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« on: March 13, 2008, 10:27:01 AM »

I'm ready to bury my wires in the ceiling before I foam......(for lights and roof top air ) do you guys drill holes in the roof framing to accept the wires?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 11:41:28 AM »

I used a unibit to make holes and used armored cable with stranded wire in steel sheath.

Hope this helps

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 11:51:09 AM »

Yeah, that helps......just wanted the "nod" before I started cutting holes in the roof frame.

Didn't want to hear a bunch of OH NO!!!!you did what to your whats?Huh You can't do that !!!!...Now your bus will inadvertently and spontaneously fold in half when you turn into a side wind....or some such. Grin

So I'm off to drill....speak now..... or forever hold em'.....
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 11:55:06 AM »

I did the exact same thing as Melbo for 110, but I also used rubber grommets for the 12V wiring for the vent fans.  Really make sure that the electrical in the walls/ceiling jives with your floor plan.  I had already put in the vents, AC's and spent many weeks refining the bathroom layout - that we changed the day before I started building!  Fortunately, our changes still worked with what had already been placed!  Good Luck!
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 01:01:26 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 01:05:40 PM »

I've only installed one roof air at this point.  I didn't have to drill any holes in the framing except for the frame that I made for the A/C.  My wires run along the windows in the area where the original reading light and speaker wires ran.  I plan on this area to be accessible when the bus in finished, too.  I know for a fact that I'll end up wanting to wire something that I never though of.  Also, I used armored cable for the A/C. 

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 01:32:26 PM »

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Nice Grin, except when it's your first time down the road...... you don't know what's ahead Huh

 I want basement air, so, I think I will just bury a little wire in the ceiling for some lights scattered here and there....plus my two outside running lights.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 04:32:35 PM »

Chazwood,

Bury some extra wire in your runs, you never know when you might want to add something. Label them as spares so you know which end goes to which end.

Paul
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008, 04:39:21 PM »

Chazwood,

Bury some extra wire in your runs, you never know when you might want to add something. Label them as spares so you know which end goes to which end.

Paul

Will do. Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 04:59:41 PM »

Running the wire conduits for the 3 roof tops, 2 fantastic vents, and the over halogen lights, I ran the wiring down the side of the bus at the point where the wall and ceiling meets, then ran the wire for that particular item sideways to it so I didn't need to cut any holes into the cross members.  It always makes me nervous to cut any holes or cut the cross members of the ceiling.  The 3 roof airs, 2 Fantastic fans, TV antenna and wiring for ceiling lights are the only wiring buried.  All other wiring runs down the lower left side of the wall with my wall upholstery covering it, that is actually loose so you can lift it up and access the wiring at any time.  Also, all 120vac is in plastic conduits so if the wiring for the 3 A/C's fail, new wiring can be pulled through (but I doubt that will ever happen).  I spent alot of time engineering the placement of all my wiring and plumbing with the idea that one day it might have to be serviced also.  Hence all my wiring and plumbing is accessable and can be easily taken apart if necessary-including the fresh water and holding tanks.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2008, 06:15:29 PM »

I hear ya Tom, but on a mc-9 you can't do that. It don't matter where you run...Along the wall, or way up high in ceiling.... you still have to drill to get through. Angry
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2008, 07:30:08 PM »

Hey Chazwood, just a quick question. Are you keeping a photo journal of your exploits and if so, do you have a blog where we can tune in and get our daily laugh? Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2008, 05:48:05 AM »

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