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Old 11-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #441
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And one of these:


This is my favourite piece of gear for grinding, wire brushing, spray painting, etc. I don't think it provides the same eye protection as proper safety glasses/goggles for large debris coming at your face, but it's great otherwise. Especially for working overhead. Ever pick your nose after a long wire brushing or grinding exercise? (I know you have!) No more black/brown boogers, which means your lungs are staying properly pink.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #442
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Make sure you select the correct filtration. Silica particles vs. isocyanites for example.




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And one of these:


This is my favourite piece of gear for grinding, wire brushing, spray painting, etc. I don't think it provides the same eye protection as proper safety glasses/goggles for large debris coming at your face, but it's great otherwise. Especially for working overhead. Ever pick your nose after a long wire brushing or grinding exercise? (I know you have!) No more black/brown boogers, which means your lungs are staying properly pink.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #443
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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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The cooktop is installed per the clearance minimums in the installation instructions and the stainless backlash isn't discolored because when the picture was taken, I had yet to even turn on the cooktop; the colors are just reflections of the surrounding environment. You are correct that the overhead clearance is a bit low, but when I did eventually turn on the burner and boil some water, the heat was mostly absorbed by the metal pot and the underside of the upper cabinet only got warm. I'm still thinking I might add a reflective layer to the bottom of the cabinet, but for now I'll keep an eye on it. There simply isn't enough room for a range hood (I tried), but I may install a fan/filter in the side wall to suck out heat and odors.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #444
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Make sure you select the correct filtration. Silica particles vs. isocyanites for example.

Awesome.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:48 AM   #445
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Wow! I am so glad you are able to type and get back into it. I am praying for your full recovery.
Are you planning on continuing with the bus?
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #446
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Wow! I am so glad you are able to type and get back into it. I am praying for your full recovery.
Are you planning on continuing with the bus?
Not only am I planning on finishing, I've also decided to change the layout to accommodate my girlfriend who will be joining me onboard. She refuses to sleep in the "coffin" that is the current design, so I'll need to expand the living area and reduce the garage. This also means I won't be able to carry the Jeep, so it looks like I'll be towing it after all. It's a shame because I was really looking forward to seeing it inside the back half of the bus. Stupid girls. ;)
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:17 PM   #447
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You need to install one of these

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:12 PM   #448
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" Stupid girls. ;)" You keep that up and one fine day when you are looking for a little warm shoulder all you are going to get is cold tongue
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:36 AM   #449
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No new work to report, but I wanted to check in and let everyone know that I'm not giving up on this project. As I said before, I'm changing the interior to accommodate an extra full-time passenger, so the bedroom and garage will be changed and necessitate abandonment of the drive-in garage space.

Where the bed is now will be opened up and the back wall pushed all the way to the door jamb of the rear door. The rear door will open into the garage/storage and there will be plenty of space in there with the tall ceilings and about 48 square feet of floorspace.

The "new" bedroom will have twin-size bunk beds on the passenger side and a wardrobe/entertainment center on the driver side. We'll sit on the lower bunk to watch TV across the room.

I'm going to leave a little open space aft of the wardrobe to possibly install a door and toilet room that occupies space in the garage. Having the toilet there would be good for two reasons: It's as far to the rear as possible to isolate ... uh ... odors, and if I wanted to install a flush toilet it's over a section of floor with nothing underneath, so I could mount a black tank right under the toilet. If I wanted to install a composting toilet, I would have easy access to a hatch from the garage area so I could swap out the composting tank/bucket without ever having to carry it through the living area. Or I could just throw a porta-potty in there and be done with it.

When my fingers are working again, I'll be able to model all this in SketchUp (much easier when you can control a 3-button mouse) and I'll share those renders here.

Speaking of fingers, I met with an orthopedic surgeon last week and he's going to start working on my locked or stiff joints so I can regain a decent standard of living again. My right elbow is going to be the first surgery, then the left. Fingers after that. The elbows are the most important because right now I can't even scratch an itch on my face or brush my own teeth. With at least one elbow working I should be able to do almost everything that I now need help with.

I spent a few hours today catching up on most of the threads I've missed and now I'm all pumped up to get back to work. I'm going to try to heal extra quick so I can get to it before next winter.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:29 AM   #450
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Thats what I've been planning on. Putting a closet/garage at the rear door area. I'm gonna keep our bikes and tools back there. Well, probably.
Gotta get building soon.
I feel you on the mobility/elbows stuff. I have psoriatic arthritis. Sometimes I can't even open my beer.
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