Bus Heater Cleanup

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Oct 082010
 

I cleaned up the two coolant based heater for use lat­er.  I’ll be oil­ing the motors and installing new foam barriers/seals lat­er on.

Excess Oxide Removed

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Oct 052010
 

Cough.  Sput­ter.  Good lord that was a lot of dust even with mask.  Due to the sever­i­ty, I end­ed up using a fine steel wire brush on the drill.  Worked per­fect.  Swept and air hosed out the bus sev­er­al times.  Every­thing is ready for tomor­row being paint day.  Assum­ing I don’t end up seri­ous­ly ill.

TSP Stage Complete

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Oct 022010
 

Start­ed a bit late today, ground down all the rust with a 6″ course grind wheel on a drill.  An angle grinder or some such prob­a­bly would have been bet­ter as while the drill was far more maneu­ver­able, it was shak­ing hell out of my hands.  That mat­ters when you are doing sev­er­al hours of that crap.

I’ve also removed the radi­a­tor hoses on the loop lead­ing to the pas­sen­ger front and pas­sen­ger back heaters.  Didn’t like the flu­ids one bit, more on that in a fol­low­ing post.

After sweep­ing and using com­pressed air to clean out all the debris, I used a strong solu­tion of TSP in hot water and a scrub bush to work my way across each pan­el, spray­ing and scrub­bing.  After that ordeal, I used remain­ing solu­tion to spray over the entire floor and some spots I want­ed to insure were clean.  This was soon fol­lowed up with hos­ing out the bus with a spray noz­zle sev­er­al times until I was sat­is­fied.  Remain­ing stand­ing water was swept out, fan was put in on high to help it all evap­o­rate one more time.

Sick.

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Sep 282010
 

Got hit with some kind of sick­ness.  Man­aged to take the pick­up of junk to the dump and sweep up the floor.  Wish I had been smart enough to wear the res­pi­ra­tor rather than get a case of black lung. 😛

Past that, the day fell apart, includ­ing the cam­era eat­ing images of the cleaned floor.  I feel like crap. x_x

Floor and Seats Removed

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Sep 272010
 

The floor and seats are removed.  With min­i­mal blood loss.  Urgh.  Got a full pick­up load of debris to take to the dump in the morn­ing.  Agen­da for tomor­row is cleanup, wire­brush­ing, and gen­er­al paint prep.