Several people have asked how we keep the fridge doors latched. Basically, we use a door lock latch, like this one. (Click for details!) We started with adhesive child lock latches on the fridge, but it was weak and would pop open occasionally for a big surprise when driving – not the safest. The inspiration […]
The cable crimpers I picked up were critical to making all the connections secure and reliable. I used a 10 ton hydraulic hand press crimper. None of these lugs should be soldered. Then, heat shrink with adhesive is applied, sealing the lug. During installation they are painted with an anti-oxidant dielectric grease.
Vanity sink, that is. This is an Ikea Lillången sink, on top of a steel frame. Not shown are the steel posts that insert into the ceramic to hold it in place. It’s also glued to the steel frame with urethane body seam adhesive. The plan is to use a hepvo waterless trap instead of the […]
So if you recognize what movie scene this is, you’ll know how I felt tonight about my entry steps… I am now working on the entry and the kneeboard/barrier/thing that keeps passengers up front from falling into the stairwell and also something to bolt the handrail onto. Since I’ve had the bus I have left […]
Getting some finish wall covering installed. Don’t mind all the dirty handprints. The surface washes with a rag or even Mr clean magic eraser. Sharpie pens just disappear! Its a good kid resistant surface. Its an .0625 plastic sheeting, made from the same stuff as milkjugs. Its not really structural, and its designed for gluing […]
I live near Boeing, land of riveted aircraft. I think nowdays it’s mostly robots doing the riveting, but anywhoo, I needed to figure out how to rivet bus skins. Here’s a collection of things I learned when riveting the panels. First, get a 4x rivet gun. You’ll realize that not only can you use it […]
Condensation has been a pretty huge thing inside as it has gotten colder. I needed to get that bare steel covered asap. I de-greased and scotch brite scuffed the steel, wax and grease removal then shot a gallon of rustoleum brown primer. It was a nice hot October, so it dried well. You can see […]