electrical

Electrics cabling/preparation

Have been giving the electrics some thoughts over the past weeks and these are my thoughts/doings. Starting with the battery, I wanted to get one with a reasonable rating and have elected to not to try to squeeze it in under one of the front seats as many do.  Instead Read more…

By Heathy, ago
lpg

More pondering about LPG

So, I’ve had a look at my LPG tank and the first problem is that the exit valve hasn’t been inserted enough. When I install the cover, you can see that the outlet doesn’t line up with the hole and worse still I can’t get the cover on since the Read more…

By Heathy, ago
lpg

LPG tank & bits delivery

Caveat: The first thing to say is that I’m not “gas trained/certified” in any way, so my musings on here are just that, nothing else.  Whilst I’m doing my install myself I already have spoken to a certified individual who knows what I’m planning to do and has agreed to test/certify my installation and Read more…

By Heathy, ago
lpg

LPG Tank size / location

So back on measuring up for an LPG tank again.  I don’t think either of the two tanks from Gas It which I’d been considering will actually fit after making a pair of cardboard mock-ups. Now I’m looking at this one from Tinley Tech (the 200mm x 585mm, 16L version). Read more…

By Heathy, ago
seating

Fitting the Rib rear seat (again)

So, checking the fit of the Rib fitting kit under the van.  Based on the temporary spacers I had to slot, in it’s about 6-7mm too short.  So I’ve fashioned a couple of spacers out for 3mm steel (which I’m going to rust proof before fitting).  With the fitting kit Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

Day 3 from underneath…

More fun under the van.  Under the van I tie-wrapped the cable to the fixings for the fuel pipes. This is the cable poking up under the passenger seat.  I needed a bit of washing up liquid to get the cable through the existing hole.  More exciting “under van” shots! Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

Day 2 under the van!

Continuing to install the tow bar electrics.  1st removal of the wipers and the cover.  Once the wipers have their nuts removed they come off quite easily (as long as you know to push down on the hinge part to relieve the tension on them).  Next the plastic part/cover just Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

A weekend under my van…

On the new ramps, time to get started! This is the Kiravans Rib seat fitting kit. Almost in place, using the spare wheel carrier for support. Time to remove the exhaust rear heat shield (have already removed the plastic panel above the rear wheel. Head shield removed. I marked the Read more…

By Heathy, ago
furniture

Checking the fit…

The tall unit doesn’t seem to fit very well with the profile of the side panel. Think I need to see if I can, somehow, get this to fit a bit better! Also there’s a gap behind the worktop, where “stuff” could fall down behind the unit.  Will need to Read more…

By Heathy, ago