more or less living out of this thing as I go traveling for a while as I plan to. Believe me, if I could just avoid electrical altogether, that would be lovely! But my devices need charging and when it gets chillier I'll need a way to stay warm, and I'll need a way to at least plug in a fan for the heat, etc.

I know your cord would get me that when I was plugged in, but I don't plan to be plugged in 24/7. And even if I were, I then have to run the through the wall or leave a door open somehow, and the whole thing would leave me feeling pretty Jerry-rigged. A little more effort now will make a world of difference later, both in freedom and usability.

I'll also have a galley with a built-in cooler, sink and water storage, which is out of hard tent territory, but will make my life liveable. To each his own. :-)
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby HMK » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:23 am

Looking Great!!!!
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby me&z » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:03 pm

Someone did a flame test a while back (NMMarauder, I think). It was more like a flying ember test than an open flame test. I think he dropped a reasonably large hot coal onto a scrap of canvased foam. He reported that the coal continued to smolder but the foam did not catch fire.
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:51 pm

HMK wrote:Looking Great!!!!

Thanks!

me&z wrote:Someone did a flame test a while back (NMMarauder, I think). It was more like a flying ember test than an open flame test. I think he dropped a reasonably large hot coal onto a scrap of canvased foam. He reported that the coal continued to smolder but the foam did not catch fire.


Oh, that's awesome to hear! I'm thinking I'll do a timed open flame test, but good to know about the embers, as that's probably a more likely scenario...
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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

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Re: Itty Bitty Foamie Teardrop Test Build Thread

Postby amandacreiglow » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:01 pm

Oh, that build was actually one of my early inspirations! Although I just saw the imgur album/Reddit post; never saw the actual build thread. Thanks!


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