I’d been thinking for a while about how to set up the mounting/foundation for the solar installation. I settled on “Superstrut” rails that normally are used to hold plumbing and electrical from building frames. The way these work is they’re hung by threaded rods, and then a clamp bolt, which is just a small metal […]
More plumbing completion
Plumbing (expensive!) Propane (heavy!) Cats Working in the rain The water setup is complex because I have hot water preheat to each fixture with a temperature control, and I have a reversing valve shunt set up so I can connect a pick-up line to the water panel, and pump water out of fixed vessels and […]
Some more new stuff
Hello Internet Friends, It’s been a while. Here’s some pictures of the progress in the last few months. It feels like every win is really hard-wrought. Took a real drive somewhere in the bus last weekend, and aside from random screws and bits rolling out from crevices (they were ones I dropped, I swear!) it […]
I’ve been working mostly on electrical and lighting, some utility and improvements up front, and just trying my hardest to get the storage bay finished up down below. Crawling around on my knees in the gravel in December/January has not felt like the best use of my time, but here I am. In no particular […]
Just a work progress photo. Countertops close to done – working with cesarstone (quartz epoxy) material is interesting. It is pretty forgiving stuff. Lots of drawers and things going in. Plumbing and wiring next.
Plywood panels on steel frame
Sticking some plywood where it needs to go. To be covered by birch ply, plastic, aluminum, or other. Metal framing makes all of this so easy. Self drilling lath screws are perfect. The gap between is filled with wires, plumbing, nothing, or sound deadening material.
Shower stall drain
I have officially drilled my first hole through the floor. Doesn’t look like much but that’s a 4.5 inch hole all the way into the basement compartment. Locating that is a big deal because plumbing. Anyway, framing up a slim steel support box for shower stall, that will dictate kitchen cabinets, etc. I also pulled […]
Enough doors for now
OK, so door is done enough for now. The interior framework has needed attention. Once it is painted and bolted into place again, I can start adding walls, lights, chases for plumbing and wiring etc. So start by unbolting everything, then a little wire wheel, flap disc, and 3m scotchbrite pad action, then a little […]
I spent some time with my wife this evening trying to fit the layout better, and I think we came up with one that works out really well. The aisle with the bunks open is 24″ wide all the way to the back. This layout includes: 24″ x24″ footprints for rv style fridge, washer/dryer stack […]