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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sleepless nights.

Only one full day left to work on the bus and lots to do.

I've got to the stage now where only the bare essentials are now a priority, and that is currently fixing the hole in the tank.

If I can get that done quickly, then I can worry about the bike rack and the plumbing. I'm worried that my water pump doesn't cut out when i close the taps. When I connected it up last time it kept going til it blew the solar collector apart. That's now back together, but I haven't dared reinsert the pump fuse. I have another cut out valve switch I can canabalise from something else but that will take a bit of time. A job for later.

I also need to connect up the waste water pipe. I went for a drive with it hanging down half done under the bus (I got excited showing off to a journalist) and it got caught in the wheels and got wrenched out.

I've tried plastic welding on the tank, but it hasn't stopped the leak, now I'm going to try car filler which apparently is the only thing that really sticks to Polyethylene. The hole is in a really awkward place, and I have to stick my head in between the bed and the tank. If the flimsy bit of wood holding the bed up slips out, my skull will be the only thing (not) propping it up.

It's 4 am. Time to sleep, I can fret more in the morning.


  1. Good luck on you're transglobal trek, and hey if you get a chance try to drop by Tuscaloosa, Al. We definately need a little inspiration to be more fuel efficient.


  2. Thanks Justin. Tuscaloosa? What a great name. Worth putting on the itinerary just cos it sounds so cool.


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