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Another lovely weekend in the desert! It was HOT though, 95. and sunny....




A view from the top. Damn cool rocks.


And I think I need some new blocks.... These dont like heavy trucks and soft surfaces....


Also, Sika 252 DOES NOT bond to ABS well at all. I thought it was going to be ok for my panel, but it let go on two feet, and was loosing grip on the others also. Sadly screws were added to my roof, as I saw this from my second story window about 5 minutes before I was supposed to be driving away. I did use the primer and adhesion promoter they wanted, but was warned by the tech guy it didn't bond that well to ABS. The aluminum mounts I used in the middle are rock solid still. I squirted some 5200 in there and added screws before we left. If that fails I will try 3m panel bond...... But sadly there are 12 screw holes in my roof now.....
 

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It's not my roof but I would not worry at all about the screw holes. If you cover the holes with self leveling sealant it'll be fine.

I plan to use butyl sealant and screws plus a covering of self leveling sealant for the solar mounts on my wood/EPDM roof.

I'd rather do it another way but that seems to be the method most used reliably.
 

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It's not my roof but I would not worry at all about the screw holes. If you cover the holes with self leveling sealant it'll be fine.

I plan to use butyl sealant and screws plus a covering of self leveling sealant for the solar mounts on my wood/EPDM roof.

I'd rather do it another way but that seems to be the method most used reliably.
Yeah I know.... I was just trying to avoid it. Snow melt and freeze will find ANY way in....

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Threw my back out so even little mundane jobs SUCK. But I got all the screws I added to the roof sealed since its supposed to rain.


And my Maxxfan over the bed quit going both directions, a quick email to their service department said it was most likely the board from my descriptions. Since I am a pack rat.... I still have the old Maxxfan I pulled out in the attic. Swapped guts around and its back to normal! No obvious component failures.
 

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It's not my roof but I would not worry at all about the screw holes. If you cover the holes with self leveling sealant it'll be fine.

I plan to use butyl sealant and screws plus a covering of self leveling sealant for the solar mounts on my wood/EPDM roof.

I'd rather do it another way but that seems to be the method most used reliably.
Yeah I know.... I was just trying to avoid it. Snow melt and freeze will find ANY way in....

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Oh yeah we don't have to that so it never crossed my mind.
 

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Looking at that board you could throw in all new mosfets and a diode for a couple bucks might get it going to have a spare again.
Definitely, I didn't take the time to look all that closely. A new one is $38 also.

One more little project done. Light switch for the bathroom light. We never use it.... But its just been hanging wires for a couple years. At least I can turn it on and off if I want to now.

Start with a block, set up to route out the back for a wire pocket.



Remove unneeded material.


Screw to ceiling. It also get screwed to the wall panel to support that. Its been needed for a long time....


And its volcano season! Skis going back in :D
 

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Quiet CG, big mountains, nice weekend.



Poured rain Friday which kept the people at bay. Rolled in late and still found a NICE spot. New awning is so much better. The additional 2' of stick out is AMAZING.



Rain meant snow up high!



Snowing when we left in the morning but cleared right up. It was HOT. Skinned up 3k feet.






Nice little trip back down

 

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Been wanting to do this for awhile now, so I kicked myself in the butt to get it put together before the NW Overland Rally.

The Ultimate ARB Fridge Mod. Kegerator.

Kegs are awesome, you can get beer that is not bottled or canned, good for large groups etc. But a big trash can, lots of ice etc to cool it is a pain in the butt. So I got to thinking.

Not wanting to drill holes in my fridge (and have a completely reversible mod) lead me to this. Space the lid up. Some maple 1x3 was used.


Trying to figure out the hing brought me to a "oh duh" moment. Make it a wedge! We only need a spot for the faucet and a beer line in. Two minutes with the table saw and boom.


This is going to work great.



Next up is the latch.
Aluminum plate was cut to the size of the cutout for the latch. Bent and screwed in place. No additional holes in the fridge. A little sloppy, I have been doing this 10 minutes at a time as I can sneak it in....



Take it all back apart, make a ghetto rig and grab the router!


Slot cut top and bottom.


And a neoprene seal is added to the groove.

 

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Been wanting to do this for awhile now, so I kicked myself in the butt to get it put together before the NW Overland Rally.

The Ultimate ARB Fridge Mod. Kegerator.

Kegs are awesome, you can get beer that is not bottled or canned, good for large groups etc. But a big trash can, lots of ice etc to cool it is a pain in the butt. So I got to thinking.

Not wanting to drill holes in my fridge (and have a completely reversible mod) lead me to this. Space the lid up. Some maple 1x3 was used.


Trying to figure out the hing brought me to a "oh duh" moment. Make it a wedge! We only need a spot for the faucet and a beer line in. Two minutes with the table saw and boom.


This is going to work great.



Next up is the latch.
Aluminum plate was cut to the size of the cutout for the latch. Bent and screwed in place. No additional holes in the fridge. A little sloppy, I have been doing this 10 minutes at a time as I can sneak it in....



Take it all back apart, make a ghetto rig and grab the router!


Slot cut top and bottom.


And a neoprene seal is added to the groove.

 

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Been wanting to do this for awhile now, so I kicked myself in the butt to get it put together before the NW Overland Rally.

The Ultimate ARB Fridge Mod. Kegerator.

Kegs are awesome, you can get beer that is not bottled or canned, good for large groups etc. But a big trash can, lots of ice etc to cool it is a pain in the butt. So I got to thinking.

Not wanting to drill holes in my fridge (and have a completely reversible mod) lead me to this. Space the lid up. Some maple 1x3 was used.


Trying to figure out the hing brought me to a "oh duh" moment. Make it a wedge! We only need a spot for the faucet and a beer line in. Two minutes with the table saw and boom.


This is going to work great.



Next up is the latch.
Aluminum plate was cut to the size of the cutout for the latch. Bent and screwed in place. No additional holes in the fridge. A little sloppy, I have been doing this 10 minutes at a time as I can sneak it in....



Take it all back apart, make a ghetto rig and grab the router!


Slot cut top and bottom.


And a neoprene seal is added to the groove.

 

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And the magic that makes it work! A giant block of aluminum. This is a two pass cooler, but I have the beer run through both, as I expect the keg to be pretty warm (70+ most likely). You can see the jumper tube between 1 out and 2 in.


Decent forward seal faucet in place, these are so much better than the "standard" faucet. Much less funk growth.


All plumbed.


Garage is a disaster, but its all set up, I left about 12' of beer line thinking I can stash the keg under the truck out of the sun.


Need to play with pressures a little, but 15PSI seems about right with that much line and it being 3/16" ID.

But great success!!!
 

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Good luck with that setup, everything I've ever heard about kegs is that they are only good for parties. Not to mention being in a moving vehicle, it seems like it would be always foamy.

Hopefully it does work out, because it's a sweet set up.
 

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Good luck with that setup, everything I've ever heard about kegs is that they are only good for parties. Not to mention being in a moving vehicle, it seems like it would be always foamy.

Hopefully it does work out, because it's a sweet set up.
Yeah this would be dragged along for long non moving location weekends etc. Thats it. NW Overland Rally per say ;)

I hooked it up right off the keg being on its side in stop and go traffic all the way home, definitely a bit foamy.
 

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Yeah this would be dragged along for long non moving location weekends etc. Thats it. NW Overland Rally per say ;)

I hooked it up right off the keg being on its side in stop and go traffic all the way home, definitely a bit foamy.
Gotcha, well I guess that's why you made it easily removed.

A $25 cooler and some ice would have worked just a good, but not as overlandy :flipoff2:
 

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Gotcha, well I guess that's why you made it easily removed.

A $25 cooler and some ice would have worked just a good, but not as overlandy :flipoff2:
Yeah you keep a cooler full of ice in the middle of no where with 80 degree days for 3 days! I hate trying to find ice.....

But yeah, this is overkill, but I have wanted to try it for awhile, and a few local beer I really like you cant get in anything but a keg.
 

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A $25 cooler and some ice would have worked just a good, but not as overlandy :flipoff2:
A $25 cooler just isn't cool on any level, now if he poked a tap through a YETI that might be a little "cooler"

Get it "cooler" HA HA!!

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