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Old 11-02-2017, 12:41 PM   #181
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Nice build. sub'd for more updates!
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:59 PM   #182
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Baby Steps

Making some progress. I've been putting off drilling this hole FOREVER, but I gathered the courage to drill it yesterday.

I did use a 2" Grommet where it passes through the steel.

Below we see the grey water plumbing, one for the hole just featured (eventually to be bathroom+kitchen sink), one for the shower

I cemented all the Grey water piping yesterday.

The shower pipe goes above the grey water tank making it's way to the grey water tributary. I used hose clamps and put some rubber inbetween to reduce vibration damage.

The grey watear tributary


Which then goes to the Grey water tank

Note: This was a little crooked... I may have to redo this in the future.

The grey water tank is finally secured and fastened!


Glammor pic.


Propane Tank holder test fit/hole drilling


All of the holes have been drilled. Hopefully I'll have this mostly plumbed by the end of the month.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:24 PM   #183
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:28 PM   #184
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Aww, man I feel you on waiting on the drilling cutting the hole for mine was nail biting.
What I am jealous about is you have your roll a way's in your bus while you work.. Im in'n'out always banging my head on my entry way getting a tool. making progress.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:13 PM   #185
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Aww, man I feel you on waiting on the drilling cutting the hole for mine was nail biting.
What I am jealous about is you have your roll a way's in your bus while you work.. Im in'n'out always banging my head on my entry way getting a tool. making progress.
Hey Dope, good to hear from you. I don't remember if I've comented on your thread lately, but your bus is coming along nicely as always.

The toolbox's were a clutch upgrade(inspired by transcendence I believe), I obsessed over them for a solid 6 weeks, scanning craigy's every few hours until I got them sorted out. By the time I got the last one in, I was so happy to have my bus floor clear of tools and some amount of organization and sanity. Efficiency is still at like 72%, but that's a lot better than 26%. Once the bus gets close enough to done, I'll probably have to configure one of my trailers to be a tool trailer. It will be a little sad.

Since I'm already here I guess I'll post a petty update.
Propane holder draft 1

Added some revisions and finished up some empty areas waiting for welds. I put some angled brackets to support the propane tank mounting plate. I'm no engineer but I hear triangles=strong.


I got this underwhelmingly thin piece of 22gauge perforated metal so t he propane would have an escape path.


The plan is for it to look something like this


There's still a few more welds I need to buzz on before I paint it. I need an appendage to strap the regulator onto, I think I might make some walls for the sides as well. Need to do a dry fit to make sure there's ample space though, it's pretty close to the gas tank.

I've got a terrible fever, bus fever. I can't stop thinking about how delightful it will be to have a plumbing system. One day at a time.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:45 PM   #186
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My life keeps finding new ways to keep me thinking "man this **** is crazy". I even found myself in Japan for a few days in November to attend a funeral. Anyway, I haven't gotten a lot done on the bus, but my mind is still trapped in the bus.



Propane 2 stage regulator, goes through a shut off valve, to flexible stainless steel hose, goes to 3/4" black iron pipe(or was it 5/8? I think 2/4).


Fastened to my compartment with a 1/4" stainless U bolt


Goes through the floor with a rubber grommet (I really don't enjoy getting those in).


a few progress pix







The front door is a work in progress. I got a plan though, one step at a time.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:54 PM   #187
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Good job on the tank holders..and all you have accomplished thus far.

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Old 12-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #188
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Definitely a nice job.

One step at a time is right. To many irons in the fire and nothing gets done.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:43 PM   #189
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Looking great !

I might put an el on the yellow gas line where it exits the green valve just to ease the stress. It'll make a graceful U to the black pipe.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:09 AM   #190
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Thank you all for the kind words!

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Looking great !

I might put an el on the yellow gas line where it exits the green valve just to ease the stress. It'll make a graceful U to the black pipe.

And thank you Rusty! That is some very good advice, you can never be too safe with explosive gas. Though I'm not quite as concerned about a gas leak below the bus as I am within the bus. Still going to put that L on though..
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