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Old 10-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #21
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Beautiful! I don't know what you do for a living but if it isn't this you have missed your calling.
You're funny Mr Trunt, thanks for the compliments, made us both smile... Jason's worked a number of construction occupations, he was an electrical engineer and designed/constructed substation control buildings and overhead/underground high voltage transmission lines (one through the middle of San Francisco). For the last three years he's been tattooing fulltime, you can view his work at: http://eyedeal-ink.deviantart.com/ ... this bus will serve as our home on the road at and between tattoo conventions and shop guest spot appearances. It's his (our) first attempt at bus conversion but just like everything else he does, he has to become an expert at it by the time he's finished.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #22
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I saw your artwork on your site. I have always admired people who can draw, paint, tattoo.

I am fairly adept at playing musical instruments.

You, sir, are a most amazing ARTIST.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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After seeing a few of the floor plans worked up in SketchUp on here, we spent a little time planning and working out some details. This little free program has proven to be invaluable, I definitely recommend it.







Still working on a few details but we liked the idea of a somewhat simple and symmetrical design.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #24
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We plan to have the table fold out once or twice, depending on the occasion, or fold up all the way for maximum floor space. Couch will fold out to a bed. Propane range will have a foldout cover that will serve as counter space whether it's extended or not. Hallway door will close into hallway or a small stem wall near the toilet, with the addition of pocket door for the queen bed we'll have a larger bathroom/changing room. The space between the cabinet and the kitchen sink is a floor to ceiling pantry. We plan to use two top load freezers in the kitchen. We'll turn one down all the way for a fridge (we'll add a timer if necessary).
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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We plan to use two top load freezers in the kitchen. We'll turn one down all the way for a fridge (we'll add a timer if necessary).
I'm planning the same thing with two chest freezers. Instead of a timer, look for an add-on temperature controller, like this one on Amazon: Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C Freezer Temperature Controller. Then you can set an exact temp instead of relying on a timer that may or may not get you in the ballpark of a good refrigerator setting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #26
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We plan to use two top load freezers in the kitchen. We'll turn one down all the way for a fridge (we'll add a timer if necessary).
I'm planning the same thing with two chest freezers. Instead of a timer, look for an add-on temperature controller, like this one on Amazon: Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C Freezer Temperature Controller. Then you can set an exact temp instead of relying on a timer that may or may not get you in the ballpark of a good refrigerator setting.
Excellent, thank you.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #27
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your stove installation looks great! I'm not too far from you. my bus and i are in Lacey Washington. I want to pit a stove in mine as well. i know what you mean about the bad weather. it made installing my window skins a challenge.
I highly recommend it, nothing like a good fire to warm the spirits Your bus is looking great too, we'll definitely have to hook up a WA state skoolie rendezvous this spring...
Great job on the stove install! I too, am a WA' tonian (Above Ice Harbor Dam) I hope to have my stove in (or real close) this weekend, still have to find the 6" Double wall to go out my roof, ceiling box, flashing and roof cap. Keep up the good work...
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #28
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Great job on the stove install! I too, am a WA' tonian (Above Ice Harbor Dam) I hope to have my stove in (or real close) this weekend, still have to find the 6" Double wall to go out my roof, ceiling box, flashing and roof cap. Keep up the good work...
Thank you, sure are a lot of us from this neck of the woods, wood stove just seems logical huh?

I'm still working on the hearth, river rock will look cool but it is a slow labor of love. Working on some aluminum trim to cap off the breathable wall with..got a great deal on some aluminum 1x3x1/8 square tube and decided I could rip it into 1x3 angle using the table saw. Seems every little thing I do on this thing becomes its own little hours long job (sometimes hours turn into days)...this aluminum trim will be no exception...gotta cut a couple 45's, drill a bunch of breather holes (in some geometric or swirl type pattern - haven't quite got it figured out) clean it all up, sand it with coarse to medium to fine to 400 to polish and install (days) then I can finish the rock on the walls.

Good luck with the box and chimney and feel free to ask any questions you may have, I've only done this once but you're free to any knowledge I gained.
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I'm really liking this thread- great pics, great ideas, really like that stove installation! Keep the good stuff coming!
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[/quote] Good luck with the box and chimney and feel free to ask any questions you may have, I've only done this once but you're free to any knowledge I gained.[/quote]

Thanks... may take you up on that.
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