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Old 07-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #11
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Made some progress today. Got the fresh and black water tanks in. Check out the rest of the pics at the bog. Ended with a no-welding solution.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #12
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Got the toilet installed. Reminds me of Basic training sitting there all out in the open.

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:13 AM   #13
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Marine toilet- hand operated. There is a selector swich on the side, one positin brings in fresh water , the other position empties the bowl. I have to admit the thing looked a bit dubious when I first saw it. It has four 90deree bends in the out flow line, plus it is only 1 1/2" seemed kinda small to me. Not to be crude, seemed like a "big hairy" would get jammed in there first use.

My co-builder/ son and I had to test it. So we bench mounted it, figured out which way the selector switch worked. WOW we were blown away by the force this thing has- pretty soon we were trying to clog it. 6 cans of play dough in a larger than humanly posible "simulaturd" wouldn't do it- neither would 8. Should have made a video of us firing our test turd across the yard....

We eventually wound up clogging it- it took newspaper, and 5 cans of playdough. In the end I think it will be fine, wishing I had a larger black tank now- takes more water than I had hoped. Makes sence, marine applications have no water limitations. Something to keep in mind.
We still have our port-a-pot, we'll be keeping. With six of us we may need it. If our fresh water supply starts to get low we can switch.

The bathroom walls are in the works, I am a former interior house builder- I have something wild in mind.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #14
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OK, now...which is it...a marine toilet, or a Marine toilet!?!

I thought at first you meant marine,as in - used in watercraft/ocean-going vessels...but from the tests you describe, now I'm wondering if the 'Corps could use 'em in their campaigns to demoralize the enemy...

...hm-m-m...I don't know though...hand operated...single-shot...maybe if we could make it an automatic...or does the 'selector switch' on the side change it from semi- to auto-?

Ditto the YouTube demo's...
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Toilet and floor look good.
However I would have my concerns with your tank mounting, it looks like a fairly big tank that is only supported by a couple 2x4's. I understand the issue regarding its easier to work with wood then metal, but metal does not rot and split like wood does. did you fill your tanks and did a test? I could see the weight of the water pulling those rods and washer straight through your 2x4 specially when driving down a bumpy road. Use at least way bigger washers and mount a 3rd support that if one brakes at least 2 are still holding up. But in reality you should switch those 2x4's with something more durable. I also would put a sheet of plywood under the tank to disperse the weight of the water. Those tanks can bulge a bit when full with water.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #16
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Good advice- I just came upon some 3/4 ply- I did a fill test. 42 gallons is pretty heavy. I do have some angle iron, that might replace he 2x4's.

Actually as things have transpired, we are forced to step up our plans. Due to the way things are, we are going to live-aboard in the next week or so.
We have to leave this place before New Jersey drives us nuts... with no time to perpare the way we'd like. So, with that said We're looking to our friends here for advice. I'll dig out the shelves and salvage the iron out of that for water tank supports.

Got the basic walls in for the bathroom. Not what I was hoping to do, but a least there are walls.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:56 AM   #17
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Well today is paint, have a clear forecast all my supplies collected. Will post pics later... off to start masking thats the hard part
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #18
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Alrighty got 50% paint done-- the blog has all the pics. http://duckf00tbus.blogspot.com/ We got the sides done- roof is the next project- possibly tomorow. Thats what we ae shooting for.







Now that we have the paint on we have a name- Day-by-Day. As in how we'll be living for a time.
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Sweet shiny paint job! Did you have to apply a clear coat/sealant, or is that a one-step paint?

Very nice! And I love your floor. Where did you buy the gymcoat sealant?
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:33 PM   #20
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Haven't put the clearcoat on yet... standard automotive black- black being our favorite color and the cheapest.

Ah yes forgot, gymseal might be hard to come by for DIYers. I got it when I was doing wood working for a living. I know they have a website http://www.valsparglobal.com/val/resident/gymseal.jsp Maybe a Ben Moore store would have it. Sherwin williams might be worth a try.
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