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Hi Marcus,
I hope all is well, the project sure is looking great. I have a couple of questions.
Would you recommend using those exhaust clamps?
Also would you recommend the gas heater that you have? The yellow one that is, what brand is it?
Thanks in advance.
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I used three different types of exhaust clamps. I take it you are referring to the band clamp ones?
I have also run one the last 4 years on my Cherokee and have had no problems with them.
These are the ones I bought. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393969909433
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zuffen wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:29 pm Marcus,

I didn't watch your video until an hour ago. Sorry to hear the news.

Check these guys out for larger ply.

https://www.revolutionwoodpanels.com.au ... 0or%2018mm.

I know it's a long way away but I would guess some good Googling may find it closer to home.
Thanks Rod.
Looking for larger marine ply sheets, but dont seem to be any bigger than 2440x1220.
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Gojeep wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:33 pm I used three different types of exhaust clamps. I take it you are referring to the band clamp ones?
I have also run one the last 4 years on my Cherokee and have had no problems with them.
These are the ones I bought. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393969909433
The ones on the muffler at the opposite end of the x pipe, what are those ones like?
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Marcus,

These are the sizes on their Website.

Dimensions
3050 x 1220, 3050 x 1530, 3050 x 1830
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Meeksie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:03 pm
Gojeep wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:33 pm I used three different types of exhaust clamps. I take it you are referring to the band clamp ones?
I have also run one the last 4 years on my Cherokee and have had no problems with them.
These are the ones I bought. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393969909433
The ones on the muffler at the opposite end of the x pipe, what are those ones like?
V bands I found quite hard to work with as you have to be very careful how much weld heat you put into them. Even though I was using a TIG, they distorted out of round and would not mate up again. Really need to weld them while connected to the other half to overcome that.
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zuffen wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:53 pm Marcus,

These are the sizes on their Website.

Dimensions
3050 x 1220, 3050 x 1530, 3050 x 1830
Saw that but was wanting the ply with the deep red film which I think was bakerlite from memory. They don't seem to make them like that anymore?
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Meeksie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:05 am Hi Marcus,
I hope all is well, the project sure is looking great. I have a couple of questions.
Would you recommend using those exhaust clamps?
Also would you recommend the gas heater that you have? The yellow one that is, what brand is it?
Thanks in advance.
Just realised I forgot to answer the other half of the question about the gas heater.
The area we were heating in the workshop is about the same as a 3 car garage. It was 13*C and we ran it for 30 minutes or so and brought it up to 18*C. It lowered the humidity at the same time and started painting with the panel door half open. Still got up to about 21*C after a total of an hour run time. Got about 4 hours of run time on a 8.5kg bottle.
This is the one I bought. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174881220214
Out of stock at the moment but gives you specs as there are others branded differently that look the same.
No complaints as fired straight away and ran well.
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Gojeep wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:25 pm
Meeksie wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:05 am Hi Marcus,
I hope all is well, the project sure is looking great. I have a couple of questions.
Would you recommend using those exhaust clamps?
Also would you recommend the gas heater that you have? The yellow one that is, what brand is it?
Thanks in advance.
Just realised I forgot to answer the other half of the question about the gas heater.
The area we were heating in the workshop is about the same as a 3 car garage. It was 13*C and we ran it for 30 minutes or so and brought it up to 18*C. It lowered the humidity at the same time and started painting with the panel door half open. Still got up to about 21*C after a total of an hour run time. Got about 4 hours of run time on a 8.5kg bottle.
This is the one I bought. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174881220214
Out of stock at the moment but gives you specs as there are others branded differently that look the same.
No complaints as fired straight away and ran well.
I looked at the gas heater option but was scared of the Co2 gas levels. I bought a diesel heater and the exhaust is outside the building. It runs on 12 volts and easily heats 6 x 9 metre garage on the coldest day. I have the same in my caravan. They use them in Europe to heat the truck cabins overnight so the drivers don't freeze in the morning. 5000 watts output.
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Even when I have the doors down, my workshop is still open to the underside of the house which vents through the base boards 4 foot high. But it is a good point if you have a sealed workshop that you would want some cross ventilation in there as it is what it says on the heater too.
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I'm using a kerosene heater in my shop, but being 13x20 meters, with 4 meters to the bottom of the trusses, I can only hope to take the chill off of the immediate area I'm working in. I did set up a 3x3 meter canopy one time, over the front of my car inside the building and closed off three sides... It got cozy and toasty real fast.
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I borrowed a diesel heater one winter. Heated my shed from 15 degrees outside to 32 degrees inside.
6m x 12m x 2.7m walls.
It would maintain that temp at 50% duty cycle.
Only problem is it was loud and smelt like you were standing behind a 737 at the airport.

Great work as usual Marcus.
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Any news on the paint front?
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zuffen wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:18 pm Any news on the paint front?
I've been wondering myself .
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They didn't work on it for a month as had promised another project to be done by Christmas. But they didn't make that deadline so beginning of January they were completing that one. He says now there are two guys on it, so hope they make up for some lost time. Cab was already in sealer and now being primed while the rest of the front panels are getting up to the sealer stage.
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