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Old 04-03-2011, 01:12 PM   #181
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I am planning to drop the drain pipe from the shower through the bus floor and just cap it with a screw on cap for now. This way I could just put a bucket under the pipe if I wanted to use it before I get a holding tank mounted. The trap will have to go under the bus due to clearance issues. I was thinking of using 1 1/4" pipe to save some space. I also plan to just install a city water connection for now, until I can get a freshwater tank, pump, etc. I will run all the pex pipe, but will just cap the pipes where the future connections will go. I have to do this build in stages, and the back half is this years project. Next year I get to do the front half which includes the fresh water tank, furnace, and stove.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #182
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Glad to see you're back jkindt! Your camping pics were an early inspiration for me to phase my bus project in such a way that I could start using it even though it's not finished. So I will probably phase my plumbing as well, and am following your plumbing story with interest!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:42 PM   #183
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looking good, that shower pan looks like the same one I got, I should be installing in a week or so, did you get yours from Icon Direct out of winkler manatoba?, I got mine from there as well as my holding tanks
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #184
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...did you get yours from Icon Direct out of winkler manitoba...
No, I got my shower pan from some guy who saw me working on my bus and pulled up with it in the back of his truck. Paid $30 for it. That is also how I got my furnace and stove/oven, guy pulled up and sold them to me on the spot.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #185
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... I got my shower pan from some guy who saw me working on my bus and pulled up with it in the back of his truck. Paid $30 for it. That is also how I got my furnace and stove/oven, guy pulled up and sold them to me on the spot.
I think I need to park next to you! On the up side, some guy offered to give us a 32X32 shower pan for free... after we had already bought one! Too bad there's no conversions near us, we would have taken it and given it to someone, for free of course.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #186
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lol roadside sales ftw!!

also didnt know there was a direct seller out of winkler. im like 2-3 hours from there
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #187
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While measuring things and trying to calculate how to put up some framing for walls and such, I had a thought. (ouch!) What would I do if I had to replace a broken window that had its frame covered by a wall? I know a lot of you are building your interiors to cover the bottom half of the windows, the edge of the window frame, or other such layouts. The windows in my bus are removed from the inside, and if I don't allow room for these to be removed I would be in big trouble if one got broken. So the only thing that I can come up with is that I can't leave the window in the bathroom. I will have to make another window panel like I did on various other windows and block them all out. I will then have to install yet another roof vent in order to provide some light to the room and provide a way to vent out the inevitable bathroom aroma. I am going to risk the back window and leave it in place because I think I could replace it from outside if need be, or just cut some steel sheet and cover it in from the outside if it came to that. Just some random thoughts...
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While measuring things and trying to calculate how to put up some framing for walls and such, I had a thought. (ouch!) What would I do if I had to replace a broken window that had its frame covered by a wall? I know a lot of you are building your interiors to cover the bottom half of the windows, the edge of the window frame, or other such layouts. The windows in my bus are removed from the inside, and if I don't allow room for these to be removed I would be in big trouble if one got broken. So the only thing that I can come up with is that I can't leave the window in the bathroom. I will have to make another window panel like I did on various other windows and block them all out. I will then have to install yet another roof vent in order to provide some light to the room and provide a way to vent out the inevitable bathroom aroma. I am going to risk the back window and leave it in place because I think I could replace it from outside if need be, or just cut some steel sheet and cover it in from the outside if it came to that. Just some random thoughts...
Probably the easiest way would be to bring the paneling to the exterior window edge and then cover the window frame itself with a piece of trim, exactly like a regular house, either glued or screwed over the window frame.
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or leave window exposed and frost it out. lots of light, can be opened and replaced. but probably not what your wanting.
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I did some more calculating and measuring and found a way to frame in and keep the rear bus window functional into the shower area. It doesn't open, it is at a very bad height for in a shower , but it has been tinted, I will add a layer of frosted glaze, and a waterproof curtain so no one needs to see anything nasty when I take a shower at night. Hopefully it will let in enough light during the day to be worth it. Just need to find me some frosted window glaze and a proper waterproof curtain. I will post pics as the framing goes up.
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