Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Why So Slow?

3:02 am:
I am definitely not in a rush to complete my Box Van construction. However, even I am beginning to wonder: "Why is it going sooooo slowly?"

I believe the answer is in all the other things that are going on at the same time!

For example, a few days ago I received a credit card charge for something that I did not buy. In discussing the matter with my credit card company, they suggested canceling the card number and issuing a new number, which was done.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Comfort At Nite

7:23 am:
My little Olympian Wave-3 Catalytic heater is the smallest heater in the Wave series. Even so, it kept me comfortably warm. I did not have to keep my nose inside the sleeping bag when the outside temperature descended to 52℉ early this morning.

When the Wave-3 is only warming my living quarters, it will be fine warming the smaller area. Also, Wave-3 will be aided by insulation!

Monday, November 12, 2018


6:25 am:
This morning I am driving to AmeriGas to have my new Manchester propane tank hooked up and filled.

I've encountered a question concerning the tank's output valve [You may look of an image of that valve in my blog published yesterday].

From that image, you may see a "left-pointing" arrow which indicates a left-hand pipe thread. That thread is a good idea because that allows the piping to be joined without a union.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


6:15 am:
As Box Van headed out from our Nite Camp, a lovely sunrise came into view!

The sunrise surprised me because I had not realized that our Nite Camp had been at such a high elevation.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fill Propane Tank

4:55 am:
Today I'm filling Box Van's propane tank. It's about time!!

Right now Box Van is parked in front of 24 Hour Fitness Navajo. Gotta love it! Working out is one of my favorite things! 😍


Friday, November 09, 2018

Engineering Change

5:15 am:
The bottom drawer of the cabinet that I am building is going to be 12" deep to accommodate dispenser bottles [ie: Formula 409].

Making a change such as this is easy to make at this point in construction. All that I have to do is to buy the wood! Assembly of the cabinet has not yet begun!

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Box Van's Cabinets

5:57 am:
This is the drawing that I have prepared for Box Van's first cabinet. I have not made the list of materials yet. I'll do that later today and update the drawing.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Propane Regulator

7:11 am:
I had to educate myself about propane regulators in order to buy the one that I should use for Box Van's propane system. The regulator that I chose is a 2-stage device [Link].

This propane regulator will not arrive until tomorrow. So, I will not be able to run the propane line until then.

When the line is installed, it will begin with black pipe coming from the propane tank. Then comes the regulator. Next black pipe comes from the regulator up thru Box Van's floor.

Two-stage regulator.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Need Sunny Sky

7:24 am:
The Box Van team has been without solar power since it began. As a result, the voltage of the deep cycle battery has been very low. In the 10 to 11 volts range.

In order to commence Box Van's construction, we must have the use of the Arrow Brad Nailer. But the brad nailer needs adequate electric power in order to fire a brad.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Lots of Stuff Happening

8:28 am:
Installing the propane may happen today.

Also, the Arrow brad nailer will arrive which would allow me to begin the installation of my living room's raised floor.

Hooking up the Renogy battery charge controller will keep our deep cycle battery charged.