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Old 04-23-2010, 05:54 PM   #41
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

Man, looks really good Jake!
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:50 PM   #42
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Well, I've gotten quite a bit done since I posted last! All lights are (temporarily) installed, all 110v and 12v is run, propane is all run, furnace installed, sink in, bed frame built, and pine installed on the walls where the windows were. Everything is coming together nicely! The furnace is a bit small, but I had it already, so I want to see how it does. Next step is going to be putting up our bedroom walls, the bathroom walls, storage cabinets, and plumbing. I've gotten a lot done, but still have a long way to go. Here are the pics, let me know if you have any advice or questions!







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Old 05-03-2010, 08:15 AM   #43
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Good point Smitty! As a minimum, I should for sure put some sort of grommet/shield around it. I'll look into it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:17 PM   #44
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

Great progress there! The one thing I wonder about is the stability of that kitchen counter. Is there something I'm not seeing, or is it supported entirely by those thin strips of plywood? I'm not much of a carpenter, so someone set me straight if I'm wrong, but it seems like that needs a stronger support structure. I'm planning on using at least 2x2 wood as the basic structural support for my cabinets. Or well joined solid sheets of plywood.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #45
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Great progress there! The one thing I wonder about is the stability of that kitchen counter. Is there something I'm not seeing, or is it supported entirely by those thin strips of plywood? I'm not much of a carpenter, so someone set me straight if I'm wrong, but it seems like that needs a stronger support structure. I'm planning on using at least 2x2 wood as the basic structural support for my cabinets. Or well joined solid sheets of plywood.

The cabinets aren't done yet, but timmylc pretty much nailed it. First of all, it is 3/4 plywood so is actually quite strong. The back will also be anchored extremely well, and it will have a solid front. It'll be plenty strong once I am done with it. As it is already, I can sit on it with no problems and it doesn't even wiggle.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:16 PM   #46
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I think that'll work perfect. I also need to do the same with the copper tube, or at least something similar, where it exits the bus.

Looking forward to tomorrow...bedroom walls are the plan!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:27 AM   #47
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Well, I have a bedroom!! I don't want to talk about the upper right hand side of the wall ! I think I actually made my lines to the wrong tick mark, but a closet is going there, so it really doesn't matter...

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Well, I got a start on the bathroom walls today, and yesterday I ran speaker wire for my "theater". I actually have a 7.1 dolby digital reciever that I am putting in the bus and ran speaker wire to all 7 speakers yesterday. Overkill? Definitely! Fitting all the speakers out of the way will be a challenge, but I WILL PREVAIL!! Will be a rockin bus goin down the road!! Tomorrow will be picture day.
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Ok, bathroom walls are basically up. My bathroom setup is less than ideal. The crapper is on top of a platform over the wheel wells, and you have to step up on the platform and then down into the shower, haha... Oh well, it made the best use of the space. I still have to mount my front mains and my center channel on the plywood in the very front.

Getting ready to start on storage soon here, cabinets, closets, and overhead storage. The bathroom won't get finished now, I just want to get the walls up and covered. The water lines will be run and capped.

Also, don't laugh too hard at my tiny bedroom and the fact that I put a king in it. It was a prerequisite from my wife, and I gotta say...I love that bed! Well, that's it for now!







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Coming along great. I like the front area, looks like you have a lot of open space there and a place for people to relax.
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