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Old 06-03-2021, 01:47 PM   #1961
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I'd like to thank all you blockheads for confirming my wife was right when she demanded no overheads. I wanted and she didn't and if she see's this thread I'll never hear the end of it.
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Old 06-03-2021, 01:48 PM   #1962
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Rats, page 99 already. I had this fantasy going of finishing the thing on page 100.
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:46 PM   #1963
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I'd like to thank all you blockheads for confirming my wife was right when she demanded no overheads. I wanted and she didn't and if she see's this thread I'll never hear the end of it.
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Is your wife tall? Buy her a padded hat.
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:52 PM   #1964
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Is your wife tall? Buy her a padded hat.
Haha! She's only 5'4". I think she was looking out for my safety, that or maybe she was trying to avoid all the blue language
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:36 PM   #1965
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Spent the last week tending to my parents in the hospital (fortunately serially rather than in parallel) but I was able to get back to the framing for my vent hood and microwave oven today.

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These things are getting a lot easier to build, since I can use the existing bin framing as templates.
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:36 PM   #1966
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Sorry about your parents illness. The progress on the bus is great!

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Old 06-10-2021, 12:22 AM   #1967
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Spent the last week tending to my parents in the hospital (fortunately serially rather than in parallel) but I was able to get back to the framing for my vent hood and microwave oven today.

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These things are getting a lot easier to build, since I can use the existing bin framing as templates.

Hope your parents are ok.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:11 AM   #1968
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Parents are OK! Thanks for your concern.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:10 PM   #1969
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Finished the framing of the shelf for my microwave.

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This should fit almost any 0.7 cu ft microwave if I ever need to replace it. I searched and there's one variety that is 19.2" wide and it won't fit, but everything else will.

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Some extra supporting blocks for screwing the vent hood into.

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Went in OK. I'm a bit unsure if it's supposed to be sticking out this far, but it's basically centered over the range.

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Built a removable section to cover the area behind the hood.

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I have an external damper ready to install once I get a few rain-free days. I'll have to cut an opening above the window for it and fabricate a piece to create a flat area for it. People with flat-sided RVs have it so easy.

The damper only sticks inside 1.75" so I'm going to have to fabricate a very long bit of ducting to reach from it to the back of the hood. I'm not sure what effect that will have on the draw - probably not good, but hopefully it will still be strong enough to do the job.

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The "REMOVE" is to remind myself of which screws need to come out to remove this back piece. It will need to come off when I do the damper and the ducting.

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Old 06-11-2021, 12:56 PM   #1970
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Finished the framing of the shelf for my microwave.

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This should fit almost any 0.7 cu ft microwave if I ever need to replace it. I searched and there's one variety that is 19.2" wide and it won't fit, but everything else will.

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Some extra supporting blocks for screwing the vent hood into.

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Went in OK. I'm a bit unsure if it's supposed to be sticking out this far, but it's basically centered over the range.

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Built a removable section to cover the area behind the hood.

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I have an external damper ready to install once I get a few rain-free days. I'll have to cut an opening above the window for it and fabricate a piece to create a flat area for it. People with flat-sided RVs have it so easy.

The damper only sticks inside 1.75" so I'm going to have to fabricate a very long bit of ducting to reach from it to the back of the hood. I'm not sure what effect that will have on the draw - probably not good, but hopefully it will still be strong enough to do the job.

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The "REMOVE" is to remind myself of which screws need to come out to remove this back piece. It will need to come off when I do the damper and the ducting.

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Microwaves exhaust heat and steam (not good for wood). Some can handle being in an enclosure, some not. Sharp used to make a microwave that was also an electric oven and you could put metal in it. It even came with a metal grill for a turntable. Great space saver for someone like me that does not cook often and doesn't cook Thanksgiving dinners. It was also a time saver and you didn't have to have so many microwave only dishes/utensils which also saved space.


"Remove" - common practice in some industries is just to draw circles around the screw/bolts that need to be removed for shipping/re-uninstall etc. Notes are okay, but some take it a step further and include printed pictures, especially for repacking.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #1971
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Microwaves exhaust heat and steam (not good for wood). Some can handle being in an enclosure, some not. Sharp used to make a microwave that was also an electric oven and you could put metal in it. It even came with a metal grill for a turntable. Great space saver for someone like me that does not cook often and doesn't cook Thanksgiving dinners. It was also a time saver and you didn't have to have so many microwave only dishes/utensils which also saved space.
I'm going to add some vents/holes to the box holding this microwave. I'm also probably never going to use the thing, which will help keep temps down.

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"Remove" - common practice in some industries is just to draw circles around the screw/bolts that need to be removed for shipping/re-uninstall etc. Notes are okay, but some take it a step further and include printed pictures, especially for repacking.
These won't need to be removed permanently, they're just to remind myself of how to remove the back piece so I can get at the exhaust duct. It's amazing how quickly I forget how I built something - one of the big benefits to a build thread.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:58 PM   #1972
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Yay auto-focus. This sort of shows blocks screwed into place to keep the microwave from sliding around.

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I guess this will keep it from bouncing out while driving, we'll see. Hopefully I won't find out via a loud crashing noise. I may have to add something at the top to keep it from bouncing up.

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My replacement hood arrived today and I should be able to swap it out tomorrow. Shout-out to etrailer.com for a reasonable return policy.
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Awesome looking work on the microwave and range hood
Top notch!
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:03 PM   #1974
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My technique for fitting panels to the curved ceiling: first I rough-cut it to within 1/4" or so by taking height measurements every 3", then I tack it in place 1/2" lower than its final position.

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Then I set a pencil compass to 1/2" radius and scribe a line on the piece 1/2" down from the ceiling, holding the compass perfectly vertical.

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Then I cut outside the line with my bandsaw and sand the line off with my orbital sander. The piece then usually pops right into place, sometimes with a little extra sanding of the edges to get it to fit.

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Typical skoolie action: I finally get the hang of a task just as I'm finished with it forever.
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:32 PM   #1975
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Man, I am the biggest menace to my bus windows. Just broke my fourth, this time repositioning my bus in my parking space. I left the passenger doors open to do it and smashed the bottom pane of one of the doors into my chock-block which was leaning up against the fence. Not a huge deal since the door is in rough shape and will have to be replaced with something anyway, but I feel like the gradual accumulation of broken panes of glass is likely to encourage vandalism. Fortunately it's safety glass so it's at least still intact.
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