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Old 03-03-2020, 11:32 PM   #1
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BLUTO build update

I have been lazy the last year and a half. I never make New Years resolutions, but this year I did. I promised myself to be through by the end of May. I’m on it everyday since January 1 at least 4 hours a day. Here’s hoping
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:30 AM   #2
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Your interior looks much like a maker-space office! Looking good, even in a rough state.
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I promised myself I'd be done in May, too. Last May.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:52 AM   #4
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Your interior looks much like a maker-space office! Looking good, even in a rough state.
Thanks Native. Yeah all the cabinets come out this week to be painted. Once they go back in, I can install the ceiling and flooring. With all the color, it definitely won’t look like an office. It will look more like a Gypsy wagon.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:54 AM   #5
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I promised myself I'd be done in May, too. Last May.
Hahahahaha. I totally understand that one. Being retired, I just dint have any excuses.
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I like it!

What thickness is the insulation you're using? I like that it conforms to the roof lines so nicely.

Also like the steel-pipe elbows to hold up the light-bar. Are they strong enough to double as grab-handles? And the "floor flange" plates used to install them -- did you find a place to get a good bulk price on 'em?
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I like it!

What thickness is the insulation you're using? I like that it conforms to the roof lines so nicely.

Also like the steel-pipe elbows to hold up the light-bar. Are they strong enough to double as grab-handles? And the "floor flange" plates used to install them -- did you find a place to get a good bulk price on 'em?
Yeah Banman. The insulation on the ceiling is 3/4” white styrofoam. It is 3 layers thick. 2 1/4”. I used 3M 90 spay contact to hold it in place between my wooden ribs that I made. The 1/2” flanges are from Amazon. Package of ten for $19. They are for decoration only. The pipe nipples are abs plastic for sprinkler system. I wasn’t going to pay $7 to $8 for quality flanges for what I was using them for.
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Yeah Banman. The insulation on the ceiling is 3/4” white styrofoam. It is 3 layers thick. 2 1/4”. I used 3M 90 spay contact to hold it in place between my wooden ribs that I made. The 1/2” flanges are from Amazon. Package of ten for $19. They are for decoration only. The pipe nipples are abs plastic for sprinkler system. I wasn’t going to pay $7 to $8 for quality flanges for what I was using them for.
Thanks for that.

I (guess) like the hack on the iron-pipe -- soon as I saw it I thought "wait, that's like $200 to $300 in hardware..."

Maybe I can find a used source of pipe fittings near Columbus...
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Thanks for that.

I (guess) like the hack on the iron-pipe -- soon as I saw it I thought "wait, that's like $200 to $300 in hardware..."

Maybe I can find a used source of pipe fittings near Columbus...
Check at an electrical supply house. 3/4” flanges are probably more available. If size is not a problem, you can use 3/4” to 1/2” RE bushings.

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Your tight wiring has made me realize I've been too lazy and sloppy with mine, and I ought to know better.
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Your tight wiring has made me realize I've been too lazy and sloppy with mine, and I ought to know better.
Thanks. So I take it you are an electrician? It’s all about having to troubleshoot it later. Every time I get arrogant and fat headed that I didn’t make any mistake, is when it bites me on the ASS !!
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Bluto build color

Just a short update. All the cabinets were removed and are painted.(except the doors). Got the bathroom cabinets back in. It’s definitely colorful.
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Looks great! Much admiration for schlepping your cabinets outside for painting - there's no way I would have the heart for doing that once I'd put them in place.
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Looks great! Much admiration for schlepping your cabinets outside for painting - there's no way I would have the heart for doing that once I'd put them in place.
Thank you sir. It’s definitely a pain removing them and reinstalling them. This is the third time and final time of them being out. I had to remove them to spray paint everything. Including inside walls.
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Did you build those cabinets yourself? They look great, and I love the funky color palette. I just got to that stage of my build, and I have never built a drawer or anything like that, and my first one came out quite ugly. And hardly even functional. I'm learning so many new skills during this build.
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Did you build those cabinets yourself? They look great, and I love the funky color palette. I just got to that stage of my build, and I have never built a drawer or anything like that, and my first one came out quite ugly. And hardly even functional. I'm learning so many new skills during this build.
Yes I did. My dad was a master cabinet builder, so I grew up learning how to build them. The color scheme is my wife’s. Our home is a ranch style home with lots of wood work, so we decided that the bus would have lots of color and no stained or natural wood. I call it Gypsy.
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