Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Big Cabinet Shelf

8:04 am:
When we first began fulltiming with Scampy, Big Cabinet's storage consisted of:
➜ Bed things [blanket, pillows, wood bed slats]
➜ Coleman oven
➜ Electric scissors jack
When we began improving our solar electric system we added:
➜ Our new deep cycle battery
➜ 2000 watt inverter
All of this stuff sits on the big cabinet's floor. It's a mess! For example, in order to turn on/off the inverter, all of the bed things must first be removed!




Big Cabinet Shelf
If Big Cabinet had a shelf, the inverter and perhaps some of the other stuff could be moved up to sit on this shelf and then be accessible without it being necessary to remove the bed stuff.

We considered adding some shelf supporting cleats for this construction project. But, the cleats would have to be mounted on to a very thin fiberglass wall on the left side and Scampy's exterior wall on the right side. This is not an acceptable idea!

Instead, we are installing (4) legs to support the new shelf.

Looking inside Big Cabinet. 
[Deep cycle battery & 2000 watt inverter in view]

The four shelf support legs are shown upside down.





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8 comments:

  1. Sound like a smart way to add the shelf. Will they be bolted to the floor as well as the shelf? Could you put rubber stoppers on the ends that will sit on the floor to keep them from sliding or is bolted down better?

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      The legs will be attached to the floor by wood blocks that I am fabricating.

      I wanted to use PVC floor flanges because the galvanized flanges that I am using on one end of the leg are so costly. $12/each = $48 for the four legs. But The Home Depot does not sell PVC floor flanges.

      I looked for PVC floor flanges on the net, but that search did not pan out. There were not enough specs for the online PVC floor flanges to know exactly what I would be buying.

      But fabricating my own flanges is my meat! As you may know, I love to fabricate stuff! 😎

      George

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  2. Come on Mr, G have a cuppa coffee let me walk you through i,,, go on your computer,, go to Google, and type in PVC flanges
    There's about 10 different kinds sizes and color
    Black Iron and or galvanized flanges run about three dollars a piece
    I just bought two last week for my shower curtain rod Lowe's and Home Depot same price
    Say good night George

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    1. Hi Ed,

      When I searched for PVC floor flanges I could not find the specs which told if the inside was threaded or slip-on. And the dimensions as well.

      Ed, I've made the decision to fabricate wood blocks which will just fine.

      George

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  3. Hi George.... suggest you stay with those 4 flanges. I built a garage workbench with similar flanges and lead pipes 48 years ago when we first moved into our new used home. That workbench still stands today.
    I did like the suggestion of using (heavy) rubber caps where the pvc legs will hit the floor. Easier than wooden blocks on your new flooring. Quiet too.
    Hoping to get my Monaco out of the shop tomorrow... will vacation in Ontario, Canada in Sept.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      I am going to use the four galvanized steel flanges. My wood blocks will keep that end of the PVC tube in position. I don't understand the function of a rubber cap.

      You will vacation in Ontario? Does that mean that you are still working?

      George

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  4. Hi George... you are a true wordsmith... having been retired for 22 years I guess I have been on vacation for all those years... so I am moving my vacation time up into Ontario for awhile. Maybe just a change in routine makes it seem vacation-like?
    Btw, I'll be "working" in my garage on a couple of projects today. I will enjoy the time "working" and the sense of accomplishment which you get when the projects are finished. True joy & happiness.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      If a person retires from their work-a-day job and does something that they truly love-to-do.

      Something that when they were working for a living, they did on their days-off.

      I believe that person has been blessed by one of the greatest gifts of all!

      George

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