Drip, Drip, Drip…

You never want to hear the water pump cycle on when no one is using water.  There’s only one thing it could be…a leak.  Now we aren’t talking about something every few minutes, or even every few hours.  It was more like once every few days, but I knew I had a leak.

More Electrical Changes

Last time I talked about this project, I left you hanging with the lead acid batteries from the old house power system gone, and the generator connected to the chassis batteries.  But I didn’t have anything hooked up to power the remaining 12V house loads–things like the furnace, water heater, water pump, slide out motor,…

Time to unload some dead weight!

And by that, I’m talking about the rest of the old 12V to its final resting place–getting rid of the 6V batteries, and re-purposing the spot they’ll leave behind.  Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

Having a Little Fun with Lithium Batteries

This amounts to a bit of a side project, but provides a platform for really testing what the Volt lithium ion batteries are capable of.  You can tell by the image above that I’m talking about putting lithium ion batteries, from a Chevy Volt, into a golf cart. Why not just replace the lead acid…

The Grey Ghost’s New Kitchen, Part 6: Loose Ends

This has dragged on quite a while, and will probably continue to, but I thought it might make sense to post some comments on a number of smaller items so far in the project.  Some are just notes on how I’ve done certain things, others are thoughts on what I’m planning.  As always, comments and…

Belts, Tensioners, and Pulleys

Years ago, during a pre-purchase inspection before finalizing the deal to buy the Grey Ghost, the Volvo mechanic pointed out that both belt tensioners really needed to be replaced, but that it wasn’t urgent.  I put the project off for a while–amost a year–until after successfully starting the world’s first nuclear reactor using heat pipes…

Microwave, Convection Oven, and Range Hood

The microwave and separate hood were one of the things I was looking forward to changing as part of the kitchen remodel.  The hood’s fan made plenty of noise, but moved very little air.  And the microwave was higher up than was comfortable. I also wanted to be able to use an oven for longer…

Cooking with Gas!

Ok, so I could cook with gas before.  But now it’s a much more pleasant experience.  The original RV oven went to a new home, along with the oven’s pilot light, too-small broiler compartment, and manual ignition stove top. I wanted to replace it with a fairly inexpensive, but good looking gas range.  I wanted…

Back to the Kitchen Remodel for a bit…

Well, not necessarily more remodeling, but I thought I’d update with a few short reviews on the appliances used and my thoughts on the layout having lived with it for almost a year now.  Since it was the first to go in, I’ll cover the refrigerator in this post.