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    Alloy replied to the thread Onboard Water Logistics.
    I made 1 stainless tank after that mistake I've always gone with plastic. Stainless needs to be passivated after welding but the inside...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Dual Voltage Power System?.
    Take a look at Victron Energy they have several inverter - inverter/chargers that will supply 110V or 220V if 2 units are linked...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Camp rug?.
    We've been using interlocking EVA foam tiles for 4 years. These don't absorb water. The surface can be slippery but the smooth surface...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Stainless steel snorkel.
    I've worked with aluminum for many years. Aluminum Oxide is similar to Iron (rust) Oxide on steel. Once either oxide builds up it...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Stainless steel snorkel.
    Welded stainless needed to be passivated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passivation_(chemistry) After time bare aluminum will oxidize...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Steel vs Alumninium.
    Point loading happens when there isn't enough internal structure to support the hull plate for a given speed and weight. For this reason...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Steel vs Alumninium.
    It would be hard to find a weld on a plane....lots of rivets though. Rule of thumb......alum is 1/2 the strength of steel but 1/3 the...
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    Alloy reacted to Chris Boyd's post in the thread Satellite internet with Like.
    Correction: consumer grade satellite internet is crap. I work in the satellite industry and portable satellite access can be quite...
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    Hi TDI Thanks for the explanation. I've added more of my $0.02. - The HW tank is a heat exchanger. What does the preheater do...
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    Comments: - The HW tank is a heat exchanger. What does the preheater do? - Why circulate through the expansion tank? - Overflow isn't...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Aluminess nerf bars.
    No pics, built for a buddy..... they were stainless steel with strips of punched non slip tac welded along the main bar.
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    Alloy replied to the thread Aluminess nerf bars.
    Steel will slide on rock and sand, aluminum won't. I've welded the tube to flat bar and then bolted the flat bar to the frame using...
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    Alloy replied to the thread Kayaking in the Arctic Ocean.
    -Arctic water is painfully cold in July/Aug. Do a search for Cold Shock and Cold Incapacitation. I've experience with people that have...
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    I have 3 of these. Very secure but it doesn't take much to twist the keys off in the lock. I've been seeing more pin locks being used...
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    Sorry for not being more detail. Reffering to red/orange was to avoid using household receptacles that when used as a the only...
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