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Old 02-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #21
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Re: Project Atlas - my first skoolie renovation

I am happy to report that all of the structural framing throughout the bus is complete! I was able to finish framing the bathroom walls and countertop, as well as the remaining master bedroom walls. I roughed in the bathroom and kitchen countertops - i am planning on finishing them with a pre-fab countertop from home depot, after which point i can make the cutouts for the sink and propane range.

I'm looking forward to what i would consider to be the most challenging part of the renovation next weekend - plumbing in the bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as the toilet and accompanying combo black/grey tank.

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #23
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Re: Project Atlas - my first skoolie renovation

Good progress.
between being sick, going home to see family & -20 temps; I've not worked on my bus for a month nearly.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:32 PM   #24
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Re: Project Atlas - my first skoolie renovation

I'm happy to report some major progress on the bus renovation. I took a week off of work and was able to get some serious, uninterrupted time to work on the bus.
MAJOR MILESTONE MARKER: I have COMPLETED the freshwater plumbing! I installed Hepvo valves under each sink and then connected the bathroom and kitchen sinks with a single run of PVC.



The 40 gallon combo black/grey tank arrived at my door on Tuesday and i will be installing the last remaining pieces of the waste water system this weekend - i purchased it from Tankdepot.com and was very happy with their customer service and shipping times.



I was also able to get all of my planned 120v electrical outlets installed and wired up throughout the bus. I have a friend who is a professional electrician coming over this weekend to help me wire up the breaker box, battery charger, and 50 amp power transfer switch.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:39 PM   #25
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Re: Project Atlas - my first skoolie renovation

I installed a Home Depot laminate counter top for the bathroom and kitchen. I dropped a 15" RV sink (found on craigslist for $20!) and a Wedgewood 3 Burner Propane Range in the kitchen counter, and installed another 15" RV sink in the bathroom.


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I'm hoping to spend some time this weekend installing the black/grey tank and the toilet, as well as getting all the electrical wired into the breaker panel. More pics and updates to come! Thanks for looking.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:10 PM   #26
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nice man. great work.
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Great job on the bus! I love your countertops!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #28
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Great job on the bus! I love your countertops!

Thanks! They are a laminate counter top that i bought from Home Depot ($170 for a 10 ft length). Cheap, but effective!
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:13 PM   #29
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I like your counter tops.
If you are married now would be a VERY good time to re do your sink drains.
You did not install P traps.
You are using a COMBINATION grey and black water tank.
So what exactly is going to stop the smell of shi7 coming up through the sink drains?

Believe it or not I'm not trying to be a jerk here but my wife is against my bus project so I know I will have to do everything possible to make it pleasant for her to use it.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:03 AM   #30
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Does my wife's cooking count??

Do you have any idea how happy I am she has no knowledge of how to find this board??
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