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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2018, 09:43:34 AM »

Oh, those grooves look rounded at the tip. Did you drill the ends and cut to the hole or use a Dado or what?
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2018, 11:14:08 AM »

I’m betting hole saw then cut to it.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2018, 07:02:37 PM »

The first one I tried drilling holes aand cutting g with a skill saw but it wasn't working out very good so I did the rest with the table saw. I am not sure If that is the piece that I did drill the holes.

I just put all the shelves in a stack and screwed them together and
then cut the slots with the stack upright. I just used the regular blade and went through 3 times and the cleaned up anything that was missed.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 10:20:09 AM »

How does the ramp door work out for you? I wanted to get swinging doors but no one has any in stock with a 6'6" ceiling.

I prefer the ramp actually, much easier on a set of, ah, maturing knees. Opening is also tall enough no threat of whacking my head unlike with the side door.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 05:40:33 PM »

I haven't been in and out the back much yet but I think that would be just the opposite for me. I think the opening might be taller on the side door. I just measured the opening height of the back door today and it is only 6'2 so will have to watch out for that.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 08:57:19 AM »

I haven't been in and out the back much yet but I think that would be just the opposite for me. I think the opening might be taller on the side door. I just measured the opening height of the back door today and it is only 6'2 so will have to watch out for that.

I don’t have that issue, I only reached the standard issued Lappin height of 5’10”.

My maternal great grandfather was only 5’3” and my paternal grandfather was 5’6” so I guess I should be happy with what I got. Moms Dad was 6’1” but I only got his hair, which means I have more than most guys in their 30’s.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2018, 11:59:03 AM »

I added a little piece of plywood at the bottom then screwed on several short bungees to make a place to store shorts. Top left is a little strap to hang tapes and sharpies. Just to the right is another little strap to drop a small square in.


Shorts storage by Marty Lappin, on Flickr



I rewired the trailer so the interior lights now run off the aux 12 volts at the truck plug instead of the marker lights. Added two more LEDs to the inside so I won’t ever be working in my own shadow, also added a 12V marine battery so it doesn’t even have to be hooked to the truck.


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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2018, 05:35:00 PM »

Did you put a diode in series with the truck plug? I haven't gotten around to getting the truck plug connected to the battery yet on my boiler hoist trailer but was thinking it might not be so good to have 12v on the connector when it is laying unplugged.

I will probably do the same thing in the enclosed trailer eventually too.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2018, 07:10:38 PM »

How do you like those dielectric unions? I just replaced 90 of them with brass a few weeks ago on the radiation in an elementary school that's only 7 years old and roughly 75 of those 90 were leaking. Seemed most of the leakers were overtight, but that may or may not have been an attempt at fixing the leaks. The non-leakers were all barely more than hand tight, it was weird. Also a 30 PSI ethylene glycol system, whether or not that matters
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2018, 08:08:49 PM »

Most engineers that we deal with in Wisconsin do not use dielectrics.  They do not spec them out on any state buildings we do either.  The state engineers say that if a closed loop system has proper water treatment they are not needed.  If they are to be used per the spec we usually use the victaulic brass dielectric nipples.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2018, 06:10:44 AM »

How do you like those dielectric unions? I just replaced 90 of them with brass a few weeks ago on the radiation in an elementary school that's only 7 years old and roughly 75 of those 90 were leaking. Seemed most of the leakers were overtight, but that may or may not have been an attempt at fixing the leaks. The non-leakers were all barely more than hand tight, it was weird. Also a 30 PSI ethylene glycol system, whether or not that matters

I’ve had much better luck with dielectrics than copper unions. Most hydraulic leaks I deal with is because a previous owner seriously over tightened a fitting and distorted the flare.
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Re: New trailer layout
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2018, 06:13:41 AM »

Did you put a diode in series with the truck plug? I haven't gotten around to getting the truck plug connected to the battery yet on my boiler hoist trailer but was thinking it might not be so good to have 12v on the connector when it is laying unplugged.

I will probably do the same thing in the enclosed trailer eventually too.

I have a diode coming for it.

My hoist trailer has one and my truck has a charge control module already installed. Doesn’t send juice to the trailer plug until it senses 13.2v at the battery and shuts it off at 12.5v if I remember correctly. Keeps the truck batteries from ever being run down by the trailer.
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