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Running Green Bus and the roaster seems like the culmination of a lifetime of tinkering.

To me, fixing stuff is a metaphor for the more important, non-stuff, aspects of life.

Hence this blog.  It concerns the technical aspects of building and running the Green Bus and its associated support mechanisms.  Buying, renovating and maintaining a bus will either drive you mad or strengthen your philosophy.  This particular example is a 1996 International diesel with a Bluebird body that was transformed into a mobile kitchen in Ontario, Canada.  As with all such adventures, it is a work in progress. 

Throw a coffee roaster into the mix, and things get even stranger.

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June 29, 2012
Shake, Rattle and Roll

A school bus is just a very long truck.  It rides hard.  Its suspension lacks the silky smooth, isolated feel of a coach.  As a result, stuff rattles.  Care needs to be taken to see that tables, sinks, shelves, metal panels, and every other item that is attached to wall, ceiling or floor, is attached firmly and in such a way that it does not rattle or shake excessively.

The first time we took the bus on the road - a relatively smooth highway at that - we were amazed at the cacophony of noise coming from various places.  The sink boomed.  The stainless panel behind the stove was as loud as a dozen schoolkids.  Every loose item that was not packed with soft care rattled like a banshee (although not being Irish, I have never met a banshee).

Keep the rattles in mind when you build your bus.