Propane and Stove:
|Originally I had plans to build a cabinet to hold the propane bottles under the bus
because I didn't want to give up valuable cargos space.
However, partitioning the existing bay is so much simpler therefore the KISS principle dictates I use it.
|Two bottles fit nicely after I cut out the top of the bay.|
|The partition is screwed in with sheet metal screws and I've "vented" the bottom of
the bay by making two holes with my cutting torch.
They'll be a foam gasket between the cargo bay and the gasworks.
|The partion is made from a couple of pieces of steel shelving screwed together. I think these came from a place I worked at in the mid nineteen-eighties!|
|Here's one bottles in place and connected to the regulator.|
|I used one of the old seatbelts to secure the tanks.|
|Black iron pipe is used on the exterior of the bus and changes over to copper tubing upon entering the living area.|
|I used a piece of computer power cord as a mandrel to make a sharp bend in the copper tubing.|
|To prepare the end of the tube you have to use a special tool to flare it. Don't forget to put the nut on first!||Home Depot has the flaring tool, pipe and tubing. The flaring tool was about $20.|
|Routing the tubing through the cabinet for the stove.|
|The stove slides in and the tubing connects to a fiting on the manifold.||The stove came from Timbucktu, my local RV store. It was about $350 new.|