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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 13-01-2022, 16:00 Thread Starter
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It isn't a biggy fr us nowadays, just a handy add on if I hadn't already had the panel I'd not have bothered.
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it has taken about an hour to fit 4 LEDs lamps to replace the Halogens, 2 silly tiny nuts on each to hold the lens on, I had a quick look for 12v in the upper lockers, it's there but controlled via the swift control panel so no good for me, when the built this they have a double skin under the top lockers which is where all the wiring runs and it looks like they did it all before fitting it into the van which makes it a bugger of a job I could do with a waggly screwdriver. I also looked for a convenient place to site the MPPT controller, behind the curtain next to the wardrobe, which is under the panels site and above the batteries so that should work out quite well.



Tried out the new USB charger plug, looks good, give volts, amps and temperature.

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I had another look at the screws I need to get out to remove the lower under locker panel, and the screwdrivers need to be really short so I just bought these, nine screws to remove in total and put back in so should last long enough for that I hope.


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The small screwdrivers just arrived, might be too small, would suit tiny hands.
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Oh dear they do look small matey!

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There isn't a lot of room to work in though I only need one of them so I'll use up a couple of my laggy bands to make them more grippy and fit me mits gooder and they may come in useful some time I can't complain for £3.75 delivered.
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Not what I have been doing, but I am having it done, changing the plastic pipes for copper to accommodate the new drain taps.
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Not the best idea, make sure they are well supported and cannot flex when driving on rough roads copper can work harden and snap they will also corrode, they use plastic because it is a better material for external use, I'd have just replaced the tap.
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Not the best idea, make sure they are well supported and cannot flex when driving on rough roads copper can work harden and snap they will also corrode, they use plastic because it is a better material for external use, I'd have just replaced the tap.
So would I but the fittings are not compatible.
Hans worked with copper a lot, water runs through copper pipes, we used to clean soldered copper pies in acid so I donít see why you think it corrodes. The plastic pipe supports will also hold copper pipes.

Oh I forgot, our drain pipes are copper, nothing more outside than that.

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