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Old 03-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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Gas heaters have a safety valve. If the fire goes out it shuts off the gas. Cook tops don't have that, they assume you won't be sleeping while you are cooking. Not only in it deadly to breathe, it will explode if it fills the surrounding area and something produces a spark. You also have an exposed open flame.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #32
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Good looking unit --- I will "Third" the rec to place the toilet on the driver side. The poo really needs to drop straight down into the black tank which really should be on the driver side. Otherwise you'll wind up dragging many extra feet of especially nasty drain line under the bus or having to go against traffic in the dump station waiting line. They are all set up to accommodate driver-side drains. A shower on the curb side can work fine since there are (usually) no solids that have to make the trip. And you might want to take a look at installing a waterless P-Trap if you go with a curb-side shower. They will prevent sewer gas from backing up through that drain even when out of use for extended periods. Standard P-Traps in RV's are notorious for either drying up or sloshing dry which opens the door to some really nasty smells. I plan on installing them on all my drains, they save space as well.

Glad the posts are showing up and keep the pix coming.
I love how you explain things. I am hoping to build an all in one but if not (or even if) this was helpful.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #33
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Well I have decided not to use a p-trap in my sink and shower.
My bathroom faucet and shower will drain into a bucket.
The kitchen sink will drain into a separate bucket.
As for the smell and pests, I plan to use a rubber plugs in the sinks and shower.

The commode is a Pro Flo low flow toilet. It will drain into a 15gallon blue roll around septic tank.
Which periodically I will empty into A nearby septic tank. As for piping it to the nearby septic tank,
there are elevation problems. I plan to empty every 10 flushes. I may keep a ledger for the guests.
The tenth flush has to empty it.
*lol* I too have buckets for now. But I like the guest rule. I only have a small camp toilet and have not found the 'perfect' way to dispose of byproducts.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #34
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Grilled Cheese sandwiches and tomato soup makes for a yum yum eating experience.
One of my favorite memories of home. I made mac and cheese last night, haven't had that in forever!

Yawnzz, I like your stove. I can't wait to get my rangetop and sink installed but I need a countertop first. I looked at the ReStore and they had some of those pressboard affairs.. so heavy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #35
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The problem is the spiders bug me. I thought of the natural pest control.
I was thinking of releasing a few geckos to take care of the problem, but then I'm left with geckos everywhere.
I've heard they like the propane is why they hang around. Personally I live with 2 tarantulas. Rose and Baby.

OK.. will quit posting in your space now.

One more thing.. someone just posted this on Facebook, supposed natural spider repellant? might help. Landlady uses soap to kill ant piles.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:12 PM   #36
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The spiders do seem attracted to the propane. This may need further research.

I would like to see your pet tarantulas. They don't bother me like the small ones.

Also a name has been chosen for the bus and it is Green Bean.
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A granite counter would be nice, but I am leaning towards wood with a urethane finish.
Kind of like the tables in some restaurants.
Has anyone else tried this?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #38
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A granite counter would be nice, but I am leaning towards wood with a urethane finish.
Kind of like the tables in some restaurants.
Has anyone else tried this?
It's not "just" urethane. It's called "Bartop Finish". David built a bar set up for a dive in Indiantown FL many, many years ago and used it.. Thick and almost indestructible. We were thinking of doing our countertops in it but have finally decided to use porcelain tile. The bartop finish was more time consuming and stayed wet too long for us to be living in here with it (and the fumes) at the same time. I did find a smaller package of an epoxy Bartop finish at Home Depot but I believe it was over $30 per package and we would have needed to buy two packages to get the last 6" of countertop covered. This stuff is a pour product. You will have to have a CLEAN DUST FREE place to do this in. "Dust free" is not able to be achieved in our bus until we leave New Mexico.

If you want to consider Bartop Finish you will want to read this first. This is a Pro forum so keep that in mind.
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I have decided to start over and tear out the plywood. I have removed the plywood in the bedroom area.

It turns out the bus leaks pretty bad through the windows. I had an actual flood in the bedroom.
The water level was just above the plywood on the low side corner.
This made me realize the risk of molds and other fungi growing beneath the floor.
So I rolled up the carpet and started tearing the floor up.

This was a fairly easy task. I removed 10 feet of plywood from the rear all the way to the center of the wheel wells.

I will post pictures shortly.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #40
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I will be staying in the front of the bus until I fix the floor.

Here is the bare bones metal floor.

Notice the screws left behind.
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