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Old 03-07-2016, 10:16 AM   #231
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I have a bunch of PEX I salvaged from an old RV I will be using.
Might use a combination of stuff, as I'm thinking of using CPVC in the walls and PEX for the long runs.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:53 PM   #232
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Look out! Here comes another progress dump!!!
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:14 PM   #233
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Where to begin?!?

We installed doors on the pantry...
The doors were made from prefab shelf boards. They are just sawdust board with a veneer on them, but they will work for now and were relatively cheap.

The 9 and 11 year olds were learning/helping.



We edged the boards with rolls of the matching banding they had available. By the way, cheap spray adhesive doesn't work so well... use contact cement.



The hardware is auto-closing hinges and matching knobs from Menards (they might as well be sponsoring us) that we bought on sale.

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Old 05-24-2016, 10:29 PM   #234
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those look great! do you put latches on cabinets so they dont come open or rattle aroiund when driving?

great idea on using shelves as doors..

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Old 05-24-2016, 10:36 PM   #235
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We will just put a rubber band around the handles for now... latches are not out of the question if it becomes an issue.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:42 PM   #236
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Next we installed a cupboard over the sink for dishes and whatnot...

We started by taping a cardboard box in place to get an idea of how the placement and size "feels".



We then framed it out with 2x4s and 2x2s.



She's totally excited about having more storage in the bus...



All but the doors done. The doors were the same treatment the pantry got.

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Old 05-24-2016, 11:02 PM   #237
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Now... on to (drum roll please...) the bathroom!

We were going to use a premade floor pan that we salvaged out of our old RV, but due to a slight miscalculation on my part...



we didn't have the space. We thought about shoehorning it in, or moving some other fixtures, but eventually decided to build our own.

We cut the floor pan we had apart to get the layer that accounts for the slope to the corner drain.



We built a raised platform out of 2x4s for the toilet, as it is not terribly tall...



Covered the base and riser with plywood and cement board. All sandwiched with lots of roofing caulk to avoid squeaks and creaks etc. Yes the toilet is just set in there for reference.



On to the flooring!
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:02 PM   #238
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im a HUGE fan of cardboard box mockups!! cardboard boxes and mark walls or dividers or furniture with blue painters tape that you NEVER step over or on..

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Old 05-24-2016, 11:08 PM   #239
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We bought a pile of 4" square tiles from the local Habitat for Humanity restore at $.25 each and proceeded to lay out the floor (Barb did the tiling pretty much by herself while I was on the road for work).







We used tile adhesive made for pools and silicon based grout to finish due to flexing environment.

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im a HUGE fan of cardboard box mockups!! cardboard boxes and mark walls or dividers or furniture with blue painters tape that you NEVER step over or on..

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Something we did that I have yet to see anyone copy... we used bed sheets and magnets to lay out the rooms. Way less work than cardboard to mock up walls and gives a really accurate feel.
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