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! 



2:04 pm:
The place to begin this major construction is in the attic. It seems correct to work from the front to the rear of Box Van. 

First I'll lay the attic's floor frame. The 3/4 x 3 boards that were bought yesterday are too big for the attic's floor frame. A 3/4 x 2 may be right. I'm over at Home Depot, El Cajon to buy a couple of those boards.

When I arrived here in El Cajon, a steady rain began falling. The raindrops on Box Van's roof made me feel sleepy. So, I laid out my mattress and took a nice nap. 

When I woke up, the rain was still falling. I don't want to go out in the rain. So, I am sitting here in my soon-to-be living quarters and Blogging at you! 

My little Wave-3 Catalytic Heater is doing all it is able to keep me warm. The Wave-6 on order from WalMart should be delivered on December 10th. After that date, I should never be cold again! 😎.


3:28 pm:
Box Van's engine starting battery is discharged.
I may have left the headlights on when I arrived at Home Depot in El Cajon.

Onboard Box Van is a fully charged jump starter. So, I should have no difficulty starting the engine.

I am not going outside to attend to that dead battery right now. The rain continues and is heavy.


6:08 pm:
Only 12 volts for Box Van!

I just hooked up two 12-volt fluorescent fixtures which arrived today. And, they work grand!

Workshop without light.


 Workshop with light.


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15 comments:

  1. George, is it just my imagination or did you get a large stain on your sleeping mattress? I think I see it leaning against a wall.

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    1. Dee,

      Oh no! I bet you think that I shit my mattress!?

      George

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    2. No, I thought you had gotten glue on the mattress, too (as well as yourself)!

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    3. George you get funnier with age. Your making headway.

      John

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  2. I'm betting you set it on fire somehow. Maybe the Wave 3?

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    1. Robert,

      You are correct!

      I made the mistake of NOT turning off the Wave-3 heater when I began driving.

      The mattress fell on to the Wave-3 and the mattress got a bit scorched.

      George

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  3. I was looking at some past blog posts today. I could not help but notice how comfortable you looked in Ms Tioga. Such a contrast with today!

    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      My days with MsTioga were great. No doubt about that!

      However, if you are thinking that I am not comfortable with Box Van, you are mistaken.

      George

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  4. πŸ’© == πŸ™ŠπŸ™‰πŸ™ˆ

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  5. Here is my question for the expert. you're using three-quarter by two Strapping which is a lot harder to work with,, why not use 2 x 3 stud And lay flat

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    1. Ed,

      The 3/4 x 2 is a board. Not strapping. It is NOT harder to work with.

      A 2 x 3 board would not provide enough room for the 1" insulation below and the 1/4" plywood floor above.

      Remember, all this has to fit inside 3/4 x 3 frame.

      George

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  6. It looks like a burn mark to me -- which is even more worrisome!

    On the other hand, I once warmed bricks on my woodstove and then put them in my bed to warm it up before getting in, and I discovered later that the bricks had been hot enough to scorch my mattress pad...

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    1. Sue,

      It is a burn mark. From the Wave-3 heater.

      George

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  7. Hi George.
    I also wonder as a previous commenter stated, why not live in the scamp while doing the fit out on box truck. just looks like your living in total disarray and making double the work for yourself. not meant as an insult just an observation.
    best regards
    Ray
    Annapolis Md U.S.A

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    1. Ray,

      The Scamp has been in the shop for about a month.

      But even if the Scamp were not in the shop, I believe that I would be better able to conceive of what my workshop and living quarters would look like by living inside Box Van during construction.

      George

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