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Old 01-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #151
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Welcome to the club man your free life is soon over! You won't mind or miss it either. Congrat's and nice snag on the Kero... Their great as a kid my folks used them they work well.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:46 PM   #152
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Thanks for the well wishes. Haven't been on here in a bit. Been traveling and working on some other stuff (like a wedding haha). But I got in Grace some today. Trying to finish up the last bit of paneling. Have it all up but two pieces. I went in needing to finish up the drivers side. So I did that bedroom wall, center wall, and two of the 4 panels in the living room. Here are some of the pics. I am really happy with how easy it is going up, and cant wait till I can paint it. The top trim pieces that I fabricated work so well. Anyways, glad to be back. Here are some pics of whats been going on:

Here is my fiance Sarah. She is purty.



And here are some pics of the paneling going up.





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Old 01-22-2010, 06:51 AM   #153
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What? No pictures of the House flooring? (I did say that I was going to ask about this.)
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:01 PM   #154
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I've been catching up on the Grace build. Y'all were discussing the cable outlet. I'm probably a little late to show this but I figured I would show mine. I don't know what kind it is or where dad scrounged it up from, but this is what I have. The drawback is that the cable winds up just piled up inside the box and I'd like for it to be somewhat neater. Like on a retractable hose reel or something. Do they make a cable reel that is heay duty enough to handle the amps and heavy cable like this??

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Old 01-22-2010, 02:05 PM   #155
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Oh yah, heres a pic of the cable all piled up in my firepot. I don't like it being all jumbled up in there like that
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:00 AM   #156
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I found a bigger door. I will post the pic of it in the next day or two. I am just running it all off of extension cords. those big 30a cords are expensive though. so in the hole is just short cord (about 5 feet long). just enough to reach the ground so there isn't pressure on it.

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Old 02-07-2010, 01:59 AM   #157
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Well, I have been out of commission for a bit. The money was scarce for a bit, but starting to pick back up. I have to finish my bus in the next 3 weeks. Or at least finish it enough to hit the road for the next 7 months. So I will be posting a lot here pretty soon. I have been planning a wedding and not really checking the site much. But have spent the last hour reading over posts. Everyone is doing great. I made some purchases today and cant wait for them to be shipped. I bought the freezer thermostat to use it as a fridge. Got a front door lock handle thing to turn my front door into something usable. I also decided to put in a sink. I am not putting in a big water system, but instead decided to do something small to use when needed. So I have a faucet that is a hand pump coming. I am gonna use two 5 gallon water bottles for the fresh and grey with the system. Should be a real simple setup that gives me fresh water when needed. Looking forward to it. Pictures are coming. Its good to be back. Oh, and my prediction.....Colts 31 Saints 21.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:59 PM   #158
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Well here is what I worked on today. Started taking the front folding door apart to put in the new latch. Need to get a new jigsaw blade tomorrow to finish it up. But I did get the latch in. Looks good and will work great. Also have a couple pics of the new larger electric hatch for the outside to plug in shore lines.

Here is the door with the start of the latch hole cut. Broke the last jigsaw blade though so I will finish it tomorrow.


Here is the latch.



The outside electrical hatch. Larger than the old one and will work great.


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Old 02-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #159
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I do, but i didn't have it with me today. I will use it on the main cut tomorrow, but still need the jigsaw for the small cut out for the deadbolt. I forgot the grinder at home, but wanted to try and do it today. thats why I didnt get much done. haha.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:31 AM   #160
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Got tons of pics tonight. Installed the door handle latch deadbolt on the front door today. Wanted to do more, but installing this took a little more finagling than I expected. Had to use a shim, and am actually gonna put a thicker shim in tomorrow to make it work a little better. But for now, I have it installed. Next will be framing around the opening and installing the striker plate and hole for the latch and deadbolt to lock into. Then the front and back can both be locked and entered. I have been waiting to seal up the wall between the storage and bedrooms till I did this so I could still get in. Now I can do it. Makes me happy. So here are the pics.

Installed steel brackets to turn the two door panels into one solid door.





Cutting a hole for the lock.





Cutting out the opening for the deadbolt and latch.



Here I am installing the latch in the opening I cut.



Had to put a shim in to make the door thick enough to install the latch. Will put a thicker more substantial one in tomorrow. Got dark before I could do that today.



Finished door lock latch and handle installed.







More to come tomorrow.
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