Friday, December 07, 2018

Order of Construction


WORLD WAR II
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.



8:04 am:
The left overhead cabinet in the pic above will contain my Marey tankless water heater. The Marey will be mounted in the right rear of the cabinet.

Reader Mister Ed has cautioned about the Marey producing a lot of heat. In that case, I may close off Marey into its own insulated compartment which is open to the rear for heat dissipation.

However, because of the small amount of use the Marey water heater will get I do not anticipate any excessive heat problem.

6:53 pm:
I spent most of today working on the cabinet on the right side of the overhead. It is obvious to me that I am a very slow woodworker.

But being slow does not bother me one bit! Because I love doing this work.

A lot of this woodworking that I am doing is very low tolerance work.
But nevertheless, I try to be "right-on" the dimension.

The same when joining the parts that make up a cabinet. For example, I always try for a perfect joint. Even when that joint is inside the cabinet and does not show.


7:11 pm:
Did you notice the R-Tech insulation in the pic of the cabinet above? I intend to have the maximum amount of insulation everywhere in living quarters.

R-tech insulation is sooooo inexpensive. It would be ridiculous not to use it to the max!


11:00 pm:
Quittin' time! Quittin' time!
Actually, for my health, I have made a deal with myself to be in bed at 11 pm. It's kinda hard for me to keep that deal. But midnite for bed is OK too.

I'm pretty far along with the right side overhead cabinet. In the morning I may finish the overhead and begin the main part of my living quarters.

11:51 pm:
I have to get the boards that I am buying to be in a better place for temporary storage. Up until now, I have just unloaded them from the lumber cart on to Box Van's floor.

The floor is a very bad place for my lumber. Often, I am not able to avoid walking on those boards. Very bad for a guy like me who has some balance issues.

Overhead cabinets at quittin' time!




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26 comments:

  1. It seems you have a vision but not a plan.

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    1. Squire,

      Why did you comment this? What in the world do you mean?

      George

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    2. Squire just hit the nail on the head for you
      And if you don't understand what that means

      You're building your house from the inside out (You have no foundation )

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    3. Ed,

      Oh! That's what he meant!

      Good to know! 😎

      George

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  2. George, how is the fresh water tank anchored in place? You don't want 200 lbs (or whatever it weighs when full) to do any moving in case of an accident or something.

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    1. Robert,

      With 3M VHB tape.

      George

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    2. 3M VHB tape I hope that was your best attempt at a joke

      Seriously
      I'm going to bed to get my beauty sleep you're scaring me

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    3. I have not personally used VHB tape, but if I was doing your project with the fresh water tank, I would need to know that the water tank has a perfectly flat bottom for 100% surface area adhesion. I would not tape the tank to my foam insulation, as it could just rip the tape and tank right off of your granny floor in an "incident". Most importantly, I would apply a mechanical safety strap around the tank and bolt it into the wood rail on the granny front wall. That is how all residential water heaters are done, and they don't need to be driven down bumpy roads. You need some way to physically keep the tank from moving other than tape. JMHO.

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  3. Your second paragraph sounds like an Abbet and Costello routine who's on first,,,
    who,
    what,
    I don't know,
    why,
    because.,
    tomorrow,
    today,

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    1. Ed,

      There you go again! Trying to be funny!

      Stick with your best thing. Disseminating your knowledge and experience to us ordinary folks!

      George

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    2. Where did you come up with your ordinary

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    3. Come on, Ed!

      You know full well that you know more than nearly everybody.

      You are, a wealth of information!!

      No doubt in my mind whatsoever about that! I am thankful for your being a Reader of my Blog! You have correctly advised and directed me numerous times.

      I hope that my writing this here is not a burden for you!

      George

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      It is, however, a major compliment to you. One that you justly deserve!

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  4. But all joking aside the water heater that you're looking at,
    myself and somebody else suggested that you hook it up
    not in The box van but outside somewhere and run a test that's the only real way you're going to know.
    If you're going to use that just to wash your hands that is not worth all the hassle or cost productive of hooking it up, but if you're going to use it for a shower Or re-circulate the heated water into your main water tank
    You would have the best System and bang for the buck
    If you're unsure of what I'm telling you let me know and I'll explain better in detail

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    1. Ed,

      Rail on Mister ed!

      However, my Marey installation is going to work marvelously. This water heater is perfect for my intended use.

      I will only use hot water to wash dishes. Maybe 10-minutes use a day.

      Hooking up the Marey is a 10-minute job, at best. Why all the fuss about this water heater is beyond me.

      George

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  5. Exactly. The plan can always change, but never the goal! You are doing a wonderful job. Your skills are amazing!

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    1. LBO,

      I guess that I picked up a whole lot of experience doing all sorts of things along my life's path.

      Thanks for your very complimentary comment! 😎

      George

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  6. whenever I look at those horizontal wood tie down rails on your walls I think how wonderful that would be for making cleats to drop over them for hanging simple shelves, storage cabinets or even support brackets for lumber storage. So easy to change the location of those elements to match your current needs of today versus your needs for yesterdays projects.

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    1. Karin,

      I agree! And I used those rails exactly as you described until I began construction of my workshop and living quarters.

      George

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  7. George
    Consider installing a couple of full width u-shape overhead hangers made of 1x lumber for getting your stuff off the floor until major construction is finished.

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  8. When everything is in its place how are you going to fill your water storage tank
    What is your plan to fill it ??

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    1. Ed,

      Look at the 11:51 pm pic above. Below the center of the overhead, between the two cabinets is the pass-thru from the Ford to the Box van.

      The fresh water tank is mounted in the center between the two cabinets. When I am standing in front of the fresh water tank, I can touch the tank. There will be a door covering the tank.

      I will be able to run a water hose thru the big rear door to the water tank.

      Again referring to that pic, the ceiling of my living quarters is at the level of the top of the two cabinets. Around 77". The fresh tank's fill orifice is 71" off the floor.

      George

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  9. George, are you going to insulate the overhang ceiling?

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    1. Bill,

      Yes I am.

      I plan to install insulation between all of my construction and the interior of the Box Van.

      George

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  10. I know the horses already out of the gate because you brought your water tank ,
    If you notice it's already plumbed for the job
    otherwise I would have suggested something of this nature you would have no need to build a cabinet,
    But just a sliding door to cover it
    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578566_200578566

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    1. Ed,

      My water tank is NOT inside a cabinet. My tank is mounted to the overhead's floor.

      There is a cabinet to the right and left of my water tank.

      George

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