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Old 02-20-2010, 03:03 PM   #41
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Finished up the work around the refrigerator today. Added the finishing trim and paneling strips along the sides. Just need to buy a cover for the electrical box and it will be done. Going to extend the wood floring in the galley area further back in the bus to where the refrigerator is and the bedroom begins tomorrow. Then hope to get the finish work done around the windows in the bedroom. Lot's of work, but it sure is fun, and next Friday is payday, so on with construction
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #42
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Looks good! How will you hold the 'fridge in place?

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The front panel that the fridge sits on is removable, so I came up from underneath with some carraige bolts in the back of the fridge and tightened it down. Didn't have a lot of room to work with because the fresh water tank is right below as well, but after a few cuss words and a beer, it worked I built the enclosure a little wide to allow for adequate ventilation so the compressor mechanism won't overheat.

I went with a conventional refrigerator because with the way the Crown is built with curved sides and roof, it would have been difficult to safely cut and vent an RV type. Have a nice Honda generator on board for when I'm not hookd up and I use those frozen ice things to help keep it all cool inside while traveling...as long as my beer stays cold, I'm a happy camper
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:41 PM   #43
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Extended the flooring today in the galley area. It used to stop right where the stove is, but wanted it to go further back by the fridge...it's a lot easier to clean than carpet and the dogs tend to slosh their water bowl all over the floor
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Looking really good with the refridgerator and the flooring. Question for you - are you using normal home construction receptical boxes for the 110v outlets, a slim version, a remodel version or something else?
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #45
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Spent this weekend installing some baseboards in the galley area next to the new flooring and completing the finish work around one of the bedroom windows. I've posted a before and after of the window. The port side of the bedroom has the side emergency exit, so the next project will be to finish that door off with the crown molding around it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #46
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Nice bit of trim work there! So did the screw heads surrounding the window stick up above the surface of the wood, or are they counter-sunk? Hard to imagine that they would be counter-sunk since the paneling is so thin. If they stick up, did you use a router on the back of the wood trim to get it to sit flat, or what?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:32 AM   #47
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Nice bit of trim work there! So did the screw heads surrounding the window stick up above the surface of the wood, or are they counter-sunk? Hard to imagine that they would be counter-sunk since the paneling is so thin. If they stick up, did you use a router on the back of the wood trim to get it to sit flat, or what?
DD - The screws are not counter-sunk because of what you said about the paneling being thin. But the back side of the crown molding is not flat, it has a reverse pattern of the front, so the screws don't get in the way of the application and it covers them very good. I get the molding at Home Depot. If others are going to use this, they make two kinds...one is a plastic core with a paper oak finish over the top and the other is more like a would laminate. I learned the hard way that if you use the paper covered kind, the moisture in the bus will eventually wrinkle the paper and it will separate from the plastic. I have had to replace some of the other trim around the living room windows because of that.
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Today I worked on putting the finish work on the rear emergecy door on the port side of the bus in the bedroom area. Cut the paneling strips for the frame around the door area which are taped up in the pics while the glue dries. I will secure them with a few nails tomorrow and then add the crown molding around the outside of the door and hide all the temporary screws. Then I will cover the door insullation with carpeting that matches the roof. Hope to get the bedroom area complete within the next few weeks. Two weeks from now it will have been five years working on the bus. Finally, I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
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I was able to get the port side emergency exit in the bedroom trimed out today. Put in a push/pull locking mechanism which I need to also paint to match everything else, but right now silver will do. Main thing is that it is a quick release if someone needs to get out quickly in the event of a fire...sure hope I never need to use it for that though. After I build a valance to cover the shade roller, the door will be done.
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Nice! I like the way you're matching the carpet on the ceiling. I like the blinds too, seems like they wouldn't make a lot of noise banging around as you go down the road like metal or even plastic blinds might.
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