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Old 10-22-2014, 12:54 PM   #431
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Best wishes my friend for a total and speedy recovery!
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:16 PM   #432
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Dude! Scary **** here man, sorry to hear about your setback, we were wondering why you hadn't posted in a while.
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #433
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All the best and a speedy recovery!!

Thanks for the call to attention!

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #434
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I'll say an extra prayer for your speedy recovery.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:05 PM   #435
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Okay, so I haven't been inside the bus since the accident (haven't wanted to tackle the high first step to get inside with my still-stick-like legs), but I did want to share some pictures of the inside from back in July, before the explosion.

New stove works fine (just don't fire it up when there is a cloud of propane in the air!)


Cabinets painted all spiffy


Attaching the edge guard to countertop


Kitchen finished, minus cabinet doors


Shower interior painted and done


And a couple from more recently:

This is what happens when polycarbonate reading glasses are exposed to a flash fire. Luckily, my eyes didn't end up like this


This is me after about a week in the burn unit. Don't play with fire, kids.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #436
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My glasses have saved me from so much flying junk. Very happy that yours sacrificed themselves this time.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #437
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My glasses have saved me from so much flying junk. Very happy that yours sacrificed themselves this time.
As a photographer who's building a bus for the express purpose of traveling for photos, I have to agree. The times when I was in the hospital and on the verge of depression, I would always remember: "At least I can still see." That thought got me through the tough days.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #438
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Re: The Camel Conversion Project

What a scary accident. i am pleased that the recovery is coming along. Propane is just too darn dangerous. That is why all cooking, heating, hot water,etc. on my bus is coming from electricity. Diesel generator under the bus or shore power. Crap happens and a gas cloud can be the result. I know all of us are pulling for your speedy and full recovery. Your guardian angel was there with you that day. It could have turned out soooo much worse. Keep your progress reports coming.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:34 AM   #439
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I am concerned about the backspacing you have from your burner to the rear wall, as well as the head room from the burner to under the cabinet. I can see in the photo with the metal backsplash that it's already been discolored by heat.

Googling some random website about minimum clearances (http://www.nachi.org/forum/f18/minimum-clearance-30109/) and from my own experience building kitchens, 30" of vertical clearance between range surface and ventilation hood is the minimum. I would hope that radiative heating from an open flame would never exceed 212 degrees F, but based on the coloration of your sheet metal, I imagine it might get hotter than that.

No criticism here, just observations. Please be safe.

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:13 AM   #440
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My glasses have saved me from so much flying junk. Very happy that yours sacrificed themselves this time.
Everyone please wear eye protection!
I had a detached retina which leaves me with no real vision in my right eye. Even with safety GLASSES I took a hot fragment of metal in my lower eyelid on my left eye! VERY close call. I should have been wearing GOGGLES and do now.

Cover those eyes, cover those ears please.
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