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Old 05-29-2014, 10:26 AM   #81
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the lip of the shower pan prevents me from having a flat wall at this point. some type of material will have to shim the wall flush to the shower pan.
FRP will make your build much easier. I have a similar setup to yours with plywood walls built around my shower pan. I used FRP adhesive to glue the FRP panels to the plywood and sealed the edges with the plastic trim sold for these panels, using some silicone caulk in the grooves to keep water on the right side of the panels. No need to shim the bottom at the shower pan lip; the plastic panels will flex to fit.





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Old 05-30-2014, 07:28 AM   #82
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thanks for the pictures Roach!

that FRP does look pretty darn good.

i have a half dozen projects going on before i come back to finish the bathroom, so i have a bit of time to think about it still.

today as priced, the FRP wins hands down @ about $100, the tile at about $500, and the schluter system is about 1k.

keep the construction tips coming.....i certainly don't know what im doing..... all help appreciated
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:37 AM   #83
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My original plan was to use a pre-formed shower stall made for the shower pan but (surprise!) the right hand wall was too low. The FRP solution was cheaper but took a good bit of time to fit. Light and cheap works for me.
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the grinding down a preformed is one is also an option i've been thinking about. thats a bit more than tile and less than the schlute. the preformed ones i've seen might interfere with my toilet too. the stand off for the toilet said 11" but i put at 12". a soap dish would interfere.

im having a hard time picturing spending that money on something to cut up. but its an option if i found one i thought would work. the shower pan has a couple of formed slots (insert tab a into slot b kinda thing) along the edge where the liner should meet..... makes me think there is a premade panel out there for it.
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checking the fit on my refrigerator cabinet. couple of coats of poly and it will get installed

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Old 06-01-2014, 06:11 PM   #86
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poly dried and i got the cabinet installed next to the bathroom.

notice the pocket screws used to attach the cabinets..... new tool to me.... kreg jig mini.... its the bomb dont know how i got along without it.

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Thanks for the lead about schlute. i must say after pondering my waterproofing problems and finding out how a bath is supposed to be built, the schlute solultion is looking attractive again.

i had sticker shock from the price of the schlute kerdi board on my last rant about it....but the schlute water membrane isn't so bad.

i think the easiest way to make it work would be to shim out the bath walls and re-line with bare ply (or backer) over the shower lip for the schlute.

this is the link to the insert premade for my base.......about the top 16" would have to come off the back wall, then an arc would have to be cut on the sides up to about the top 2 below the top
http://aquaticbath.com/products/4834cs/

could i cut the 16" or so inches off the bottom of the suround? if so this one might work:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-...ct_description

girlfriend says cheapest easiest...... i cant disagree.... so looking FRP too.

when there is more than one solution... i start getting confused.......

here is a pic showing the current bath







i dont know what im doing..... any help appreciated

thanks for all the help that i've had already!!!! this forum rocks!
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i may not know what im doing.....
but i do have a goal



this is whats in my head for the 4th wall of the bathroom.... my sliding door

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i worked on the waste plumbing yesterday.

all the pieces are dry fit, but i got the kitchen sink drain across the bus and up through the floor.



here is the under side...... the end of the big pipe will be inside the tank




and after cleaning up inside....... you can see my kitchen sink will be straight across from the bath.

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i got the floor in!



and FRP was the winner in the bathroom wall choice. i'm working on that now. i cheated and bought cabinets for the kitchen. they came last week.



and i got the last wall of the bathroom cut out and fit. it and the cabinets need to sanded and stained.



i think i have all the parts to finish through the kitchen. (famous last words)

the stove install might be challenging. it has an exhaust vent that i dont know where it clears the bus yet.
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i also got the waste tank finished up today.

i still needed the vent line in before i could put the wall panels back up.

1/2" pex vent line was the easiest project i've done on the bus in a long time.



the tank is on the wrong side of the bus..... so it starts there, and runs between the frame and across the bottom of the bus.

then it comes up through the floor and out the wall.



and the vent fitting on the outside, driver side.



all one pipe, no fittings except the 2 ends
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frp bath in progress
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Still lots to do,........ but today was assembly day!

all the parts have been clogging up my garage too long! everything is stained and finished and now..... assembled.... with fasteners!

here are the pics

Cabinets installed



last wall of the bathroom



the bath isnt finished, just the wall. it will need to come out again for the applications of the frp.


my night stand, closet, and cabinet view from the back of the bus

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She's coming together nicely!
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thank you!



i got the stove wired in today. i still have the vent system that goes through the floor, that's tomorrow maybe

here is a pic of the stove heating up on generator power! seems like it all works. many thanks to Redbear and his electrical wisdom.

the stove made it fine to 350 degrees, no sign of problems.....

the generator cycled a bit as it seems it was taxed pretty good. but it made it fine, no coughs, hiccups.... just power.

after it got up to temp, the load eased but the generator seems very capable.

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Nice reading material. Focus on Marijuana?

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Everything is looking great! Love the floor and greatly admire your woodworking skills.
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Nice reading material. Focus on Marijuana?

i highly recommend that book.... as you can see from the cover.... marijuana gives you some crazy super powers and mad social skills. the cat book is also a real good read. hard to look at the number "2" now without changing it into a cat! ...... "5" too.

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Everything is looking great! Love the floor and greatly admire your woodworking skills.
many thanks, not much skill, just a lot of luck and do overs. (mj helps with that too its good to live in Colorado)
the floor was pretty simple and cheap. it is vinyl planks with a sticky tab on one side. very easy install. "allure" brand flooring, about $150 for the floor material.
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i picked up this battery monitor

but the 15' cable included is way to short, so its just wired temporarily to check the batteries.

but i've been going crazy trying to guess at the batteries..... happy now, to have some useful info

here is the main screen telling voltage and discharge rate



and this screen shows the percent charge and hours to discharge.



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i got a dresser from the house and put it in yesterday. i will attach it to the wall.



and the counter top came today

here it is being installed.....




and the finished



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