Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kitchen Wall Frame

5:46 am:
Late yesterday evening, I put up the first part of the kitchen's wall frame. In the pic below, the left side of this frame is the doorway's right frame to my workshop.

There are some places in my living quarters that are hard for me picture. For example, the transition from the left overhead cabinet to the left living quarters closet.

Right now as I type this Blog post to you, I am sitting in the place where the Nova Kool refrigerator will be located. My back is against the left wall of my living quarters. The left living quarters closet that I am wondering about above will be located just to the left of where I am sitting.

Now I am able to picture all of that in my mind!

Kitchen wall frame.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Kitchen Sink

8:02 am:
Yesterday evening, I went to Home Depot to buy a few construction items. On a whim, I went to the kitchen sink area. I never shop there. But I will be needing a sink soon.

Printed on an unopened carton, there was a description of a bar sink. There was a picture too. I opened the carton and looked at the sink. It's small! Perfect for me!

My sink!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Clearing The Field

8:39 am:
For me, if I am not organized then my life tends towards being chaotic. So, I gotta remember that. And, I must from time-to-time go thru all my stuff, sorting it out and putting things in their place.

Also, there are things that I have that need work. If I set those things aside in order to do something else, eventually those "set-aside" things accumulate.

So! I have to be organized. And, I have to keep up with things that need doing. Otherwise, my life is too chaotic to bear!

I gotta Clear The Field!

Saturday, December 08, 2018

A Large Cabinet

8:41 am:
I think of my living quarters as being very much like a large cabinet. The construction is mostly 1 x 3 lumber. Not 2 x 4s as is used for most construction.

I am able to get away with light duty lumber because of my living quarters being supported by the walls of the Box Van.

Since I understand cabinet construction, I feel comfortable doing my living quarters project.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Order of Construction

Today marks 77 years since the December 7th, 1941 
attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii by the Empire of Japan.

7:36 am:
I'd like to break off from construction in the overhead and work on the kitchen counter. If the kitchen counter was in I would be able to install the Nova Kool fridge.

However, in order to install the kitchen counter the wall behind it must be complete. And that wall cannot be completed without the other walls being completed as well.

So, I am staying with the overhead construction.

Left overhead cabinet.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Marey Water Heater

10:32 am:
My Marey tankless water heater will be installed in the attic, just to the left of the fresh water tank.

The Marey will sit inside a cabinet and extend upward clear of Box Van's ceiling. A vent will go thru Box Van's roof for the Marey's fumes.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Major Construction Zone

8:18 am:
Yesterday evening at the Home Depot in El Cajon, I bought (16) 1 x 3s, 8 feet long. With this purchase, Box Van moved into a Major Construction Zone.

Box Van is now in a Major Construction Zone! 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Nova Kool

3:20 pm:
Nova Kool, my new 12 volt DC electric refrigerator arrived this afternoon.
It was several weeks ago that I placed my order for the Nova Kool.

I understand that the company keeps production steady. When orders increase, the lead time increases.

Click [Here] to read about this remarkable refrigerator!

Nova Kool R5810

Monday, December 03, 2018

The Great Glue Disaster!

7:43 am:
Yesterday afternoon, I was well into gluing down the Armstrong vinyl. After applying the glue, I went to move from my hands-and-knees position and rolled backwards on to the glued floor!

As I tried to rise up, I could feel the sticky glue gripping the back of my T-shirt. And then I rolled back a second time on to the glue!

Sunday, December 02, 2018

What's Next?

7:27 am:
The pass-thru from the Ford to Box Van has to be cleaned up. I want to put a hardwood door frame there. Maybe light colored oak? There will be no door. Just a throw blanket.

The three electric jacks that I purchased a few weeks ago need installation. Likely use Santee Welding again. A few Readers felt that having jacks would mess with my stealth. I don't think that it will. Box Van's side skirts make jacks hard to see. I really need those jacks. Walking around inside Box Van when it's not level messes with my balance.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Not Solid As A Rock

8:49 am:
When I first began using the 3M VHB tape, I was not aware of how to use it. As a result, I applied the 3M VHB very sparingly. As if it was a valuable commodity.

Then I viewed a 3M VHB demonstration video [Link]. I learned from that video that I had used the 3M VHB incorrectly when I attached the floor frame to Box Van's aluminum deck! And now, some of those bonds have let go.

Not all of the bonds have let go. Which means that I am not able to lift up the floor and then correct the 3M VHB between the frame and the aluminum deck.