Friday, November 02, 2018

The Death of the Dump Station

7:37 am:
I, Tioga George, the greatest vagabonder-supreme in the history of the World hereby, on this the 2nd of November in the year of 2018 predict:

The explosion of Nature's Head Self-Contained Composting Toilet over the RVing community and the resultant Death of the Dump Station.

Box Van's Nature's Head



8:58 am:
This morning I'm eating my second meal inside Box Van. Honey Bunches of Oats and orange juice.

Yesterday evening it was a salad with ranch dressing and potato salad.

It's a beginning! A portent of my meals to come!




11:45 am:
[This post has been edited.]
In order to begin Box Van's construction, I'm going to need a table for my workshop. And a saw.

Home Depot carries a 7-1/4" 18-volt cordless miter saw with a laser [Link]. This saw is perfect for me



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22 comments:

  1. What type cooking arraignment are you installing?

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    1. Squire,

      Cooking arrangements? You are wondering about cooking arrangements when I have not begun building my living quarters yet!

      George

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    2. Some things needs to planed ahead of time.

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    3. Squire,

      OK then. Since you have a need to know.

      There will be an oven over the left end of the kitchen counter. Above the oven will be a microwave.

      On the right end of the counter will be a
      2-burner stove top.

      Inside the kitchen counter cabinet will be a Nova Kool R5810 162L Single Door Refrigerator.

      How's that?

      George

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  2. LOL, "portent" is one of words in my eighth grade English class project (we had new 10 words a week to learn to use in our everyday life). I believe this is the first time I have seen it used 1961.

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    1. Squire,

      I made a deal with myself while in high school that I would look-up the definition of words
      that I did not know or was unsure of.

      I looked up "portent" for my Blog post and found that it was perfect for my usage!

      George

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    2. Yes, the good old WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY mounted on a podium in the school library, too larger to carry around. A lot more enjoyable than asking "siri".

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  3. Well George, that's a pretty bold prediction. And I can readily understand the sentiment but, until the RV manufacturers get on board, there will still be huge/heavy holding tanks and the "stinky slinky" to deal with. Too bad, really.

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    1. Bob,

      The RVers will be getting on board.

      George

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  4. Most of the people that I've heard that have a compost toilet rave about them as long as the solids and liquids stay separated
    So it's good to see your No 1 and No 2 is on the cutting edge.
    Having an using a compound miter saw would greatly improve your work load
    But here's my question on the back of your truck,,,,is there a loading ramp,,,
    If you have one,, pull it out,,, it will make a great workbench for your future projects.
    as well as a table for your outside morning coffee / breakfast
    Seeing as how you're going to have to use a generator for your microwave have you considered a Microwave Oven with Convection Function
    That will reduce needing a gas stove oven.
    At the same time if you increase your solar panel system and battery and inverter set up you could utilize induction cooktop burners. you have the option of one burner or two burner set up
    If you're unfamiliar with induction cooktop, look it up you'll be greatly surprised.

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    1. Ed,

      I am only commenting on one thing:

      Ed: "Seeing as how you're going to have to use a generator for your microwave ..."

      George: "I am not planning on using a generator to power the microwave."

      George

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    2. Well that will be interesting

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    3. Ed,

      You mean interesting as meaning, you do not believe that I will be successful powering the microwave without a generator?

      George

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  5. Why not use your Honda Generator for saw power?

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    1. I have all 18v Ryobi tools. Be sure to get an extra battery or you will run out of power when you really don't want to. Of course you will probably need either your inverter or your Honda to charge the second battery. Good luck!

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    2. Hotel,

      I use an inverter that is powered off of Box Van's engine starting battery.

      George

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  6. The box van is such a great idea. Most of us have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of rv construction. Making a custom built rv is the best. You bought the box, and now you can outfit it to fit your needs and not those of the masses. This is very interesting.

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    1. LBM,

      As you know, I love doing this kind of stuff!

      Doing projects is my meat! And with the Box Van conversion, I have hundreds of individual projects!

      Can it get better that that?

      George

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  7. I am also really intrigued with this. Can't wait to see it progress.

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    1. Joan,

      Thank you sooooo much for following along! 😎

      George


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  8. George: Being the King of the RVers, you ought to know that we no longer need to put holes in the roof to mount solar panels! Our latest panel is held in place solely by 4 1"x2" pieces of 3M double-sided tape on the bottom of the 4 mounting feet: I then encased the feet with Loctite PL40 Sealant/Adhesive to be extra-sure (this is the stuff that Lazy Daze uses to hold their motorhomes together and seal everything up. When they re-seal the roof every 10 years, this is the stuff they use... I got the double sided 3M tape from AM Solar. You have to be sure that it's the strong grade of tape; I imagine there are other places to buy it, but I don't know what they are). There are lots of motorhomes and trailers traveling along the highways and byways of America with solar panels mounted only with adhesives, and nary a hole through the roof...

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